Not quite dead
I'm not dead yet. Just busy. Preparing to move to Kansas where I will be a Jayhawk for two years while attending grad school.
Did you miss me?
Where dreams come to die. Or not. Sometimes Erik says stuff, too.
well, it has come to this. i just cannot find time for this right now, with the work, the softball, the movie-editing, and the finding $800 to pay for the jerk that did a hit and run on me. so, for the time being at least, i'll move the focus to baseball. its not that other things won't be discussed, its that i need a muse that i can handle in small, quick doses. if baseball isn't your thing, then just look at it this way: its better than nothing.
i hate the patriots. the only good thing about this to me is that my team thumped them this year.
you know you missed me.
In fact, I think I'll go for a walk...
wow. what a great way kick off a holiday, phins 29, pats 28. tom brady just gave the game away. my bright spot: the tech connection. thomas, of course, but also morris getting the goalline carries and welker doing a great job in the return game. this win makes this season seem bearable.
i never watched this while it was on, but now that i have watched the series i have to say that it is great. while i found no group for me to truly relate to, one character truly resonated. ken, the asshole. this was a great show that should have lasted.
i'm glad i'm not the only one seeing this thing this way. while you can chalk up my views to pure idol worship, i know for a fact skip is not the biggest fan of bonds.
the list of this year's most trustworthy professions has come out with nurses and grade school teachers leading the way. in fact, all the top professions are ones that people must truly depend on. does it really mater if your car salesman lies about the rust proofing? or course not. but you want to believe the nurse that it'll go away in two days.
the book Grand Canyon: A Different View. has been getting a lot press lately. this is due to it being sold at the grand canyon. what is wrong with that? it is a creationist look at how the grand canyon was formed. they say it was noah's flood. no, really, that is how they explain it. well, wouldn't you know that those liberal science bastards would get all huffy about it. when will they just give into conjecture and follow the one true god?
right off the bat: i went to both national treasure (reluctantly and closer and will relive the experience here. if i happen to give away plot elements or other such spoilers, i apologize in advance. to get them out of the way, the review grade will precede the needlessly inane story of my night.
tech catches a pissed off cal team. this could get ugly. i hope the O shows up. my pick: (and remember my extreme bias) tech 42-38.
in a bad way. i had the pleasure of watching my texas tech red raiders demolish the utep miners in el paso saturday night. while the win filled me with pride, that was nothing compared to the pride i felt being a good fan. an explanation: if you go to a tech sporting event in lubbock, get ready to stand. you will only be sitting during timeouts and halftime. we love our raiders and show it to the bitter end. if you were to look at the crowd at the end of a game you'd be hard pressed to tell the outcome based on bodies: we won't leave if we are getting killed by kansas (again, and again, and again).
before i get to what i have to say, why not go check out what pinto and his commenters said.
well, well, well. i'll bullet point these, so here are my thoughts on all sorts of things in the the order they occur to me.