I’m not going to lie to you: I have a lot of ground to cover and we’re going to be jumping around quite a bit, so, if all this seems pretty random, don’t worry; it’s not just you. Here are the minutiae of which you need to be aware, arrayed in all their crazed randomness:
- I’m thinking seriously of taking a week off, because Paul Westerdawg is doing the work of ten Georgia bloggers. Among his latest gems is this run-down, which confirms the sad news that David Ching now will be covering Auburn. I wouldn’t wish an Auburn affiliation on a beat reporter I didn’t like, but, since David went to school there, he doesn’t regard it as the personal tragedy I would. That’s good for David but bad for Bulldog Nation, though we wish him well in his new post.
- Friends and family of mine occasionally urge me to provide periodic updates on my kids here at Dawg Sports, which I generally try to avoid doing, because I figure most of you aren’t particularly interested, but, since the question comes up from time to time, here are a couple of nuggets: Elizabeth recently had her four-month checkup, which revealed that she is in the 80th percentile for weight (15 pounds and change), the 23rd percentile for height, and the 100th percentile for cute. Thomas, meanwhile, spent last week at basketball camp, where his N.B.A. headband and wristbands earned him the nickname "White Chocolate" from his camp counselor.
We now return you to your regularly-scheduled weblog, which is already in progress.
- By the way, I was kidding when I said I thought my BlogPoll ballot was imperiled, but, nevertheless, it’s good to know that, if you were in before, you’re still in now.
- Football season is fast upon us. Sunday Morning Quarterback is holed up getting his "game face" on and the annual First Friday festivities are forthcoming, culminating in a pep rally in the Tate Center plaza at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, August 29. If you’re an alumni association member---and, if you’re not, you should be---you can register for the breakfast club that morning with Mark Richt.
- This has nothing to do with anything, really, but there’s a guy who’s pushing Katherine Heigl to star in the "Barbarella" remake. That’s probably a good call, but, still, I can’t help regretting that this wasn’t done sometime in the mid- to late ‘90s, when Bridget Fonda was still young enough to reprise the role her aunt made famous.
- The South Metro Bulldog Club reminds everyone that Vince Dooley will be at the Park Avenue Bank on Zack Hinton Parkway in McDonough from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 12, as part of Coach Dooley’s annual book tour. If you’re going to be in the Henry County area that afternoon, be sure to stop by to see the former Georgia football coach and athletic director.
That’s what I have for you at the moment. For my fellow Henry Countians trying to follow the election returns, I suggest you check in on Jason Pye’s liveblog throughout the evening.