A high school friend of mine who now lives in Portland, Oregon recently posted on Facebook that she was going out to pick berries that day but she was worried about the heat -- it was going to be all of 81 degrees out there!
I wanted to remind her that she might want to visit Georgia more often to gain perspective. That same day, I wrote a story about the temperature here in Macon being 99 degrees with a heat index of 114.
I bring this up because the Warner Robins Little League softball squad is in Portland right now, playing in the semifinals tonight on ESPN2 at 9:30 p.m. against Ohio. After playing in the regional tournament here, with temperatures often in the high 90s, playing in the coolness of a Portland night should be quite the pleasant experience for the WR All-Stars as they seek to defend their title.
As always, the Telegraph is on the scene with reporter Joe Kovac and photographer Grant Blankenship. One might ask why I, as the only former sports writer on staff, is not in Portland, enjoying the pleasant weather. But now that I am currently covering the city, someone has to write about all those pesky health benefits the city workers and retirees may or may not be getting.
Which brings me to another point. While I'm covering the city (and still covering the other beats I have been covering), I may not be posting quite as often until they hire a few more reporters, and I may not get my posts up by noon, which is usually my goal. But I do urge you to check here every day (and tell your friends) for the latest in TV viewing.
TUESDAY'S BEST BETS: A working class guy becomes the "manny" for an attractive blond. No, I'm not talking about "Who's The Boss." It's the premise for the new series "Melissa & Joey" (ABC Family, 8 p.m.), featuring former child stars Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence. I never liked "Who's the Boss" all that much, I'll be skipping this. It's two episodes are followed by a new "Make It Or Break It."
Also on cable, I didn't get sent the latest "Rescue Me" (FX, 10 p.m.), so I can't tell you what it's about, but I plan to be watching, along with "Louie" at 11 p.m.
USA has new episodes of "White Collar" and "Covert Affairs" from 9-11 p.m., while TNT has new episodes of "HawthoRNe" and "Memphis Beat" at the same time.