But, hey, it's fine. I'm told the rapture starts tomorrow, so I won't have to be annoyed much longer. If the rapture comes through, I know I'm not answering any more tech support calls one way or the other. Of course, I would feel a little more confident if the rapture had any real Biblical evidence beyond one very vague line in a letter from Paul. But, you know, it could always spring a new denomination, like the Seventh-Day Adventists. No reason to let silly things like failed prophecies get in the way.
In sporting news, I get to wade deep into Cardinal country with my hardcore Cardinal fan relatives just in time for St. Louis to claw their way back into first, and the Cubs sitting not-so-pretty in fifth. They did just sweep a surprisingly good Marlins team, but they're still a third place finisher in that division. I'm ready to revise my wild card pick to whoever comes in second in the East, Braves or Phillies. I just have to hope that the Cubs can make a decent showing in their first trip ever (I think, anyway) to Fenway Park. Saturday's game is supposed to be a throwback game, so that's something to look forward to. The one in LA came out pretty nice (not Braves-nice, but nice). We'll see if the 1918 version turns out as well. I guess I just worry the Cubs' play won't be up to their uniforms.
In other sporting events, the Boston Bruins shut out the Lightning 2-0 last night, giving them a 2-1 edge in the series. Things are shaping up for my preferred Stanley Cup (at least at this point) of Vancouver and Boston. And, if you can't tell, I've kind of adopted the Canucks as my team since the Blackhawks went out. And, as far as adopted rooting interests go, Animal Kingdom will see if he's a real Triple Crown threat on Saturday, too. I'm pulling for him.
And a hearty congratulations to my Wabash College Little Giants. They beat up on Christopher Newport 9-3 yesterday in the NCAA regionals. I feel kind of bad for Christopher Newport. They were ranked second in the nation coming into regionals, and first in the South region where Wabash was placed. They were promptly swept out of the tournament after Wabash beat them, after suffering an 11-1 defeat to Webster. Neither of which, it should be noted, were in the Top 25, nor were they particularly close to it. 'Bash plays again this afternoon, taking on Salisbury. And if the bracket weren't so ridiculous to understand, I would say a win today puts them into the championship game, but I think that depends on how the other games go. All I really know is dotted lines don't belong on a bracket.
In any case, just remember that Wabash Always Fights, and I would be tickled pink if Wabash got to meet Marietta (the #1 ranked team nationally) in the World Series rounds.