I might have eluded the police last week. I’m not 100% sure, but I think it’s possible. I was on my way to Sears to pick up my new slowblower and I was probably driving 10 MPH or so over the speed limit, when I blew right past a cop who was parked on the side of the road. I typically do drive above the speed limit on this road out of habit – it’s the road I take to get to my hockey games and I’m used to driving them late at night when nobody is out.

Anyway, I looked in my rearview mirror and I saw the cop pull out onto the road and come in my direction. The sirens were not on, but cops don’t always put them on – some put them on when they get closer to you. I then turned a corner and thought “I’m gonna play this one safe” so I made an immeadiate turn into some office park and curved around a building and sat there for about 60 seconds. I know, I know, I can’t believe it. I’ve never felt the urge to outrun or hide from the cops, but on this day I just didn’t want to deal. And I still don’t know for sure if he was coming after me or just changing locations. But I’d like to think I outsmarted them. Sigh.

By the way, I’ve been seeing a lot of baseball headlines about this guy Kosuke Fukudome, who recently signed with the Cubs. I don’t really care how he does or who he plays for, I’ve already made up my mind on the pronunciation of his last name. I’ll leave it to your imagination, but no matter what the actual pronunciation is, it doesn’t matter. He’ll always be……..well, you know.