Thursday, January 28, 2010

News Peeps

J.D. Salinger died today at 91. I don't love "Catcher in the Rye" - but that book has affected so many people. Crazy to think that such a brilliant man lived such a reclusive life.

Randy Winn was just signed by the Yankees. I hate that almost as much as I hate the Yankees.

Brian Sabean, in theory, manages the Giants. After this many years of insanity, can we get rid of him already?

Justine Henin and Serena Williams are playing in the Australian Open final. I hope Henin destroys Serina. I know, I know -tell you how I really feel.

President Obama spoke last night. I'm not telling you what I think because I still want my conservative friends and my liberal friends to like me still. Yes, I'm one of those dreaded indecisive independents.

Rick Reilly wrote a new column on misbehaving athletes. Very funny, very "tongue in cheek." [I've never used that phrase before, but it applies here.] Reilly made fun of the Wizards' non-infamous Arenas. Arenas is a moron by the way.

Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams talked about their new film at Sundance. I love them.

[I think I have extra 'tude this afternoon. I better stop writing until I get out of school and find my happy self.]


Meg said...

I agree with you on Serena. :) I loved what you said about the SOTU. Way to remain bi-partisan. :) I admire that.

Shelly Meron said...

I love you no matter your political beliefs - and would actually love to hear your thoughts on the state of the union. You may be surprised to learn I didn't love everything he had to say - but probably for different reasons than some people, being that I'm a dirty Socialist liberal hippie :P

Now hating the Yankees - that I may never forgive ;)

C.J. said...

I enjoyed this post, and generally agree with you. To add: two other authors died recently, Robert B. Parker and Howard Zinn. I liked Parker's novels, and I thought Zinn was interesting, although I generally didn't agree with much of what he had to say.

If you think the Giants have issues, try the Patriots. We never should've traded Cassel. Tom Brady is too busy guest starring on "Entourage" to take football seriously; he's become a brand name, and a caricature of himself.

I'm not a fan of Serena. I can't explain why. She's OK...she's just...too Anna Kournikova for me.

As far as being an indecisive independent, I wouldn't call it indecisive; call it free thinking. Too many people just tow the party line, 'cause they're brainwashed. I, for one, call myself conservative but a lot of conservatives disagree with me 'cause I support gay marriage (hello, separation of church and state!) I think people should be allowed to exercise their own free agency; not everyone believes the same thing. So, hey, I think we need more "indecisive" thinkers!

Brett, Juliann, and Mae said...

Yo Jaclyn its B Muns your favorite brother-in-law, I would like to borrow the last two books that you have done reviews on. Hope you are doing well!