Sunday, January 30, 2011

News Flash: The Cavs Lose Again

I’m going to pretend the Cavs losing streak is solely based on their injuries. These guys have to learn how to play with each other, that’s all. Um, yeah. Sure. The only good thing about the Cavs losing streak is that we should have a good lottery position in addition to all the other things we received with the sign and trade. We already have the franchise record for longest losing streak, but I don’t want the league record. The guys only have a couple of games left to prevent it. :-(

Here is another random poem:

Take Me as I Am

My clothes are glued on so I can’t change for anything
The shoes on my feet fit like cement boots
Preventing me from leaping forward
Is that why you’re always leaving me behind?

If you loved me, you would wait.
That’s what real men do.
They take your hand and stand by your side
Some even pick you up and carry you to where you need to be
But I guess that’s them, not you.

I can’t be anyone else
This is what I wear and how I look
These clothes aren’t like yours—they don’t move.
Your clothes are loose and free
Your shoes are like gloves for your feet
You run and jump and walk ahead
While I stand in place and stare at your backside
I’m not fast enough for you
And you’re not willing to slow down.

Monday, January 17, 2011

I Still Love Christian and Oliver

I finally had a chance to catch up on some of my soap opera men. Christian and Oliver have a black baby! What the hell? I watched one of their recent episodes and they have baby drama going right now. Apparently the baby’s birth father wants the little girl back so she may be leaving Germany and going back to Cameroon. I wish I had the time to follow their storyline again, but there is too much else going on in my life right now.

My Cavs are still losing. It’s gotten so bad that I went to a local bar last night and not one television had the basketball game on. I guess they didn’t want any out of control drunks at their establishment.

I’m editing Starving for Love again. I was considering self-publishing it, but I think I’m going to enter Amazon’s breakthrough novel contest first. Hopefully I have a chance to enter it. I’m going to do my best to re-edit the story and get it ready for the contest. I don’t think most people will like it, but it could use the exposure before I self-publish it.

I hope to get the next update of Places to Heal posted in early February. I’m working on developing a new grading routine so it should free up more time to focus on doing what I love doing the most: writing.

I don’t know if I’ve shared it before, but just for kicks, here is one of my favorite clips of Christian and Oliver:

I love the way Ollie says “Christian” when he’s standing at the door. And don’t get me started on the symbolism of Christian unlocking the door and letting Ollie in. Okay, I’ll stop now.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

2011 is off on the right foot! For the first time, in I don’t know how many years, I actually think I might be able to focus enough to accomplish some of my big goals. I managed to meet my short list of goals for the first day of the new year and I’m proud of myself.

I may have been overly ambitious with my goals for the Cleveland Cavaliers. I thought they could get the 8th seed, and they started out fine, but their recent games show me that they’ll be lucky just to get out of the cellar. The worst part is that they are actually not as bad as their record says they are. Oh well, another disappointing season. Even when we were winning, we still fell short in the playoffs, maybe this year they’re trying to spare the fans from having any semblance of hope for the season. If so, then they are doing a great job. I know I threw my hopes out the window, yet, like any respectable Cleveland sports fan, I continue to watch their games.