Take a Mulligan: Some Of My Thoughts!!

John Sheda

What a title for a column! As if anyone cares, but if you’ve gotten this far, I’ll share with you some things that keep me awake at night. Or perhaps help me get to sleep faster. Irregardless, here are my thoughts:

First off, there is really no such word as irregardless. It makes no sense whatsoever. Hah! And you thought this was going to be a boring and worthless column!!

Now to get serious. The death of Queen Elizabeth is sad, to say the least. Seven decades as reigning as the Queen. And I understand the whole essence of Queens, Kings, Lords, Princes, Princesses, and everything else wrapped up in royalty but to be honest, “it’s just not my cup of tea.” A little British humor there. Deb, on the other hand, really got into all of the pomp and pageantry but me—-not so much. And I totally respect people who stood in line for 19 hours to pay their respects, but “it’s just not for me, so I’m out.”

Different subject altogether: Football!! Iowa State finally beat Iowa. Way to go, “Clones, I guess!! Coach Matt Campbell got the monkey off his back. What an exciting game between two mediocre teams.

Speaking of football. I notice around here that people have about four teams to root for geographically; the Bears, Packers, Chiefs, or Vikings. The best team by far is the Kansas City Chiefs. They’ll be in the Super Bowl next February.

Still with football!! Go Trojans! This weekend you are coming to my town, Independence, to play the Mustangs. Good luck to, ah, both teams!!! I remember my high school football days. Second team all-state “Bench-Warmer.” I was the guy they called on when we were either thirty points ahead or behind. “Give it all you got, Sheda,” was the cry from the Coach.

Now it’s on to baseball. Looking forward to Albert Pujols hitting his 700th career home run and Aaron Judge breaking Roger Maris’s single-season record of 61 home runs. I hope they both “get er done,” as they are two of the nicest players in the game today. Pujols, at age 42, is having a great retirement year.

Here’s an odd item that bothers me. When I hear Carly Simon’s song, “You’re So Vain, You Probably Think This Song Is About You,” I think, of course, she knows it’s about you. It makes no sense to me whatsoever, but I do love it. Maybe it’s about one of my old girlfriends and me!!! Ok, maybe not.

Deb bought a pineapple the other day. For some strange reason, I began to wonder who named it and why? It neither has any pine and certainly is not an apple. We should change its’ name. Any thoughts???

Finally, the other day while out of town, I stopped at a gas station and needed to use the restroom, but it was locked, so I had to go back inside and get the key to unlocking the door. Once inside, I thought to myself, why would they lock the bathroom? Did they think I might clean it?

Well, that’s my thoughts for now. How about sharing your thoughts with me sometime? I promise not to put them in here. Ha ha, fingers crossed. Let me know at: jsheda@indytel.com or call me at 319.327.4640.