Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Some random thoughts

I apologize for my lack of blogging lately, there really is no excuse other than I haven't felt like it. I have a few things on my mind that I would like talk about today, so here it goes.

My wife is leaving me home alone for the next five days. She decided to take a mini vacation to go see her sister in Missouri while I'll stuck at home working. This will be the longest time that we've been apart probably since we started dating two years ago. It will be just like my bachelor days for the next five days with a few exceptions. First and foremost is that I'm married, second I no longer live in the world's smallest apartment and third there's candles all over my apartment. I just wish that I still had my old brown recliner so I could sit back with a cold beer and watch sports like I often did in my bachelor days.

This Saturday I will return to Autzen Stadium for the first time since that horrible day back in December of 2007. While the spring game isn't a real game, it will give me something that resembles football and might be enough to get me through the next few months.

I woke up on Sunday and there was snow on my car. Normally that wouldn't be a problem but Sunday was April 20! It's spring dangit! I want sunshine!

That brings me to my next subject, global warming. I haven't really researched it enough to have an opinion one way or the other but I do question what makes Al Gore an expert on it. The dude has degree in government and journalism or maybe it's the year of divinity school that he attended, I don't know. Now to my main point here. Why did Time Magazine see it fit to change one of the great photographs in American history for their special environment issue? The Raising of the Flag at Iwo Jima is an Iconic photo and the fact that Time replaced the flag with a tree for the cover of one their issues is disgusting and the editors should be ashamed of themselves. It's not the fact that it was used for an issue on global warming that makes me mad, it's the fact that they changed a great American photo.

Next Sunday I will be running my fourth marathon in the last two years. I'm not in peak Marathon shape, actually I'm kind of fat to be running a marathon right now but I'm going to do it anyways. I have no illusions of beating my pr of 3 hours and 25 minutes, actually if I can get my fat butt across the finish line in four hours, I'll probably do cartwheels. Realistically I just want to finish, which should not be a huge issue.

That's all I've got for now, I promise that I'll try to update my blog more in the future.

1 comment:

justin ubel said...

I don't know which of your 4-posts-in-one I should comment on. I do agree with your assessment of Iwo Jima. Seems a bit excessive. Good luck on the marathon. Since you're a bachelor for the week, you should drive to P-town.