A-Rod summers, sausage tasting

Somehow, there’s a sense that major league baseball doesn’t miss Alex Rodriquez.

A summer without A-Rod is like a summer without gnats.

 

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Must say, the Notebook’s been to a few “wine tastings” over the years.

A first, last Thursday: a sausage tasting.

This from Jimmy Legerski and Legerski Sausage Co. of Sheridan. Better Half Chandra Legerski was there as well at The Powderhorn, treating the ever-competitive, ever-hungry Thursday night men’s league to a variety of sample sausages available from Jimmy’s store on N. Main.

Jimmy’s sausage is also showing up on menus around Sheridan: Powder River Pizza features it, as does the new menu at the P.O. News. The Powderhorn, too.

Many know the best three words in the English language: “I love you.” The next best three: “You’ve lost weight.” And the next best three, right off the sign from Legerski Sausage: Made fresh daily.

 

While I’m on this word rant, the worst two words (the ones we can print): Album Only. (From iTunes.)

 

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Department of incidental info……….

• The American Express Centurion Card, known as the Black Card, is considered the “World’s Most Exclusive Credit Card.” You can’t apply. You can only be invited based on your credit history and spending habits of roughly $21,000 a month. The card is black and made of made of titanium. Admission to this exclusive club isn’t cheap. If you are a U.S. resident, the first-year initiation fee is $7,500 and the annual fee is $2,500.

• There was a passing reference the other day about Jules Loh. He was one of the best reporters The Associated Press ever had. Loh, who died in 2010, covered both Kennedy assassinations, was celebrated for his coverage of the Civil Rights movement, including the funeral of the four bombing victims in Birmingham; he had a front row seat for Dr. Martin Luther King’s ‘Dream’ speech, covered NASA space launches, the Vietnam War and everything in between during a 40 year career.

Loh was the AP’s “apostle of brevity,” providing the AP and its member clients with thorough coverage and short stories. He was also well known for his expenses reports.

When questioned by the AP bean counters in New York for a laundry expense, Loh returned in the mail a dirty, smelly sock. Another time, he was asked about spending $45 a day for meals. Loh replied, “I don’t eat breakfast.”

 

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Quotable

 

“The idea is to die young as late as possible.”

 

—Ashley Montagu, British anthropologist, 1905-1999

 

 

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