the scribe begs his growing list of readers for a little forbearance. He's pulled a muscle in his back, has a number of in-depth newspieces to write (yes, the scribe has a job), is balancing the demands of husbandry (?) and fatherhood, while keeping one-eye on the television where his beloved Los Angeles Angels are making a run at the title (yes, the snooty, hyperintellectual highway scribe loves baseball).
We've got some projects to post as soon as the air is cleared around here. In the meantime, this from (g)overnor (a)rnold (s)chwarzenegger's office October 11:
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today made the following statement congratulating the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim for their American League Division Series victory over the New York Yankees:
"On behalf of the people of California, I want to congratulate the Angels for their Game Five victory over the Yankees to win the Division Series. Despite playing on short rest and after a difficult loss Sunday night, the Angels dug deep and got it done when it really mattered. Congratulations and good luck on winning the pennant."
If you think there's no intellectual, literary tie-in here, highwayscribery would like to point out that Salman Rushdie, a Yankee fan, told Tavis Smiley last Monday night, "I'm sorry to say, the Angels don't have a prayer."
Salman, Salman, don't you know? Angels live in heaven where you don't have to pray to be heard by the Gods.