Random notes and thoughts on the first weekday of August:

Capped my weekend with a visit to the new Toms River location for Burger 25 on Route 37 just east of Hooper Avenue where Wolfie’s Restaurant used to be. The new place is larger with plenty of parking spaces and if last night was any indication they will need them as business was very good. So was my burger and onion straws.

I have not yet tried the milk shakes but they look amazing and one of these days I’ll give it a shot.  Good luck to the Vetter Family and it looks like the move will certainly pay off.

Two sports-related programs I watched over the weekend that I highly recommend.

The Weight of Gold on HBO is a one-hour documentary narrated by swimmer Michael Phelps which gives you a shocking look at the mental health challenges facing Olympic athletes.  It is shocking and disturbing.

A Most Beautiful Thing (On Demand) is a documentary film whose timing could not be better as it chronicles the first African American high school rowing team in the country made up of men who were in some cases in rival gangs from the West Side of Chicago.  To watch them overcome what they did and then reunite twenty years later is something to truly celebrate and it’s a film that should be watched by all.

The debate rages on: is it Pork Roll or Taylor Ham?  You can help decide the issue tomorrow (Tuesday) morning by casting your vote and picking up a free breakfast sandwich, coffee and juice at Complete Care Shorrock Gardens in Brick (75 Old Toms River Road) from 7:30 a.m. -9:30 a.m.

You don’t even have to get out of your car as it’s a drive-thru event sponsored by Complete Care at Shorrock Gardens in conjunction with A Need We Feed, who will be selling tickets for a 50-50 raffle.   For what it’s worth most of us know if you live around here it’s pork roll.

I’m going to save talking about the Mets and the man I blame for all my years of frustration for another day, possibly tomorrow.

I will say the Yankees lineup is frightening and every at-bat by Aaron Judge is an event all by itself.


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