Play ball!

Will wonders never cease. Major League Baseball managed to avoid the ninth work stoppage in its history when the owners and players came to an agreement late this morning. I guess common sense (or whatever passes for it with these two groups) prevailed after all.

So on the one hand, there’s still baseball.

But on the other hand, Texas A&M football starts tomorrow, so will I really care about baseball until the playoffs start?

Pondering, pondering.

Wow.

The new Kelly Willis release, Easy… wow. The best CD I’ve listened to since… well, for me, since her 1999 release, What I Deserve (which was the best thing released by anyone, country or otherwise, in at least the last five years, IMO).

Listening to this at work is going to make the day go by so much more quickly…

Oh, and have I mentioned that both she and Allison Moorer (whose latest release is also in the office with me this morning) are scheduled to play in McKinney on September 28th? I’m drooling already.

Music that doesn’t suck

Holy crap, Batman! I knew I was behind on my music, but I didn’t realize I was this far behind…

I’d only recently discovered that both Allison Moorer and Heather Myles have new releases out (Miss Fortune and Sweet Talk and Good Lies, respectively).

Then, this morning I come to find out that Kelly Willis (Easy) has a new CD out as well!

Next thing you’re going to tell me is that Danni Leigh has something new out as well, right? Wait… ohmigod… she does (Divide & Conquer)!

(If you’ve never heard of any of them, consider yourself in the majority—contemporary C&W radio wouldn’t know a female country singer if one came up and bit them on their collective asses.)

Like I need more stuff to spend money on. But seeing as how I’ll never hear them on the radio (note to radio execs: Faith Hill is not a country singer), it looks like I’m going to have to plunk down some change to grab them all as soon as I can. Which I will do more than happily.

“We’re here to pahmp… you ahp!”

5:00 a.m.: My alarm goes off. <*click*> <grumble grumble>

5:05 a.m.: Her alarm goes off. <*click*> <grumble grumble> <gets out of bed>

And so began Day One of our new plan: going to the gym before work a couple of times a week. I have to say, though, that once I actually got out of bed, it wasn’t all that bad. Of course, I can still envision how this could progress…

Day One: “Up and at ’em—this is great!”

Day Two: “Hang on a sec… I’ll be right up.”

Day Three: “Why don’t we do this tomorrow morning instead?”

Day Four: “SHUT OFF THAT #$%%^!! ALARM!”

But for now, it’s a good thing. And all together now: “It’s good for you.”