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Monthly Archives: July 2012

On vacation from my real job, so I am dropping by to see who’s still sniffing around ye olde blog. I know I haven’t really written anything in forever, so to call my writing rusty would be an understatement. Since I’m in the midst of a staycation and I’m already bored, it looks like a good time for a brief revival that will inevitably be destroyed when I return to work. After all, I’m sure a lot of bullshit will be waiting for me when I get back.

I know you’re wondering if anything changed with me since I last disappeared. Other than discovering the comfort and benefits of being in a long-term relationship (I can say that now almost without it sounding forced!) Not a whole lot except for the disappearance of writing from my life.

Also I’m sure you’re wondering What I Think About Stuff, which is what I know you come here for.

1. The election: Last time, I supported Obama, not because I thought he was the solution, but mostly because I thought the Republican Party needed to sit the next few years out and sort of reconsider what they had become. Four years later, not much has changed, to be honest. If there was a better gal/guy out there, I’d vote for that person. But I’ve probably expressed my anathema for Mitt Romney in the past. I would totally vote for the guy who was governor of Massachussetts, but the guy who wanted to become President took him out behind the tabernacle and had him killed. This annoys me to no end. 

2. As a New York Jet fan, this is going to be the worst season ever. The only way this season can be saved is if Mark Sanchez comes out rested, ready, accurate, and on fire. As much as I like Sanchez, this is probably not likely, leading to the inevitable QB controversy with Tim Tebow. After that, there are no good outcomes to for Jets fans. If Tebow takes over for good, get ready to “win games” but never the Super Bowl, as ground-and-pound sounds manly, but is not how you win championships in Roger Goodell’s concussion-free 2012 NFL. If Tebow takes over, fails, and the Sanchez steps up, that’s bad because even if they win the Super Bowl, Jet detractors can always say, “yeah, but you guys all wanted Tebow.” Of course, the worst-case scenario is a 8-8 or 9-7 2012 where no clear winner emerges and the story of 2013 training camp is of course, the QB controversy. Meanwhile, no one still seems to notice that Shonn Greene isn’t good enough to carry an offense.

3. I have become one of those assholes who doesn’t watch TV. I don’t know how this happened, especially when TV is, by all accounts, so good now. Better than ever, clearly. The old days when you could roll out a sitcom set in an apartment with one camera based on a sketchy premise (“He’s a gun-toting rapper! He’s a gay hairdresser! Now they’re roommates! Comedy ensues!) and squeeze two to three years out of it are clearly no more. But due to my social life and my job, TV has been cut out, and now I may as well smoke from a pipe and wear a wool blazer with elbow pads while drinking tea with my pinky as I am reading Balzac. None of which I do, I just don’t have time to watch TV, and even though I’m on vacation and do have time to do so, I’m probably not going to. I hate to admit this, but I think I’ve entirely lost my ability to come home, sit on the couch, and watch television. Un-American, I know. If you’re mad about #1, take that into consideration before you hit the comments box.

4. I’m not one of those people who sits around positing theories on social media. God bless those who have made a living or a name doing this stuff. It beats filling out 1099’s, as I do, but still. It’s an exercise in analyzing air, it seems like. At the end of the day isn’t it about the product? That’s another matter, I think. Anyway, I just want to say that while I sort of enjoyed my time on tumblr, I am basically done with it. Mostly because, tumblr seemed to more about impressing your fellow tumblrites rather than writing, which is fine for many, but never really worked for me unless I wanted to complain about the soups in the cafeteria. I like writing stuff more than two paragraphs, I’m afraid and that simply wasn’t the forum for it. Not getting on my high horse or anything about the short attention spans of today’s kids and the lack of substance and analysis in American discourse. I’m just saying that I prefer to ramble on a little bit and be enjoyed by a wider audience, and WordPress, and other such blogging platforms, are actually much better for that.

I think that’s all for now. This looks disjointed, rambling, and somewhat coherent. Hopefully, it’s like the writing equivalent of WD-40.