This just in: Word that a huge North American automobile manufacturer and a huge North American pizza chain are teaming up. No, they’re not going to be making pizzas shaped like sedans. And no, they’re not going to be making sedans emblazoned with pepperoni and mushrooms. They’re going to be experimenting with pizza delivery in an unorthodox way — by using self-driving cars. Interesting, I say, and more than a tad perplexing.
This is the year I got back into golf — and in a very major way. Mighty proud of myself, I have to say. After all, it had been ages since I’d rallied the troops and booked a tee time somewhere. Ages since I’d picked up a putter or wedge. Ages since I’d put on the spikes and picked up a bag crammed with balls and tees and sunscreen. It had been ages since I’d sat on a golf course patio or deck, enjoying a light repast. I decided to start with the latter.
Here we go again, folks. The jerseys have been dry cleaned. The Caesar makings have been bought. The TV has been dusted, the surround sound has been checked. The game-day bling — the beads, the scarves, the front-door flags — have been pulled from the box, and placed at the ready. “Wanna have lunch on Sunday?” a friend asked the other day. “What?” I asked, my eyes like saucers. “Oh, right,” she said. “It’s starting up again, isn’t it?”
Darn right it is. Saturdays, I may be free.
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Selecting a term
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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