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Happy Mother’s Day
Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there. Hopefully your children and/or husband didn’t do what I did this year. I waited too long to order my wife’s gift – from the kids of course – so it’s not arriving until Wednesday.
Now to be fair to me I don’t think there was any chance that I should have known that this particular gift has to be shipped ground. In the day of next day delivery this wasn’t something I was expecting to find out during the ordering process.
Not to mention the fact that the gift is for my wife. She’s a mother, but she’s not mine. When do the kids start handling this one?
The gift for my mother was in hand prior to today. Unfortunately, when I saw her yesterday I forgot said gift and left it at home. It’s unclear if I’ll be seeing her today, but it’s the thought that counts.
I wasn’t late on purpose. Also, I’m not an animal. I did fire off the Happy Mother’s Day text this morning like the great son that I am.
Again, hopefully everyone was better prepared for Mother’s Day than I was this year. I’m not sure how it snuck up on me, but it did.
The XFL has crowned a champion
Bob Stoops and the Arlington Renegades took down the DC Defenders on Saturday to win the XFL Championship. Get the parade route mapped out in Arlington because the hometown team did the impossible.
The Renegades were just 4-6 during the regular season, but in a league of just eight teams that was good enough to secure a playoff spot. They defeated the 7-3 Houston Roughnecks in the divisional round then had to take on the best team in the league.
The Defenders were 9-1 in the regular season. Everything was lining up for them to cap off a dominate year with an XFL title. That did not happen. Is it an all-time choke job by the team from DC? Some are saying that.
The Renegades took it to the Defenders all night and walked away with a 35-26 victory and a Pedialyte shower for Bob Stoops.
And to think that people were calling the XFL a joke. Who doesn’t like an underdog story? Every league should crown a champion that’s under .500 during the regular season.
Someone stole a plumber’s toilet go-kart
This one is going to tug at your heartstrings a little bit. It’s the story of a plumber’s stolen toilet go-kart. Plumber J.D. Stollwerck, of Mukilteo, Washington, had the go-kart he used as a parade float parked out in front of his business until a couple of weeks ago.
That’s when a man dressed in camouflage showed up late at night and made off with the one of a kind piece estimated to be worth around $2,000.
“It’s a marketing thing, it’s kind of fun,” Stollwerck said. “My wife kept telling me we need to lock it up. I’m like, ‘Nobody’s going to steal it. Late at night this place is lit up like a Christmas tree.'”
Security footage shows the man wearing camouflage coveralls walk up to the go-kart, sit on the toilet, and attempt to get it to move. He leaves, but returns a few minutes later. This time he’s seen pushing the go-kart away from the business towards the street.
There was some shattered porcelain found across the street after the felony theft.
“He probably lifted it up to put it in his vehicle and it snapped and broke,” Stollwerck said. “It’s mounted, just like a regular toilet. There are just two bolts.”
I told you this one was going to tug on your heartstrings. The sad realization that you can’t park a toilet go-kart in front of your business without having it stolen is a hard reality to come to terms with.
Let’s hope they find this thief and the stolen go-kart is returned to its rightful owner.
There’s no way this isn’t staged
Look, I know this fake and staged. But I don’t care. I’m a sucker for these kinds of videos. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve watched it over the last few days.
The reason it’s so entertaining to me is that while this particular video isn’t real, this exact scenario has played out somewhere. Consider it a reenactment of real events.
One more time, Happy Mother’s Day to those who celebrate. Let’s get this Sunday off on the right foot and push tomorrow’s return to work as far away as we possibly can.
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