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Forgotten Irony

That UConn-Washington game last night was very scary. Fatigue is to blame I think and, frankly, CBS is partially to blame for that. There is no reason to start a game on the East Coast at 10:00 in the evening. Well, other than ratings... They could just take off Oprah for godsakes.

I forgot to mention yesterday that we went to see Failure to Launch. Despite the plot similarities to my life right now, I really enjoyed it. I should point out the differences, however. Trip could have left anytime he wanted. He had a probably decent paying job. Even though, I've gotten temp employment, I can't even pay my health insurance. (One more job and I may be able to take over paying at least one of my bills. Maybe.) Anyway, back to the movie, Zooey Deschanel was hilarious as Paula's (Sarah Jessica Parker) roommate and Terry Bradshaw was great too although I really wish I could purge the memory of his ass from my mind...

Listened to the Clapton CD today. To me, it's very reminiscent of his stuff from the early 70's such as "I Shot the Sheriff" and "Wonderful Tonight." The two disappointments were, when reading the titles and seeing "Revolution" and "Piece of My Heart" and then realizing they aren't the songs I thought they were but Clapton's cover of George Harrison's "Love Comes to Everyone" is a highlight. I also want to point out that Back Home is less disjointed than Reptile. That album had songs that were examples of all his different "eras" which was cool but didn't flow well.

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