Tuesday, January 26, 2010

From Shawn

This is not Detroit, man! This is the Super Bowl! Schadenfavre. That's what it is. Schadenfavre.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Signature Favre

From an AP article on today's NFC Championship game:

With the NFC championship game tied, the Vikings close to field goal range and mere seconds left, Favre made the kind of mistake he had avoided all season. He threw across his body toward Sidney Rice, and Tracy Porter stepped in front to intercept the pass, ending the Vikings' chances to win Sunday's game in regulation.

The Saints won the coin toss in overtime, and before Favre could take the field, Drew Brees drove them into position for Garrett Hartley's winning field goal.

Signature Favre.


Monday, January 18, 2010

Rosh Hanikra

The place is located in some white chalky cliffs by the sea.

You start up on the top of the cliff, where you can get some magnificent shots of the Mediterranean coastline near Haifa.

You have to take a cable-car down to the grottos.

Naturally, there are big rocks below.

But the view from inside the grotto is amazing. I only wish I were a better photographer.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

New Year

This is the last year of the first decade of the 21st Century. This September will be a full ten years since I came to Seattle. It’s weird. If you count Austin and El Paso as separate places (they’re both Texas, it’s true), I’ve lived in Seattle for longer than anywhere else. I’ve been a fan of the Green Bay Packers and the Red Wings for thirteen years now. I got my first MA twelve years ago. I came out about eight years ago. I met Craig six years ago. We got married four years ago. My grandmother died five years ago. My aunt died a year and a half ago. I paid off the first car I ever bought for myself last spring. I became a Yankees fan a few months ago.

I realize that my life is just like this song. I don’t know if it makes any sense. The words and notes are cobbled together, but it nonetheless has a strange sort of emotional integrity and like the kid at the end, I’m sort of left saying, “Wow!” And I know the thing that gives it emotional integrity is love.