Maintaining Radio Silence

March 17, 2009

If a blogger writes a post and never posts it, does it make a sound? The answer to that clumsily-constructed analogy is “no”. I’ve now written three or four posts about how I haven’t been posting, and abandoned them all. How meta. I’m at a crossroads. I don’t see the point anymore, y’know? Either I…
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On Hiatus

March 1, 2009

Has it really been two weeks since I’ve written anything? No–actually I’ve written quite a bit. I just haven’t bothered to post any of it. Just a spot of existential media paralysis I’m working through with limited success. I’ve even started and abandoned a half-dozen “Has it really been X since I’ve written anything?” posts….
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The Day I Got Old

February 14, 2009

We were sitting in the bar last night after volleyballing for a couple of hours. I was in pain, bad pain, my hip killing me and my back sending out subtle hints that "I’m gonna get you tomorrow, you (expletive deleted). I had a league game Wednesday night and played about the best I have…
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Meep-Meep

February 11, 2009

It’s been pointed out that I haven’t been posting lately–not that these people were complaining, mind you, just pointing out a fact. My folks read my blog and when I go days without posting, well, they start to worry that I’m locked up somewhere, in an alcoholic coma, etc etc etc. I’ve once again fallen…
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Parade Ground

February 4, 2009

I have one big problem with parades–all the people. Parades would be great if they were invite-only, with special VIP sections set aside for folks like me. But they aren’t–it’s first-come, first-served, and I’ll be damned if I was gonna go dahntahn at like 3AM to get a spot by the stage. I parked over…
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Beyond Belief

February 2, 2009

It’s gonna take me awhile to believe that the Pittsburgh Steelers actually won the Super Bowl. When I saw Larry Fitzgerald streak into the endzone I came to terms with the loss. We had a great year. We got to the big game. But when you can’t score a touchdown with three tries from the…
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Super Duper

February 1, 2009

Super Sunday. Two weeks sitting on pins and needles and kickoff is just seven hours away. I’m ready–the lid on my emotional kettle is rattling, my hatred for small, inoffensive woodland birds at a fever pitch. I’m gonna go to the gym, have a nice little workout to further stoke the furnace, and get ready…
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Now I’m Ready to Hate

January 29, 2009

Three days to the Super Bowl and I’ve had it with the hype. Two weeks is perhaps enough time for Hines Ward’s MCL to heal but it’s too much time for the chattering classes to talk the game up. A month ago the Arizona Cardinals were the worst team to ever make the NFL playoffs,…
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Don’t Believe the Hype

January 23, 2009

So I’ve been watching ESPN’s Super Bowl coverage for the past week and by far the biggest story so far has been Anquan Boldin’s shocking sideline sucker-punch and attempted strangulation of offensive coordinator Todd Haley. Never before has a coach been the subject of a such a violent felonious assault, and from one of his…
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Reform I Can Believe In

January 21, 2009

Back in 2000 I sold some stock to use as the down payment on my house. I’d bought the stock as part of our employee incentive plan, and after I sold it I of course had to report the income on my taxes. I also had to do all sorts of house-related deducting and assessing…
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