Eddie Arana, Rick Thibodeau, & Chris Bakunas San Diego, Ca. March 2012

Eddie Arana, Rick Thibodeau, & Chris Bakunas San Diego, Ca. March 2012
Eddie Arana, Rick Thibodeau, & Chris Bakunas at Luche Libre Taco Shop in San Diego, March 2012

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Beisbol Getting Berry Berry Much Better For Me

As most people who know me are aware I am a big baseball fan. 

Baseball is by far my favorite spectator sport, and my favorite commercial baseball enterprise is my hometown San Diego Padres Baseball Club.

Last year the Pads' signed free agent All-Star First Baseman Eric Hosmer to an 8-year contract, which was huge, and made me very happy to be a Padre fan.

A few days ago the Pads' signed free agent All-Star Third Baseman Manny Machado to a 10-year contract, which was huger than huge, and made me happier than happy to be a Padre fan.

It has been over three decades since I've looked forward to a baseball season with more anticipation.

I literally can barely contain my excitement. Literally.

Monday, February 18, 2019

Freezin' Geese

One of the truths that takes awhile to sink in is that geese, as individuals or as a whole, are stupid.

No, I am not being judgmental. It's a fact.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Ramblin' Gamblin' Man

Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band played Denver tonight. Great show, especially when you consider that was a 73 year old man playing that good ol' Rock 'N' Roll up on the stage tonight.

Friday, February 15, 2019

Reminiscing About Inadvertent Aspirations

Picasso, fat, old, chewing on a pencil
Craving something comic, craving another sandwich
Mild amusement would suffice as long is it wasn't too dull
Listens to the cries of juvenile delinquents in the night
The sort of sound that takes him back
To a glorious time when all around him laughed
And danced, and sang, and looked wonderful
Drove too fast and painted as if possessed
By some drunk demon of creativity
Color and contrast, shapes and shadows
Splashed across canvasses by magical brushes
Hours of labor feeling like minutes of love
With the most passionate of lovers

Under a cold clear full moon in the early days of Autumn

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Love Is A Many Splintered Thing

Is there any day of the year 
That makes a single person
Feel more single
And I mean extraordinarily, excruciatingly single
Than Valentine's Day?

It's enough to make one want to wax rhapsodic
About just how idiotic
All the brouhaha
Over love and such
Actually is

Until, that is
One finds oneself not by oneself
On one of those fourteenth days of February
Then it becomes quite a different 
Extraordinarily, wonderful date

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Stay In Your Lane, Bro

There is nothing more pathetic, my friend
Than a man of conventional sexual orientation
Falling head over heels in love with a lesbian