It has been a week since the vote in Albany and the buzz in the air has begun to die down a little, replaced by a feeling more resembling a hangover. We haven’t lost that feeling I can only describe as comfort or joy that the thought of what happened still brings. Just that time brings the realization that there are still so many states where not only is a gay marriage not legal but it is actually constitutionally banned. So much yet to be done. I'm also sure it will all change again in a few weeks when the law takes effect and the first weddings take place in New York. I already know of one wedding I might be attending but for the record, no, the VQs currently have no such plans.
It's been a gorgeous couple of days in the Village but I'm totally ready to get out of town for the weekend. I don't know why but I just feel like I need a couple of days to re-charge the brain and body. It's that time of the year when I normally spend a week at the beach house in Stone Harbor, just vegging on the deck, drinking Corona, and hanging at Fred's, something that just didn't happen yet this year. But Sunday is my sister' big grad party slash pig-roast and that should do the trick just fine. Hopefully the weather holds but I have been informed there is a heat advisory on for central PA. this weekend. Than again drinking cold Corona while I float around the pool doesn't sound at all bad either.
Going into Toronto today the Phillies are at the half way point of their season with a record of 51 wins and 31 losses. The new question seems to be can they not only return to and win the World Series but along the way can they break the team record of 101 wins in a season. Over the past few years they finish the regular season much better than they start it so anything seems possible. On Sunday Cliff Lee will attempt to become the first major league pitcher to throw four shutouts in a row since the Dodgers' Orel Hershiser had five in a row in 1988. He is already the first Phillie pitcher to have three in a row since Hall of Famer Robin Roberts in 1950. Also on Sunday the All-Star Game lineups are announced and in all likelihood Halladay, Hamels, and Lee will all be in the starting rotation for the NL team. I might actually have to watch this one but I hate all-star games in any sport.
And yes I do love my Phillies.
Now you know this is nothing like the tunes I listen to but it is the 4th of July weekend and I have the sad suspicion I’m going to be hearing more of these tunes than Lady Gaga at the pig-roast. May as well prepare myself. Than again maybe I'll have to hijack the tunes at some point.
Toby Keith - Courtesy Of The Red, White And Blue