Update: Well, that was a short-lived bandwagon: 66-47 Hoyas. There’s aways next year?
Quick note here, because I really shouldn’t be posting at all unless it’s to post pics of my new apartment before my Mom attacks me with a shoe. I haven’t even taken said pics yet, so this is all I got.
For the first time in their 22-year NCAA Division I history, UMBC has made it into the NCAA tournament. Maryland, real Maryland, College Park, did not.
Let me be clear here. I do not care about basketball. I am aware of it’s existence as a sport, and I’m pretty sure I know the number of players on the team. I can’t name you a good player, or a good team. Though I guess I’m aware that the Knicks are a joke this year, I don’t know why or what their record is. I’ve seen a total of maybe half a game of basketball, cumulatively, in my entire life, and the majority of that was either because it was on in High-Def so I held off changing channels for a second or two, or because it was on at a bar and I was bored so I just started staring into space in the general direction of the game.
I also do not care about UMBC. Since I graduated, I’ve been back a couple of times to visit people who (at the time) lived on campus, and I used to use the gym there with Rob, but I haven’t been there for about two years now. Far as I’m concerned, my involvement with UMBC ended the day my diploma showed up in the mail.
But I am jumping on this bandwagon so hard, starting right now.
The game’s Friday at 3. Awesome.
The Intel Atom processor is yet more proof that Intel has rebounded from the horrible Pentium 4 and AMD is pretty much hosed. It’s essentially a Core 2 CPU for your phone. If that press release is more accurate reporting and less PR hype, this could be pretty awesome.
I’m typing this from my phone, because we don’t have internet hooked up yet, and typing long messages on this thing sucks, so I’m going to keep this short.
I hired movers. Watching them load the truck, I have never felt so good about being so lazy. Worth every penny.
We apparently moved to New York in the middle of goddamned weather-pocalypse. Pouring rain almost put me into the guardrail a dozen times on the way up until it lt up, it started pouring again as soon as I started to unload my car, and last night sixty mile an hour winds and massive rain tore through.
We’re about 90% upacked, and so we took this afternoon to screw around in our new home. One of the things I don’t think I’ll ever get used to is that it’s utterly possible here to get bored and be a short train ride from the center of everything. Broadway shows, museums, a thousand awesome bars, all right there. I think I’m going to like it here.
Today we went an exhibit on Jack Kerouac at the library, where they had the first 60 feet of the 120 foot scroll he wrote On The Road on, then ate a bunchof awesome barbeque at a place called Hill Country. We also saw Be Kind Rewind, which I enjoyed. You can tell it was Michel Gondry’s movie, because it’s kind of wierd, but not the bad wierd, and I love Mos Def. Full review likely coming when I have a real keyboard on which to type.
This has taken like an hour to type, and my thumbs are starting to hurt.