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Football and Football

Sling TV on the Nvidia box had me covered. ESPN at 1:30 for the Raiders game. It was a cold day in Texas, and the Raiders did everything right except catch the ball and catch the Texan running with the ball. Other than that they were perfect. Well, except for not winning. Contrary to predictions, their emergency last-minute 3rd string QB was their strongest player.
During halftime and between games I switched to the Amazon Fire and watched some episodes of Genealogy Roadshow, which was free with Amazon Prime but cost $$ on the NVidia PBS app. I'm somewhat pissed at PBS because many of the segments in what allegedly is this year's series were actually from season 1.
5:30 pm, Seahawks hosting The French Team (Detroit) the non-nittany lions. Nittany-free? Nittanyless? Nittany challenged? The game got off to a slow start, but somewhere in there a Seahawk made a spectacular one-handed grab in the end zone, and though the fact that his other hand was wrapped around he defender's facemask was caught by the commentators after the 12th replay, the guys in the fashionable "no zebras were harmed in the making of these" shirts missed it. There were at least three more miracle catches by Seattle and they won the game ... uh ... handily.

Last night I slept well enough, another night of needing an hour to fall asleep, and Spook wanting to be where my feet wanted to be. Got up at 6, but was back asleep till the alarms at 7:30. The morning TV "news" show was so disgustingly opinionated I switched it right off. KNBR radio had a very interesting interview with Texas punter Shane Lechler, who last was in the playoffs as a Raider about 20 years ago.

Late shower, stumbled into the kitchen for a Klondike bar, Hgl was 69.

Lunch was a Marie C beef pot pie, dinner was reheated pizza, 2 slices. I was ready to also nuke the last of the Safeway breaded chicken parts, but wasn't that hungry. Had two glasses of light egg nog so I can get to the half gallon of real egg nog in the back of the fridge. I dose it with lots of nutmeg, which is a mild hallucinogen. I know this from extended research, not from personal experience.

Nothing in the mailbox today. I suspect my neighborhood has been dropped from Saturday mail service.

Right now there are 3 homes for sale on my block, including one which has been occupied for about 27 years by the same couple, who have been very active in community doings.

It rained all day, just not very much on my block. Black threatening clouds all around, but not much above me. 0.38" in the last 24 hours.

Did a load of laundry. It's sitting on the bed waiting to be put away. Spook's laundry radar was working, as usual:


Also unloaded last night's dishwasher run.

Today's politics:

Obama is leaving behind a trail of speeches and bon mots as is his duty as an outgoing President. I am neutral about him as a leader, I do not think he did as well as he could have, most of his accomplishments were too little, too late, but I don't think he was a disaster. His speaking cadence has improved over time, but he still has many cattle prod moments. Today he let fly with an absurdity which did not become him. He accused Bernie Sanders supporters of helping feed into the unpopularity of Obamacare. The only reason I can think of for him to make such a ridiculous blurt is maybe he found some really potent ganja on his annual Hawaiian holiday.

Plans for tomorrow:
Safeway, buy some small frozen meals for lunches. Bananas for breakfast, maybe. Though they have them at work, as well as hard boiled eggs.
Maybe get a haircut. But it's pretty cold out, so I may just trim my sideburns myself and call it mission accomplished.
Coffee w/Janice
Maybe some more football, though I don't have a favorite team in the remaining contests.

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