Archive - Aug 9, 2007

Trip to Crookston

The phone rang early this morning. It was a nurse from the Fertile Hilton. Aunt Olla had to be taken to the hospital during the night.

I didn't know how bad it was. They said she had been unresponsive and very, very ill. They called the paramedics to revive her and once they had her strapped to the gurney, she was awake enough to insist that the nurse who had been trying to revive her for the previous half hour go get her eyebrow pencil and put some eyebrows on her for the ambulance trip.

Twins roll

Finally, the offense broke loose. After days of anemia, the Twins have hit three home runs and barely missed two more. I have been discouraged lately by the Twins, but a good game every now and then keeps me interested. Of course, it is easy to beat up on a pitcher like Odalis Perez, who wouldn't be in the major leagues if he wasn't with the Kansas City Royals.