Motivation, Engagement Photos, and the Miami HeatShareThis
Happy Why Can’t I Bear Down and Just Get Some Actual Work Done Day. I just can’t get myself in gear.
It’s amazing what not working for a couple days does to my ability to work upon return – it feels like I retired, then my 401k tanked, and now I have to return to work.
What? I stillll have columns to write? But I wrote LAST week!
But, as they say, that’s real life. (I’m assuming most of you don’t consider my job “real life,” but whatever, staring at a blinking cursor on a blank screen has induced many hair-pulling moments.) Fortunately for me, the blog is always fun, since it’s mostly just stream of consciousness writing and cat pictures.
Today’s column for USA Today is on taking a shootout shot, and what that’s like. Wooo to the hoooo!
Let’s talk about some pressing issues of the day:
For football Sunday yesterday I picked up a six-pack of Lagunitas Brown Shugga Ale, because it sounded fun and I was up for something new. Plus, I was in the “Amber/Light” section of the Whole Foods beer thinger, and I assumed it wouldn’t be all that heavy.
Turns out it’s quite dark and strong. How strong, you ask? 9.99 percent, it turned out. For that type of percentage, it was actually pretty decent. Most of that strong stuff tastes like molasses, so I was pleasantly surprised.
Pats/Jets play a week from today, I’m stoked.
Have you ever heard of such a thing called “engagement photos?”
I’d be fully convinced Bri made it up had she not taken pains to show me alllllll of her girlfriends who’ve had them done and posted them on facebook.
Thus, we’re doing engagement photos. My understanding is you give someone a fistful of money, and they take pictures, and then you just….sorta…. have them.
I think they go on “Save the Date” magnets too or something, I dunno.
Anyway, we’re getting ours done when we go to NY for Christmas – I’ll be sure to post some on here, so ya’ll can see my new, fatter self freezing near some landmarks (I’m being overly cynical of course, it’ll be fun to get a bunch of pics done in NYC). I’m pretty sure we’ve selected the Brooklyn Bridge as our primary landmark, barely winning out over Nassau Coliseum.
Any stories on the whole engagement photos situation? I KNOW it’s not a Canadian thing…..
(By the way, below is our “artsiest” photo to date, I personally love the contrast between my fancy new jeans/hat and the old warehouse.)
How about the Miami Heat, eh? 9-8 record after 17 games isn’t quite what we were expecting to see outta them.
I heard something pretty interesting outta Bruce Arthur’s mouth on the Jonah Keri podcast this morning — if this is really that much of a debacle, at what point do you think about a trade? If by mid-season the pieces still don’t fit, can they ever? (FWIW, I think it still can, but I liked Arthur’s argument.)
The Heat with Wade and Bosh and players that equal the worth of Lebron are probably better than having him there. And you can’t trade Bosh, because a)he’s overpaid as is and b) that’s not the problem – the problem is that you have two guys who essentially do the same thing, so you’re cutting their values in half.
You might as well maximize one, bring in a point guard, and if you can, a decent center. Lord knows Wade ain’t go anywhere, so there ya go…..
If the Heat are still hopelessly underachieving in February…..do you trade Lebron?
(A new coach isn’t going to be able to do sh**, by the way.)
I’m excited for winter weather this year.
Last year was my first snowless Christmas of my life, and it was awesome. I was out washing my car on Christmas day in the sun, very pleasant. But now….. two years seems too long to be away from it.
It’s cool here – in the 60′s during the day, down to freezing at night – but that’s not winter weather. I mean, I wanna shovel some snow, warm-up the car in advance and get all rosy-cheeked.
It’s what I grew up on, I miss it.
More hockey stuff coming out soon – tomorrow’s Puck Daddy column is under way!
Let’s have a great week over here at Bourne’s Blog. Thanks for your continued support – especially you, reader who made a generous donation over the weekend. Bri and I greatly appreciate it.