Jason Sudeikis at the end of the SNL finale

I don’t intend for all of my posts to be about people named Jason, but last night my husband and I were watching the season finale of Saturday Night Live and noticed during the (touching even though Kristen Wiig annoys me) send-off that Jason Sudeikis was upset/mad/annoyed (pick one) after he danced with Kristen Wiig and even looks upset when the sketch was beginning.  You can watch the video here.  See what I mean?

I had assumed that he was just upset about losing one of his castmates, and that might be it, but there is also some possibility that he will be leaving (perhaps after the election? Love his Romney and Biden impersonations).  Another update is here.

Whatever it was, I felt so badly for him.  He was obviously having a rough time up there.


Jayson Werth jeered by Phillies fans and his response

Yesterday I went to Nationals Park to see the Nats play the Braves.  At one point the catcher for the Braves was hit with a 90 mph pitch in his kneecap. (OUCH!!).  He immediately went down, tried to get up, tried to play again, and then eventually left the field. There was a smattering of clapping in the stands for the guy who was obviously in really bad pain.  I was very happy that people clapped and that no one jeered him. It seems more and more that fans are acting really badly and I was glad to see that Nats fans recognized that whatever the team, this guy was just playing the game and was hurt badly. 

I mentioned that to one of my friends, and he told me that it was much different than when Nat Jayson Werth broke his wrist during a game against his former team, the Phillies.  Apparently after he hurt himself a bunch of Phillies fans jeered him, saying things like “You deserve it” and “That’s what you get.”  Bad form Phillies fans!

Werth later wrote an email to the Washington Post explaining the situation and saying that the fans’ bad actions were going to motivate him to heal quickly and beat the Phillies in the future.  Good for him.  But this reflects even more poorly on the Phillies fans (who have earned a bad reputation in DC) because when he was first picked up by the Nationals he defended his former team’s fans.  Not any more!

Hello world!

Hello and welcome to my blog!  I often try to figure out what my hobbies are and over time I came to conclude that other than watching entirely too much time watching HGTV, my main “hobby” is playing on the Internet.  To be clear, I really don’t think that is a hobby, but for better or worse, it is what I spend most of my free time doing (while watching HGTV). I play games, read Facebook, read news, blogs, check email, and, whenever some random thought pops in my mind, I google it to learn more.  I’m inquisitive that way, and I am sure I am not alone.

My husband and friends blog and for some time I’ve thought about blogging.  Since google is already mining my searches and who knows what other data about me, I thought that I would make it more public by blogging.   I take issue with some of google’s privacy policies, but I still am amazed at how google has transformed the world.  There is a Friends episode where Chandler is playing a game show host and uses the word google and everyone laughs at that silly word.  That was in the late 1990s! Barely over a decade ago.  And now it is hard to imagine a world without google.  So, thanks google for helping to spread knowledge and make things so accessible.

My idea to write about what I googled was hatched a couple of years ago.  The issue (and it’s a really big one for someone who wants to blog) is that I don’t really like to write.  I tried to keep diaries when I was a kid and never got through more than a few pages.  Even on a life-transforming trip to Africa a few years ago I tried to keep a journal and it just didn’t stick. So, that’s a problem… but I am committed to trying!

This blog is going to be different than many.  You won’t find long, flowy prose on here. You will find concise tidbits about things I’ve found online and why I went searching for them in the first place.  It might be interesting to you (I hope so!).  And if you tell me about something that you’re interested in, who knows, maybe I’ll google it!

Here we go!