December 30th, 2008

Bears

Disappointed by my Bears ...

Well, I didn't get a chance to see/hear the game on Sunday, which is, I guess, a Good Thing ... however, I've become very disappointed in reading some subsequent info.

Yes, the last-second field goal for the Vikings would have given them the division, even if the Bears had won, but so many things fell into place over the last two weeks that had the Bears won down in Houston, they would have near-miraculously gotten the last Wild Card spot (instead of the Eagles). I really haven't read anything about the game, but this was a game that the Bears ... had they had the thirst for victory ... should have been able to win.

I guess that's the story of the season ... the Bears didn't care/believe/want enough.

And that's disappointing.


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Loon

Oh, and ...

Yes ... I'm back.

The drive today was far less traumatic than the one out there, although we hit crawling traffic about 2/3rds of the way through Indiana. We sat for an hour in a massive back-up before opting to peel off of I-65 and scoot over to highway 41 ... this was great (60mph and almost zero cars) until it got up towards the northwest corner of the state, at which point we scooted over to grab the "Bishop Ford" which turns into I-94 and runs into the city.

I'm tired, achy, and in a cranky mood, though ... so don't look to me for big amusement tonight!


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BOOK POLL ...

Well, it seems like all the "cool kids" over on LibraryThing are trotting out the end-of-the-year book poll, and I figured I'd play along. I read 78 books this year (giving me a total of 250 over the past 4 years) and one of these was actually fiction. For more details on any of these, go on over to LibraryThing ...

Poll #1323194 2008 Book Poll

Which of these books have you read?

Greece Before Homer: Ancient Chronology and Mythology - John Forsdyke
0(0.0%)
Quality Management in the Nonprofit World - Larry W. Kennedy
0(0.0%)
The Wit and Wisdom of Benjamin Franklin - Benjamin Franklin
0(0.0%)
Jump Start Your Brain - Doug Hall
1(1.7%)
Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature - Janine M. Benyus
0(0.0%)
The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul - Douglas Adams
5(8.3%)
Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions - Edwin A. Abbott
0(0.0%)
The Republic - Plato
2(3.3%)
God and the Evolving Universe: The Next Step in Personal Evolution - James Redfield
0(0.0%)
Winning The Future: A 21st Century Contract with America - Newt Gingrich
0(0.0%)
Never Again: Securing America and Restoring Justice - John Ashcroft
0(0.0%)
The Book Of Lies - Aleister Crowley
0(0.0%)
Religion in Practice - Swami Prabhavananda
0(0.0%)
Chicago Poems - Carl Sandburg
0(0.0%)
A Foreign Policy of Freedom: Peace, Commerce, and Honest Friendship - Ron Paul
0(0.0%)
Decoding the Universe: How the New Science of Information Is Explaining Everything in the Cosmos, from Our Brains to Black Holes - Charles Seife
0(0.0%)
The Way Things Ought to Be - Rush Limbaugh
0(0.0%)
Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience - William Blake
1(1.7%)
Comic Insights: The Art of Stand-up Comedy - Franklyn Ajaye
0(0.0%)
Return from Death: An Exploration of the Near-death Experience - Margot Grey
0(0.0%)
1066: The Year of the Conquest - David Armine Howarth
0(0.0%)
Beyond Stonehenge -Gerald S. Hawkins
0(0.0%)
The Revolution: A Manifesto - Ron Paul
0(0.0%)
Mystery of the Nile: The Epic Story of the First Descent of the World's Deadliest River - Richard Bangs
0(0.0%)
Science and Society in Prehistoric Britain - Euan Wallace MacKie
0(0.0%)
Killing the Buddha: A Heretic's Bible - Jeff Sharlet
0(0.0%)
Kabbalah: the Way of the Jewish Mystic - Perle Epstein
0(0.0%)
Yucatan Before and After the Conquest - Friar Diego de Landa
0(0.0%)
The Secret Services Handbook - Michael Bradley
0(0.0%)
The Art of Leadership: A Practical Guide for People in Positions of Responsibility - J. Donald Walters
0(0.0%)
About Time: Einstein's Unfinished Revolution Paul Davies
0(0.0%)
American Indian Stories - Zitkala-Sa
0(0.0%)
Do What You Love, The Money Will Follow: Discovering Your Right Livelihood - Marsha Sinetar
0(0.0%)
The Gurdjieff Work - Kathleen Riordan Speeth
0(0.0%)
Healing the Soul in the Age of the Brain: Becoming Conscious in an Unconscious World Elio Frattaroli
0(0.0%)
The Four Agreements Companion Book : Using the Four Agreements to Master the Dream of Your Life Miguel Ruiz
0(0.0%)
Art Is a Way of Knowing - Pat Allen
0(0.0%)
What Would Buddha Do?: 101 Answers to Life's Daily Dilemmas - Franz Metcalf
0(0.0%)
The Cerebral Symphony: Seashore Reflections on the Structure of Consciousness - William H. Calvin
0(0.0%)
Personal Mythology: The Psychology of Your Evolving Self - David Feinstein
0(0.0%)
Our Visit to Israel - Emmanuel Dehan
0(0.0%)
Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ - Daniel Goleman
0(0.0%)
Wine for Dummies - Ed McCarthy
0(0.0%)
A Chronicle History of Forts and Fortresses - Martin Brice
0(0.0%)
Blake: A Biography - Peter Ackroyd
0(0.0%)
The Mummy - Unwrap the Ancient Secrets of the Mummies' Tombs - Joyce Tyldesley
0(0.0%)
A History of the Arab Peoples - Albert Hourani
0(0.0%)
High Crimes and Misdemeanors: The Case Against Bill Clinton - Ann Coulter
0(0.0%)
Ellis Island: Gateway to the American Dream - Pamela Reeves
0(0.0%)
Rosslyn: The Guardian of the Secrets of the Holy Grail - Tim Wallace-Murphy
0(0.0%)
Stonehenge: A History in Photographs - Julian Richards
0(0.0%)
2012: Crossing the Bridge to the Future - Mark Borax
0(0.0%)
Old Path White Clouds: Walking in the Footsteps of the Buddha - Thich Nhat Hanh
0(0.0%)
About Faces: The Evolution of the Human Face - Terry Landau
0(0.0%)
The Celts - Frank Delaney
0(0.0%)
The Meaning of Masonry - W. L. Wilmshurst
0(0.0%)
Prometheus Bound - Aeschylus
0(0.0%)
When Character Was King: A Story of Ronald Reagan - Peggy Noonan
0(0.0%)
The Nature of a Liberal College - Henry M. Wriston
0(0.0%)
Thus Spake Zarathustra - Friedrich Nietzsche
0(0.0%)
Dogs That Know When Their Owners Are Coming Home: And Other Unexplained Powers of Animals - Rupert Sheldrake
0(0.0%)
Because He Could - Dick Morris
0(0.0%)
Intelligence, Race, and Genetics: Conversations with Arthur R. Jensen - Frank Miele
0(0.0%)
Women Astronomers: Reaching for the Stars - Mabel Armstrong
0(0.0%)
The Age of Reason - Thomas Paine
0(0.0%)
Strange Angel: The Otherworldly Life of Rocket Scientist John Whiteside Parsons - George Pendle
0(0.0%)
Freedom is a Two-Edged Sword and Other Essays (Oriflamme 1) - John Whiteside Parsons
0(0.0%)
Salome - Oscar Wilde
3(5.0%)
Why I Am Not a Christian and Other Essays on Religion and Related Subjects - Bertrand Russell
0(0.0%)
Wisdom of the Buddha: The Unabridged Dhammapada - F. Max Müller (Ed.)
0(0.0%)
The Mind of God: The Scientific Basic for a Rational World - Paul Davies
0(0.0%)
Our Universe: The Thrill of Extragalactic Exploration - S. Alan Stern
0(0.0%)
The First American: A Story of North American Archaeology - C. W. Ceram
0(0.0%)
The Unknowable Gurdjieff - Margaret Anderson
0(0.0%)
Teachings of Gurdjieff: A Pupil's Journal C. S. Nott
0(0.0%)
Secrets of the Ancient Incas: A Modern Approach to Ancient Ritual and Practice Michael Peter Langevin
0(0.0%)
Rewriting History - Dick Morris
1(1.7%)
The Lopsided Ape: The Evolution of the Generative Mind - Michael C. Corballis
0(0.0%)
NONE OF THESE ... you sure read strange shit, BTRIPP!
21(35.0%)


What fun, eh?


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