Some random thoughts and notes as we head into the final weekend of July.

Did you ever notice that during a power failure at night you still turn on light switches?  Our power went out around 12:30 this morning and the first thing we did was grab a flashlight.  Yet I still walked into rooms and instinctively turned on switches for the lights.  By the way taking a shower by candlelight at 2am was certainly different.

Following an 8-game road trip the BlueClaws are back in Lakewood for a weekend series against the West Virginia Power.  The 3-game set includes fireworks tonight and the annual Bruce Springsteen Appreciation Night on Saturday.

After the weekend the BlueClaws go back on the road for 7 games before returning to FirstEnergy Park on August 8th.   The team is just two games out of first place in the South Atlantic League’s Northern Division second half standings.

Hopefully the weather will cooperate Saturday when hundreds of former Brick football players along with family and friends gather at Windward Beach to celebrate legendary coach Warren Wolf’s 85th birthday along with five decades of guiding the Green Dragons.  The event is scheduled to begin in the early afternoon and run until about 8pm.

For what it’s worth sometime this week marked my 33rd anniversary at WOBM….17 more and I get an extra vacation day.

While on the subject of anniversaries it was on this date 33 years ago that the move “Amityville Horror” debuted in theatres across the country.  Much of the film starring James Brolin, Margot Kidder, Rod Steiger, Murray Hamilton and Don Stroud was shot in Toms River.  I remember getting to go behind the scenes the year before during the filming outside the home used on Brooks Road near Water Street in Toms River.  It was an exciting time with most of those involved in the filming staying at the Holiday Inn and regularly seen around the area.

Truthfully I thought the movie was terrible but it grossed some $86 million and was a huge box office success.