Friday, April 17, 2015

10 random thoughts on a mid-April Friday

(1) There are all these songs by Maroon 5 that I didn't realize were by Maroon 5. I thought they just sang that "Sunday Morning" song and that Adam Levine was a judge on one of those singing competition shows, and that that was about the extent of their cultural influence. Turns out they've had like 57 hits of which I'm barely aware. I'm getting older by the minute, folks.

(2) Look, you're entitled to your opinion on this, but if that opinion isn't "the dress was black and blue," then your opinion is wrong.

(3) Was Porky Pig the most underrated of the Looney Tunes characters? I say yes. Discuss.

(4) I have never seen a single episode of House of Cards, Breaking Bad, The Wire, The Sopranos, The Office, Downton Abbey, or Game of Thrones. I'm not sure how this happened, but there you have it.

(5) My youngest son is 9 and we still put him to bed every night and say prayers with him. I'm not sure how much longer this will last, but I can tell you I'm going to miss it desperately.

(6) Speaking of missing things, I miss watching Friday Night Fights on ESPN with my dad. Talking while two boxers beat the snot out of each other on the TV screen in front of you is one of the greatest of male bonding moments.

(7) If five years ago you would have asked me whether I would ever consider moving away from my hometown, I would have said no way, no how. Now? With every Cleveland winter that passes, I'm increasingly unsure.

(8) I always rooted for Tom in "Tom and Jerry" and for Wile E. Coyote to catch the Roadrunner. What does that say about me?

(9) I take two showers every day, almost without exception. That's more than 700 showers in a year. That's too much, isn't it?

(10) As I type this, I'm considering dropping my multi-year allegiance to Android devices and buying an iPhone. Is this the equivalent of going over to the dark side of The Force?


  1. my friend at work went to verizon and got a samsung s6 and showed me how fast everything goes and how the battery does not go dead in 2 hours (i also have a droid). lets tackle this technological step together, who's first????

  2. oh and the cost of his plan did not change, why wouldn't you? good luck not spending 2 hours in the store changing this up though....

  3. I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 now. It's just that everyone in my family has iPhones, and if nothing else I think I was just looking to fall in line with them. Maybe not? I would definitely like the equivalent of Facetime on my Galaxy, though.