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Somewhere West of Reason
For those who participate in Fantasty Football, I think you’ll get a kick out of this (I’m the Thundercats):
Oh yeah, and that’s with my Defense only playing half a game so far.
Needless to say I’m happy with my team this year.
The irony is I’m not a sports guy at all anymore so I only recognize a handful of the names on my team.
All I know is, if I do well we have a cash payout in our league along with a kick ass trophy. Something to strive for/keep things interesting, eh?
Take a look at this kick ass picture my mother commissioned (via Sears or somewhere).
Isn’t she just an angel?
You think it’s one thing…
UPDATED with a working link (9/17/07)
The Mexican rock music is also mildly fascinating. Or is that Spanish rock music? Anyway, I thought you’d get a kick out of it.
I’m doing a special episode on The Cube this week. It’s a drafting format with the 50 most powerful cards of each type (60 of the multicolor cards).
The fact that I know 95% of what’s referenced in this video, or the fact that it makes me want to go experience them all over again?
Okay, I’m getting really bad at this. I don’t really ‘like’ to blog during the day anymore. I feel like it gets me off track. And during the evenings I’m either working on the show or hanging out with the fam or off in space somewhere.
So let’s talk about good news. Take a look at this heartbreaking photo:
That’s my two babies, making their way to school. Annie is now a full-fledged Kindergartener (she’s got library books and “Take Home Folders” and everything), and Abbers went to her first day of Pre-School yesterday. It’s only a three day a week thing, but after seeing how Annie could’ve benefited from it, we went ahead and signed up.
Here’s another cute photo:
That’s my girl.
This next shot was taken by Annie herself:
Have I mentioned the girls love the modeling ’strike a pose’ thing? Adorable.
This last one is Abby with her mentor/teacher at the Preschool:
Hrm. How do I feel about such things? I think it’s great. I love how enthused Abby is and how much she’s accelerated her own learning thanks to Annie being around. I really think it’s a benefit for all kids to have siblings. While me and Rhonda fought like hell from time to time, she taught me a lot (and helped me a lot) and I’m really happy my girls will have that.
Of course, their fights now are over toys and privileges. Soon it will be clothes, gadets (oh god when do they get cellphones? Never…) and jewelry.
The wife has been spectacular of late, kicking ass in the housecleaning department and doing a sort of Clean Sweep(tm) of the joint. She’s also working every weekend coming up in hopes to raise funds for me to go to Spain and Germany.
I feel kind of bad about the potential financial bind I may be putting us in. But I feel worse in trying to campaign for cash. I wonder if I even could. Hrm. Money has never been a strong point. I’ll be as frugal as possible, of course, and am sure to have some interesting footage. I hope the WOTC guys are as cool as I expect them to be. I’m betting cooler.
I will be totally awestruck meeting Mark Rosewater (the head designer of Magic). I lust for his job. I feel like a real asshole missing out on the second part of the Designer Search contest they did because I missed an obvious color trait on their multiple choice exam.
I am such a nerd.
Anyway, new show is up and it’s really interesting to see it go from #1 to #60. Some things I noticed from a year or less ago:
- I spoke a LOT slower than I do now. Cadence really is important in these endeavors.
- I can’t believe I didn’t begin doing segment-oriented shows until #30. Ugh. It’s nice to focus on one thing, but it can be a bit daunting, as sometimes deckbuilding or metagame discussions don’t lend themselves to ten minutes. Plus, more stuff discussed = more interest.
- I’m really excited about the Spain and Germany trip, and am trying to think of preparation. I’ll need to read up and gather questions for each other player. I’ve got a few ideas on how I’m going to film the Invitational.
I got a lot of inspiration from watching the film Wordplay. I think if I can do half as good a job I’ll be well on my way. The idea is to film a story and build up to a conclusion where you know enough about the competitors to really care about what happens in the end.
Of course this can take time, but I also think it simply takes dilligence. The Pro Tour, however, is much more difficult as I won’t have such a select crowd to choose from. There are a TON of well-known players there and I’ll try and have something to talk about with each of them.
Hopefully they’ll be willing to speak to me.
It’s late. Until next time.