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Yes, I'm still up

Wasting time on Facebook. An actual quote from a college friend of mine who just joined Friday night.

"I can't believe I'm wasting time like this.... this is fricken cool!"

And there you have it.

I really liked college, and the people who befriended me. Except for my first wife. I was young and stupid.

Now I'm old and stupid and going to bed.

Why hockey is great reason 5,444,006

The Blue Jackets took the time over their end of the the season playoff run to visit a cancer paitent and sign him to a one day contract.

I know other teams, including Pittsburgh, have done this and not sought out any publicity. There's something really special about this. Something that used to be in baseball, still exists somewhat in football, that hockey continues to pull off and inspire.

Ryan made it to last night's game.

Here's a follow up that tells me how good of a man GM Scott Howson is.

creeping to an end

hitting me that there's less than a week left for me here, at least posting. i'll still be reading and commenting but the posting energy is going elsewhere.

finally watched the dark knight. damn, that was sweet. a dark, brooding piece of chocolate. ledger was excellent, his tongue creepy. eckart was awesome. freeman is the coolest. i like bale's batman. his voice in character can be a bit much but he's got the look. i honestly don't think he was given much to do in this one, or at least the good lines were given to ledger.

blue jackets shut out the flames 5-0. two points closer to a playoff spot. mason set a franchise record with his tenth shutout of the season.

Heaven's Gateway

A good, tough night of slam at Writer's Block tonight. Plenty of good open mic. Laura Yes Yes brought some major hot action to the mic as the sacrificial poet. Makes me glad I have a girlfriend, just sayin'

Eleven poets entered the slam ring. Six were to go on to the next round. I drew the ninth spot. There was some good stuff read and I had no clue how I'd go over. Read a new one and somehow scored a 26.4, which slipped me into fifth place.

Vernell and Scott were hitting the mic well, Patrick was waving his phallus around then Will came to the mic and knocked it out of the building with a piece about a disabled child and unrequited love. Too bad he had the dreaded time penalty. I had to follow that and did a energetic reading of my lying coworker that kept me in fifth, because Spike could not beat me.

He and I were at each other, it's cool. Spike's going to get six 10's next time.

Scott came in first, Vernell second, then Will, Patrick and the two white guys were 5/6.

It was a fun night. A necessary slam night that had great poetry and another packed room.