Readers, it’s been a rough week. I missed a week of work battling an infection.
Anyway, I’ve returned to the blog with some observations I made living life in a cocoon. I was basically on "house arrest" for about a week, not being able to go anywhere because my face was swollen and I didn’t want to pass off my germs.
- Television sucks. I keep hearing how I have to get DVR. But besides watching "The Office" and sports, what else is there? I ended up spending most of my days watching entire seasons of "Seinfeld." I really started to enjoy watching the "Daily Show with Jon Stewart" and the "Colbert Report." I’ve watched these shows before, but I think now I will make a point to do so.
- In addition to that, the NBA is completely unwatchable. The season tipped during my illness, and I tried to watch some hoops. There’s just not much team play. It’s a lot of one-on-one and driving and kicking out. I am definitely left looking forward to the college hoops season. Can Gopher basketball continue the football team’s momentum (at least, the momentum the football team had prior to Saturday’s crushing loss)?
- I love pizza, but there’s limits. Inevitably, I ran out of food and for obvious reasons didn’t think I should get groceries. I was left with just frozen pizzas. I like Pizza Corner, but there’s not much variety available.
- And, finally, I just missed society. I spent an entire week couped up in my apartment not being able to visit anyway. Friends, family and co-workers called often, but a person really misses that face-to-face interaction after awhile. It’s nice to be able to see people again. At least, people who aren’t doctors or nurses.
Finally, the highlight of the week had to be this gem of a quote from L.A. Clippers broadcaster Mike Smith. Dish subscribers are currently enjoying – or not enjoying – a free preview of NBA League Pass, which provides a bunch of NBA games each week. I was watching a Clippers game one night, and Smith said this as L.A. entered overtime in a game against Denver when asked by the play-by-play guy who OT favors:
"It usually favors the team that deserves to win the game."
Wow. Thanks. The Clips didn’t deserve it that night, losing to the Nuggets.