Sunday, December 14, 2008

It's Official

We suck. I realize we're only 7-7, but this is the second time we've played pathetically against a sad, lousy team. Previously, we lost to the winless (at the time) Rams. And now we lose to the Bengals, who had only one win going in to today's game. It's really sad. I don't know what the problem is. We've got the 2nd or 3rd rated RB in Portis. We've got the 2nd rated TE in Cooley. We've got a top 10 WR in Moss. We've got a top 10 QB in Campbell. Our defense is one of the tops in the league in several categories. But our offense just can't seem to get it together.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Stephen King's Dark Tower

I'm a little sad... Anyone who has read one of my various online profiles knows that one of my favorite books (or series of books) is Stephen King's Dark Tower series. In said series, there exists in our world a vacant lot in NY City. Amid the rubble and garbage of this lot is a solitary rose. If you have read the books, you know what I'm talking about. If you haven't, it would take too long to explain the significance of the rose in this lot. When people walk by the lot, it's like they hear a choir of angels singing in thier heads. It puts them in an inexplicably good mood. They don't know why they are happy or where the joy comes from. They just know the world seems a bit brighter when they walk down this particular street.

Anyway, for the past few months, there has been a vacant lot next to my office building. This lot is strewn with rubble and refuse. On the fence in front of this lot is a sign for the company of Greenbaum & Rose. When I walk by this lot (about 2-4 times a week), it reminds me of the significance of this rose in the vacant lot in the books. That is, to say, its importance is that of the survival of all reality.

When I walked by the lot yesterday, for the first time, the fence door was open. there were workers laying down blacktop. When I walked by today, the job was complete. No more rubble. No more glass. No more garbage, though knowing D.C., that will soon change. The fence is half hanging off its posts. No more fantasies about the rose in the vacant lot. Now, it's just another section of D.C. street.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Too Funny!!

Ok, so I'm reading a list of E-Exclamation Point's Best of 2008 Top 10 whatevers. The last one is Top 10 Time Sucks. Lo and behold, two of my favorite pastimes are at #'s 9 and 10! Love! It! Of course, posting this, I am now thinking that this makes my life sound pretty pathetic... Oh well. If you're reading this post, you've probably read others on this blog, and already knew that.

Say, that reminds me, I know my last post seemed a bit random. I don't know what made me think of it, and looking back, I realize that without some sort of context, it seems an odd thing to post about. Then again, as I said above, if you're reading this post....