I'm utterly fascinated by the Costa Condordia today.
Following updates here and here. I mean really, rolling a ginormous ship like that.
In football, the Packers won, on Friday night the hometown team won, on Saturday Mr. G's flag football team lost, but he played like a beast, snagging several flags and making a touchdown. (We won't talk about the interception he threw.) Mr. B had a bye week, so he took it upon himself to dumpster dive for scrap materials from the construction project. We have a mighty pile of lumber in our garage now.
The Packer game was fine...however the new security measures were vexing. It took us over 30 minutes to get inside the stadium because they allowed people in one by one--we missed the flyover and kick off despite being in line to enter the stadium 40 minutes before game time. Over 74,000 people frisked and searched one. at. a. time. Such inefficiency. The terrorists certainly won that round as fans grew more and more annoyed at the wait and the morons clogging up the lines with their (newly banned) bags and whatnot. They should run separate lines for people with stuff and people with empty hands I think. And they should have more police with wands to "swipe" people if that's how they want to run the show.
Later my pal J and I spent another 30 minutes--almost an entire quarter of the game--in line for beer. The other beer stand near our section ran out of beer. The one we stood in line at would only sell 2 beers per customer, so it was good that I waited in line with her to "buy" 2 of the 4 beers for our group. I've never seen such unreasonable lines at any venue before. The "game day" experience makes staying home for next week's game seem like a good alternative. Hopefully the people running Lambeau can sort out the logistics of crowd management soon.
That said, the Packers did win and we had a fun time with our friends.
Now I'm off to delete a scene and write a scene and revise a bunch of stuff between those pages.