I woke up this morning and realized that in my dream last night, both Curt Schilling and this douche called me, one right after the other. And the conversations were pleasant. And Schilling offered to link to me on his blog. I think I was in a car driving with my parents, and they weren't nearly as excited as they should have been. They didn't seem to understand that Curt Schilling gets many, many more readers than I do, so getting a link on his blog might really help me crack that elusive milestone of twenty hits a day. The best part is that Schilling's name showed up on my phone, like I had his number saved in there and maybe this wasn't the first time he had called me.
In real life, I think we all know I would not answer the phone for either of those two men. Yes, yes, I'm a Red Sox fan, and there's the bloody sock and all that. But still. I've made my feelings about Schilling pretty clear.
The question is, why now with that dream? Some latent guilt over not posting even though the season is now three games old? Well, I don't know exactly what I'm supposed to be writing about thus far. The Dodgers have lost twice to the Pirates, and the Red Sox have lost two of three to the Yankees. I'm trying not to get too worked up over the Red Sox, even though I really, really hate losing to the Yankees. I can just hear Yankee bloggers getting themselves all worked up over the two wins, and it makes me want to scream. Of course, I probably feel this way only because I know I would be the same way had the Red Sox won two of the three. But that's me, and that makes it okay. Double standards are allowed when it comes to fanaticism.
As for the Dodgers, who knows. I need to get into it more, start reading SoSG more often, and become the obsessed person you've all come to know and love. But I'm leaving for Italy in just over 48 hours, and my mind can't seem to stop dealing with that fact long enough for me to focus on much else. The good news is that MLB.tv will work in Italy, and I've got my subscription set up and ready to go. Once I get over the jet lag, I'm sure I'll be back to my old ranting, anxious self.
The flight is Denver to JFK, then nine hours from JFK direct to Venice, all in first class (or "business elite," as Delta calls it, since they only have two classes on international flights). That's right, I'm living the dream. I've got plenty of DVDs, my new Kindle (plus a couple of "real" books for good measure), some crosswords, my noise-canceling headphones, and my anxiety medication. Ideally, I'd like to sleep most of the way, but I don't think this will be happening. So, does the above list sound like enough to keep me occupied? Anyone have any further suggestions?
Oh, and I want to point out a relatively new addition to the sidebar. I joined a site called "Good Reads" (or perhaps "goodreads," though I can't really bring myself to write it that way, particularly since it's the name of a site devoted to reading), which allows me to keep track of books I've read, or want to read, or am currently reading. It also allows me to "friend" people (like Facebook), and see what they're up to, literature wise. Anyway, in the sidebar I've got a little widget showing you what I'm currently reading. I do this not to brag about how much I read (but, really, you should feel inferior), but just to keep you informed and maybe even inspire you to join the site (it's free) and get motivated about reading. Think of me like that "Book It!" program some of you may have done in elementary school (wow, and apparently it's still around), only without the incentive of a free Personal Pan Pizza from Pizza Hut at the end. All I can offer you is a virtual pat on the back. I hope that's enough.
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