I saw he was up for adoption like 6 weeks ago and figured he’d be snatched up quickly. Sadly, he hasn’t.
I wasn’t considering getting another cat, but after seeing that he was still there, I started to feel bad, so I sent in a PAWS application this week and have an appointment to see him Saturday afternoon.
The foster lady even said “Bring a carrier in case you want to take him home on the spot!”. There’s a decent chance I come home with a blind cat on Saturday.
My main question is this – what should I name him?
Playing off the blind thing is a gimme (hence Melon, but I don’t like the name Melon). It’d be a stretch to try to go with blind AND Sixers, but we’ll see.
I’ve missed on two locks and both were going against the Jets. I’ve learned my lesson, as Simoncini would say, the Jets are contenders.
Lock of the Week – Atlanta Falcons -3.5 vs. Dallas Cowboys
I saw this line on Tuesday and immediately thought Atlanta was going to win in a blowout. This was before we knew about the Zeke news.
Zeke getting suspended actually hurts my case here. Knowing Vegas, they probably knew Zeke would get suspended, so they opened at Dallas +3.5 which people would be all over IF Zeke was playing, but he’s not.
No commitment in our society is life-long except marriage (I did not fact check this). We lease cars, rent apartments, even pets only last a decade or so.
But not marriage. Marriage is a forever-commitment, and we’re starting to realize now how unrealistic this is. The solution?
Marriage should be written as a recurring 5 year contract.
When you ‘get married’, the marriage is valid for 5 years. At the end of 5 years, both parties either mutually agree to renew the contract or the marriage ends.
This is good for a few reasons:
It gives bad marriages an easy-out without having to be proactive. Most bad marriages last so long because neither party wants actually make the decision to get divorced.
It encourages couples to be open with each other as their contract comes up. If one thinks things are iffy and is worried the other won’t want to renew, it will make them actually confront their problems to either improve the relationship, or end it.
It makes each person want to be a better partner. Ending the contract is way easier than divorce. In the non-contract era, people can get fat, lose their job, not do special things for their significant other, etc. NOT ANYMORE! You’ll stay in shape, buy flowers, plan dinners, whatever it is to keep them happy if it’s a contract you want to renew.
It gives you an excuse to throw a sweet party every time you renew the contract. Weddings are the best social event, 100%. Why only have one per couple?!
But it does have some potential problems…
What do you do with kids? Split them in half. I don’t know. But staying in a marriage just for the kids isn’t a good reason to stay together.
How do you manage financials? Another detail I haven’t worked out, but I’m not worried about this one. This, again, shouldn’t be the reason a couple stays together.
This is, quite frankly, extremely unromantic. I get that saying “’til death do us part” sounds way better than “til five years from now when we re-evaluate our relationship“. Romance is overrated?
I can’t wait to propose to my future wife with no diamond ring and tell her I only want a 5 year commitment. She’ll probably want to skip right to the part where we don’t renew the contract.
I wrote this post a year ago about conciseness being is a valuable skill in the real world (a top 10% post of mine in my opinion).
Twitter doubled its character-limit for tweets to 280 and people are going nuts. You’d think, given my stance on conciseness, I’d be up in arms about this too. But I’m not.
Twitter is great because it plays on the short attention span.
Newsflash: 280 characters is still pretty fucking short.
Overall, this change will only improve the Twitter experience in my opinion. It’s not a matter of “You need to edit better!“. You’re just going to see higher quality content in a still-quickly-digestible format.
And don’t forget, the unfollow option is always there.
It will be annoying for the next week as people try to think of clever ways to clog up your feed (sorry Sixers, this one was bad), but it will be a net positive.
Tonight is the annual Ursinus Twilight meet where alumni and current athletes race each other in a 3200m.
A month ago I wrote this post about how great running was going. One line stands out:
“My leg is no trouble at all!”
Literally the next day I woke up and my leg hurt on every step. I took 10 days very easy and then have been doing the usual 35 MPW since then.
Last year I ran 9:49 at this meet, and ran I 9:44 a couple months ago. I haven’t raced in ~3 months so it’s hard to really say what kind of shape I’m in. If I was a betting man, I’d put the over under at like 9:54 and I’ll lose to some kids on the team.
The real benefit of the meet is hanging out with the alums. The race is just the appetizer, cause we’re going to ABC and getting HAMMERED after the race which will be fun.