Football, and If you can’t write, edit

Well, as much as I tried to get myself writing yesterday, it wound up being mostly football and lethargy. But it was pretty good football, I forgot we’re in mid NFL playoffs. I have the advantage of not caring which teams win since my teams all sucked ass this year. So I’m choosing who to […]

Well, as much as I tried to get myself writing yesterday, it wound up being mostly football and lethargy. But it was pretty good football, I forgot we’re in mid NFL playoffs.

I have the advantage of not caring which teams win since my teams all sucked ass this year. So I’m choosing who to root for game by game.

My total for the weekend:

Broncos vs New England – didn’t watch but I would have rooted for Denver cause I like Jake Plummer. The 49ers fucked up royally when they let him slip away in the draft a few years back, and it’s finally showing.

Seahawks vs Redskins – easy, Seahawks all the way. They played a great game and I’m likin’ them for the superbowl.

Pittsburgh vs Indy – you know, I like Payton Manning and I like Tony Dungy, but Indy ain’t as great as people think, and Payton’s not the second coming of Joe Montana. He’s at the top of an incredibly weak league, and while he’s certainly the best QB playing right now, he’s very very beatable. I’m a Pittsburgh fan from way back, they’re my third team, and they beat the Colts pretty completely (despite a forth quarter comeback by indy). First time I’ve ever seen Manning look desperate. If Bettis can just keep running like he did this weekend (and doesn’t drop any more footballs), this team will be hard to stop.

Carolina vs Da Bears – who cares? I hate them both, but rooted for Da Bears because I hate Carolina more. Stupid cat teams.

So I’m likin’ a Pittsburgh vs Seattle superbowl. Carolina looked good against the bears but honestly I don’t think either team belonged in the playoffs that much, they’re both uneven. Denver might take Pittsburgh down but the way Pittsburgh shut down Indy, it’s hard to see them getting beaten right now.

And if I was a bettin’ man I’d bet on a good superbowl with Pittsburgh on top.

Now, watch me be completely wrong, which is usually what happens.


So when the football was all over, I tried to do something, but lethargy won out. So I tried to write, but THE BLOCK got me. So I decided to edit.

I’ve moved all my stories over from SatinSlippers to my own auxiliary writing blog (at least the few things that were up in public, but the formatting got goofed up so I’ve tended to point links to SS. I finally fixed that (mostly) so all my writing links are to my local stuff.

SatinSlippers used to be a pretty dynamic site but it’s wound down through neglect, so I figured I might as well host locally. My stories are still there for as long as it stays around, though.

I wound up doing minor editing, but if you find something fucked up in one of my stories, leave a comment and I’ll make corrections. One of these days I need to go back and do a hard and thorough edit on all of it but I always find that difficult, I start to re-write and that just bogs me down. My hope, though, is that by editing, I start to think in writing terms again. I have a couple germ ideas for short stories but I can’t seem to actually get my hands on a keyboard when the moments of inspiration strike.

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