Monday, March 15, 2010

Ready or Not, Here I Come

I figured it was time to write again. Had a few light thoughts to write down, hopefully later in the week I will get to do some real writing. Hard to find things to write about right now though.

-Of course I would start this off with a Jazz blast. The team has been as fun to watch as I can ever remember, eerily similar to the year they snuck into the Western Conference finals in 2006. The last two games were tough to handle though. When good, the Jazz are amazing to watch. When bad, I feel like every heartbreaking loss they have had over the last 20 years that I have seen is replayed underneath what I am actually seeing, like a terrible flashback montage. I question why I even care about them, think of how even keel my life would be without them. It just doesn't work that way though. You are who you are, and I'm a sports addict. Hope they win tomorrow.

-I've been reading the Tribune Jazz blog for some time now, but the last week has been absolutely phenomenal. Ross Siler is a super-talent of a writer, with "freakish" insight and huge upside. I am sure he doesn't get enough credit for having terrific writing, and if you want to question my judgement, I encourage you to read his stuff. You won't regret it.

-I've discovered a new addiction to add to NPR and sports in my life, and it just so happens to be talk radio. My favorite is Dave Ramsey. I like his financial advice. I love the callers even more. My favorites are the people who call the show that really don't have a question, so they make one up and halfway through admit that it was a dumb idea and just gush about how much they love the show. I'm not mocking, because Ramsey really is pretty cool, and he knows SO EFFING MUCH about finances and taxes and such.

-When I was living in Rebel Creek Apts last year, my roommate Sam and I came up with AABA, (All-American Bad Asses). The list was pretty short in the beginning, basically just John Runyan and on occasion Heath Miller, but I want to add Warren Buffet to the club. The more I read about Buffet, the more I realize that this guy is just a baller. Bought tons of shares of Goldmans when everyone was saying it was stupid, and turned it into a hugely lucrative investment. Plus he rocks the combover. You would think $40 billion US might influence a guy to change his looks. Not Warren. What a BAMF. He's my hero.

-Last week I put my tastebuds to the test and tried to tell the difference between Sprite and Sierra Mist. I lost, but it gave me the idea to try out a bunch of different stuff and see if I can tell the difference. This week I'm going to test Orange Juice. If you can think of something you want me to test, leave me a comment. I want to try and do at least one a week.

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