i was trying to fall asleep last night/this morning when i realized i had been up for longer than 24 hours. and i really couldn't believe it when i was up again just 4 hours after falling asleep. i figured i better write today's post before the eventual collapse comes.
i was very thankful for the poems that got accepted and the poem that got published last night. that really did a nice job of lifting my mood. 3 of the 4 poems accepted came from the writing session of the previous day. always nice to know i can still turn it on when i need to.
while on the topic of poetry, the poet of the day on my Google+ page is Rebecca Schumejda. she was one of the first people to ever publish me. please don't hold that against her. i urge you to find her work and check it out. a good place to start is her website:
the Manchester United loss yesterday really got me down. i know the lead in the league is 12 points and i don't feel like another epic collapse is in the works like last year, but still... any loss to City is a bad one. especially at home. oh well.......
on top of that the New York Rangers lost a game in Toronto last night, 4-3. a game they really couldn't afford to lose as they are now giving away the games in hand they had over all the other teams fighting for the final playoff spots. and after reading the quotes from the game, i had to question why the fuck do they even have a backup goalie? a capable one at that. to read that Hank felt some fatigue and basically blamed that for giving up 4 goals really pisses me off.
i always think about the line i learned as a child. show me someone who doesn't hate to lose and i'll show you a fucking loser.
thankfully, the Yankees won their slow-pitch softball game with Cleveland yesterday 11-6. always nice when the bats wake up, especially Robinson Cano. i will try to savor these offensive outbursts as i don't think i will see very many of them this year. hopefully they can win their third in a row this evening.
what did have me howling last night was Monday Night Raw. the Raw right after Wrestlemania is usually one of the best ones of the year. it's usually the day when the WWE realizes they have to do something to win back all the fans they pissed off the night before after a lackluster $70 ppv. they didn't disappoint. from Dolph Ziggler cashing in his money in the bank contract to a Ryback heel turn, it had a bit of everything. what really made the night was the fans. all the chants and the true European feel to the crowd made for a big-time feel. plus, you know me, any show that ends with John Cena face down on the mat, beaten to a pulp, gets 2 thumbs up from me.
i was in and out of The Voice last night. i guess i'll be doing some catching up on YouTube here in a bit.
i did get the national championship game right for the 3rd year in a row. i saw most of the second half. a pretty damn good game. i finished with a record of 34-29 for the tournament. not great, but certainly better than my worst.
i was saddened to read in the paper this morning that the Downtown Dayton Revival will not be happening again this year. i had so much fun at that festival last year. it's really a shame. but, like most things that fail in this area, it didn't get supported enough by the same people that will be bitching and moaning that it's gone. funny how that works.
and lastly, hello again spring. welcome back. temps today in the mid 70's with a hot southern wind that makes it feel like the low 80's. of course, since i'm out here in the sticks, the wind makes it basically impossible to enjoy. all the trash flying around from other farms and not to mention, all the farmers getting their fields ready to plant here soon. nothing like trying to enjoy the sun when you have mountains of dirt flying around at 40 m.p.h. fun.
ZZ Top - Tres Hombres
Sonic Youth - Washing Machine
Beastie Boys - The Mix-Up
"Always be a poet, even in prose." - Charles Baudelaire