Thursday afternoon. I like this very much. I don't care what Target says or Walmart either, for that matter. It does bother me that the Salvation Army bell ringers were banned from some venues for being religious (I like the bell ringing because it reminds me of the line from It's a Wonderful Life) but I've never been outraged enough to stage a boycott or whatever. Can't we all just get along?
Anyway, tonight TCB and I are going to the Poinsettia Bowl, featuring Navy and Colorado State. Given TCB's profession, you can probably guess who we'll be cheering for. I'd tell you to look for a short girl in a Navy sweatshirt next to a guy with nearly no hair, but that will probably describe most of the crowd. San Diego has always been a Navy town and, even with the defense cutbacks, that's still the truth. Everyone's either in the military, retired from the military, or has a friend in the military. We go about our lives with the roar of the planes from Miramar MCAS and North Island NAS in the background. Our airport approach gives you a great view of Carrier Row on North Island. Camp Pendleton is the only stretch of California coast line not developed or part of a national/state park. (Even the Marines are going because their corpsmen are Navy and many of their officers are Annapolis grads, too.) So I feel mildly sorry for Colorado State tonight because, unless they've shipped the whole state in, they're going to be sorely outnumbered. That's OK, though, because we're quite neighborly and there's certainly room for some friendly competition!
I'd better go because I'm meeting TCB at my house around 5:30 and I've got to do a few more things around here before leaving. In closing, I'd just like to leave you with one, simple thought - GO NAVY!