This may be shocking. It is possible that you will be utterly surprised and rendered immobile by the reveal here. This is going to be an earthquake in your cubicle on a Friday afternoon. It’s really going to sparkle in your memory as A Thing To Be Remembered. My confession:
I don’t understand sports.
Much like the various and sundry multitudes of other Things Erin Does Not Understand – we can pick and choose here: Math, Rubik’s Cubes, Circus Peanuts, Love – the concept of organized physical games is something that very easily can have my little head a-swiveling, much like a confused dog, as I try to grasp the nature of this excitement.
Not understanding Math is understandable: Math is stupid. Piece of cake. Circus Peanuts are also a non-conundrum on the list: it tastes like stale Juicy Fruit and melts away in your mouth in an awkward texture mash-up somewhere between a gummy bear and a corn puff. It’s colored toxic orange. And why the hell is it shaped like a peanut?? Who has questions here? No one.
But here in the Bluegrass – I know my place. I know I’m the aloof kid when it comes to this sports stuff, this basketball stuff, this Go-Big-Blue stuff, and I should choose a dark corner and go wait quietly by my onesie with all the other flawed Kentucky natives who are not Wildcat fans and don’t drink bourbon (I don’t drink bourbon).
But you might like this:
Authors Ryan Clark and Joe Cox will host a reading and signing of their new book, 100 Things Wildcats Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die, at Carmichael’s Bookstore tomorrow, Saturday, December 8th. And they mean business with this book, love-a-doves.
Written for die-hard fans and offering a snapshot of love and information about the much beloved team, 100 Things takes readers on a tour of Wildcat history. Exploring the personalities, events and facts that make “the winningest” team super winningest, Clark and Cox highlight some big names – Adolph Rupp, Tubby Smith, Brandon Knight, Sam Bowie etc. – long-standing Cat traditions and the great wins that have endeared the men’s basketball team to the Bluegrass heritage – with the exception of yours truly (remember: Erin is a genetically-flawed Kentuckian. Dark Corner.)
Join the authors at the Frankfort Avenue location starting at 3:30pm as they pen signatures, talk Cats and altogether bleed Blue. Copies of 100 Things Wildcats Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die are on sale at both stores in paperback for $14.95.
So, while we tick off the two-weeks-and-counting towards the Apocalypse (that’s two weeks from today; have a look-see), perhaps many of us flawed and confused humans standing around not understanding things should consider examining the things in Life that befuddle us. Some of you may choose Math. Ok, fine, good for you – I think that’s very idiotic with two weeks left. Have fun having No Fun. No one will choose Circus Peanuts. And I? If this was a well-rounded article I would devote the last line to Improving My Knowledge Of Sports to tie everything together. But I’m not well-rounded. I’m flawed. And I’m going to choose Love. We’ll leave it at that.
You can add Love Of Sports somewhere in your own heads if it makes you feel more fulfilled.
Carmichael’s Bookstore has two area locations: 1295 Bardstown Road and 2720 Frankfort Avenue. For more information, visit the event page  or call the Frankfort Avenue store at (502) 896-6950.
Image: Courtesy of Carmichael’s Bookstore website www.carmichaelsbookstore.com