Much Ado About Nothing

I just finished reading Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut a couple days ago. I can’t honestly say that I couldn’t put it down because it really didn’t have me spellbound. That said, I kept putting off putting it down and ended up reading just about the whole thing in one night.
Only once was I distracted and tempted to move on to other things or go to sleep.
Throughout the book every single reference to a specific death and several references to death in the abstract are followed with: “So it goes.” (more…)

Published in: on June 26, 2008 at 10:01 am  Leave a Comment  
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The Places I Have Come To Love The Most

Since graduating and moving home I have not had much of anything going on. The Internet has given me something to keep my mind off the mind numbing boring routine that has become my life, and in addition to that, I got a gym membership and I go job hunting from time to time. But let’s face it. These days if you walk into a place and inquire about a job they tell you “You need to apply online.” No one wants human to human interaction anymore if it can possibly be avoided. So basically I’m on the Internet when I’m job hunting as well as when I’m sitting around doing nothing. All that to say, I’m always on the Internet and I’m going to share with you the sites that I frequent most often.

Published in: on June 25, 2008 at 10:49 pm  Comments (1)  
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What ever happened to Pokey Reese

I was just sitting and thinking and all the sudden Pokey Reese popped into my head. I’m a long time fan of the Reds and because of that I’m generally a fan of any Red or former Red. So where did Pokey Reese go? He was never amazing, but he always struck me as someone who would be in the big leagues for a long time. Then again I was 12 years old when he broke into the bigs. What did I know?

My Library

Two of my favorite things to do are reading and writing. That said, I’m a lot better reader than I am a writer.

It’s easier.

The more I read though, the more I want to write. And I really like writing about what I read.

So that’s the point of a post like this. I get to talk about what I’m reading, remark on what I like or dislike about it and try really hard to be clever and subtle. Pop references are all the rage nowadays, so I’ll make plenty of references.

But I’m really clever, so the references will be subtle. You probably won’t get many of them or even realize they exist.

I apologize in advance. (more…)

Published in: on June 25, 2008 at 6:38 pm  Comments (1)  
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Riley redefines the NBA’s desired qualities

Apparently, Michael Beasley isn’t Pat Riley’s kind of player and probably won’t be taken with the second pick of the NBA Draft — not as long as it is Miami’s pick anyway.

“ has been reporting since the draft lottery that Heat president Pat Riley has reservations about Beasley. While Beasley is a talent, Riley seems to be uncomfortable with his personality and seems dead set on finding a point guard to pair in the backcourt with Dwyane Wade.

To that end, Riley staged two separate secret workouts in Miami on Tuesday. The first, a source told, was for Arizona point guard Jerryd Bayless. The second was for USC guard O.J. Mayo, who confirmed to that he worked out for the team.”

Riley has doubts about the kid’s personality. So while Beasley’s stock with the Heat plummets, O.J. Mayo’s prospects improve. I haven’t heard that Riley is concerned about Mayo’s character.

Why has no one noted the irony here?


Published in: on June 25, 2008 at 9:57 am  Comments (3)  
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An Introduction. All Introductions.

I’m Eric. About 6 weeks ago ago I graduated from Texas State with a degree in Criminal Justice. I was excited and poised to conquer the world. Or at least cordone off a small section and refer to it as my domain. Since then I’ve come to realize that a degree is not that impressive. Not to mention if you want a job in law enforcement you have to have a sparkling background, and I do mean sparkling. So while I continue a job search to try and establish myself in this world I have come to have plenty of time to do things that don’t really need to be done. Things like start a blog. My twin brother is a professional writer. I fancy myself to have some talent in the area, but I have nowhere near the experience he does. Hopefully it will work out that you, our readers (wishful thinking?), will be able to enjoy the contrast in writing styles and opinions. Mostly just writing styles though. This blog will cover a wide array of topics and I hope you’ll find something that interests you.

The title of this post by the way references a song by the band Trophy Scars. They could be worth your while.

Published in: on June 25, 2008 at 6:18 am  Leave a Comment  
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It was a dark and stormy night

Call me Ryan.

I had a conversation with my brother a few minutes ago. It went something like this:

Me:  We should start a joint blog
Him:  On what?
Me:  Everything
Him:  OK
Me:  It should cover, sports, reading, writing, beer, wine, food, personal essays, reflections, memories, guns, politics and probably hot chicks from time to time.
Him: how long have you been thinking about this? You didn’t mention music
Me:  umm, like 3 minutes. That’s why I forgot music

That was about 30 minutes ago, and now we have this blog.

I hope you read it.

Published in: on June 25, 2008 at 5:39 am  Leave a Comment