Idle Musings


Understanding less and less lately…..

Nothing like the opening pre-season football game on the NFL slate to remind you of the quality of a really good Canadian Football League game.

I’d love to report that I’m upset that the Bills dumped Lee Evans, but I’m not, stuff happens. His dad was a great tipper to us usher types, but I think of it more of Evans getting a chance to play for something, which the Bills probably won’t be doing this year. It does make you wonder what the plan is as you have to be a lot better for a fire sale. That said, they are at least dressing better. The new uniforms, while a blatant cash grab, are a darn sight better that the Division III threads of recent years. Hopefully Roscoe¬† and Boss Hogg will share with us what the ultimate plan be for catching them Duke boys.

That Aaron Maybin news, however, long overdue.

Speaking of which, I think I’d love a presidential campaign lock out. Let’s have nothing happen until the end of July next year, then they can all go (both democratic and republican candidate) go bonkers. Till then, this is all just a waste of time and money and a barrage of embarrassing photo ops.

The Iowa straw poll is pretty darned meaningless, but I am tired of the corndog picture with Michelle Bachmann, bet the corndog is too. It’s funny how GOP criticism of the president in 2007 and 2008 is now a strategy for them.

Just in case, I’m mislabled, I’m pretty disappointed in the President these days too, but the fantasy football roster the GOP has put together needs to come up with something other than bromides about the “president being a one termer” and “putting America back to work.” Both parties can come up a plan and neither one has the inclination, so it seems.

Why are the established restaurants in Elmwood and Allentown all knackered up about the small group of food trucks? Lloyd’s Taco Truck, The Whole Hog and the Rolling Buffalo are all providing good food and nobody has parked in front of another restaurant to steal customers. This controversy mystifies me. It does remind me back to when Starbucks was entering the Buffalo market and the folks at Cafe Aroma were apoplectic with rage until they realized that if you building something good, people will still keep coming. So, certain pizza, sub and take out joints should just keep doing what they are doing. You bake it and bake it well, people will come.

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Wanderin


Took a stroll after dinner to Broderick Park and the Marina, to get some fresh air, now that we had cleared from the earlier monsoon. I brought along to my newly acquired second hand camera to figure out how to use it better.

This has always made me laugh a little. The barbed wire at the right has been there forever and I’m not sure why, to keep you from climbing a fence that you could walk around. I don’t think¬† the overseers thought that one through. I guess the pier beyond the Peace Bridge is having some safety concerns so it is closed off. It would be nice if they would say so. Broderick Park is another one of those areas in Buffalo that has the potential to be really great, but those in power don’t seem to be interested.

Sucked to be the guys waiting in the trucks tonight, the line went back to Fort Erie

Actually, I want this guy’s mode of transportation, just want to try it once.