So I’m not really a hardcore football or Patriots fan. If I have time, I’ll watch. And I’ll certainly watch the big playoff games, but other than that I have a million other productive things to do instead of parking it on the couch for 3-4 hours. That said, the loss of Tom Brady will at least make it more interesting to watch the Patriots this year, because it won’t be the same weekly systematic demolition. Just remember, everyone thought the Pats were in deep trouble when Bledsoe went down. ‘Member that time? Pats will take a hit for sure, but they’ll be competitive. Plus Belichick is too much of an stubborn ass to let it all get away from him. He wants to prove that he doesn’t need Brady to win. As much as I dislike him, he’s the perfect coach for these guys right now.
Microsoft’s Foldershare is the best private file sharing solution out there since the late, great Grouper shut down a few years back. I’ve tried 5 or 6 others since Grouper shut down and none are as easy or simple as Foldershare. Never overlook Microsoft, I suppose, although I’ll probably buy a Mac next time around.
I Twittered it earlier, but it bears mentioning that I went and picked up a new snowblower last week (Thursday) and within the first three days of owning it, used it four times. There are certain things I don’t mind doing outside, but there are two that I avoid at all costs – shoveling snow and raking leaves. I just won’t do it. Not when there’s machines that can do it for you. A old roommate of mine in Somerville once said “if I can do anything to make my life a little easier, I do it.” Godspeed. If you can afford a snowblower, or a leaf blower, or an air conditioner or whatever – but it. OK? Good.
I guess I’ll be posting my top 10 music list sometime soon, but it’s so hard to find the time to really launch a big post like that, complete with music samples and all. I might have to suck it up and stay up past 10pm one night to do it. It was another pretty rich year for music to these ears.
How about this stat – The three Boston teams currently in mid-season (Bruins, Celtics and Patriots) have a combined record of 52-13-3, a .764 winning percentage! When you add in the recently completed Red Sox season, you get 148-79-3, for a .643 winning percentage. The whole thing is pretty unreal. You sorta get the feeling we’ve sold our soul to the devil and it’s coming back soon. For now, we enjoy! That I can even include the Bruins in there is a miracle unto itself.
The passing of Dan Fogelberg was but a footnote yesterday as much more juicy stuff hogs the headlines as usual – Christmas, meaningless elections, steroids LindseySpearsLohanBritney. But The Boston Globe’s Joan Anderman penned a nice tribute to a guy whose music was probably a skeleton in more closets than you can imagine. For me, “Run For The Roses” was never a song I turned off. And of course, “Leader of the Band” was one of those songs about fathers and sons that always get me. I don’t own any of his music, nor did I ever buy an album, but I rarely turned it off if it was on. Maybe that explains my recent appreciation for Jack Johnson’s Curious George soundtrack.
Now playing: Tim Easton – I Wish You Well