Old Dominion announced that the follow up to their ninth number one single, "Memory Lane", will be "Can't Break Up Now" with Megan Moroney! It'll be on their upcoming album Memory Lane due out on October 6th.
The band says "Can't Break Up Now" is about two people with a lot of history, and that tough point that unfortunately some people get to, where maybe a change needs to happen. But it's kind of hard to reconcile it and imagine that this is where your life has taken you as a couple. It can also be a hopeful song and inspiring to really dig in and work on it and fix it and commit to a relationship that obviously has been through quite a journey.
I have so many hobbies, from fishing to skateboarding to playing video games, and one that I tend to overlook is disc golfing. My uncle, who was big in the disc golf community back in the day, introduced me to the sport as a kid and I've had a lot of fun going out and doing it ever since. I have tons of discs and no excuses for how little I have gone out to play this season; I hate to admit it, but I think I went out substaintially more this past winter than I did in this summer. Whoops!
I get this bug where I just want to do one of my hobbies and nothing else for months at a time sometimes, and the story is the same for disc golf as it has been riding my mountain bike or playing my bass guitar. I did however just yesterday take my bike into the shop to be repaired, so I am excited to get back into that. I simply go through these phases, and right now I'm heavily into riding/working on my powersports and vehicles. Last year I spent months training and honing-in on my shots for disc golf and even competed in a few amateur competitions, but the desire to do that comes and goes.
If you're not familiar with what disc golf is, I'm sure you understand the basic concept behind the gameplay of traditional ball golf, and it's not much different at all. Instead of going for a hole in the ground, we go for a basket with chains about a yard up into the air, and instead of clubs we use discs. You still tee off, have strokes, and utilize the par system. Most courses I have played are about 3-5 shots for par on each hole. There are different discs for different purposes, and the three basic categories from furthest to least range are drivers, mid-range discs, and putters. On top of the different discs, there's different ways to throw the same disc to make it fly differently, and it is fun to experiment with all the combinations to figure out what works best for you.
There's a few variations on how to play, and my favorite is Doubles, where alongside your teammate, you compete against another duo to get the lowest number of strokes on a nine or eighteen hole course. We typically take the best shot on each throw, essentially giving a team two attempts at each shot instead of the single attempt a player would get shooting solo. Resultingly, playing doubles with a competent partner should lead to a significantly lower score (better) than playing alone, as well as a quicker game.
Discs come and go, and I have found many more than I have lost. The rule of thumb is that if you find a disc without contact information on the flipside to return it to the owner, you're good to keep it. With that, I'd advise you to put your name and number on any disc you care about. From time to time I will actually take my canoe out and search in the lake for discs, and with some holes bordering the water, I always come back with a couple. Some people will do this regularly and resell what they find, but I do it primarily to compesate for the ones I lose and also for the genuine fun of the discovery and recovery. It also helps to keep the lake clean!
Most discs are in the $10+ range new, and used go for about half of that. The Quonset Hut in Canton is my favorite place to shop for new discs, and I'd recommend Play It Again Sports for cheaper used ones. Some places sell starter kits for a deal, which include three discs: a putter, mid-range, and driver. That's not a bad option if you're just getting into it, and compared to the cost of traditional golf, disc golf is super inexpensive. I've never been to a course that charges anything to play there, and most tournaments are well below the $50 mark. There are many people who volunteer their time and effort to maintain the courses and organize events, and to those who do this, I say thank you!
So long as you get a legit disc golf disc and not some toy Frisbee type thing, there isn't really a bad brand of discs. Innova is the industry standard, making some really solid discs in a variety of plastics and styles. Discraft is another great brand, and together these two companies produce probably nine out of ten discs you'll see out on the course. I'm not exclusive to any one brand, but I prefer purple discs.
Courses I would recommend include the Portage Lakes State Park, Wingfoot Lake State Park, Massillon, The Arboratum in Canton, and Boettler Park. Boettler especially is a great one for amatuers with an easy to follow course, relatively short holes, and a low likelyhood of losing discs. Ultimately, It's all about being outside, having fun with friends, and getting the body moving. Whether you're birdie-ing every tee or unable to hit the side of a barn, disc golf a fun activity for all!
WWE Payback from Pittsburgh, PA is Saturday Night. So time for a little Wrasslin' Wednesday.
Remember there is not science or anything behind this if you are betting on these matches... I am just a fan like you and this is what I think could happen.
Seth Rollins vs Shinsuke Nakamura
Shinsuke has been due for a push. I don't think Seth Rollins will lose the belt on this night but crazier things have happened. I would say Rollins retains but Shinsuke makes his strong-style known and will force a rematch at some point or on Raw.
Rhea Ripley vs Raquel Rodriguez
Rhea is on fire. I am a big fan of this match-up and Rhea will win with help from Dom-Dom but buckle up for a great ride with these 2 battling many matches to come.
Kevin Owens/Sami Zayn vs The Judgement Day (Finn Balor & Damian Priest)
This one is a steel city fight and I feel it should go the way of Kevin & Sami. The Judgement Day would have everyone belted up with this victory. I hope Kevin & Sami's reign doesn't come to an end but The Judgement Day doesn't seem to go away.
Rey Mysterio vs Austin Theory
Rey will drop the title to Theory in this one. It maybe someone from the LWO that causes a hiccup whether it is on purpose or by accident...
Becky Lynch vs Trish Stratus in a Steel Cage Match
Becky will have her hands full with Zoey Stark somehow making her presence felt.. I don't think Trish wins but something will cause a rift in the Stark/Stratus relationship that could create an interesting match-up down the line.
The Miz vs L.A. Knight
I think The Miz should probably win... But L.A. Knight is just too hot right now, I think he takes it. The Miz will put up a great fight as always.
Grayson Waller Effect with Special Guest Cody Rhodes.
This is just a waste of time. Grayson Waller is not PPV material. I'd rather see Miz TV or Im-Paul-sive. Old Piper's Pit Videos. Or a tribute to Terry Funk and Bray Wyatt.
Chris Janson made an appearance on the TODAY Show to perform his latest single "All I Need Is You" from his new album 'The Outlaw Side Of Me'.
Not one, but two supermoons in one month? That's right, we began and will end the month of August this year with some amazing celestrial spectacles in the night sky! This time around, it is considered a blue moon, and unfortunately, it is not actually blue... disappointing, I know. It is still pretty sweet though, as this full moon will be as close to the earth as they get. This means the moon will appear slightly larger and brighter than usual, acting as a big nightlight up there, illuminating the ground in its eerie hue. It's the closest full moon we'll see this year, and it is very special for a few other reasons too.
So, keep your eyes on the skies Wednesday night into Thursday, as this blue supermoon should (hopefully) be visible starting around 9:30pm on the 30th. Looking at the weather, the NOAA is predicting partly cloudy skies in our area for the overnight, so it's 50/50 odds at the time of writing this. I'm optimistic, and worst case scenario I'll check it out on Thursday with the clear sky forecasted, as the casual stargazer like me apparently cannot tell the difference anyways.
This full moon is also known as the Sturgeon moon, since fishing is traditionally considered bountiful at this point in the year. Some nighttime catfishing sure sounds like a lot of fun in the glow of a supermoon. For this one in particular, the moon will make a close approach to the planet Saturn, also. If you've got a telescope gathering dust in the corner, this is the time to set it up, if ever. It has been over two years since the last one, and our next isn't until May of 2026. Further, the next blue supermoon is not expected until 2037! So yeah, this is pretty significant. I mean... it's once in a blue moon, right?
Special shoutout goes to blue moon ice cream, one of my all-time favorite flavors. Maybe I'll get one later on today to celebrate the occasion!
It's been a wild ride this summer... wet, rainy, hot, cool. I have heard it is sweltering in Arizona, Texas and the South. Parker McCollum made light of that the other day.
My wife (who’s from Oklahoma)— Parker McCollum (@ParkerMcCollum) August 29, 2023
- hey when does fall start in Texas?
Me- about the 3rd week of January and it lasts about 45 minutes
This is the truth. Here in Ohio there hasn't been much of a summer. I was expecting since school was back in session the scorching days would settle in. Wednesday is supposed to be a high, A HIGH of 61... Last week, most of the area was slammed with heavy winds, tons of rain, 3 earthquakes and 13 Tornados that touched down. Some folks are still without power.
The Floridians and those that are near The Gulf of Mexico are preparing to get hit by Idalia.
I was in Corpus Christi, Texas for Katrina, Rita and Ike among others. Luckily never a direct hit or even more than a low level CAT 3 Hurricane. Thank goodness!!! Preparing is not fun, boarding up your home, sandbags and just hope that it misses.
One year, as we prepared for Hurricane Ike our friends called and said come to the bar. We walked in and the coverage was on every TV in the joint. And then "this idiot" popped onto the screen... I am so glad I got to see it live.
***bear suit is not recommended attire for hurricanes***
I feel for those that are readying for Idalia. Hope everyone is safe. If people are told to leave, the best thing to do is to leave, IF you have a place to go. Remember after a certain point the rescue workers can not make it out safely. Thoughts and prayers for those in the prediction cone and areas of landfall and storm surge. At this point Florida prepare for the worst and hope for the best. Hurricane Season lasts thru November 30th.
I watch a lot of reality TV, specifically competition shows. There's my go-to's: Big Brother, The Amazing Race, The Challenge USA, but sometimes it is nice to find a new show to get invested in. I wrote a blog about this a while back: Claim to Fame. I had never heard of this show, but I was hooked from the first episode this season (and yes, I am going to watch season 1 soon!). I haven't watched the season finale that was on yesterday... yet. Doing that today. But I thought about it, I have not spoiled this one for myself at all. The entire season or the finale. I'm pretty impressed with myself!
My other go-to shows, I am in groups on Facebook, or follow hashtags, or watch the live feeds. So I always feel like I have the inside scoop and I know what is going to happen before it happens on TV. But, not this time. I am going to be genuinely surprised, and I like it!
When You Walk In The Room - Pam Tillis - 1994 (Album - Sweethearts Dance)
Pam Tillis was a real favorite of mine and many fans during her great run through the 1990's. She always seemed to find very relatable songs that resonated with her fans. Her incredibly passionate voice was her calling card, and her vulnerability was palpable. Truth is, with her emotion, power and range, she could sing many others under the table. Plus she just had that "cool" factor that's hard to describe. Pam was able to sing songs on both ends of the spectrum very effectively. Fun songs and very sad and deep songs too. This was one that fell smack dab in the middle of those two. This song has been recorded a ton of times since the incredible Jackie DeShannon wrote and recorded it in the mid 60's. It was recorded in country the first in 1981 from an artist named Stephanie Winslow but did not get any traction. Pam Tillis' version is the highest charting version of this song ever - by one slot. It went to #2 on the charts in 1994. Great song, perfect artist and a great addition to the Forgotten Jukebox.
I recently encountered some news online that I am excited to share with you. Hefty, the trash bag company, has officially relaunched the iconic Zoo Pals paper plate product. I'm personally stoked, and if I could, I would eat every meal off of these.
Sadly, the hype around the return of such an iconic and culturally defining product has caused Zoo Pals to become out of stock and currently unavailable. It is unclear if or when they will be back in stock, but you know I will be checking in periodically to find out and order some for myself.
My first (and potentially the only) meal I would eat from these plates would be the one I had countless times in my past: mac n' cheese, baked beans, and cut-up hotdogs with a slice of American cheese melted on top. No bun. Top it all off with some ketchup and lots of salt and pepper, and that's some good eats right there.
Looking at the pictures of them, there are a few styles of Zoo Pals I do not distinctly remember, like the lady bug nor the bear. I assume they are still the same designs as were sold when I was a youngster, but maybe they changed a few. I wouldn't know the difference; they are the B-tier options anyways. I can say there are a few I used to fight over eating off of, and although there are some great options like the duck or the frog, my all-time favorite has to be the whale!
The return of the Zoo Pals has been long awaited, and the memes about it keep cracking me up. Maybe it is just the golden hue of revisting artifacts from when I was a little kid, but I feel like I need some Zoo Pals in my life just about now. I've been tossing around ideas for other blogs about products that are no longer available or that were brought back after a long hiatus (only to be different and inferior to how they were).
With that I have to ask, what's something that used to be around that you wish would come back? Or would you rather leave it in the past for fear it would be different than how you remember it? For me, no contest, it is the Mad Dog Dub Edition Monster Energy drink from like 2010 era. It came in a purple can and tasted like heaven, and I would pay an astronomical amount to have one again.
Here's a link to the Hefty webpage: https://www.hefty.com/products/tableware/zoo-pals-plates