what's been floating my boat lately:

"How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don't think."
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."
-Albert Einstein-

12/5/23 (14:05)

  • Took vacation 11/17-11/27. I'll have to make a trip page for that. Still haven't done one for our trip last year so probably wouldn't hold my breath if I were you. That said, I'm going to make a real effort to get some of that stuff done before the end of the year.
  • Just updated my dad's academy award picks, for example. I haven't done mine, but maybe some day.
  • Was sick the last 1.5 days of the vacation and the last day was pretty miserable. It was snowing and we were outside at the Detroit zoo. Then we were on a flight that was delayed over 2 hours. Then we finally got on the plane and taxied around and waited for 3+ hours while they figured out some weather and mechanical issues. Finally got off the ground and then had another 4.5 hours in the air. Waiting in an airplane for 3+ hours on the runway, while sick, and leaving a fun vacation, qualifies as one of the more miserable experiences of my life. Charmed life I guess.
  • Took a day off work the day after we arrived (didn't get home until about 230a, after all the delays). I was tired and sick and really not up for it. The day after that I left work after about half a day and didn't feel so great. Now I'm still not 100%, but I'm back to work and things are good enough.
  • Worked over the weekend of course to move things along at the new house. Had the union guys there leading the way while a couple of my guys and I made progress on some of the other work on the property.
  • A ton of work to do even before getting MEP (mechanical, electrical, plumbing) in to start their work. Some issues with the foundation that are causing a lot of headaches and extra work for us. The good news is that most of the difficult carpentry is done. The next hardest part, to me anyway, is the concrete work we have. Once we get done with concrete and underground work, I'll be feeling pretty good.
  • Niners have been looking really good this year. A lot of talk about Purdy - even some discussion of him being an MVP contender. I don't see it. I think he's a very good QB and I like him, but he's not even the best player on a team that is really stacked on both sides of the ball. I really hope they don't mess it up this year. Backup skill players should be getting a lot more reps now. No reason to overload CMC or Deebo at this point. Same goes for Bosa and Warner.
  • USC had a pretty shit year, but ended well by getting a new DC. I actually was texting with my dad and some friend of his who is a USC fan that I thought they should go after Ken Norton Jr. (who is LB coach at UCLA now). They did the next best thing by getting the DC at UCLA. The defensive stats at UCLA are so much better than USC and if we get 90% of those stats, then we would have probably been undefeated this year and looking at a National Championship opportunity. We lost 34-32 to Utah, for example. UCLA lost 14-7 to Utah. Riley needs to just get out of Lynn's way and let him run the defense. Riley clearly has no clue how to coach defense so he should delegate that duty away and focus on what he's good at.
  • I agree with the choice to leave FSU out of the playoffs. Yes, they're undefeated, but they're not looking great right now and I think most people would agree that Texas and Alabama would both likely beat FSU if they played today. WA and MI I think are obvious choices. I'm guessing AL will beat MI and WA will beat TX. AL will beat WA for the championship. This is just my guess.
  • We went to the MI/OSU game on the vacation and my feeling was that OSU was actually a slightly better team, but MI made big plays at the right time and that was the difference.



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