Saturday, August 21, 2004

August 21, 2004

10:51 PM Today’s entry in the Crosswalk weblog is called Late Saturday Notes, in which I recommend a book about heaven, discuss grits and the delicious mysteries of the Moon Pie, and what song Marlene and I listened to thirty years ago tonight. 7:35 PM Spent several hours watching the Olympics with Marlene today. My favorite event so far: Badminton. When I was growing up, I played it a few times on the patio in our back yard. Now it’s an Olympic sport. A fellow from Indonesia beat someeone from Korea. Pretty fascinating because the players stand just a few feet from each other, and the shuttlecock can take some funny twists as it zips over the net. I just said that badminton was fascinating. I think I’ll revise that remark and say that it’s unusual and fun to watch for a few minutes. I was more interested in the basketball game between the US and Lithuania (which we lost). 7:32 PM Our neighbors are planning a block party in a few days. The flier announcing it included this profound quote on the front cover: “It’s not about how green your grass is, it’s about how far you can run with an egg under your chin.”

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