I now use a new blog:
The Jew York Times
I post in it more often.
laugh at me, and laugh with me.
I now use a new blog:
Ben Folds Five is the Dark Side of the Moon to OK Go's Wizard of Oz.
So until I felt the need to express my joy for a rumored NYC In-N-Out location, I hadn't posted in the blog for over seven months. In that span, I finished interning at The Daily Show, interned at a fantastic radio station in Massachusetts, graduated from college, and moved back to New York to begin life as a grown-up.
But I feel like this is worth posting:
Oh dear blog, how I have neglected you. I'm sure you must be asking yourself, "where have you been? I've been worried sick!" Well, worry no longer, dear blog. I have returned. Chances are, another post won't come for another several months after this one, but I have nevertheless returned.
The baseball playoffs are underway, but perhaps the best matchup on paper has yet to begin. It will today at 4:00 PM when the New York Mets face the Los Angeles Dodgers in a battle of arguably the best teams in the National League. For much of the season, the boys from Queens have been the favorite, but recent devastating injuries to the pitching rotation have given the series more of an equal advantage.
This one gave me chills while reading it:ESPN: Expert picks, 8 of 17 pick the Mets to go to the World Series
"99. The possibility of Julio Franco, 48 years young, delivering a pinch-hit single in the ninth inning of Game 7 of the World Series to win it for the Mets."
Excerpt: "The New York Mets were the other most notable breakthrough team of 2006. Not only did they end the Atlanta Braves' record of 14 straight division titles, they became hands down the best team in the National League. They put a wonderful lineup on the field; both powerful and versatile, able to score runs in bunches or manufacture runs one at a time with speed and craft. The Mets' success, not completely unexpected when you consider the star power they amassed, still represented a change in baseball's pecking order."MLB: Twenty questions and playoffs loom
"5. Can the Mets make it to the World Series without Pedro Martinez?Deadspin: Where My Team Stands: New York Mets
Absolutely. The Mets have the best lineup in the NL, and they were able to forge the league's best record, even with Martinez missing much of the season. Even without Pedro, the Amazins still have enough to get past any team they face in the NL playoffs."
I've been needing new razorblade cartridges for a while. Whenever I'm out doing errands I also manage to forget to pick some up. Not today. I stopped at the pharmacy on the way home, but instead of picking up the Mach3 Turbo cartridges I've been using for over two years, I decided to make the switch to the the highly-touted (by my dad) Gillette Fusion. I haven't been doing a whole lot lately, so this was a genuinely momentous occasion. When I got home, I had an e-mail waiting for me: