Sunday, July 20, 2008

Almost forgot....

It is with mixed emotions that I let the world know that I am no longer a season ticket holder for my beloved Maryland Terrapins football team. I had been one since 2001, but with the arrival of child #3, I decided that it is too much of a time commitment now to go to every home game. One day, down the road, I will get them again, but for now I'll be content to sit at home and watch them when they are on TV, instead of in the stands in the hot sun with a beer buzz. Did I mention the 46" LCD??? Now that I think of it, maybe it won't be such a bad thing watching the games at home on my couch. :)

Are you ready for some football????

It's that time of year again! Football camps all over the country are opening up and that can mean only one thing: Fantasy Football. This year, I'm doing something different. I've started a league consisting of only people related to me. So far I have 6 teams and am hoping for 8. A few people have declined the offer, but I think I can squeeze two more out. The party poopers may sit on the side and open our beers for us as we progress through the season. I decided to do it among family to make it more fun. I've been in leagues in the past where I didn't know everybody in the league and it didn't end up being as enjoyable as it could have been. In a league where everybody is related, the trash talking could get interesting. Then again, maybe it won't. I thought about asking my younger cousin, but didn't know if his parents would be cool with it since everybody is chipping in some real money to make the season all the more interesting.

To add to my excitement about the season, I'll be enjoying the games on my new 46" Sony LCD in my family room. Football in HD makes everything better. So hopefully the season will be fun and those that participate will have a good time. One thing I've learned about fantasy sports is you don't need to know jack to be successful and if you know everything it doesn't mean you'll win in the end. All it takes is for one or two of your best players to be injured and your season is adrift in hopelessness. So here's to a fun filled NFL season!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Who was Murphy anyway?

Murphy's law strikes again! Why is it that things only go wrong at work when you aren't there? I'm supposed to be enjoying the birth of my third child without work ever crossing my mind. But no, good old Mr. Murphy has to raise his head and bite me in the neck. Hopefully they'll get things back in order tomorrow, but I'm betting I'll be back on the phone at some point giving some support in some way. Yay! I should be paid more $$.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

When are you going to blog again?

That's the question I got. Truth be told, I often think about it, and there is plenty going on in my head, but to avoid controversy, I leave them right there. Being an introvert, I internalize damn near everything. I have always said it is much easier for me to write things than it is to say them. Starting this blog was supposed to help me get those things swirling around in my head out, but I just haven't had much latelty that was burning to get out. Most of my posts in the past have been beer related and there has been plenty of that going on. Brewing that is, but I felt like that was all that I ever wrote about and that can become boring unless you are a beer brewing nut too.

Politics is another arena that of late, I've had much to say, but I've kept that to myself as well. Most of my views are in contrast to people that are close to me, and rather than incite a riot, I just keep them inside. It is easier that way.

For those of you who have wondered what may be wrong with me, it is nothing more than an introvert thirsting for some time to be alone in my own head. I've had so very little opportunity for that recently that it has caught up with me, thus making me 'Oscar the Grouch'. Nothing more than that, I assure you.