After a great weekend at Hyena’s, I got news that one of my friend’s brother was in the hospital. He was really shaken up about it as it was his older brother and he was in a coma.i’m not a hugger and so when I found out that news I helped him pack up his things, because that’s what I do. I’m not really an emotional person but I try to make the load lighter. What I’ve always done with grief I try not to let it affect me too much and just go about my daily routine. I know that sounds insensitive, but when you don’t really know how to deal with loss, you find ways to deal with loss. The way I found was to try to help other people. My thoughts and prayers are with my friend and his brother hopefully all is okay. When he was talking about his family dynamic I couldn’t help but remember my family dynamic. it made me realize that the way I deal with grief is different from others.
This years Astros team has giving me mixed reviews. I watch them when almost 20 more games 19 to be exact. All this with a manager that’s probably cost us maybe between 6 to 10 more wins. He was fired, and the Astros manager search is on.
There are some exciting players on the way George Springer looks to be an exciting outfielder, Jon Singleton and hopefully take the next step at first base. Also Chris Carter looks to be an excellent source of power and will get a decent raise. The outfield of Springer, Jake Marisnick and Dexter Fowler have been solid. Infield wise, can aim can anything will be said about Jose Altuve? He is the league batting champion as well as the league stolen base leader. Shortstop and third-base we have some holes to fill or just hope the existing players play better next year.
Pitching the Astros of struck gold with a couple of players in Dallas Keuchel and Colin McCugh to lead their pitching staff. Brett Oberholtzer is still making strides got Bellman the solid addition but not a frontline starter. Rookies potentially on the way to possibly come in and take another one of these starting jobs. Bullpen is a work in progress is all the additions this year seem to be on the disabled list for most of the year. Chad Qualls has done a serviceable job as a closer but should not be relied upon as a full-time closer next year.
Front office was this this front office needs to do a lot of work this off-season as they had some damage done to their reputation. They really need to work on the human element of their of management style and not just seem like they’re just trying to save a buck I feel this is a major off-season for the general manager and his team to really look at where they where they came up short and try to work to get those things fixed
All in all I’m really impressed with the turnout of this team so far hopefully we can take another step in getting closer and maybe perhaps a wildcard birth in the next year’s playoffs but we do have some holes we deathly need to look into and our front office really needs to work on their image.
I enjoy cooking one of my favorite things to cook or sautéed mushrooms. when I cook sautéed mushrooms are usually try to make a sauce I have heard from somewhere that the best sauce is silly sauce and butter. That sauce while good is not as good as soy sauce, butter, and teriyaki sauce. While soy sauce and butter is good it tends to have a little bit more of a saltiness. Adding teriyaki adds a little bit of the sweetness and takes away that overly salty taste. The key is to cook the sauce until it’s caramelized. I say give it a try when you try to do mushrooms preferably like you doing on sliced mushrooms more than I do whole.
Watching the news this week it seems people disagree on the president’s decision in the Middle East in regards to ISIS. My question is when was the last time the president, past or present has made a good decision about foreign policy in the Middle East? It seems as though no matter the decision its a damned if you do, damned if you don’t scenario. Maybe we should develop a video game on how to defeat ISIS and then follow the tactics of the player who beats said video game. It’s just hard to fight an enemy that doesn’t have a home country. It’s like a violent game of Carmen San Diego. Asking questions about what country is housing the enemy then hoping we have it right and catch them before they get away.
I hope our soldiers and intelligence are able to carry through with minimal casualties on both sides.
This week has been so frustrating as I try to change but feel like I stay the same. My extreme lack of patience is not helping me in this as I try to become even more animated on stage. I can’t tell if I am actually changing or not because to me that I am doing much of the same and it’s safe to stick with what works. It frustrates me when I get off stage that I didn’t push the envelope as much as I would’ve liked. I remain committed to the goal, even though I missed a blog while I was dead to the world yesterday. Now I have to go and rethink some of my jokes for the week as they just don’t feel write when I say them.