Welcome to another Snippet Wednesday.
I have decided this season to become an impassioned baseball fan. And who am I going to get behind? Well, my Cubbies of course. I know I questioned my loyalty in recent seasons, but I do think I've finally nailed down why I was so apathetic. That "why" is former Manager Lou Pinella. Maybe it's because I'm on the outside looking in, but he always struck me as not giving a damn. He always came across as way too laissez-faire for the team's own good. No fire. No passion. Sure, they made the playoffs a couple seasons in a row, but only to have their clocks cleaned in the first round.
Oh, and I have my hat for the season...
I called the Wal-Mart Vision Center today to cancel an eye appointment I had scheduled. The number that I got from Google, though, was to the main switchboard. I asked to be connected to the Vision Center and, get this, they said they don't have that capability. What kind of major corporation in this day and age cannot transfer phone calls. I wasn't even asking to be transferred to an external number, but to a number for a department that was all of 50 feet from where this operator was located. Wow. Some things just blow my mind.
I'm not a Russell Brand fan. I didn't hate him in Forgetting Sarah Marshall, but he wasn't exactly a favorite character. I didn't care for Get Him to the Greek at all. But I'll be damned if I don't want to see the remake of Arthur. In fact, I'm actually looking very forward to it. I cannot for the life of me explain why. I just think it will be cool. Or, at the very least, I'm hoping against hope that it is.
We're pretty well through the regular television season right now and I'm wondering what shows, if any, that you started watching this season have you given up on? So far, Katie and I have nixed V, Private Practice, and Chuck. On the fence are The Office, Criminal Minds, and Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior. Unless those final three do something fantastic in the remaining weeks, they will be gone. And this despite our previously avowed love of both The Office and Criminal Minds. They just haven't been exciting at all this season and casting changes have really ruined them. Actually, I kinda hope they don't do that "something fantastic" so it will just be that much less TV that we watch.
While I may not have as much good TV, at least I have some pretty decent music these days. My highlight of the week is the new album from The Strokes, Angles.
It's definitely a more polished sound than their albums of the past, but I think all the artists gel really well considering it's been five years since they released an album. And I've really missed the sound of Julian Casablancas' voice. It just... works.
Oh, and the album was just $3.99 at the Amazon MP3 Store yesterday. That made it all the more palatable. Shame it's back up to $9.99
But if you want a good deal album on Amazon that is really good as well, check out Dye It Blonde by Chicago's own Smith Westerns. Only $2.99 today.
When you go on vacation, do you take a break from everything that represents normal life? I'm asking on behalf of exercise. Should I exercise while on vacation or take a vacation from that as well? What say you?