Sunday, August 27, 2006

My dreads (a tribute)

Well, I'm not really giving the tribute yet, because they're not gone yet. But they will be, and maybe before this day is over. I'm tired of trying to take care of them, and I think it'd be good to make a positive impression tomorrow at Willamette High School with the other teachers. So I may sell out and join the establishment.

(The inner turmoil is pretty terrible. I actually feel a little sick to my stomach right now, because I don't want to cut my hair, but I also think it could be really good for my next three months to start off really well tomorrow. Aargh.)

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

My grades

I just checked and my grades for the summer have been posted. I had four classes, two that were pass/no pass and two that were graded. I'm quite happy to report two Ps an A and an A-. Not bad for doing as much work as I wanted to learn stuff that I cared about, and none to get good grades. I'm pretty proud of that, since I feel like I got something out of my classes but didn't let them control me at all. Take that grad school, take that.

Sorry, I was a little out of control at the end there.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

In lieu of substance...

I am intent again on adapting Maniac Magee into a screenplay. I've been thinking about it recently, and think I'll get started on it. Sorry that I'm not writing any of my own stuff. (The sorry is probably more for me, because I wish I had more of my own stuff in me.)

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Zach Randolph

I've been a fan of Randolph since his third season. I admit that I was very skeptical when we drafted him, but I came around quickly, and was really happy that we gave him the HUGE extension. This summer there has been some talk that they might dump him now that Magloire and LaFrentz have come in. That would be really really really really (ad infinitum) stupid. Last year Randolph's big numbers--points and rebounds--dropped, but so did his bad numbers--turnovers--and some other numbers came up, like steals, blocks, 3pt shots/percentage, and assists. In addition, from what I've read and seen this summer, he's working really hard to get into great shape and has even trimmed up a bit. Here's a link to his player page at the Blazers website, it has video on it that made me pretty giddy. It also had an ad that made me want to buy season tickets, even though that would be really dumb. I'm looking into it anyway.

So there's that.