i heard back from Shot Glass Journal on my poetry submission from back in February. they have decided to pass on the 5 poems i sent. oh well. welcome to the life of a poet. good news on 6 poems the day before and bad news on 5 today. if i was an optimist, i would say well, at least i'm ahead. but i'm not.
the New York Yankees pissed away more good pitching yesterday by leaving a small village on base. after a rain delay, the Orioles got the only big hit of the game and that was the difference. a 3-1 loss that gave them a losing road trip. of course, if they would have won, they only would have been 5-5 on the trip. i'm not one to celebrate mediocrity. they start a home stand tonight against the Angels.
i didn't watch any of the NBA game last night. judging from the highlights, i didn't miss much.
the Copa America yesterday was much better than the day before. Venezuela upset Jamaica 1-0. and Mexico beat Uruguay 3-1 in a crazy fucking game. i felt bad for Uruguay. they played the wrong national anthem for them before the game. Uruguay scored the first goal for Mexico. and then they got a guy sent off before the end of the first half. they showed amazing character getting the game back even at 1. but, as much as i hate to say this, i think Mexico is probably the team to beat in the tournament. they are fucking loaded.
the games tonight are Panama vs. Bolivia and then the main event, Argentina vs. Chile. i might even have to turn off wrestling to watch that one.
the Sunday night shows were excellent. House of Lies was great. i can't wait to see what happens in the series finale next week. Silicon Valley was excellent. Veep was fucking funny. Penny Dreadful was great and had a damn good ending once again. and finally, Last Week Tonight was brilliant as always.
enjoy some music:
and now some of this and that:
tonight will be a clusterfuck of sorts on television. i'll be bouncing between Monday Night Raw, the Copa America games, game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final and season 2 of Swerved on WWE Network.
i did listen to the latest Sam & Cathy podcast today. excellent as always.
the weather is supposed to be decent for the next few days. i figure maybe i'll work in a haircut and a shower if i don't feel too miserable. of course, mom said it's supposed to be in the 90's by the weekend. joy. summer is not made for fat people.
i've been on a buying spree on iTunes here lately. not sure why either.
that's all for me today. i hope everyone had a great weekend. hopefully everyone gets to enjoy a pleasant summer for a change.
be well. be creative. be cool. be quick to send me CASH, panties, hate mail, love letters, broken promises and dirty pennies from heaven.
peace and chicken grease...
Amos Lee - Vaporize
Ryan Bingham - A Country Called Home
Robyn - Dancing On My Own
"I'm just another guy who thinks he's smarter than he is, in a long line of them." - Colin Quinn
and your whatever the fuck i wanted you to see video of the day: