Friday, July 11, 2008

Food and Sports

A few random thoughts on food and sports.

  • While visiting friends in Orlando, I learned that the Krispy Kreme near our church closed. There are some that claim that my leaving Orlando was the cause of the closing. However, I don't think I ate that many doughnuts.

  • I returned to Colorado Springs and discovered that Panera raised the price on a Cinnamon Crunch bagel from 99 cents to $1.25. For those slow at math, that is a whopping 25% increase. For me, this is significant because every day I don't have a breakfast appointment, I go to Panera at about 7 or 7:30 am for coffee and a Cinnamon Crunch bagel.

  • Also, when I left for vacation, we had two sports radio stations. When I returned, I discovered both had gone out of business.

  • A couple of years ago on my old blog, I wrote that Roger Federer (tennis) and Tiger Woods (golf) were probably the best athletes of our generation. Both seemed virtually untouchable. Well, it appears that these Supermen have found their Kriptonite. Tiger is out for the season (after winning the US Open with a torn ACL and a broken leg!) and Federer has lost the last to majors to Nadal.

  • I played golf a couple of weeks ago for the first time since moving here. I discovered that the high altitude does nothing to improve one's game.


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Christopher said...

Pastor Mark,

We just got back from vacationing in Michigan where I had the opportunity to play a couple rounds of golf. While the high altitude might not do anything to improve one's score, I do lose a least a full club's length down at that lower altitude.

My guess is: once you get use to how far the ball travels up here, your score will improve by a couple strokes.