Valet Confidential

Find out what I've been keeping under my hat

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I Wanna…

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… All Night

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You’re Welcome!

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As a “thank you” for donating to the band’s Pledge Music campaign to help fund their album, Shawn from Golden Bloom created this Valet-icized “Thank-o-Lantern” and posted it on Instagram.

There’s still plenty of time to donate to their project – check out the campaign and consider giving – who knows, maybe you’ll get a “Thanks(for)giving Turkey” next month!

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Fish Haiku – I’m a Published Poet!

Several weeks ago the plea went out among some friends on Facebook for fish haikus. Local journalist Rob Conery was hoping to use some in his regular fishing column in the Cape Cod Times. I whipped up this little ditty

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A vodka & tonic as big as my head

I LOVE THIS PLACE!

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Nyjer Morgan

Not that anyone is asking me, but I sure don’t blame Nyjer Morgan for charging the mound after being thrown at twice in one game tonight against the Marlins. I understand why he got hit the first time (retaliation for his cheap shot hit on the Marlins catcher the previous night), and he didn’t start a fight after that one, but then they threw at him again later in the game. What up wit that?

Apparently he broke some unwritten rule by stealing 2nd & 3rd with his team down by 11 runs after he got hit by a pitch earlier in the game. So what? Like a team has never come back from that far down? Every run counts, and the name of the game is to get yourself in a position to score runs. When a batter hits a home run after getting hit by a pitch his previous, we laud his determination. But Morgan isn’t known as a home run hitter, he’s a base stealer and run scorer, so he did what comes naturally … he stole bases and got to 3rd base, where all sorts of things could have resulted in his scoring.


Don’t get me wrong, I think Morgan is a bit of a punk, and he’s definitely got some issues (he recently threw a ball at someone in the stands), but when the ball gets thrown behind you when you’ve already been hit by a pitch in the game, well … he’s sure not the first guy to charge the mound after something like that.


Would I rather have seen him get on base and steal 3 bases, including home, this time? Hell yeah. That would’ve shown ’em!

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Here’s a tip …

… if you’re worried about being embarrassed by your pharmacy purchase, it’s probably not a good idea to draw attention to yourself by yelling at the sales clerk.

I just saw it happen at the local CVS. A customer was purchasing something at the back sales registers, where the pharmacy stuff is normally handled. Apparently, they didn’t have a bag large enough for her purchase. The cashier apologized and offered to run up to the front register and get a proper sized bag, but the customer was having none of it and stormed out, saying she was going to another CVS branch instead. Of course, everyone in the area noticed.

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I still think this is a good idea …

So, there’s this band I like, NRBQ, and several years ago they released an album called “Dummy“. Apparently, they ended up with a whole bunch of extra promo/”cut out” copies of the album, because whenever you buy something from their website, you get a free cut out copy of “Dummy” added to your shipment.


Now, over the last few years, I’ve made several purchases from their website, and I’ve would up with a whole bunch of extra copies of “Dummy”. I’ve given away some, and figured most of my friends already had a copy (though I just found a friend who doesn’t, so he’ll be getting one soon enough). I was thinking of what to do with the remaining extra copies, and hit upon what I think is a pretty cool idea … take a copy with me whenever I need to rent a car, and leave it in the car when I return it.

Well … I tried it yesterday … returned my rental car and left a promo copy of “Dummy” in there. Unfortunately, when I got home, there was a message on my answering machine from the car rental place, saying that they had found the CD and it was in their lost & found.

*sigh*

I still think it’s a good idea … maybe I have to hide the CD somewhere in the car or something.