Creativity, by God.

Glad to know that it hasn’t left me completely.  I have sat down numerous times in the past couple weeks trying to start a new story about a radio DJ in a small Midwestern town (writin what I know, Jen) and I didn’t really know anything except that that guy would be in it.  I would sit and lament that all the academic drivel I’ve had to produce this semester crippled me somehow and stole my ability to think outside that strict and stiff discourse.  But ah, not the case!

I got something started today, and it felt really nice.  Y’know, I’m finding that it is so much damned easier to write about someplace you’ve been, something you’ve done, some situation you’re familiar with.  There’s a lot less about the environment you have to imagine to life, leaving you only concerned with the lives of the characters and their relations.  It’s nice.

Well, time for me to watch 24 and Smallville now, so that’s where I’m at on that… tomorrow is going to be the Final Video Address of the Semester, so look for that, eh?

If you’re going to be in ER this weekend, see you there!


Following a long NFL conversation with Josh Schneider this morning, I see good reason to prognosticate on the remaining NFL season as it stands this Monday morning.  Me thinks I smell a feature for Mondays the rest of the year…

Josh contends that there is a “conspiracy” in the NFL, not only to have the NFC playoffs all travel through Green Bay, but also for Brett Favre and the Pack to hoist a Lombardi Trophy in San Diego in January as a “farewell” to Favre, who will announce his retirement shortly thereafter.  I believe Josh to be full of shit, and I’ve told him as much.  Here is how the playoffs will shape up:


As you can see, yesterday’s game will wind up costing the Packers a first-round playoff bye and what would’ve been a home game in Rd 2.  In the AFC, Jay Fiedler back in the lineup and the overall parity in the conference will get the Dolphins a home game in the Divisional Round, but they will choke as usual, and San Diego’s youth will be exposed when the Senior NFL Tour drops by from upstate.  The only thing I’m changing my mind about already is that it will, in fact, end up being OAKLAND that wins the Super Bowl, not Tampa.  The savvy Raiders will find a way to score more than 23 points in that game, putting it out of reach for the O-less Bucs.

So yeah, Super Bowl matchup: Tampa Bay vs. Oakland, Raiders win.

Greatest travesty in the playoffs: Philly’s loss of Donovan McNabb.  With him under center, they had a legitimate shot at winning out for the year, and later winning the conference, but with Koy Detmer @ QB, they will win 3, lose 3, and quickly and silently bow out in the Wild Card round.

firing from the hip since 2002