Happy Halloween! It’s my favorite holiday! I’ll be working all night of course, but still.
Also, the obligatory: GO FIGHTING IRISH!
Notre Dame is undefeated on Halloween and until 2003 had a 13-game winning streak going on All Saints Day.
I’m not even going to talk about yesterday’s ND vs Michigan game. I’ve officially lost all hope of enjoying any of the season. Even if they lost every single game, as long as they played well and the game was somewhat close at least I could say it was fun to watch, instead of aggravating and embarrassing. I’m a fan though, and watched the game beginning to end, though with healthy intervals of watching my other team (OSU), and they did pretty well. Congrats on Tressel’s 200th career win. Also, West Virginia (my tertiary favorite) dominated on Thursday, so I guess I’m coming out ahead for the week.
Oh, and the Colts won today, though barely. The Titans were sneaking into field-goal range in the closing seconds which would have put them ahead by 1, but luckily they turned it over at the end. Manning threw for like 300-something yards I think…that guy is phenomenal.
I love how this has turned into my football blog instead of a creative one. Honestly I just haven’t written anything since a spurt a couple weeks ago. I’m also in a submission lull as I’m still waiting to hear back on 4 or so before before sending more out. My first creative blog post is written and will be going up as soon as the art director at the company I’m doing it for finishes up the blog template. It should have been up Saturday, but it sounds like the company is hitting a rocky patch and things are hectic, so I let them know it was good to go and to just let me know when the template was done and I’d start posting away.
I must apologize for my absence at the Writer’s Meeting this past Friday — I thought about saying something like ‘I wasn’t feeling well’ or that ‘Something came up’, but honestly there’s no specific reason. I was even up in the area meeting someone for lunch, but was simply having one of those lethargic, antisocial, blah sort of days where I just batten the hatches of myself and wait out the mood of the day. I tend to be irritable and unpleasant on those days, and didn’t want to get on anyone’s bad side because of it. I’ll make the next one, moods allowing.
Also, in case anyone is interested yet so far uninformed, the first meeting of IUSB’s English Club is Tuesday in the SAC club room. I have no idea how ‘good’ the club is as I’ve never attended the meeting, but this one fits into my open schedule and I’ll most likely show up to see what it’s all about.
Nothing major to report and ramble about.
ND got spanked again, but at least Clausen showed the presence and clarity everyone expected. Now if only the rest of the offensive team could catch up…sigh.
WVU won at least, as did OSU. That’s something. VT was slaughtered, as expected. I quit watching at the half in lieu of more Corona (it took 4 to get me through the ND game sans weeping) and finishing up some tarea de espanol.
The meeting at the Bucket was nice. I was miraculously not devoured whole by skeeters, and the company and conversation, as always, was pleasant. It was nice to enjoy the summer evening for a change, something I’ve managed not to do really this season (or really any other of them) due to my long-standing membership in the Indoor Extremists Brigade. I got a bit more information on Charmi’s proofing work which was interesting. Overall, a good time that I consistently enjoy and look forward to, even if Rachel The Mysterious remains ever-elusive. Looks like we have another meeting already this Friday back at my beloved Chicory, so I’m already looking forward to that.
Other fun things on my menu this week, because I know everyone wants to know:
* Reading War of the Worlds for my senior lit. class (enjoying it so far)
* WVU game on Thursday (Say it with me everyone, ‘massacre’.)
* ND game on Saturday (Read above :O( )
* Writer’s Meeting on Friday
* Going to the Matuba restaurant on Thursday to enjoy miso soup and a variety of sushi. Yum!
In my rambling fatigue, I completely forgot in my post last night I had fully intended to ramble on about the Notre Dame game last Saturday. I’m feeling too lazy to do so now, but to sum up…by far the most disappointing and least-entertaining game I’ve ever watched since beginning worship at the shrine of Touchdown Jesus. I’m excited about it as a new fan, and really really don’t want to suffer through anything resembling a ‘rebuilding year’.
I think Clausen is incredibly talented, and will indeed live up to the hype once he gets a couple college games under his belt, if even that long, as the few minutes he played at the end of the Georgia Tech game showed (to me at least) that he can handle the stress of a weak offensive line letting him get sacked. He didn’t seem rattled, and his passes were strong and accurate. Charlie Weis announced today he would indeed be starting for their game this Saturday at Penn State. I’m looking forward to the game, to see just how much Weis can tweak the offensive line into something resembling college-caliber, and give Clausen enough breathing room to show us he’s the QB everyone expects him to be.
Football ramble off.
Found out early this evening that the gaming studio I’m going to be blogging for had some investment money fall through and want me to work, at least for a while, for free. This is disappointing, not because I’m going to abandon the project, but because I’m ridiculously broke and the extra money would have proven extremely helpful. That and it would be nice to say I’m actually making money as a writer, even if only an extra $100/month. Oh well. The project is still fascinating to me and I’m excited to work on it.
I’m also looking forward to the Writer’s Meeting tomorrow night at the Oaken Bucket. I’ve yet to make one of the meetings there, and according to Charmi it sounds like there will be a solid turn out. Maybe I will finally meet the elusive Rachel, and once again enjoy some quality time with the group. Inspiration has been lacking lately, and these meetings always do a good job of jumps starting things a bit for me. I’m sure I’ll have fun while sucking down imported beer that I can’t really afford ;O)
And yes, I know I promised pictures of Hoosier. They are taken but not yet pulled from the camera. Soon, soon.