10 THINGS I THINK
1. I proffer my absolute solidarity and support for the Occupy Central protesters in Hong Kong. China should keep it's promise of 'one country, two systems' and allow the people of Hong Kong to determine their own destiny. They deserve free and open election, unfettered and uncorrupted by the influences of Beijing.
2. Thoughts and prayers to Formula One driver Jules Bianchi for a full recovery. What a horrific freak accident at the Japanese Grand Prix this past weekend. Motorsport has gotten exponentially safer over the decades but the inherent dangers are still so ever real. #ForzaJules
3. Giants are in the baseball postseason and I'm not getting anything done at work or at home while the games are on. It's always an incredible time when the Orange and Black makes it to October.
4. Thanks, geniuses at MLB, for sticking the NLDS on premium cable channels only. It's like you folks are just begging me to watch the broadcast via illicit methods.
5. Sebastian Vettel making the move from Red Bull to Ferrari next year is a very big deal indeed. Not that he just became the favorite for the 2015 championship because Ferrari hasn't shown for the better part of a decade that they're capable of building a championship caliber car.
The real story is the internal turmoil at Red Bull Racing that led to Vettel's exodus from the team that he won four-consecutive titles with. A large part has got to be Vettel's vote of no-confidence on Renault building a functioning power-unit. Adrian Newey taking a lesser role on future car designs is probably another significant factor. Heck, even Adrian Horner is speculated to not be long for the team, with many picking him to replace Bernie at FOM.
Red Bull Racing might be a shell of its championship self in a years time. Vettel made the right decision.
6. Did I mention in previous blogs I like San Francisco's unique Indian-summer weather? Yeah, three straight days of 90 degrees and sunny changed my mind with much haste. When you're not used to such relatively severe weather conditions, the heat can be quite draining on your body, like something pressuring down on you constantly. I'm glad it's over now.
7. Ebola has reached the United States and I'm like 'there's no such thing as too much Purell.'
8. The Fed Up documentary is a must watch. It's not about body image, it's about being healthy. You owe it to yourself to get educated on the food products you ingest. At the very least, you'll gain a new and more kind perspective on people who are obese/fat.
9. My pick of new shows for this fall season: