1. Rest in Peace Paul Newman. Here’s to a classy, classy superfox *lifting diet coke in a toast*.
2. The last couple days have been an interesting reminder of one of the big reasons I like sports. I have always tended towards the “fretful” when it comes to world events and politics. For about a week my stress levels have been steadily increasing. Mass chaos in the banking industry + a presidential election = a freaked out Katebits. A few days ago I was sitting on the couch feeling generally fearful so I decided to take a break from anxiously pondering the future of the world to do my football picks for the week. Ten minutes later, I felt totally fine. Not stressed at all. Thinking about football teams I know nothing about cured me of my anxiety, at least for a few minutes. I’ve said it before, but it bears repeating: I am constantly amazed at what an effective tool sports are for deflecting unnecessary stress. I have two choices this weekend. I can either stress out about $700 billion dollars and a bunch of lunatics in Washington, OR I can stress out about whether a titan can beat a viking. I don’t seem to have room in my pea-brain for both. If I thought there was a single benefit to be gained from stressing about $700 billion dollars I would go for it, but as far a I can tell, that situation is WELL out of my control. Football is out of my control too, but at least it’s amusing. As we approach the election I have a feeling I am going to rely more and more on sports to keep me sane, which is of course, BAT SHIT CRAZY. Heh.
(Note: Fear not, TWC shall remain a politics-free zone, now and forevermore. Please, no politics in the comments.)
3. Tomorrow I won’t be able to watch the football game, but I WILL be able to attend the Sabres preseason game versus the Wild. Thanks to the fabulous Keller, Heather B and I will be seeing the game from right behind the shoot-twice goal. Keller has moved to St. Louis so he can’t use his preseason tickets and he graciously donated them to us. WOOOOOOO!! You can expect a full (redonkulous) report.