Friday, April 20, 2012

I'm still around

Going through a phase where I'm questioning whether or not I want to continue with this page, and if so... if I want to replace it with a newer/more specified blog... or just quit the whole thing all together.

I would, however, like to say that the "Vikings threatening to move" story isn't hitting me the way that I thought it would.  I thought I'd be devastated at the thought, fearing for my favorite team... that whole shebang.

Instead, I'm just resigned.  It's going to happen.  The worst part is that it's going to happen not because of a greedy owner or some outside force demanding the team to LA, like I sort of imagined... but because of politics, and two sides who'd rather blame the other side for losing the team rather than doing anything substantial to get the damn thing done.  (Of course, this is what politics is, and much more serious matters have not gotten done just because the other side wants to use the blame game into a couple more votes.)

It's kind of why I'm always torn on whether or not I should actually vote.  I know the arguments for voting and all, but then all the petty bickering gets in the way of actually getting work done--and I'd feel I'd be participating in a huge sham, which makes me feel dirty.

I don't know.  The Vikings are going to leave.  Everything revolving around Minnesota sports is miserable right now (well, I guess the Twins actually split a series with the Yankees... so they won two more games than I was expecting.)

Other things going on right now:
-Levon Helm of The Band died yesterday.  Vocalist (maybe the best singer in a group filled with a lot of them), drummer, possessor of an awesome beard... and the coolest guy in The Band, judging by The Last Waltz documentary.  I don't know why, but I always imagined myself meeting him one day, thanking him for being a cool person.  And then he'd thank me, and we'd become pen pals or something.  I don't know why I'm sharing this right now.

The worst part was that the death came two days after it was announced that he was indeed dying from cancer.  It happened with Harmon Killebrew as well (although I think in Harmon's case, he actually wrote the announcement rather than the family).  I guess it just feels like after such an announcement/farewell to the world, you should deserve a good few last weeks/months on Earth to spend time with and say goodbye to your family.  I guess it doesn't work that way.

Also, I keep saying that I hate it when I see people posting/reminiscing about recently deceased celebrities, because it always seemed phony to pretend you cared about someone like... say, Whitney Houston.  But then a celebrity I actually like passes away, I legitimately get sad.  So maybe I shouldn't be so damn judgmental.

I haven't been doing much else as of late.   Sort of in the routine of things right now... but actually enjoying the routine for a change.  Been playing a lot of games.  Not the big Mass Effect 3s of the world, but smaller ones that I find for $1-5... or sometimes free.  It's a little nice, in that it makes me feel like I'm supporting a small developer instead of the big corporate behemoths that the gaming industry is littered with... but I'm not really, because I just buy the damn games when they're at their cheapest.  But still.  It's a good feeling even if it's a lie.

I might be going to a Pokemon art exhibit tonight.  That's exciting.  Either that or go see Cabin In The Woods again.  Probably Pokemon though.

Cabin In The Woods was one of those things that I thought about writing a post for--then just let it slip away because I felt I had nothing interesting to say.  Especially with this movie--because there's already a strong desire not to reveal anything about it (cause it was apparently better knowing nothing about it--although, granted, it turned out to be 100% true)--I can't say "it's a great movie even though I can't reveal what makes it great" without feeling like a fraud of some sort.

Happy April, by the way.

Also, Joe... quite down for a Saints game at some point this summer.  (Or even the Twins...)  Let me know when you're back in the cities.  

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