Thursday, November 29, 2007

[The Wisdom of a Distracted Mind] Storm Watch?

Hmm... Apparently, the little squirrels who sit at computers and scratch their heads as they try to figure out the weather have decided to put Wisconsin under a rather vague, but ominous sounding, "Winter Storm Watch."

For Saturday...

Today's Thursday...

In Wisconsin...

The weather here will change at least a half a dozen times between now and then. They could have simply issued a "winter storm watch winter storm watch" so that we would maybe know the possibly of them issuing a winter storm watch exists, but it's not exactly a sure thing. In other words, watch out for that watch.

To make matters worse, Saturday is December, and today is still November. So, they're issuing a watch for next freakin' month, and it's hurting my head.

In other news, the Packers are playing the Cowboys in what is being hyped as one of the biggest games of the year. Unfortunately, a lot of people won't be able to watch this big game since the cable companies are still bickering with the unbearably useless station that is the NFL Network. Yes. It's a station devoted to nothing other than American football.

I'll let that sink in...

Football... 24 hours a freakin' day...

Keep in mind that football is usually played only on Sundays and Monday nights (with the occasional Thursday tossed in). So, what the hell does a network devoted to the National Football League show on the majority of days of the week days when football isn't being played?

Hell if I know. Maybe they spend their off-hours selling Brett Favre Hummel figurines and crocheted Miami Dolphin tea-cozies?

The funny thing is, a buddy of mine recently sat down and figured out how much it would cost him to get the NFL Network just so he could watch this game, and he soon came to the realization that it would be cheaper for him to buy a plane ticket, take off work, fly to Dallas, get a hotel room, buy a ticket to the game and watch it in Dallas than it would cost for him to dump his cable TV, install a satellite and pay for a channel which he would only watch one day out of the whole year.

Fortunately, the game is being broadcast in Wisconsin on the local channels as a result of some sort of contract signed in a dark room somewhere with sweaty men smoking cigars and speaking Russian for all I know. I don't care how many fingernails had to be yanked out orknee-caps shattered, I just know I'm watching the damn game tonight, and that makes me happy.

In other other news, tomorrow is another infusion for me, so I don't really know whether or not I'll be posting anything, but I will try.

I'm usually pretty wanked out after these things, but sometimes I find a second sort of wind, and as these words throw themselves against the walls of my skull and scream to get out, sometimes that urge to sit just and type and write about whatever's on my mind is too great to avoid. So, you never know, I guess. Just, you know, don't get worried if you don't hear from me. I'm probably sprawled in bed developing a deeper relationship with my pillow.

So, if nothing else, I'll see you all Saturday when I plan to inevitably give in to your interrogation! So, you've still got plenty of time to Ask me Anything. Have fun.


Posted By Dan to The Wisdom of a Distracted Mind at 11/29/2007 03:01:00 PM


  1. I have another question for you :

    Why haven't you talked about your Christmas shopping and decorating ??? Have you done anything in the way of Christmas shopping and putting up decorations ??? Where is your yuletide spirit ???

    Your interrogation begins now !

  2. I spit on the NFL Network. Ptooie. I didn't get to watch my Colts Thanksgiving evening because of them. It's every American's right to watch football, and they'd best stop screwing with that. By the way, Favre is great--I'm so happy to see him doing well this year.


  3. So, based on your later entry about shoveling snow in the rain, I assume you had some sort of winter storm:)  Hopefully, your infusion helped, and the game went awesomely.