Race For The Chase…

Race For The Chase…

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http://espn.go.com/racing/nascar/cup/story/_/id/9542836/nascar-tony-stewart-mortal-all

I’m heartbroken over this. My face just fell reading this news Tuesday morning. Anyone that knows me well knows that I absolutely adore Tony Stewart. I think he’s an excellent driver, and I simply like him as a person. He’s direct, he’s honest, he’s real, and at the end of the day he’s true to himself. He makes me laugh and when he wins, I smile for a week.

Losing him for what will probably be 4-8 weeks upsets me greatly. I really was not expecting him to win once he got into The Chase, but I was expecting at least another race win or two this season and I definitely expected him to make The Chase. With a replacement driver, I have no hopes now for any of that.

I am praying for a healthy recovery for him from both operations. Looking forward to a solid 2014. I will still be cheering for SHR’s other drivers.

#14 in 2014!!

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Cinco de Mayo always gets me craving massive amounts of guacamole. Truth be told, I do not need any holiday based assistance in my love for avocados. I’ll eat one with a spoon after cutting into it. Wish me luck on my avocado hunt, I am surely not the only one thinking along these lines.

My weekend has been chock full of writing, music, ideas, and various sports. Congrats to Orb for taking The Kentucky Derby. Such a gorgeous horse. Actually, all of them were pretty stunning. My apologies to equestrian aficionados, but hearing “Riders Up” is nowhere near as exciting as hearing “Drivers, Start Your Engines!”, or the singing of the National Anthem during the World Series, or even the singing during the 7th inning stretch. Consider this for a second before sending me hate mail. Also, major congrats to the Toronto Maple Leafs for kicking ass in Game 2 against the Boston Bruins. I was proud. I wish you guys good luck in Game 3 back in T.O., and Patrick, feel free to bring home a hockey player for me as a souvenir. (Yes ‘Trick, I’m “just kidding”.) Stash him in the baby’s room, she can boss him around ’til I get there. Yeah, that one wasn’t a joke.

And now, return to your regularly scheduled programming… Enjoy the rest of your weekend. I’ll be fine, as soon as I can get rid of this headache. Blech!

P.S. Anyone else looking forward to the season finale of The Mentalist? I’m not happy that this is the end of a season, because Simon Baker just plain makes me smile, but I am definitely looking forward to seeing if I’m right about the list of potential Red John’s that he has been putting together for weeks.