Sunday, October 07, 2007


I was trying to describe to my dad why the only sport I like to watch is hockey, and it mostly had to do with the fact that the players don't have egos. I found these quotes in a 2000 article from Slate that summed it up nicely.

"It is straightforward and unpretentious. Hockey players, all sportswriters seem to agree, are the nicest bunch of guys in professional sports—accessible, courteous, refreshingly modest, if not terribly interesting. Canadian, in other words."


"Crass commercialism is destroying the NBA; the final periods of the Stanley Cup finals didn't even have commercials, because the NHL doesn't allow TV timeouts during overtime. Lazy crybabies abound in baseball; the Stars' goalie tried to blame prescription drugs he was taking for his sub-par performance in the first game, and he was roundly denounced—by his own teammates. Sanctimonious God-squadders, when they're not under indictment, are ruining the NFL; I have never heard an NHL player thank God for his help putting the puck in the net."

I have a very bad cough right now and I'm short of breath. I feel like a 400-lb. man is sitting on my chest and I took a 3-hour nap this afternoon. So much for getting schoolwork done! Although I guess I can't complain, because I did write my daily paragraph...never mind the fact that I haven't written anything in days. BUT, the great thing is that I don't have to write anything new till October 22nd. Everything I have due before that is finished!

Chris talked me into getting a new printer/scanner/copier/fax. It was originally $400, but on sale and with rebates it came down to $150. It's much better than the printer I've had since high school where I had to clean the ink jets after every page. I'll have to find some pictures to scan.

I haven't talked about The Office yet! I'm a bit behind...I'm still working on my second viewing of the first episode. I liked the first episode a lot (Toby as Satan, Creed with the painkillers, fettuccine alfredo to carbo load, Jim and Pam!), and I liked the first half of the second episode. I'll have to get better at posting my thoughts while they're still fresh.

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Blogger B. said...

I must say I've been waiting for you to post about the Office so I can comment. That's sort of your area, so I'll never post about it on my blog, but I would love to comment about it.

I actually fell asleep half way through the second episode and had to finish watching it online, but the first episode was hilarious! Poor Sprinkles.

10/07/2007 7:58 PM  
Blogger Meadow74 said...

Ah yes, and Keanu is a hockey player. :)

I hope you feel better soon!

10/07/2007 9:42 PM  
Blogger RC Cola! said...

Hope you get well soon.

I've enjoyed the first two episodes of The Office this season. Live long PB&J.

10/07/2007 10:44 PM  
Blogger March to the Sea said...

hockey rules. i need to read that article.

Office so far has been "okay" i have to DVR so much the night its on I actually watch it AFTER E.R. then go to bed.i can't come to work and not have the episode behind me you know?

10/09/2007 11:37 AM  
Blogger StickyKeys Says: said...

I like College Football because at that point it's still very much about the love of the game. I can't stand the NFL and highschool football doesn't provide enough skill.

Conversely I'll only watch NBA basketball because of the fun they are able to have when not being jackhats.

10/09/2007 1:28 PM  

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