needless to say i didn't go to the Dayton game today. i did watch it on television. Dayton won 81-47. i can't really complain as i think nearly everyone that played scored. they play their last non-conference road game this Saturday. if they can pull off the win at Ole Miss and get to 12 wins before conference play starts, this team just might be a NCAA tourney team this season.
Manchester United lost today 2-1 in a unbelievably frustrating game to watch. and watching was what most of the defense did all day long. they could have pulled within one point of 5th place in the league. instead, they have decided to take the tough road once again. thankfully Dayton rescued what was quickly becoming a miserable new year's day.
i did watch most of the Winter Classic today. Toronto beat Detroit in the shootout. i think there was over 105,000 fans there for the game. with the light snow falling, it had the snow globe feel once again. the Rangers play 2 outdoor games later in the month.
i had a tough time falling asleep last night. so, i broke out the pen and paper and wrote my first poems of 2014. i typed up the 3 this afternoon. if i can write poems this strong for the rest of the year i will be in incredibly good shape. i'll be sending some poems out in the next week or so. got a few places in mind to send to.
we're supposed to wake up in the morning to a few inches of snow and temps in the single digits. just what my back needs. if you don't see anything from me tomorrow i'm in traction somewhere. hopefully it won't come to that.
that's pretty much all for me today. i do hope everyone had a great evening and a great start to 2014. or at the very least, a better start than mine. i leave you now to go do the dishes and see just how much pleasure my back can find in the pain.
John Lee Hooker - The Best of Friends
Tom Waits - Alice
Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
"I'm the most terrific liar you ever saw in your life." - J.D. Salinger
for those of you who are interested, the New York Rangers won yesterday in a shootout. below are the highlights: