November 19th, 2008


Writer's Block: Goal!

Goooooooooaaaaaaaaalllllll! Today marks the anniversary of football (soccer) star Pele's 1000th goal. Why has professional footie never caught on in the United States?

Because apparently Americans are into more violent (American football) and boring (baseball and football) sports. And besides, they wouldn't want to play any sport that pansy Europeans (um, and Asians and South Americans and everybody else) play. *snerk* My thing is, if you can watch and enjoy hockey, you'd have to like soccer even more, because you can *see* the ball, as opposed to a hockey puck, which is all but invisible to the spectator. Also, soccer players are very often HOT. Are there hot hockey players? Who knows, they're all behind face masks! I'm not a sports person but I have watched parts of various soccer games on TV and they seem pretty exciting. Basketball would be as exciting except at least for pro ball, it doesn't look hard enough. The baskets should be raised 2-3 feet and then it'd seem hard. Soccer actually looks to be something that requires skill and strategy and finesse, not simply being 7-ft. tall.

"Doofus" is Harry's nickname for a reason...

Harry always has to peek into any cup I've drunk out of, so it was with great amusement that I watched him stick his face -- half his head, really -- into a plastic cup. And get it stuck on his face. And run around in a panic with a blue plastic cup where his head should be. Three times!

Such an America's Funniest Pets moment, but too quick for any camera action.
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From thefridayfive:

1. Could you live without your phone for 1 week for $500?
Sure! Hook me up!!!!!

2. Whom do you talk to on the phone the most?
Caleb. 95/100 of my personal calls are from him. At work I get only a few calls a day.

3. Whom do you no longer talk to on the phone but wish you still did?
Kristina. We do talk occasionally, but randomly. I don't know why, but I much, much prefer talking to her in person.

4. If you could get a hold of one celebrity phone number, whose digits would you want?
I haven't the faintest idea.

5. Do you talk on the phone more or less than you used to?
More, I think, and that's mainly because I have been working on my long, long-standing phobia about phones. I've tried to normalize phone calls and it's had some effect; I pick up the phone at work when I need to, I can call a customer service line without angst, more and more can place a call that formerly would've taken weeks' delay. I'm not perfect but much better.