It’s liberating. Normally my Newsfeed is clogged with a bunch of shit from people I really don’t care about, but I scroll through anyway because I’m a mindless drone who goes through his routine day and day out.
In the past week I’ve unfriended 150-200 people, and it’s been great. I didn’t have that many friends to begin with, but now I’m really running low!
My criteria for unfriending was loosely:
Do I care about this person?
Have I seen or talked to them in the last three years (arbitrary number)?
Is there a chance I see or talk to them in the next six months (arbitrary number)?
If all three are no, insta-unfriend. Some are still an unfriend even if they do meet some of those criteria.
Benefits of Unfriending?
It’s simple – TIME! Reading or seeing pictures about people that I don’t care about is whatever. I don’t gain anything but I don’t really lose anything either – except time! Now, going through my Facebook Newsfeed takes me a minute as opposed to 5 or 10. I’ve wasted too much time scrolling through the Facebook home page, it’s time to save time. I suggest you do the same.
At this point it time, I’m looking like a jackass. The combined record of my “final four” right now is 2-6. The Eagles look poised for a sub .500 record and the Colts are exposed for having a good record because they play in a bad division, not because they’re actually good.
AFC – Of course the year I pick Brady to lose he starts the season red hot. I apologize for picking against him to begin with. Brady and the Pats will make the Super Bowl again. As an aside, Brady will win MVP as well (with Gronk finishing top 5). They very well may win 14+ games.
NFC – I’m going to stick with my homer pick of the Eagles. The division is weak, and they could make the playoffs. If they have to play a game in Green Bay, they’ll lose, but other than that, there’s a chance!
Super Bowl? – No comment.
It’s two weeks into the season. Whoever changes their prediction after two of seventeen weeks is either a pussy or an idiot. A LOT of unpredictable things will happen over the next 15 weeks.
While away on vacation, I made a point not to shave. Last night I cleaned up the sides but left the rest. Here’s what I look like today at work:
Initially I thought it was a definite no-go, but it’s actually started growing on me as of late (ba-dum, tss!). I don’t know if I’d say it looks “good”, but it’s not as bad as I thought.
The reception has been mixed. Some like it and some lol at first sight. After the initial lol though, I think people start to come around. I haven’t decided if I’m going to keep it (I probably won’t), but it’s an interesting look to say the least.
I’m back to work. My vacation is over. No more going to the beach, napping during the day, drinking on weeknights, etc.. In a way, I’m happy to get back to work. The feeling of things “building up” while you’re not there can be unnerving.
The Eagles freakin’ suck. Holy shit they’re bad. I picked these dicks to win the Super Bowl? I (and all of Philadelphia) crowned Chip Kelly a genius after two 10-6 seasons and one good preseason game against the Packers? Fortunately the division is in shambles; the Redskins just aren’t good, the Cowboys lost Romo and Dez, and the Giants seemingly play each fourth quarter with their eyes closed while Tom Coughlin calls plays with a headset that’s shoved up his ass cause they’re playing like shit. The Eagles still have a chance! I’m not ruling out a 12-2 run to end the season.
Meanwhile Tom Brady is laying pipe and well on his way to an MVP season. I’m kicking myself for drafting Romo over him, and for drafting Dez with my first round pick. What was I thinking? My fantasy team is losing by 87 points. My wide receivers combined for zero points (Roddy White and Mike Evans).
On top of all that, I picked FOUR out of 15 games correct for week 2. What the qua is going on?
The concert was awesome. On Saturday Hayley and I drove up to Avalon and my 9 day vacation began. I went golfing with my brothers and my dad yesterday and it was a blast. It’s currently Tuesday and nothing is going on. I’m soaking up the sun and making an effort to do nothing.
I may post some stuff later in the week, but I doubt it. If you want to read someone who actually cares about their readers, check out Tom’s blog. I might as well just make a post linking to his posts every time he comes up with a new one.
Look for snaps of JC throughout the week. He is a goldmine, and I don’t think he knows that cell phones can record videos, so it’s easy to get away with it.
The NFL Season is finally here! What better way to look like an asshole than jump to conclusions and make your predictions way too early?
NFC Championship Game
Philadelphia Ealges (12-4) vs. Seattle Seahawks (11-5)
After a rocky start, the Seahawks will round into form like a team who’s been to back-to-back Super Bowls. The Eagles will start hot (7-1) and cool slightly towards the end as teams “figure them out” and they ease off the gas with the NFC East locked up.
Like the Phillies run from ’08-’10 (WS win, WS loss, NLCS loss), the Seahawks are on the way down. The Eagles, at home, will take it to Seattle in a surprisingly easy win. Chip and the boys will be firing on all cylinders, and the slowly disintegrating Seahawks team will go back to the drawing board.
AFC Championship Game
Indianapolis Colts (13-3) vs. New England Patriots (12-4)
Surviving hard playoff pushes from the Steelers and Dolphins, these two meet again in the AFC Championship Game.
I’d like to stick to my guns and say that Brady will take care of business, but the torch must be handed over sooner or later. I think this is the year that Luck gets over the hump. It will be close, as the Pats always seem to pwn the Colts, but the Colts will have home-field advantage because of an easy division (plus the Pats won’t cake-walk through the AFC East like normal), and finally take down Brady and the boys.
Indianapolis Colts (13-3) vs. Philadelphia Ealges (12-4)
I’ve come this far… The Philadelphia Eagles will be Super Bowl 50 Champions. Do you buy into the hype? I do. They’ll be the most fun team to watch in the NFL. They’ll suck it up now and then, but they’ll always score points. Chip is going HAM and doesn’t really give a fuck what people think. The defense is better than last year, and if the new parts on offense get it right (and Bradford stays on his feet), they’re going to crush a lot of teams.