Welcome back! It seems like it's been forever since the last time we hung out. Apparently the folks at Typepad.com are under attack, which is limiting our ability to take care of business here. It's frustrating, because they don't really provide much information, and their Twitter feed just keeps saying, "thanks for your patience." Well, it's not like I've got a choice now, is it? Anyway, that's enough griping. BDH and Little Buddha have the coffee ready, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Clutter!
Monday had beautiful weather, inspiration 36,000 runners strong, and a sense of resiliency and excitement cascading through the city. It was truly an amazing day in Boston. My hat's off to everyone who ran, and a special shout-out to Meb Keflezighi, who became the first American to win since 1983. My cardio work at the gym happened to start at the same time as the elite men began the race, and I decided I would stay on the elliptical until they finished. I can't say I have "full feeling" in my legs right now, but that was the easiest workout I've had in a long time. It was so inspiring to watch everyone running, it took much longer than usual before I even began to feel the effects of my own workout.
I missed my first two Boston Red Sox games of the year a few weeks ago because I was sick. Game #3 was on Sunday, and I didn't care if I got sick again, if my back went out, or if I broke my leg, I was going to make it to Fenway! Adding to the fun was that I was going with my friend Emily, who I don't see often, but I always love hanging out with. Throw in a wild walk-off win, and it was a great night at the park. In fact, it was enough fun for me to overlook the fact that I was woefully under-dressed for the chilly night, and that it took me an hour to warm up once I returned to Clutter Headquarters. Needless to say, I won't make that mistake again tonight!
A great night at the park. (pic via nydailynews.com)
Great to see the Boston Bruins re-establish themselves with a hard-hitting 4-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday. Here's to the B's taking a 2-1 series lead tonight.
Condolences to the family and friends of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, who died on Sunday. The former boxer who was famously wrongfully convicted of a triple murder in the 1960's. Carter was 76 years old.
Shame on the Boy Scouts of America for revoking the charter of a church for having an openly gay troop leader. If there's ever a Clutter Jr., there's no way he's joining this organization until they finally abandon their discriminatory practices.
How is it just coming out now that every member of Congress has been receiving porn for the last 30 years?
If last Sunday's episode of Mad Men wasn't the best in the show's history, it was right up there. Every story had weight, but the scenes between Don and Sally Draper were some of the best moments I've seen on television in a long time. There was deception, confession, acceptance, and love, and the two actors made you feel every bit of it. Extremely well done.
Okay kids, that's going to do it for now. "Hurricane" is one of my most favorite Bob Dylan songs ever, so in honor of Rubin Carter, let's have Mr. Zimmerman take us out with today's, "Song of the Day."
Thanks for stopping by, everyone. It was great to see you, as always. Really, even more so than usual. Given the technical issues we've been having, we appreciate you sticking with us. Basically, Clutterheads rock. Okay, be good, enjoy the rest of your day, and hopefully we'll see you back here again for more fun soon. Until next time, that's today's Clutter, and we are outta here.