Funny story in “Underbelly Hoops”

Reading “Underbelly Hoops,” following a season in the CBA (minor league basketball).  It’s an enjoyable book and a funny story I read in it overnight:  a player has too much to drink and passes out on a night off, and as a prank some of his teammates deposit him under the Christmas tree (like a gift) at the police department.  

The writer of the book played ball at Purdue before playing minor league basketball.  I read that he is now a professor at DePaul (which ironically was my favorite college basketball team in the early 1980s, when I was in junior high school and Ray Meyer was coach), which is impressive.

Funny story in “Underbelly Hoops”

Funny story in Underbelly Hoops

Reading “Underbelly Hoops,” following a season in the CBA (minor league basketball).  It’s an enjoyable book and a funny story I read in it overnight:  a player has too much to drink and passes out on a night off, and as a prank some of his teammates deposit him under the Christmas tree (like a gift) at the police department.  

The writer of the book played ball at Purdue before playing minor league basketball.  I read that he is now a professor at DePaul (which ironically was my favorite college basketball team in the early 1980s, when I was in junior high school and Ray Meyer was coach), which is impressive.

Funny story in Underbelly Hoops

Oh my gosh, hilarious — just called the wrong number but person had the same name. Led to a humorous exchange :)

What are the odds??   I called the wrong number, the person sounded a little different so I said, “Kris?”  

Yes, she said.  

How are you? I asked.  

Doing okay.  

Did you make it through the hurricane okay?  

Long pause.  Hurricane?  

Yes, you are in Florida aren’t you?  

No.  

Kris Day?  

No, this is Kris (forgot).  

I had the wrong number (wrong area code)!  We exhanged a good laugh, talked about what the odds are of calling someone with the wrong number with the same name.  It gave me a good chuckle and a fun interaction with a stranger early in the day.  I love things like that in life!

Oh my gosh, hilarious — just called the wrong number but person had the same name. Led to a humorous exchange :)

Our dogs are great at following commands – as long as we give them certain commands at certain times

Our dogs are well-trained – as long we issue them the right commands.  There are certain commands (“Stay,” “Fetch”) that are doomed to failure.  But there are some (“lay down”) they are great at, as long as we issue them while they are already in the act of doing them.  Otherwise, we are screwed.  I am sure there are great dog gratiners out there.  But we aren’t some of them 🙂

Our dogs are great at following commands – as long as we give them certain commands at certain times

Funny cartoon in the doctor’s office

There was a funny cartoon next to the lab at the doctor’s office today, presumably to distract us with a chuckle from the needles that are lurking in the lab (although needles don’t bother me , personally). In the cartoon, two doctors are standing back as a patient waves an apple at them.  “Careful!”, the one doctor is crying out.  “He has an apple.”  A funny play on,”An Apple a day keeps a doctor a way.”  

Funny cartoon in the doctor’s office

Sometimes the idea of seashells yucks me out… :)

We are watching a movie where seashells are prominent; the characters are hunting for seashells and digging them out of tide pools.  Today is one of those days where I have to work to tune out the fact that seashells make me feel sick to my stomach.  In so many ways they are like discarded snake skins and fingernail clippings — they are a discarded piece of some living creature.  Ewwwww… 

Sometimes the idea of seashells yucks me out… :)