I did a little tribute to Steve W yesterday and sort of enjoyed it. I've left the "Daily Bumble" name aside as a one day homage to Steve's Babbles.
Instead of a bumble or babble I decided to stick to 3 topics close to me.
2) Media - be it TV, radio, movies, newspapers (what are they?) etc..
3) Life - as in, the things that happen while I'm living. We'll leave the after life stuff for that other thread - though I promise to write from the after life should it prove to be feasible.
Again, not sure how much time or stamina I'll have for this (or whether anyone gives enough of a poop to read it), but for today, for starters, I offer 3 bits of rants.
Feedback welcome (good or bad - seriously, I can handle the bad)
--------------------------------------------------SportsFree Agency/Cap space/Bird rights/LLE etc...
Sometimes I feel like the little kid who puts his fingers in his ears and hums really loud to avoid hearing whatever is being said to him. When it comes to all of the complexities about the NBA Cap system I just can't handle it. I love following player movement, but the salary implications just make me nutty. So I blindly choose to ignore them whenever possible. I can rationalize that they exist, and that they are a factor in every move, I just can't be bothered by them. When moves happen, I'm curious to see how a guy works out in his new digs, but how he got there has become too nauseatingly complicated for me. (and I do appreciate Roy's efforts at making some sense of this quagmire
I long for a simple player for player swap based on what a team needs. The fact that an expiring contract often holds more value than what a guy can do on the court displays the kookiness of the current structure.MediaSlave to Tivo
Do you ever feel like the convenience of a DVR has begun to rule the way you watch TV now? I've had the same Tivo for 5 years now, and I can safely say it has, at times, altered MY schedule for fear of screwing up its schedule. I understand there are more there are newer versions of Tivo out there, but I am also slave to the lifetime subscription I bought into many moons ago ($200 up front, as opposed to $20 a month for eternity). The deal only works for the unit I'm on, and I refuse to let go of the sweet deal - even though I'mm about 3 years into the "gravy" portion of the lifetime deal.
Anyhow, the original point is, that I have a hard time watching live TV now - especially sporting events. I'll actually find something to do so that a game can record and I can watch it under my control. I find this to be a really queer thing ("queer" as in "odd").
I love my Tivo, and I can't imagine TV without any more, but I do resent that it has started to rule my viewing habits.LifeLying
We all do it some level or another. Some lies are obviously worse than others. For today I'd like to discuss perhaps the toughest lies: the ones you tell to yourself. Specifically, I'm currently dealing with a hardheaded redheaded
6 year old, who has been honing her skills at lying.
This is not unusual. All kids lie to cover up something they did or didn't do. My particular bone to pick has been that she has actually convinced herself that an absolutely ridiculous premise is THE TRUTH.
When I say ridiculous I mean something that she clearly knows to not be true. Something like not knowing what "stop" means. My daughter is headed into first grade and reads at a 4th grade level - SHE KNOWS WHAT STOP MEANS. And yet, when pressed she will not admit that she is lying. I have tried all angles of trying to point out how insulting her lies are, but more so have tried to have her ask herself for the truth.
Maybe I'm reading too deeply into the psyche of a stubborn little kid. I've certainly had my own share of things that I've somehow rationalized or shoved to the side of my mind so that I don't have to deal with the truth of the matter. I just don't want her to grow up and have lies be her way of coping with reality. As much as I hate being lied to, I more so hate that she is not recognizing that she is lying to herself, and that she doesn't feel comfortable enough admitting she is wrong over a trivial matter.
Can't wait for the teens!