Emptying Out a Cluttered Mind

It’s Tuesday. I’m not sure what that means, really. Just stating the obvious. I guess it means that it’s time to share with you a few random thoughts. So, without further adieu:

It’s a great time to be a New England sports fan. The Sox are in the World Series, the Celtics have their buzz back and the Patriots may well be the best assembled football team ever. These are the glory years.

Two related sports things.

First, Renee and I were never going to have kids. We just weren’t. It wasn’t our thing. Well, that obviously changed with the arrival of Aidan in 2004. Know what else happened in 2004? Yeah, the Red Sox won the World Series.

Well, my loyal readers will know that Erin was born this year — 2007. And, look at where the Red Sox are. The World Series. We are both Sox fans. Have been for life. And, heck, I gotta tell you, if they win this year, that means you can thank Renee and me.

It also means we might have to (at least!) entertain the thought of a third! I mean, Red Sox Nation could be counting on us.

The second interesting thing sports wise is related to my friend, KLC, who just happens to be a huge fan of the team that shall not be named here. Here’s a hint, they were lucky enough to win last year’s Super Bowl.

Well, if you follow football,  you know that November 4 is a huge day. It’s the day when the two best teams in the NFL will play. On the field, you’ll have Brady on one side, Manning on the other.

Off the field, it’s me on one side, KLC on the other. And, based on the results of that game, there will be at least one very interesting blog on November 5. You see, when the Patriots win, KLC has to write a minimum of 400 words about how great of a team they are and how good Tom Brady really is. If for some reason the Colts actually win, then I have to do the same on my blog — post about how good the Colts and Peyton Manning really are.

Should be interesting!

New DVR coming tomorrow, along with a new dish. I’m a little nervous about giving up my TiVo, but Directv doesn’t have a contract with them anymore, so what can I do. I’m sure the DVR will be fine — afterall, it holds 100 more hours of programming than my current TiVo.

I love Pushing Daisies. If you’re not watching, you should. Besides being funny, it has, well, only my favorite Kristin Chenoweth (love her).

Ok, so it’s slipped here and on a few blogs that Bon Jovi is my man crush. Heck, why not, right? Well, I’ve got a new female celeb crush. Maybe crush isn’t the right word. I’m going with intrigue. Who is it you ask? Well, don’t hate me in the morning….but I will say I’m oddly fascinated and intrigued with Kim Kardashian. I know, I know.

I turn (gulp!) 38 in just over a week. Are you kidding me? Thirty-freaking-eight? When did this happen actually? Am I more than half way through my life? These are the things you think about when you are about to turn 38.

And, related to that, I’m going to announce my big plan on my birthday. Time to get the house in order, so to speak. It’s not earth shattering. It’s common sense, and I’m going to rely on all of you to help.

I’ve had two huge customer service sagas in my life lately. I won’t bore you here, but let’s just say I won them both. Let’s also just say that if you ever have to call Verizon customer service, talk to Jackie. I’m sure there are 100 Jackies, but the one I had, well, let’s just say she rocked — and all the Verizon people should know it was her and her alone who kept me a customer. If you know me well, you realize now Jackie should be nominated for sainthood.

Speaking of Jackie, that’s my mom’s name. And, speaking of my mom, it’s clear where I get my sentimental stuff. Just the other day, she hands me a folder of stuff that she thought I’d want to add to this incredible scrapbook she made for me and my siblings years ago.

What was inside? Well, among other things, the first two letters I wrote home from college. Can you believe that? Safe to say I was a naive geek. Excerpts from some of those letters to come.

And, given the spirit of the season, you’ll also soon be blessed with a picture of my candy corn collection. It’s not just any collection, however. Stay tuned to learn more.

What else? I got nothin’.


18 Comments on “Emptying Out a Cluttered Mind”

  1. Stormy says:

    Do you realize I had to listen to some clown yesterday talk about how Tom Brady threw “6 touchdown passes and he even sat out a couple of cycles in the second half.” Yes, cycles, like a football game is like a woman.

    Once again, you will not miss a beat with the new DVR.

  2. Stephanie says:

    I don’t know if I could bring myself to write 400 words on egggh how egggh great Peyton egghhh Manning is. But we all know you won’t be writing , she will. I was rooting SO HARD last night for those Jags, but they just didn’t cut it.

    Can’t wait until November 4th!

    And, I liked this post. You know how to keep the readers coming back wanting more!

  3. Anna says:

    Kristen Chenoweth is on pushing daisies? Like I need another TV show? I LOVE her.

    P.S. I’m so behind on Vegas, but it kind of doesn’t matter. It keeps, like a fine wine.

    I have 68 hours of programming stored on my dvr right now.
    Will I actually get through it all?

  4. Each says:

    i can’t wait to read KLC’s essay, GO PATS!

    (though i must admit to loving Manning’s commercials, gah.)

  5. I love my DVR!! but as Anna said will i actually get through it all? i need to call out sick one day and just watch TV….
    Birthday is coming soon! Yeah!!!

  6. Michelle says:

    The Big Plan…. ooooh…. ahhhhhh…. waiting in suspense.

    In the meantime, yesterday I would have advised that you and Renee procreate as much as you want because you seem to have cute, smart, funny, love-worthy children.

    But today, I change my mind.

  7. Molly says:

    Kim Kardashian??? Noooooo.

  8. elizabethews says:

    I would like to meet this Jackie person and shake her hand. I’m suprised you didn’t boycott them. I’m a fan of Verizon, so I’m glad you stuck with them.

    Do you remember a song by Ween called Push The Little Daisies Up? I don’t, but I’ve heard it twice on XM in the past week and now it’s in my head because you mentioned the show.

  9. Stormy says:

    @elizabeth: Is that the song that Beavis & Butthead made fun of? I know they made fun of a bunch, but the song was brutal. “Push the little daisies & make them come up!!!”

  10. clinkny says:

    M is COUNTING DOWN THE DAYS to November 4th. He talks about it all the time. I’m all “yeah, yeah, can we watch the Hills, please?”

    And I LOVE Pushing Daisies.

  11. Melissa says:

    I love Pushing Daisies. The way it’s narrated reminds me of How The Grinch Stole Christmas.

    And October 30 is National Candy Corn Day, so maybe you can bless us with the picture of your collection that day.

  12. Each says:

    pushing daisies reminds me of that book (and movie) lemony snicket (sp?)

    so bright, a designers dream!

  13. Mike, Stephanie and Each – you guys are going down!

    PEYTON 4 LIFE.

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  15. cdp says:

    2004 was an incredible year indeed. Go Sox. Go Pats.

    And I admire your honest admission of a man-crush. You go, Mike.

  16. FeeFiFoto says:

    Brady? Which Brady? Bobby? Cindy? Or maybe Marsha Marsha Marsha?

  17. Jack says:

    I am a die hard Lakers fan. Lately it has been kind of rough, but one thing makes me smile. And that one thing is knowing that even with KG the hated celtics will still not win another championship.

    Furthermore if there is a G-d I’ll lay money that the Colts spank the Pats. It is bad enough that the Pats stole a playoff game from the Raiders and then stole Randy Moss. Who knew that he was just pretending to be retired.

    And last, the Sox winning the series is one of the biggest aberrations of all time. It screwed up the time space continuum and is responsible for global warming, and the fires in California.

    The best thing that can happen for everyone will be a 4-0 series in which the Rockies win.


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