In what may be the most rare happening of my life, today I had a PERFECT day.
I know that sounds corny and far-fetched, but today was one of those days I dream about and have never experienced. Oh, I have had good days and fun days but never had a day where everything just fell into place and nothing bad happened the entire day.
I woke up and soaked my sprained ankle and then headed out to have breakfast with mom and dad, our Sunday tradition of biscuits and gravy with a side of hash browns and sliced tomatoes, grape juice and coffee. Everything done to perfection.
That was followed up with CBS Sunday Morning, and then mom and I watched the Howard Hanna Sunday Showcase of Homes, and then we watched my all-time favorite Bugs Bunny cartoon, “Hillbilly Hare.” Then I came back here and watched Meet The Press and read up on and posted all of the latest Chicago White Sox news.
Today was #HawkDay, as the Chicago White Sox had a special ceremony paying tribute to longtime play-by-play announcer Ken “Hawk” Harrelson, who is retiring at the end of the year at the age of 77. I was anxious to see the ceremony as well as the final game of a three-game series between the White Sox and the Boston Red Sox, who had split the first two games of the series.
So, I selected a cigar from my humidor (an Espinosa Especial No. 5) and took my usual seat at the picnic table with a cold can of Barq’s Root Beer and my tablet. Loaded up MLB.TV and watched the ceremony and the first six innings of the game while I enjoyed what may have been the finest cigar I have ever smoked. Perfection.
Once I finished my cigar I moved back inside and turned the game on TV on the patio and had a slice of lasagna and then soaked my ankle a second time.
The White Sox won in easy fashion, 8-0. Hawk was joined on commentary by former White Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski, which was a real treat. They will be calling a second game together, against the Chicago Cubs in the Crosstown Classic, September 23.
When the game ended I enjoyed some pizza and then decided to have an Alfred Hitchcock mini film fest, so I watched “The 39 Steps,” long one of my favorite Hitchcock films (probably third behind “The Lady Vanishes” and “Rebecca”) followed by “Under Capricorn,” which I had never seen before and is one of the rarest films in my collection, I had a terrible time finding it when I built my Hitchcock film collection.
And now, I’m ready to turn in. If this was the only perfect day I ever have in my life, I’ll take it. I never had one before, but if there’s another on in my future, it would be greatly appreciated. I’ve known misery and I’ve known happiness and today was happiness at it’s absolute zenith.
Thank you for taking the time to read. Not an earth-moving piece, just taking an opportunity to put on record the fact that it is possible to have a perfect day. Even someone as damaged as I am.