I’m back, Jack!
My home’s phone line had issues since Friday (thanks go to SBC Global, formerly PacificBell) keeping me off my aDSL connection. I just got done going through e-mail and checking out others’ Xanga entries. It’s pretty late so I’ll try to keep this entry short.
For those of you who heard or didn’t hear as well, 23 year-old race car driver, Danica Patrick, (she’s engaged, fellas!) finished fourth in last Sunday’s 89th running of the Indianapolis 500. She led 19 laps IIRC (the first woman to ever lead a lap in Indy 500 history) and had a shot to win at the end. Her shot wasn’t too good because of a few miscues. 1) She stalled her car leaving the pits on her second or third pitstop IIRC. 2) She spun either accelerating on cold tires or when the driver in the car in front of her “checked up” (hit the brakes suddenly) as the field was about to restart after a caution period. That spin took out Panther racing teammates Tomas Enge and Tomas Scheckter (sp?) who were both having great runs. Danica came into the pits to replace the nose cone on her car without losing a lap. After that stop, her team decided to strecth their fuel all the way to the finish. Because of this, she was left a sitting duck to winner, Dan Wheldon. I definitely believe Dan had the strongest/fastest car at the end of the race and deserved the win.
Turning to the world of baseball…
1) Mark Prior was struck by a line drive on Friday. He sustained a fractured right elbow and will be out for a while. It’s amazing how many sports headlines his injury made. At least the Cubbies swept the Dodgers this week!
2) The San Diego Padres are in a solid first place in the National League West! They had the best record in Major League Baseball in the month of May. They lost last night (Wednesday night) to the Brew Crew (Milwaukee Brewers) to start June, but they’re still one of the hottest teams in baseball. Go check them out!
3) The (Los Angeles) Angels (of Anaheim) are doing pretty well right now. Sometimes, they’re an enigma. Then again, many teams in professional baseball are.
Thanks to all those who served/serve/will serve our country! I am extremely grateful to ya’ll! My new background is a tribute to you.
In closing, please taken a good listen to “Much of You” by Steven Curtis Chapman. Would you join me in making that your heart’s desire?
Copied from lyricsdaily.com
“Steven Curtis Chapman – Much of You”
How could I stand here
And watch the sun rise
Follow the mountains
Where they touch the sky
Ponder the vastness
And the depths of the sea
And think for a moment
The point of it all was to make
Much of me
Cause I’m just a whisper
And You are the thunder and …
I want to make much of You, Jesus
I want to make much of Your love
I want to live today and give You the
That You alone are so worthy of
I want to make much of Your mercy
I want to make much of Your cross
I give You my life
Take it and let it be used
To make much of You
And how can I kneel here
And think of the cross
The thorns and the whip and the
Nails and the spear
The infinite cost
To purchase my pardon
And bear all my shame
To think I have anything worthy boasting in
Except for Your name
Cause I am a sinner
And You are the Savior and…
This is Your love, oh, God
Not to make much of me
But to send Your own Son
So that we could make much of You
For all eternity