John Holton (john_holton) wrote,
John Holton

Here is a list of people who share a birthday with someone you know. I didn't know that some of them were on the list.

Another one of those "Five questions" posts, this one featuring Braves reliever Danny Kolb.

4) Who is the funniest guy you ever played with?

Dave Burba. He is such a nice guy. Everything that happens either on or off the field - good or bad - he finds a way to deal with it and make it into a funny situation. He also can tell some good stories.

I'd love to hear Burba talk about being hit in the ass by a come-backer in a game against the Braves. I forget who it was that hit it...

Pretty good day today. We do some volunteer work for Good Mews, a no-kill cat shelter here in the Atlanta area. Typically, Mary volunteers us to take a cat or two to the vet, and on occasion they actually take us up on it. They're never ready with the cats until you show up (perhaps because they've had bad experiences in the past), so that gives us a chance to watch some of the cats, give some of them attention, you name it while the staff is running around getting organized. Today, I met a cat named Trevor, who was very noisy and threatening-sounding, but who was quite friendly and hungry for attention, so I spent a lot of time petting him while watching all of the other cats. I wish there was room at the inn here, but if that were the case, we'd have all of them here. I learned that Trevor lived with a family who got a dog and decided that the cat had to go. At least the people didn't just turn him out in the street, which happens far too often, but you know, it pisses me off. So many of the cats belong to people who just got tired of them, or who moved and decided not to take the cat with them, or someone in the family magically developed an allergy.

Anyway, we had to wait for the cats, and it was going to be a while, so we had lunch at a little sandwich shop, then went to an antique mall. At least Mary did; we saw a guitar store that I didn't know was there, and I just had to go take a look. Strangely, I wasn't tempted to buy any guitars, but I did enter a drawing for a Martin. I hesitated entering, saying that if I won it would just be another guitar that I couldn't make time to play, but I got on their mailing list, anyway. Looks like Pat Martino's going to be there next month!

After that, we picked up the cats, dropped them off, and went for coffee. I made spaghetti by my mother's recipe, talked to my friend in Japan, and got my training materials ready for Kinko's tomorrow. This company is interesting, in that the trainer is responsible for producing the training materials. Kind of a new experience for me, so of course, I'm nervous.

And, that was my day. Weather was gorgeous, and it should be even better tomorrow.

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