That's when pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training!
Last week Friday (January 11th), I had surgery on my right elbow. The first time I had a twinge in my elbow was in Januray 2005. At that time, I had bowled three nights a week for a few years, but I was only bowling one night a week for the beginning of that seaon. I was asked to bowl in a new league for the second half of that season, and on the very first night on this new team I felt a twinge in my elbow. Not that it really hurt, because that same week I bowled a career-high 847 series at Bluemound Bowl (which included two 300 games).
Over the past nine months or so of blogging, I have sang the praises of a few local businesses. Although sometimes the tone of my blogs can be negative, or it sounds like I am whining, I don't like to call out specific businesses for petty stuff (slow waitress service, a product that is not on time, etc). Experts can Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah about how customer service should be, but the reality is that some times things just don't work out right. Does it make one happy? Usually not, but it also isn't a reason to write about a business that basically says to stay away.
In my third-ever post back in March 2007 (a brilliant post, by the way) I detailed how the NFL is vigorously defending its marks, and mentioned that the NFL had previously sent letters to Las Vegas casinos stating that the Super Bowl cannot be shown in “public on screens that, according to federal law, are larger than those 'commonly used in private homes'."