20 October 2006

NL Champions-St. Louis Cardinals

I got home last night after having a wonderful dinner with some of my family that I have not seen in a while and received a text message from one of my friends congratulating my St. Louis Cardinals on their victory over the NY Mets. Of course, I then stayed up too late watching the highlights. It looks like we are up for a third round of the Cardinals and Detroit Tigers in World Series play (1934, 1968, and 2006). I hope that the Cardinals have a better showing this year than they did in 2004 against the Boston Red Soxs.

World Series Pick: St. Louis Cardinals (sentiment clouding judgment because it has worked for me so far)

The Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Chocolate Mint, Peanut Butter, Very Berry and Strawberry Shortcake.

Today’s Special: Buy 5 of The Girls Mints and get the 6th for free. These cute tins each have over 100 tiny mints in them and are available in 5 different flavors: Cinnamon, Red Cinnamon, Peppermint, Berry Mint and Green Apple Mint. They make a perfect gift item for everyday, dinner event or Christmas stocking stuffers.

Friday Fun Fact: The cane toads that are invading Queensland, Australia, were introduced by man to control beetles that were destroying sugarcane crops. One hundred Hawaiian toads were introduced to Brisbane in 1935. With each female laying strings of 35,000 eggs twice a year, and with no known predators, they grew to more than 60,000 within six months. Aussies have been battling their proliferation for decades. Growing as large as 10 inches and 6 pounds, cane toads are able to shoot position up to 3 feet that is toxic, if swallowed, even to humans. With a taste for snakes and mice, they have decimated Australian wildlife, but ironically, these picky eaters never took a liking to the beetles they had been brought in to control. (This fact brought to you by the Fact or Crap daily calendar.) [The Simpson's did a great spoof on this very serious ecological problem.]

Happy Birthday Wishes to Thomas Earl "Tom" Petty. Mr. Petty has had a long musical career that spans both his time with his band The Heartbreakers and several solo works. He is a vocal critic of the current culture of the recording industry. Want a free small yogurt (7 oz bonus question)? Come in and tell us the name the band that Tom Petty called the most influential since the Beatles.

If you’re traveling this weekend, have a safe trip and enjoy your time away. If you are in town, enjoy the weather and the company of those that you are with. It looks like it is going to be a colder weekend which is perfect fall weather.

{I would also like to thank Stacey for wearing her Mets shirt for two of the four games during the NLCS. It is nice to have someone’s bad luck work in favor of your team.}

1 comment:

UnrulyDuckling said...

Actually, I'm pretty sure Bart Simpson introduced the toad to Australia. I saw it on T.V.