1. I've really got a thing for Track Town's Honey Orange Wheat Ale. I popped one open this afternoon after church and it was perfectly refreshing and relaxing. I've got another in the ice box for the next time the time is right.
2. The Giants won the World Series. Let's just say, for the sake of argument, that the 2010 and 2012 Giants are poster teams for the post-Barry Bonds, post-steroids era of baseball. Did the Giants win this World Series with the long ball? After the first game, not really. They won with great pitching, timely small ball hitting, and superb defense -- which means they positioned their defense intelligently for each Detroit hitter and for what their pitchers were going to throw. Defensively, this is what teamwork means in baseball. To many, baseball doesn't appear to be a team sport. The pitcher and hitter are facing each other one on one. Plays in the field are (supposedly) made by individuals. Look deeper at the Giants and you'll see a team that epitomized how teamwork works in baseball. It's the style of baseball I enjoy the most.
3. My sisters and I celebrated our father's birthday by posting YouTubes to each other of stuff he famously loved: "Misty", "Drop Kick Me Jesus", Roger Whittaker, Archie Bunker, Heidelberg beer ads, John Brodie, "Help Me Make It Through the Night", Tom T. Hall, "A Christmas Song" and on and on. I laughed out loud and teared up, alternatively.