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Fri, Sep. 7th, 2012, 08:27 pm
Catching Up

If you've had trouble finding my blog with my domain name, it's because some settings got messed up by my domain host and I was too lazy to fix it. Blogger apathy is a serious problem. Anyway, I finally got around to fixing it. So yay! I'm also noticing that writing my silly little blog is much more fun when working from my shiny new MacBook Air that I bought for myself a few weeks ago. I have high hopes that my ambivalence toward blogging will be cured by not having to fight with my painfully slow netbook that I've been using for the past 3 years. This MacBook goes at warp speed in comparison. This makes me happy.

Besides getting myself a shiny new toy, I've been up to my usual old stuff. I've been rowing a lot of course. I finally got myself a gold medal at the Stars and Stripes regatta back in July. My women's quad put together a nice row and finished 1st with about a 4 boat length lead. It was pretty cool.

Dad and I finally got around to doing our first century on the tandem. We finished the Hotter'n Hell Hundred in Wichita Falls, TX 2 weeks ago. It wasn't pretty, but we finished. It was hella windy and we screwed up by not sticking to our race plan. Those two things resulted in Dad starting to cramp at 70 miles. We should have got on the sag wagon and tried again next year, but Dad refused to quit. We limped through the last 30 miles and finished 2 hours slower than we expected, but we finished. It was Hell. Right now, I'm saying I'll never do that again. But as it becomes a more distant memory, perhaps I'll change my mind.

Have I mentioned how completely awesome my MacBook Is? Because, it is seriously bit chin". I just wanted to make sure you all knew that. In case you were wondering, I call the MacBook "Sheldon". Yes, it is so awesome, it warranted a name. And yes, I am a dork.

I am giddy about the start of football season. TU's first home game is tomorrow and I'm going, of course. I don't know what to expect from this year's team. I'm a little nervous about it, but I think TU will be OK. It will be interesting to see how our new quarterback develops as the season progresses.

Then there is the NFL kicking off this week. My fantasy team is decent. I don't like my quarterback situation, but I'm pretty solid at running back and wide receiver. I wanted to get Rodgers, Brees or Brady in the first round. I had the sixth pick. Rodgers went first, Brees fourth and Brady fifth. I could have gone with Cam Newton, but I felt like that was too high for him. So I changed my draft plan on the fly and decided to load up on running backs. I took Leshawn McCoy 6th. I had him 2 years ago and just fell in love with him. Shady won lots of games for me that year so I'm glad to have him back on my team. I ended up with Roethlessberger as my quarterback. I'm not excited about it, but I'm hopeful that something better will fall into my lap via free agency or a trade. I took rookie quarterback Russell Wilson from Seattle as my backup. It might be my Seahawk love coloring my judgement a bit, but I like this guy. I've got a good feeling that he'll develop into a fantasy stud. I'm probably totally wrong, but for now I'm feeling good about my gamble.

Enough about fantasy football. No one wants to read about that crap. I know no one cares about my fantasy team except me. But, since it's my blog, you have to suffer a little.

I guess I don't have much else to talk about. I am eagerly anticipating Apple's iPhone 5 announcement next week. Then I've got a trip to Vegas, a new Mumford and Sons album and a regatta to look forward to this month. Life is good.

Toodles .

By the way, this MacBook still rocks!