Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Getting Some Use Out of the "Stupid Things I Do Because They'd Make Good Blog Posts" Tag

Turns out I was able to find a few affordable things still remaining on the wedding registry for Rebecca Liddicoat and Robert Griffin III.

So I sent the couple a lovely orange Kate Spade bath towel.
I've gotten a little more information about this that has turned me slightly against the Griffins. First, they should have made the registry private and given the password to family and friends. Second, there is also an option where the couple could donate 50% or even 100% of the value of the gifts to charity. That would have been nice. They're of course under no obligation to do so, but to not do either of those things makes it seem like they wanted gifts from fans. But we have to go back to the elemental reason you buy someone a gift, to show them you care about them, to make them happy, and because it brings joy to the sender to make the recipient happy. All those reasons still apply here so I am happy I did it and I hope they use my bath towel in good health.

Song of the Week

"A Couple of Forevers" - Chrisette Michele
More fire from one of my favorite neo-soul artists. With a great sample from the classic "Stairway to Heaven" by the O'Jays.
"I'm not asking you for much
Just a couple of forevers"

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

For All He's Done For Us

Robert Griffin III has done a lot of great work, at considerable personal harm, to restore the once great Redskins. To express gratitude for his efforts Redskins fans bought almost every single item (under $50) of his wedding registry at Bed Bath and Beyond.
RGIII even posted this picture of himself with all these boxes to thank the fans.

But now some people are criticizing him, saying he is rich and he shouldn't accept gifts from fans who earn so much less than him, he should donate them to charity.

First of all, as much as I admire RGIII and Rebecca Liddicoat, they're not William and Kate. There is nothing wrong with them setting up a registry for family and friends, and there's nothing wrong with fans sending them gifts. If I had thought about it before everything was bought, I might have sent something. Just to get a thank you card from the couple would have been nice.

My previous post about Rebecca Liddicoat may have been a little harsh. I said she wasn't pretty enough to be with a star quarterback the caliber of RGIII. But now I am reconsidering. I kind of like the fact that they were registered somewhere normal like Bed Bath & Beyond as opposed to some place ridiculous like Michael C Fina. It shows that they are good salt of the earth people, and that she isn't marrying him for his money, and he isn't marrying her just for her looks. So let's hope they have a long happy life together enjoying gravy from the gravy boats their fans bought.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Always Be Alert for Batted Balls

I have never caught a foul ball at a baseball game. Probably because I usually don't sit close enough. But if I were ever in that position I hope I would snag the ball as gracefully as this guy and the Mets-Cubs game, and without tumbling over the railing into the section below.

But I would never want to be this guy. Through hardly any fault of his own a foul ball smashed his beer cup and doused 13 people (someone counted).

No surprise the ball was hit by the Mighty Pooh Holes. It takes a strong man to douse that many people.