Sometimes my cleverness knows no bounds. Mostly though, it not only knows its bounds, it chooses to jump ship long before it reaches them.
I was scheduled to walk two miles Monday night. I normally walk on Monday with Mrs Notthat, but a sudden and strong rain shower made me decide to just go over to the fitness center and walk the two miles on a treadmill. As an added bonus, I would get to see the end of the Yankees/Angels playoff game and the start of the Dodgers/Phillies game. (Since we don't have cable at home, I have been able to see very little playoff baseball this year.)
There were no treadmills available, so I got on an elliptical machine, which just happened to have the Yankees/Angels game on. I watched up until the middle of the 11th inning - a tense, fun game. That was when a treadmill finally opened up and I moved to it.
The weird thing was that instead of the Yankees/Angels game, this treadmill was showing the Dodgers/Phillies game. I could not believe that TBS was so stupid as to switch from broadcasting the ending of a tense, close game just to show the beginning of this other game.
I was shocked and more than a little indignant. I completed my two miles, and headed home.
Once I got home I started writing a scathing email about the stupidity of TBS switching games like that. I was outraged.
And then I realized that, more than anything, I was being stupid.
See, all first round playoff games had been on TBS and I forgot that the Yankees/Angels game was on FOX (the Dodgers/Phillies game was on TBS). The elliptical just happened to be tuned to FOX and the treadmill was tuned to TBS and I hadn't noticed the difference. I could have easily switched to the Yankees/Angels game, but it had never occurred to me.
Sometimes I amaze myself.
That's it - move along...
PS: I blame this all on Bud "Bud" Selig.