Heading to Baton Rouge (part 1)

Heading to Baton Rouge (part 1):

MY NEW ROMANTIC INTEREST IN ILLINOIS – LOVELY WOMAN – NECESSITATES A FINANCIAL AND TIME FOCUS THAT WAS ALREADY EVIDENT. I MAY MARRY THIS WOMAN SOMEDAY SO I BETTER MAKE SURE I SEE HER EVERY OTHER MONTH OR SO. MY SONS LIVE IN GEORGIA. MY DAWGS PLAY IN GEORGIA. I’M NOT LEAVING GEORGIA – NOT MOVING.

VISITING THE DESERT IS PROBABLY OUT WITH AIRFARE SO HIGH. I HAVE A FRIEND ATTENDING ARIZONA STATE, SO THAT ALMOST WORKED AND MAY HAVE WORKED…UNTIL NOELLE GRACED MY LIFE WITH HER PRESENCE AT THE WRITERS CONFERENCE IN ATHENS. I MUST BE WITH HER: THIS FORMER NEW YORK MODEL WHO RESIDES IN SPRINGFIELD, WORKING FOR THE STATE WHILE ENTERTAINING HERSELF BY WRITING HORROR. SHE HAS ACCEPTED MY OFFER OF MUSEDOM, AND I HAVE OTHER PROPOSALS IN MIND.

I MAY BE THERE AS EARLY AS FRIDAY; SHE MAY BE HERE AS EARLY AS SEPTEMBER. FOCUS. FOCUS ON HER BUT FOCUS ON THE SEASON. IT’S VERY REAL NOW. THE INJURIES HAVE STARTED. OUR BEST O-LINEMAN TOOK A PLUNGE IN PAIN. AND WE ARE NUMBER ONE IN THE LAND AS VOTED BY THE COACHES AND NOTED BY SPORTS ILLUSTRATED. WEEKS AWAY. NOT MANY WEEKS AWAY FROM GEORGIA SOUTHERN NOW, FROM GAMEDAY INTENSITY.

AND NOW SOME GOOD NEWS ON THE HAN-DAWG TRAVEL FRONT. ONE OF MY LONGTIME FRIENDS WITH, GET THIS, THE SAME LAST NAME AS ME, JUST MOVED FROM THAT SWELTERING SWAMP-SLUM OF NEW ORLEANS WHERE HE WORKED AS AN EXECUTIVE CHEF, TO BATON ROUGE WHERE HE WILL WORK AS AN EXECUTIVE CHEF. HE KIND OF OWES ME ONE FROM ME BOOKING TWO BIG GIGS FOR HIS FORMER COMPANY, THE APTLY NAMED FIRM HE OWNED, “THE PAINTERS.” AND HE INVITED LITTLE OL’ ME TO VISIT BATON ROUGE AND STAY WITH HIM FOR THE GAME. FOOD AND LODGING. I TOLD HIM TO FIND ME A TICKET FOR THE GAME, AND I WOULD TAKE THE GREYHOUND IF NECESSARY. PENCIL ME IN. AND I WILL DOCUMENT THE WHOLE GLORIOUS – ESPECIALLY IF WE WIN – TRIP FOR THE WHOLE WORLD TO READ ABOUT ON THE NET. YOU WILL GET IT IN PIECES, IN FLASHES. AND YOU MUST BELIEVE ME WHEN I TELL YOU THIS: NO ONE DOES FOOTBALL LIKE ME.