Nice going, everyone! Well done. The True North Community Church Facebook group now has 27 members!
What’s even cooler is that there’s a few people on there I don’t know.
Far be it from me to tell anyone else how to run their Facebook site, but the whole point of the TNCC group was that we might learn to recognize a few people and learn their names. So those of you with those pictures of you standing a mile away, or amongst a crowd of six other people – Do the Right Thing and get with the program!
So…. I’m sure most of you know that this Saturday is our 2nd Annual Anniversary Bar-b-Cue over at Country Fair. You’ve heard us announcing this pretty much non-stop at church lately, but that’s only ’cause you’re going to regret it for the rest of your life if you miss it. Ok, maybe not your whole life but most of it. Make sure you’re there, good readers. There will be much chow.
And now, onto a gripe. I haven’t used this forum to gripe for a long time, and it’s high time we had a good old fashioned rant.
I am a Yankee fan.
The Yankees are my favorite baseball team. Of all the teams that play
baseball, I like the Yankees the best. That’s why I was SO excited
last spring when we upgraded our DirecTV service to high-def. Watching
baseball in high def is like being there, only better – ’cause you can
put the game on pause if you have to go potty.
Seriously, it’s just the best thing ever. You can actually see the blades of grass waft when Joba Chamberlain throws that 101mph fastball. Yeah. That’s right. They’ve clocked this kid throwing strikes at 101!! That’s just illegal.
So anyway, here we are in mid-september with the pennant race heating up when the good people (read: useless chump losers) at DirecTV decide to replace the YES (Yankees Sports & Entertainment) Network’s Hi-Def channel with a 24 hour non-stop commercial for their new NBA Hi-Def package. Now there’s nothing wrong with the NBA. I’ll be on here griping about the Knicks in a couple months. But all things in due time. Right now it’s baseball season, and I’d like to know what happened to my Hi-Def Yankee games.
So, I called DirecTV to respectfully request an explanation (read: while and complain). Is one forthcoming? Apparently not. The rep I spoke to just told me that the channel would not be activated ’til October. End of the season. I am certain that the evil geniuses at DirecTV have plans to re-activate the channel right after the last day of the World Series.
But fear not. This is not over. Far from it. The the score for now, however:
Useless Chump Losers: 1
Baseball Loving Pastors: 0
Now I gotta go reprogram the TiVo thingy to tape the regular-def version.
To be continued….
ps - Yes. I know I’m spoiled. Now me get busy feeding me some grapes.
pps - My sermon for this Sunday is about how most of us watch too much tv and need to re-think our entertainment options. Interesting, no?