Rabbit Trail From Real Estate: Kansas Basketball, BBQ, etc

I showed a couple properties this morning and have been looking through the Kansas City MLS for potentially good rental properties that can be had at a significant discount but this post will most assuredly be a rabbit trail running away from real estate.

Kansas Jayhawk Basketball
Last Friday evening I went to Late Night at the Phog.  That’s the annual first night of  college basketball practice for the Kansas Jayhawks, an early adopter of midnight basketball practices.    Despite all the financial turmoil and spoiled closings I always have that third Friday in October when basketball is reborn.    And with it, my soul.  At least through the first Monday in April the following spring.  I know not why I love college basketball so much.  I just do.

Think the recession is over?  (I know what the gov says.  But I say “hooey.”)  Check out this article stating that Allen Field House still has tickets available for the upcoming basketball season.  Can you believe it?  Rare.  People just don’t have the extra coin right now for the luxuries of life.  This is a Top 10-12 team coming in to the season.  I frankly cannot believe it.  But I also don’t have an extra $3,500 – $4,000 for season tickets, either.

BBQ in Kansas City
Ate at Oklahoma Joe’s BBQ the other day.  Man, their meats are smoked to perfection.  But those darn beans are still awful.  That alone keeps them out of my “favorites” list of Kansas City Bar-b-que’s.

I’m thinking of doing a photo-essay of bar-b-q joints in and around Kansas City.  Or getting more specific and just doing my home state of Kansas.  Seems like a great excuse to drive around the countryside and eat.  🙂

My Oldest
As a parent, I love all my kids.  But I want to take a moment and brag on my oldest.   Here he is sitting ranked as #17 in his high school class of almost 400 kids.  He’s never had anything less than a “A” and just finished his first quarter of college calculus with a 103.4 score.  He is busy filling out his college application to Princeton and the University of Kansas Honor’s Program.  Say’s he’ll be happy with either.  Drive’s me crazy he ignores letters from Cornell and Vanderbilt and the like.  But he’s focused on those two schools and I have no doubt he will be successful in life regardless of which program chooses him.


Filed under Kansas City BBQ, Kansas City Sports

6 responses to “Rabbit Trail From Real Estate: Kansas Basketball, BBQ, etc

  1. Oh yeah? Well, my kid can…can….can strike your kid out. 🙂

    I never knew he was adopted. 🙂

  2. I know I’m sounding like a proud papa, but what the hey.

    And for the record, the son I adopted is far more like me at his respective age. Let’s put it this way, Princeton won’t be amongst his options. But then again, it wasn’t an option for me, either. 🙂

    However, he has other skills. He can negotiate the heck out of anything. Bedtime, curfew, allowance, wages, etc. He’s a natural at that. Maybe he’ll be a labor negotiator.

  3. Glenn Mcconell

    I am full Professor in Melbourne, Australian. Get him down here! Whats his main area of interest. I am an exercise physiology and metabolism resaercher (eg, how does exercise improves/prevent diabetes).

  4. Glenn Mcconell

    Gee, sorry, lots of typos. Must be easy to be a Professor down here huh! I wish I could amend my post!

  5. Glenn,

    Ignore my questions regarding where you work on the email I sent. I hadn’t seen these comments, yet.

    Jake likes Australia, he would definitely go… 🙂

  6. Glenn – I tried to email you but the email bounced back. Do you have another email?

    I did look you up so I know you exist. 🙂

    (We get lots of weird “international buyer” emails.)

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