Thursday, March 22, 2007

Episode IV

Due to a recent convergence of events, most good, others less so but in the end good FOR me, I am finally at a point where I can, well, DO SOMETHING. YAY!

As many of you, my unfaithful readers, know, I've spent the last several years stuck here in Jersey tending to very necessary, if unsatisfying, responsibilities, basically putting on hold the whole "normal life" thing that a human of my age, skill set, and sexiness should be enjoying. Well, that's all settled now. Matters have been attended to to the point that I'm fiiinally back in a position to do, well, whatever the hell I want, wherever the hell I want. Opportunity and choices, and the power for it to affect a great deal. Londo would be jealous.

What to do, where to go? Well, I've decided to invest the time and opportunity in myself, and go back to school. Gonna stay local, finish up my business degree, and then MBA and/or law school. Yes, there's a lot of time involved. No, I'm not a youngster. Yes, it's worth it to me. I am so unsatisfied doing what I've been doing that this is the only logical step I can take in not being involved in the perpetual loop of dissatisfying career/general malaise bordering on unhappiness that I already see in some friends of mine.

This is all very very good. The past few years, I've been some sort of disaffected, disassociated shade of "me;" I've even found myself boring, and considering my healthy ego, that's a feat. Simple fact is, it's hard to be involved in anything around you when you don't really feel involved with your OWN life. Well, all that's done. I'm engaged in the world again, and it's a nice feeling. It's hard to talk to people sometimes when you have absolutely nothing to talk ABOUT. Well, no more passivity. There are plenty of people out there to whom a few big overdue "fuck you"'s are due, and they're coming, don't worry :D

All I'm needing right now is a new local crew. Most of my peeps around here either don't make quality time, suck, or some combo of the two. It's a bitch traveling for an hour plus to have a good time. I'm pretty shy and socially insecure, so making new friends is difficult... okay, maybe that's not entirely accurate. (Was it effective in eliciting sympathy? Gosh, I hope so!) Seriously though, I need people to watch ballgames with, as most of my peeps are total god damn nerds, which is fine, but sometimes ya just gotta de-nerd, get wasted, watch sports, and have meaningless sexin'. So if you know anyone in the NY area like that, (and HUGE bonus if she's an attractive female :D), send 'em my way.

That is my status, that is my plan. The plus side for you, faithless reader, is that I may have actual things on my brain that I'd like to blog about. The downside is that I'll hopefully be too involved in actual "things" to care to take time to blog. We'll all learn to live with the new paradigm. Sorry to all of you nuhds who were misled by the title here, but fictional intergalactic rebellions don't have a monopoly on the satisfaction discoverable in finding a new hope, do they?

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Red & Black

If you have any interest in the character of Batman at all, especially his relationship with his arch foe The Joker, please run, do not walk, RUN, to your local comic book shop and pick up the latest issue, Batman #663, written by Grant Morrison. You will thank me, I promise you.

Friday, February 09, 2007

The End of the Week is Nigh!

Cue dramatic title for the water main break down the street from my apartment. Nothing like waking up on a Friday morning with no water; hence, no shower, etc. Good times!

Tenants in apt. buildings about 40 blocks from me were evacuated on rafts due to waist-high water. It's not exactly a warm day out there either. I can't wait for the temp to drop into the teens tonight, as no water = no heat. Superb start to the weekend :\

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Mooninites Gone Wild!

I'm sure by now we've all heard (and blogged) about this little fiasco that took place in Boston on Wednesday. I link to these two particular articles because they both feature the word "hoax" in their headlines. Let's all take a look at the handy ol'

1. something intended to deceive or defraud

The Boston and Massachusetts governments, as well as many in the mainstream media, are tossing this word around pretty freely in this situation. I'm going to go out on a limb here and state my belief that Turner Broadcasting, Adult Swim, and Interference Inc. had absolutely no intent to "deceive or defraud" anyone with this arguably ill-conceived advertising strategy. Far be it from the media or a municipality with a large amount of egg on its face to show some responsibility in its use of potentially slanderous accusations for the sake of hyperbole.

I'm absolutely loving the Boston government's reaction to this: "we kinda made big buncha fools out of ourselves, therefore, we shall strenuously scream our indignation at what is in truth our own over-reactive blunder, and make sure that those responsible for using these silly techniques to advertise their movie and television program are punished to the fullest extent of the law."

Many of the two or three of you who read this blog are aware of my distaste for the city of Boorish... I mean, Boston. I want to thank the city for once again adding fuel to the fire!

It's too bad there's only one season left of The Wire, as putting this sort of police work and government response in its proper light is the show's bread and butter. How I would love to see Rawls and Burrell deal with this :D

Friday, October 20, 2006

Wake me up in February

Siiiiiiiiiiiiiiigh. A dozen ways to win the game and the Mets don't capitalize on any of them. So goes a team that does not deserve to win. The lowlight: Mets riding wave of momentum after the Endy catch (more on that later)... bases loaded, one out, Valentin up, and K's. A fly ball gets a run in, Wagner pitches the 9th, and certainly doesn't hang a change to Yadier. Such is the game of baseball....

But wow... that Endy Chavez catch. I'm honored to have been in the building and seen that in person. Right afterwards I looked at the guy next to me and said "we're going to be seeing this catch for the rest of our lives." Just unbelievable.

If you do not know the catch to which I refer, you're too much of a nerd. Move along.

Baseball's all done for me. Go... Raiders? Knicks? Islanders? Sun Devils?

Siiiiiiiiiigh. Wake me up when pitchers and catchers report.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Three down, seven to go....

The New York Mets have just finished off the Dodgers in round 1 of the NL playoffs. Next up, either the Cardinals or Padres, where they will not be facing either Carpenter or Peavy in game 1, meaning they will only see the opposing team's ace a max of twice.

To all of the experts out there who predicted a Dodger win... not to sound like a homer, becuase I'm as realistic about my teams as anyone (case in point: I don't think the Mets stand a chance against Oakland, and CAN be Detroit ONLY IF they pitch intelligently to that impatient lineup), but have you been paying attention to baseball at all this season? An opportunistic lineup that can beat you every possible way combined with what may be the best 7-deep bullpen I've ever seen, against a Grady Little managed team? Come on now.

Mets in the NLCS, no matter WHO they play, in no more than 6.

Now all of you help a brother out! Go here and sign up to be eligible for the raffle for Mets World Series tickets! It's a random drawing where those randomly selected get the chance to buy a max of 4 seats to a max of one game, and I NEED NEED NEED to win :) Deadline is Monday 10/9 by 11 PM eastern. So sign up, and help this G go see his Mets in the WS!