Thursday, June 19, 2008

Random Thoughts

A bit on the stream-of-consciousness side, just to spew out everything I've thought "hey, I should write this down" over the past week.

  • It's really sad when a dog is no longer able to wag their tail - which happened to Maggie last night because the tumor on her hip is completely compressing nerves.
  • If you ever find out Bennett Salvatore is officiating a NBA game, get your bet in immediately.
  • I'm not really happy that the Celtics won as much as I am that Kobe Bryant lost.
  • If body wraps are so effective, how come we don't hear more about them?
  • I don't know if I should be surprised that aspartame converts to formaldehyde upon heat exposure, or if I shouldn't be surprised because most diet drinks have a foul taste.
  • Having two adults, two kids, and one dog in one bed is not comfortable, but it is funny.
  • Why do all kids shows have to have audience instruction and participation? Even my four-year old son is sick of Dora, Diego, and Backyardigans telling him to pretend-climb, jump, or sing. Maybe this means we can move on from these shows soon.
  • If you'd ventured to guess several years ago that I'd be able to communicate instantly with dozens of people from grade school, high school, college, poker games, old jobs, current jobs, and fraternity brothers, I'd have thought you were delusional, but it is eerie to see who finds me on Facebook nowadays.
  • I don't think I've ever cared so little about politics at a time when I should be caring the most.
  • I did not think I would eventually be writing several thousand words per day as a job.
  • If I did, I expected I'd be traveling a bit more.
  • Why would anyone think shutting down Park Avenue is a good idea?
  • I didn't know self-Googling was addictive.
  • It is amazing how a sleeping baby can cause relaxation in any circumstance - even in the office, writing a proposal, with one hand because the other is holding and patting the baby to sleep.
  • Why are the only two sites I regularly see ads for on ESPN the two sites most prevalent in recent cheating poker scandals?
  • Do flat registrations at the WSOP represent a decline in poker interest, or the crappy economy?
  • With everything else from the 80's coming back into vogue, it's good to see that "Die Yuppie Scum" is again alive and well before New York loses any more of its character to Sex-and-the-City wannabes.
  • I wish CNN had waited until right before I was going to a casino before they put out a list of ways to make quick money. The #1 way given was to head to the casino - which is definitely the best thing you could do when tight on funds (/sarcasm)
  • More evidence athletes are different than us: When we're hurt, or need surgery, we generally limit our activity or curl up on the couch or in bed before needed surgery. Tiger Woods plays 91 holes of golf, wins a few million, then has surgery for a torn ACL. NH, GG, well played sir.
  • A dry-erase board and a palette full of markers can provide hours of enjoyment for a toddler. She'll even draw all over herself, prompting laughs from coworkers.
  • You know you have a quiet child when they are with you in the office for an hour and a half - and no one realizes she's there until it's time to go.
  • I hope Willie Randolph got something extra for flying out to California, coaching the Mets for a win, then getting fired at 3 AM - besides the plane ticket home.
  • Another thing to be avoided at 3 AM - waking up because your four-year old has decided it is time to get up and has turned on the shower - and let it run, and run, and run....
  • Strangely, with the NBA Finals over, there may not be another sporting event I care about until September.
  • Read that last sentence again, then remember which page you're on, to see how strange a sentence that is.

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