August 28, 2005
Except it didn't happen. Or, actually, it did, kinda. Everything was conspiring against it, really, including Duck Apathy... I just don't LIKE ChampCar or the IRL very much since The Great Split (and, to be honest, there's a lack of 'star power' out there, too. I mean, c'mon! Timo Glock is a star in ChampCar, for cryin' out loud!).
Plus, it was was Ryne Sandberg Day at Wrigley Field. The closest thing I ever had to a 'Hero' was Ryno, so I needed to catch at least part of that. And then Momduck & Philipduck wanted to take me out to lunch (Red Lobster! MMM-mmm!)!
In all the hubbub and stuff, I forgot about the race.
I listened to the pre-game ceremonies for Ryno on the drive to RedLob and sat down for lunch with the folks. Whilst dining on the National Meal for Flotsky's homeland, Fish 'n' Chips, I happened to glance up... and there, from across the entire place, was a TV... and what was on that screen at the exact moment I looked up?
The Wall of Champions.
Okay, sure... it was all the way across two crowded rooms, but I was still able to see it, at least. Not well enough to make any judgements on the racing, mind, but it was still there.
So I did all three things! Ryno, Lunch, and Racing. Sometimes, life is good.
(thanks to the Cyberpeasant, by the way, for showing that picture... he has an interesting photo-essay of the Canadian GP up, right here. How interesting? His sister dates one of the Ferrari pit crew. Yeah, that's pretty interesting... go take a look!)
Secondly and far less importantly, really looking forwards to A1GP, going to be my winter saviour I hope.
Posted by: flotsky at August 29, 2005 09:03 PM (6T2ID)
"It was very windy last night, but not much rain. Katrina was a landbound tropical storm when it got to us. It was bad enough as it was, thank you very much!"
Posted by: Wonderduck at August 30, 2005 04:35 PM (ywZa8)
Posted by: flotsky at August 30, 2005 10:34 PM (6T2ID)
Thanks for your good wishes, Flotsky. :-) All is well...our experience with Katrina was a minor inconvenience compared to other parts of the country.
Posted by: Mallory at August 31, 2005 01:32 PM (M7kiy)
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