Saturday, July 21, 2007

Raceless & Restless

The off weeks of The Nextel [Sprint] Cup leave me with a sense of separation anxiety. It's like I need to check the schedule to remind me it's for real. When one is as passionate about a sport as I am, the lack of the traditional weekend goings on from Friday Happy Hour, qualifying and practice to the actual race leave a big void in time. I could welcome the break and actually get some "Honey-do" things done or play some golf, which I may just do, or mow that rain soaked lawn, but I normally do those things anyway inbetween race stuff. Pattyjo and I do have a wedding to attend today, but those events usually make me want to go home as soon as I get there, especially when that one person who is always present at a wedding reception takes that 14th drink that turns them into a raging lunatic. Maybe the food will be good and make it worthwhile. I barely know the bride and I've never laid eyes on the groom, so why is it we feel obligated to attend a wedding when we get that invitation in the mail? Then there is the Busch race tonight. It could be a race where a non-whacker wins. But Cousin Carl is part of the lineup.
I hope all of you folks suffering from said affliction have a good weekend regardless of the withdrawals.

6 comments:

vroom said...

There's always that one looney who has that 14th drink...

BGN tonight, F1, IndyCar, and Champ on Sunday...no fenders but still fun!

Nascar and the Canadian Curmudgeon said...

at least it is the last off week of the season..but I feel your pain as well

Starla said...

The whole week I was excited, because I thought this weekend was the Allstate 400. Then Thursday I find out that there is no race. I'm sort of upset, I was so excited.

Cheyenne said...

It's now 1 AM Monday morning and I made it thru the race-less weekend and am still in one piece with my mind intact. It wasn't easy...

MIKE said...

My girlfriend and I went camping this weekend and all I could think about at first (when we were planning the trip) was packing up early Sunday and getting back in time for the race.

THEN a couple of weeks ago I realized there was no race and I acually had a sigh of relief. Needless to say we had fun, and still packed up early Sunday!!!!

Charlie said...

I am a big sports fan generally. But NASCAR is the toughest one for me to be without. I like all the other stuff, including other racing forms. NASCAR is different. I know I don't have to explain myself here. That's good.