Category Archives: Life

Clean out your ears

It’s Hump Day!

But in Montana, apparently the wind was blowing kinda hard, and the locals thought they said…

Ski Jump Day

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So now they have snow. On September 10th. And more on the way.

Man, that is early.

Listen more carefully, folks.

That thing you do

Today the very funny folks at College Humor posed the question –

What if things we did religiously had their own religion?

They developed religions for things like…

  • The weekly TV dramas and sitcoms that we can’t miss
  • Our morning Starbucks run
  • The smartphone permanently attached to our hip
  • Workouts
  • Takeout

You get the drift.

I could add even more activities like making my bed (a holdover from my childhood), walking the dog and playing Candy Crush before bed.

And while I am definitely a member of the TV viewership religion, I participate in a more radical faction –

daily tv show fellowship

 

(The DVR made me do it.)

The letter Z

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Tonight was sponsored by the letter Z…

…as in I fell asleep on the couch soon after I ate dinner, and woke up around 11.

(Perhaps it was sponsored by many Zzzzzzzzz’s.)

When I did wake up, my first thought was, “Man, I”m ready for bed.”

I must be catching up on sleep I lost back in college or something.

That’s a thing, right?

Advantage, Federer

Noshikori and Cilic in Monday night’s US Open Men’s Final?

Tennis fans are in shock.  (I include myself.)

But I would guess most perplexed are the organizers of the US Open themselves.  They wanted Roger Federer in that final game and, I contend, gave him every advantage to get there.

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Just take a look at his schedule:

  • Aug. 26th — Round 1, night match, Arthur Ashe
  • Aug. 29th — Round 2, night match, Arthur Ashe
  • Aug. 31st —  Round 3, last match of day session, Arthur Ashe
  • Sept. 2nd — Round 4, night match, Arthur Ashe
  • Sept. 4th —  Quarterfinals, night match, Arthur Ashe
  • Sept. 6th —  Semifinals, rain delayed to early evening, Arthur Ashe

If he were the #1 seed, or the #1 player in the world, you could argue that Federer was given more night matches due to his position.  But Djokovic occupies both of those spots, and he played primarily day session matches — was even scheduled in Louis Armstrong one afternoon.

If organizers cite TV ratings as justification for the schedule,  I call foul.  Federer was able to march through the draw without being forced to endure court temperatures over 100 degrees like every other player….

And that’s an unfair advantage.

 

How I Should Have Met Your Mother

I was horrified by the series finale of How I Met Your Mother.

If you don’t know how it ended oh so many months ago, stop reading.  But suffice it to say, the last episode was like a sledgehammer to the very foundation of the show’s premise, crumbling its emotional center, its heart and its credibility.

It was awful.

Soon after the show’s creators and CBS were inundated with bad reviews and poor comments, it was revealed that there was an alternate ending that would be included on the DVD.  It has now been leaked.

It is perfect.

http://youtu.be/tLKKbXsbYbY

Whoever got to choose the version that aired?

Bad decision.

 

85 and counting

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A very happy 85th birthday to Bob Newhart, my favorite TV psychologist, innkeeper, Papa Elf and librarian!

Funny is funny is funny.  – Bob Newhart

I got a little color

Another day in the bright sunshine at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center has left me happy, hot and headed for the couch where I intend to be a slug all night.

This is a slug.

slug
Who knew being lazy could look so good?