Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2005/05/29

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Subject: [Leica] OT: Anyone Else Watching History in the Making...
From: ericm at (Eric)
Date: Sun May 29 14:35:49 2005
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My wife informed me that there was a Little House on the Prairie marathon
starting at the same time as the race.  Yeah, right.  She taped it, anyway.

I was born and raised in Indiana.  Grew up listening to the race on radio
because it was blacked out through the state.  First time I saw it live on
TV was when my aunt and uncle got a huge satellite dish.  Pulled in a
Japanese broadcast.  :)  So we muted the TV and listened to it on the radio.

My wife wonders how anybody could sit and watch cars go around a track 200
times.  She thinks it's boring.  Man, this is exciting compared to listening
to cars go around and around.  I remember lying in the living room of my
folk's house, listening to the radio with a picture of the track nearby.
Not sure what the picture really helped with.

This year's did seem more exciting than the past few.  I was actually
rooting for Patrick.  I can't remember rooting for a specific driver since
Rick Mears retired.

My car-watching season is now over 'til next year.  I really don't follow
any of the races except for the Indy 500.


In reply to: Message from gregj.lorenzo at (GREG LORENZO) ([Leica] OT: Anyone Else Watching History in the Making...)