Basketball in tight spaces

I kicked a guy in the back.

He then turned around and elbowed me in the knee.

No, we weren’t fighting. We were getting settled in before the Connecticut-Ohio State women’s basketball game yesterday.

Apologies were exchanged. I said we were even.

Welcome to Gampel Pavilion.

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Some of my favorite cover songs

A few years ago, when my wife and I were driving through Richfield Springs, New York — between Cooperstown and Utica — “Careless Whisper” came on the radio.

But George Michael wasn’t singing. Andrew Ridgeley was nowhere to be found. (No, you can’t make the jokes about him being nowhere to be found when he was in Wham!)

Because the version we were listening to was a cover by Seether. My wife and I went from “Is that what we think it is?” to “Wow … this is actually pretty good,” to “Who is this?”

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Ten words on a billboard outside a mall

I have seen our culture, and it is this:

”Reserve your fast pass and skip the line for Santa.”

I’m sure what the world needed was E-ZPass or TSA Precheck for families who don’t want to hear their kids screaming while waiting in line to tell Santa they’ve been good all year.

Then again, I don’t have kids. Maybe it really is what the world needed.

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Ripening in the refrigerator

I think it was the strawberry Nesquik that broke me.

I was washing my lunch container after eating yesterday when one of my coworkers came into the kitchen to clean out the refrigerator.

A bunch of people had moved to another office that morning, and so between them leaving and not many other people using the fridge, she figured this was as good a time as any.

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