Five Things for Tuesday, December 22nd

1.  I thought the Redskins would lose 30-3 against the Giants, so I wasn’t shocked by the 45-12 ass-kicking they took.  The team is a pathetic mixture of overpriced free agents (DeAngelo Hall, Clinton Portis) and complete cast-off scrubs (Levi Jones, Stephon Heyer, Mike Williams, DeAngelo Hall) with a few actual skilled players left to go through the motions (London Fletcher, Jason Campbell, Andre Carter).  It’s a bad season, the worst I can ever remember.  One can only hope that this is rock bottom, and that next year we can at least earn our self-respect back.

2.  I am totally stoked to begin Christmas vacation in a couple of hours.  Several days of good friends, warm cocoa, my baby and our girls home and happy – it’s going to be awesome.

3.  I hate people who speed down an exit-only lane on the interstate in an attempt to pull ahead of all the cars waiting to go through the bottleneck, thereby causing the traffic to slow even further.  I mean, I HATE them.  If I could legally hunt them like deer, I’d have their heads mounted at my basement bar.  I was talking about them one day at work, and someone admitted that they did that all the time.  My opinion of them actually changed at that moment.  I can’t believe anyone would defend that asshole-ish behavior like there was nothing unusual about it.  I guess we really do live in the Yay For Me, Fuck You Age.

4.  I learned today that Jillian Michaels is a big fan of Lady Gaga.  I don’t think I fall in the target demographic for either celebrity, and yet here I am, a fan of them both.  Strange world.  Usually anything that is popular is something I automatically despise.  I probably would if my wife hadn’t introduced me to them, and I’d be missing out.

5.  I will be getting back to editing my novel hard-core over vacation.  I want to tweak it and finish it, polish it up and send it out into the world to miserably fail on its own merits.  Well, I want it to succeed beyond all my wildest dreams, of course, but one is a little more likely to happen than the other.

About Alan Edwards

Cancer caregiver, writer, accountant, gamer, poolboy, and dispenser of terrible advice that should never under any circumstances be followed.

Posted on December 22, 2009, in Kerfluffle and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. good reflections, glad to meet you.

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