I got new glasses yesterday evening, when I got my eyes checked, and started wearing them today. My eyes kinda hurt, as it’s a noticeably stronger prescription than before, and the doc said it’ll be a couple of days adjusting. But thus far, I like them. So I’ve been spending the majority of the day trying not to make a spectacle of myself.
(I’ll give you a moment to recover from that pun- or to find it if you haven’t groaned audibly by this point. Go ahead, I’ll wait.)
I’ve been working on a Dave-normous blog post for a bit today, but ended up saving it to a word file. This is going to be a lunker. So to tide you over, I’ll comment on a few things.
Norv Turner as head coach of the Chargers? Really? With the inevitable Madden cover for Ladanian Tomlinson, and the accompanying Madden curse, there’s no way San Diego can avoid a 8-8 season, and just miss the playoffs next year. They’ll get to eight wins because even Norv Turner can’t screw up that defense too badly. I guess they couldn’t have done much better, but still… Norv Turner, who most recently went 9-23 as head coach of the Raiders in two years? Does anyone do any research before making these hires? San Diego may have completely botched their chance at a Super Bowl with this group.
Kipper needs to sit more. There’s really no argument you can make against this, watching him of late. Did they really bring in Jamie McLennan to play Phillipe Sauve and Brian Boucher, and just play pucks that come up into the crowd? If not him, get someone else. Or we’re looking at another first round exit.
I got an invite to Facebook a few weeks ago, though it’s still sitting in my inbox. I’m trying to get over the “why do I need another social networking/blog site?” line of thinking (and more work to maintain it, even though it’s also looking like I’m one of a dwindling number of people in the universe without a Myspace page. Even Micky and Jared’s nemesis, Andrew Ference, has one. I’m glad for this at the moment, given the assault on the senses that some pages on that website are, and how much you can clutter it up with senseless crap. Xanga’s layout doesn’t necessarily allow for a lot of artistic expression (thought some of ours do an excellent job at it), but let’s face it, you have to try to make these an eyesore.
I went through a similar process with IMs a few years ago… I had ICQ for the longest time, and thought that was neat. Then, I got Yahoo!, MSN, and Skype, and GTalk, and before I know it, I’ve got scads of those little chat icons clogging up my tray. That the heavens for Trillian, which clears up a lot of that clutter.
I’m still going to avoid running the gauntlet with MySpace/Facebook/Xanga/flavor of the month social networker, though. If they’ll take me, they’ll take me kicking and screaming.