Today on the blog:
So let's get busy!
"We don't go on because we're ready; we go on because it's 11:30 on a Saturday Night."
Saturday Night Live
It was Saturday, March 2, 2013 that I first posted something to this blog, a brief intro and a little bit about my mission. I was so happy with this shiny new blog toy that I posted 4 other things the same day!
I've learned its important to pace myself, particularly as I saw this as a long term exercise so I limit myself to 1 post a day and don't beat myself up if I miss one or two.
And what exactly IS the point of this exercise? Simply put, it is to write something.
|David's brain is finally |
getting the professional attention
it truly needs.
By the way, this blog is not the only thing celebrating a birthday this weekend.
I posted this on my Twitter yesterday:
Normally on Sunday I post something called This (Non) Sporting Life which is a blog post about sports by a guy who does not know a lot about sports. With that in mind and while checking Wikipedia for persons who shared this date (March 2) as a birthday, I noticed these people:
- 1972 – Michael Buskermolen, Dutch footballer
- 1973 – Trevor Sinclair, English footballer
- 1978 – Giannis Skopelitis, Greek footballer
- 1979 – Damien Duff, Irish footballer
- 1979 – Nicky Weaver, English footballer
- 1980 – Édson Nobre, Angolan footballer
- 1980 – Chris Barker, English footballer
- 1982 – Kevin Kurányi, German footballer
- 1982 – Ben Roethlisberger, American football player
- 1982 – Corey Webster, American football player
- 1983 – Kolawole Agodirin, Nigerian footballer
- 1983 – Lisandro López, Argentine footballer
- 1985 – Reggie Bush, American football player
- 1985 – Suso Santana, Spanish footballer
- 1988 – Edgar Andrade, Mexican footballer
- 1988 – Chris Rainey, American football player
- 1988 – Geert Arend Roorda, Dutch footballer
- 1989 – Alemão, Brazilian footballer
- 1989 – Toby Alderweireld, Belgian footballer
- 1989 – André Bernardes Santos, Portuguese footballer
- 1989 – Shane Vereen, American football player
- 1990 – Rauno Alliku, Estonian footballer
I just thought that was weird.
Today is also the birthday of Theodore Geisel also known as Dr. Suess. So in honor of the anniversary of this blog and inspired by the birthday of Dr. Suess, a bit of verse if I may.
Today is the birthday of a blog.
No, not of a frog
No, not of a shknog
Most certainly not of a woo-wog.
But of a blog.
A blog? A blog?
What is this thing, a blog?
A blog is a log
No, not that kind of a log
Not one of wood
But one of wood of would be good
If I need a place to sit
When I no longer stood
But this log is not of a tree
A tree that is brown with leaves of green
But a log is a place where I write
On the light of a screen
A blog is a log of the thoughts
That run 'round in my nog
Thoughts that are smart
And thoughts that are stupid
Thoughts from my heart
And thoughts that are fahloopid
So happy birthday to you my blog
You are the bloggiest blog
You track the thoughts from my noggiest nog
And I haven't the foggiest fog
On how to end this rhyme
So I will just end it at this time
With a last note to each mother and brother
To each kuhnother and blutrother
To just be good to one another.
Amended: Sunday, March 2nd, 2014, 6:56 PM EST
I decided at the last minute not to be a stick in the mud and actually come up with some Oscar Picks for 2014.
Here's how I score myself: 1 point for 1st picks, 1/2 point for 2nd picks.
Best Adapted Screenplay: "12 Years A Slave" by John Ridley
(2nd choice: You're not going to need a 2nd choice but OK, let's go with "Philomena," by Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope. But seriously, this is going to John Ridley)
Best Original Screenplay: "Her" by Spike Jonze
(2nd choice: "Dallas Buyers Club," written by Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack)
Best Animated Feature: "Frozen"
(2nd choice: "Despicable Me 2" but c'mon, it's gonna be "Frozen")
Best Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong'o, "12 Years A Slave"
(2nd choice: Jennifer Lawrence, "American Hustle")
Best Supporting Actor: Jared Leto, "Dallas Buyers Club"
(2nd choice: Bradley Cooper, "American Hustle")
Best Actress: Cate Blanchett, "Blue Jasmine"
(Despite the Woody Allen/Mia Farrow kerfluffle, I keeping seeing that Blanchett is considered a lock for this. Still for 2nd choice, why not Sandra Bullock for "Gravity"? I know, I haven't see one pick for Bullock to win this thing. Everything's coming up Blanchett everywhere I look so the idea of Bullock winning a 2nd Oscar out of nowhere and messing up a LOT of Oscar picks is too amusing to pass up.)
Best Actor: Matthew McConaughey, "Dallas Buyers Club"
(2nd choice: There are some rumors of a late surge of support for Leonardo Dicaprio in "The Wolf of Wall Street" but I think Matthew's got this.)
Best Director: Alfonse Curan, "Gravity"
(2nd choice: David O. Russell, "American Hustle")
Best Picture: "Gravity"
(2nd choice: "12 Years A Slave" These two films were considered neck & neck but trends have been moving towards "Gravity". Still, there is a sense that this could be a real toss up.)
OK, there you go. My past ratio of success has been around 92% to 95% with about a couple of years clocking in at 100%. Caution: these guesses are from someone who has actually seen only ONE of the movies named checked above. (I have a 13 year daughter and I'm married to a Disney nut. Go on, guess which one.)
Actual results and how I fared will be posted on tomorrow's blog.