Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Since they decided to fire Bud Collins (legendary tennis commentator and Boston Globe correspondent) from Wimbledon coverage after this year. Now, Collins may have an interesting wardrobe, but as far as I know he had recovered from his recent health problems and is more than capable of guiding American audiences through an understanding of tennis. He is an icon, a landmark, a legend. NBC: firing Bud Collins to get a fresher, younger face on the camera is not going to make American tennis prospects any brighter for the foreseeable future! Andy Roddick is just not at the level of Federer or Nadal! Get over it! At least if Bud was around, we could still remember the glory days. Anyway, hooray for Venus Williams for pulling it out again. I can't believe I've spent this long talking about tennis, but there you go.
Apparently I look like a Stop and Shop employee, because twice in the last few weeks I have been stopped and asked where something was. Damn my collection of green shirts! Then again, I can't be held accountable for how nice I look in green . . . but yesterday, I was actually wearing a Red Sox hat as well. How often do you see Stop and Shop employees who are wearing ball caps and pushing shopping carts while on the job? Anyway, I helped both of them as best I could. I prefer to think that they sensed my general aura of helpfulness as a reference librarian (exuded even on my off hours) and not that they are completely oblivious people who have a Pavlovian reaction to green.