--I think that I jinxed the Reds with my last post. They haven't won a game since! But I still haven't lost my optimism. They are an exciting and fun team to watch. Last night, young Johnny Cueto was on the mound for the Reds. I love the way this guy throws. He's full of life on the hill. Watch out! The Reds are coming on, I tell you.
--After watching the Reds lose to the Los Angeles Dodgers last night, I finished the novel Gone, by Lisa Gardner. It was the first Gardner book that I had read, and I did enjoy it. It had some enjoyable plot twists. One thing kind of bothered me, though. She overused the phrase, "in the good-news department." This phrase was used numerous times in both the narration and in the dialogue. At first I was kind of amused by it, but then it became something of a distraction to me. Still, I would recommend the book for its entertainment value. I'll award it three out of five Js: JJJ
--Not to get too much into politics here, but I thought that the fist bump between Barack and Michelle Obama was a really neat moment. It seemed to be a display of genuine euphoria and celebration. Maybe I relate to it because Obama and I happen to be the same age, and the fist bump is a gesture that I have used many times to display affection and celebration with another person. So it must be cool, right?