Day 56: Sports Movies, Puzzle Record, The Truth About Fonzie

This morning I got a text from a friend I hadn't heard from in a while. He told me that Dan Patrick was on the radio discussing whether or not the Karate Kid is a sports movie.

In my ever-enlightening brilliance I responded appropriately that it is not a sports movie...its THE BEST SPORTS MOVIE EVER!



Anna and I decided part-way through the morning to make a quick trip down to visit my dad and my brother. In addition to my wife and I working in education, my brother and his wife do as well. If I didn't get down for a quick visit, I knew it wouldn't be until the dust settles from the start of a new school year before this might be possible again. Two hours, a stop at McDonald's, and a few One Direction albums later, we arrived with absolutely no agenda in mind.

We decided to tackle a giant Disney puzzle.


I think we beat my brother's previous record by about 120 minutes.


My brother had been clearing some space at his house and had a pile of stuff to get rid of. Even though I've got CD copies of my own, I couldn't let his old Beastie Boys cassettes go to the junk store.


Speaking of the Beastie Boys, he had also found a book for cheap somewhere that he knew I'd appreciate -- the 33 1/3 volume about Paul's Boutique. That combined with a Saved By the Bell book (unfortunately, one I already have) and a copy of The Truth About Fonzie he got free somewhere, this trip was worthwhile right from the start.


Of course, there was visiting with my family and spending some one-on-one time with Anna that made it worthwhile, too...but...you know.

The Summer of Tim continues...

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