April 23rd, 2009
Welp -- curiosity finally bit me. I have a Twitter account.
Watching hockey right now -- I just watched the Flyers win one against the Penguins. I really like both teams -- always have, but I think I'm rooting for the Flyers here. I'm sure that nekojita is rooting for them so that she won't have to deal wth crazy hockey fans in Pittsburgh 8)
I also caught the last bit of the Carolina-New Jersey game in which Brodeur managed a shutout. I'm especially pleased by it because Brodeur's now tied the record for playoff shutouts. The previous holder was Patrick Roy who I've never liked as a goalie.
(It's a shame that Brodeur probably won't top Roy's last remaining record for playoff wins -- Roy's still about 55 games ahead of Brodeur there)
The Sharks game is starting soon. Hopefully they can do the same thing they did last year against Calgary and win against the Ducks a second time.
This weekend, I'm going to the Festival of Books, so tomorrow I'm loading up the car, packing a wimpdork in the passenger seat, and then roaring down the 5 with the aim of getting to LA in time to eat at one of my favorite restaurants. Maybe Maria's. We'll see.
I've mentioned this to people before, but the reason I make sure to never miss the Festival of Books is Ray Bradbury. His talk is almost always exactly the same, but it's always really good.
I made a copy of it and put it up at one point. I should do that again.
Anyway -- back to the Sharks game.
I root for the Flyers vs the Pens in this case because they're behind and I'm enjoying the games.
Pittsburgh is clearly made up of more talented players than Philly, but Philly plays a tighter checking game. When their game gets going, it's much more exciting to watch than Malkin to Crosby...GOAL!
If it makes you feel any better, now I'm no longer rooting for teams, so much as players.
1) Tim Thomas -- Damn he's fun to watch! I think he's a sure thing for the Vezina, too.
2) Martin Brodeur -- I hope he can somehow beat Roy's last remaining record: most playoff wins.
3) Kris Versteeg -- One of the most entertaining skaters I've seen all year.
I'd hate Anaheim, but Hiller earned that series.
|Date:||April 24th, 2009 02:18 pm (UTC)|| |
I caught Bradbury on CNN back in the army when I was forced to watch it. It really depressed me how old and... not entirely lucid he seemed. I might be way off, though.
A similar thing happened with Vonnegut when he was on The Daily Show (which we also get in a best-of, weekly version on CNN here), except that he was sharp, just not very funny (although he was trying).
Actually, I do want the Penguins to win (did they?) because then I won't have to deal with them doing construction in the Squirrel Hill Tunnels on Thursday nights if there's a game downtown! Which of course, means they'll be out of the series in no time...
(I neglected to answer this: They did win the series.)
Ray Bradbary seemed like he was getting kind of old last time I saw him at ComiCon a few years ago. But he said one thing that I remember vividly: "I don't teach people. I inspire them. If you inspire people, they will teach themselves."
Ever since the stroke, he always seems like he's getting older, but it also seems like he's getting better.
This year, he gave one hell of a talk.