There’s been a bit of a bug going around Austin lately, and I was not immune to it this time. After coming into contact with various sick friends, I got a sore throat on Saturday and by Thursday I was unable to get out of bed and spent the day at home. Even today it’s not much better, but I still went to work. This was an odd cold; it came on very fast Saturday and just when it looked like I was back to normal Wednesday, it took a major turn for the worse Thursday morning. By Thursday night I needed Lauren to go fetch me some soup while I stayed bundled up on the couch in my robe despite it being over 100 outside.

It’s also that fun time of year when the fantasy football drafts start up. I said I was going to cut down my leagues to just 2 this year, but wound up in 3. As everyone knows, the draft is the most fun part of the whole league. Coming off a great year in 2012 in which all my teams made the playoffs and I won one title (the Minnesota league with Patrick and the old gang), my drafts this year look a little less stellar. I tried to make sure I didn’t have the same player in different leagues, which got to be a little tricky. For all you Calvin Krogmans out there who might be interested, my teams are seen below.

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It’s also Labor Day weekend, which means 3-day weekend for me, normal 2-day weekend for Lauren. I have had Monday circled on the calendar ever since last fall when the baseball schedule came out, because it’s the Twins’ lone trip to Houston this season to play the Astros, our nearest team. I am conflicted because I really would like to go to one Twins game this year, but they are so putridly terrible that I feel bad wasting money on seeing such an inferior product. If I went to the game, which starts at 1:10, I’d likely leave early in the morning and get there early for batting practice, get a good single ticket behind the Twins’ dugout, and watch the game intently. It seems the only people interested in joining me would only want to get cheap seats and spend most of the day at the bar and just walk over to the game as it is starting. So I could either go solo, which wouldn’t be all that much fun, but I could enjoy the game more; I could go with this friend, which would be nice to have someone along for the ride but he would not be as interested in the baseball part of the outing; or I could just not go and save my money. I am thinking it will be a last-minute decision… and of course, health pending.