Friday, March 12, 2010

Feeling the Sting

This was one of those weary-inducing weeks, where real life seemed to take over and shove aside any moments of relaxation or joy... which means I didn't see a whole hell of a lot movies. The Netflix pile has been sitting there untouched and a few new Blu Ray discs have gone unopened. I did manage to get out on the golf course with some buddies, though, enjoying the first round of golf in 2 and a half months because the weather was finally above 50 for the first time in ages (this is Texas remember.... we had a brutal winter).

Still, there are moments of brightness. Baseball season is just around the corner and I scored my customary opening day tickets to the Rangers. Pre-season is in full swing and my fantasy league has been started. After a disastrous 9/10 finish last year, I look forward to redeeming myself. Still, it's always a good time with like-minded baseball fiends regardless of the outcome. I learned my lesson last year. Offense wins fantasy baseball, not pitching.

A few other links of note:

The latest LAMB director's chair blogathon is about to hit, focusing on new Hollywood "it" girt Kathryn Bigelow and fellow feminist Jane Campion.

1920's reporter guy strikes again.

And "A Prophet" opened this week, and that's a must see. "The Ghost Writer" is still lingering out there and I can't ignore the strong buzz its received. Hopefully, next week will quiet down.

4 comments:

weepingsam said...

ah, baseball... I've been too distracted to think much about it, but it's still a beacon of hope in the dark cold winter... anyway, given the importance Ian Kinsler holds for my fantasy hopes, I certainly wish the Rangers the best... and - while offense is a lot more predictable, elite starters can really carry a team...

Joseph B. said...

Sam... if you're interested, the private league I'm in still has a few spots open. Let me know if you'd like to join and I'll send you the info.

weepingsam said...

when are you drafting? I'm in a big one that's drafting next week -and moving from then to the end of the month, more or less, so time is at a premium (and I'll be at the mercy of comcast for internet, which is not too encouraging)... but if you need people, I'm always game...

Joseph B. said...

Draft isn't until April 17th, which is weird because the season will have already started, but that's the slot we were given on espn.com

Shoot me an email if you're interested and I'll give you the password and league.