I told myself that I would stay out of this, but I have to point out that it was Bill Murray in "Groundhog Day," not Tom Hanks.
I first used that phrase one day when I was coaching basketball. We were doing workouts (actually, THEY were doing workouts) in the gym on a nasty hot summer day with no AC on. They started complaining and I said, "Hey, we live in the desert! We should embrace the heat." I've been using it ever since. And I really, really do drive around with my windows down. I'm doing my part to repair the hole in the ozone layer. I miss talking to you on the radio.
This is Tom. You can ask people who know me; I almost always drive around with my windows down (unless it's raining). People ask me why and I respond, "I live in the desert; I embrace the heat." The guy had the flag sticking straight up right behind the cab of the truck so that it would unfurl and fly when he was moving. And yes, he had both of his windows down. I don't know why. It was an older truck. Maybe he didn't have air conditioning or maybe he, too, embraces the heat. You can call me a jerk but don't call me a liar.
Daily Caller News Foundation?! That's a scream!
I came to Arizona to play ball...uh, go to college and, I'm embarrassed to say, I lost touch with almost all of my friends from the old neighborhood. A few years ago, back when they still had Spring Training in Tucson, I got together with another old friend and former teammate. Gary Matthews, who spent 15 years in the major leagues, was part of the Chicago Cubs coaching staff under Dusty Baker. Gary and I had a nice talk and he mentioned that he had seen Fred and that Fred was doing well. Sadly, that's all I know.
Okay, so maybe that was a bit much. But this is not simply someone with whom (proper grammar) I disagree. This is a guy who mounted a public campaign against a safety system simply because he's a reckless and dangerous driver. That's not disagreement; that's disgust.
Been married 37 years.
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