01 May 2006

Raise Your Freak Flag

As promised, here is my review of the Scarborough Renaissance Festival. The day was quite enjoyable, added by good weather and a friendly band to with which to travel. The fair grounds were well kept and lay out was like a miniature village. With all kinds of actors and vendors dressed as old Renaissance citizens, the mood was playful and amicable. I do have an appreciation for all of those who were dressed to play the part. The weather was a perfect Texas spring day, which means that the participants had to be feeling the heat.

The drink options were favorable and the food was tasty, even if most of it came on a stick. The food and drink average $4-5 dollars per round. There were also plenty of shops, shows and games to keep everyone busy. Overall, I would say that the $18.99 per person entry cost was well justified. If you can take yourself back in time and put up with the heat, flies, smells and other minor inconveniences, then I certainly would recommend a day at the Scarborough Renaissance Festival.

The Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Butter Pecan, Lemon and Raspberry Cheesecake.

This is the calendar for the month of May. Please note that all of our creme pies are $12.99 for the month (excluding the 12th-14th). Please pre-order your pies. (Available flavors are Chocolate, Vanilla, Key Lime, Cappuccino and Coconut. After May the 7th, we will also have Banana and Lemon available.)



It seems that Monday's have morphed into a time for a weekend round-up in sports. This will replace the article for Mondays. This will more than likely be a permanent feature. I make no apologies, I am a sports fan. We learned a few things this weekend. Here is a list of the top five:

The Dallas Stars are regular season pretenders and probably will be as long as Marty Turco is the goalie. Not that it is his entire fault mind you. To be sure the rest of the team played flat for most of the games; however, it might have been a good idea to wait to see if Turco's previous playoff flap was an abjuration or a trend before signing him to a three year extension.

The Dallas Mavericks can play the close games as well as the blow outs. This is the character that the Stars lack. The Mavericks, when not playing their best can still grind it out. This team should go deep. If the Spurs continue to struggle with the Kings, the Mavericks could reap an added benefit of facing a tired team in the second round.

The Rangers actually do have pitching, hitting and defense. Since the hitting has come around in the middle of the month, the team has been on a tear. If this continues, they might actually be a team worth watching. Let’s not forget that they are still in talks with Roger Clemens. (One can dream.)

Albert Pujols is the greatest player in the game right now. If you don't want him to hit, then walk him. He crushed the April home run record with 14 and might have gotten one more if the Nationals didn't walk him in all for at bats yesterday. He currently leads in every major offensive category except for batting average (.346). With history as a guide, I predict this trend to continue. He is just that good.

The NFL draft is the most over-rated event in sports. The amount of time and energy that people put in to this amazes me. The interesting thing about every draft does not take place on draft day. It works itself out during the next few seasons as teams get to see whether they chose wisely or poorly. People stay glued to their TV's all day to see the same information that they can get in the newspaper the next day.

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