When Jeff Samardzija got traded to the A's, I thought awww, that's nice.
He might get a chance at a ring and man - playing on Billy Beane's team has got to be enlightening.
So good for him.
But today I read that he's liable to be traded to the White Sox.
Got a different feeling about that.
I mean, I can't feel all "well, good for him" if he's down there.
That's just weird.
How's your Thanksgiving Day weekend going?
We drove 13 hours straight to Charlotte NC.
Here's what happens when you do that - after about 9 hours you reach West Virginia, which... did you know there's a giant mountain range there?
Yeah it's true.
I had no idea.
I just plugged in the Apple Map app and listened to the lady tell me where to go.
So we drive through Indianapolis and Ohio (trucks everywhere, giving me The Fear)
...and now we're in West Virginia and we bend right to go south to North Carolina.
Unfortunately, night happened.
And I wasn't prepared.
To go down a mountain range with a bunch of crazed truckdrivers and people trying to go faster than the crazed truckdrivers.
In pitch black.
It was so dark that there wasn't any horizon lines anywhere.
After a couple hours, I couldn't tell if I was going up or down.
You'd come up to these signs (they look like this in the daytime):
These signs mean that even if you're going the posted 55 MPH, the car leans funny and all the blood in your head gets dragged over to one side and it's like being forced to watch Gale Sayers blow out his knee in slow motion for a half hour.
I had bile breath and so much adrenaline flying through my system I could hardly keep the car straight.
It went on for days.
You cannot believe how many mountains are there.
Then it started raining and all my nerve endings exploded.
But we made it.
Had a great Thanksgiving.
Look at Debbie's pie!
My favorite picture of that day, however, is this from the Charlotte sports section:
Here's a couple more photos, and now that we're back I have a mountain of chores.
Out the window.
These windmills are, I think, in the middle of Ohio somewhere. There are hundreds of them, and they're MASSIVE!
Lotta industrial stuff going on out here.
The Renfrow Hardware store in Matthews, NC, had a woodburning fireplace going and you could weep at how cool the place was.