Showing posts from January, 2008

Some small updates

A. We're married (yay us!), and much love to all our friends, family, and especially parents who made our wedding so wonderful. There are various sites cropping up around the Internet with unauthorized paparazzi pictures, and I won't condone that sort of thing by linking to them (if you have uploaded any, I guess you can link to them in the comments to this post). When there are some sort of official pictures available, I'll let folks know.

B. We're on our honeymoon (yay us!), and while we obviously have Internet access in the room, we're doing our best not to be huge nerds and we're getting out and enjoying St. Kitts. I've already uploaded some photos to Flickr that you can check out now, and as I take more, more will be uploaded to the same photoset.

The photoset has been updated with a bunch more pictures, and I think Sheryl will be uploading some of her own to her Flickr account as well.

Stand somewhat near your QB

Sheryl's got nothing to worry about: Tony Romo and I are officially on the outs.

Out of all the things I fault him for in the second half (not throwing the ball away while he could, throwing the ball away for no reason and taking the grounding penalty, throwing the ball downfield when they had so much success with the short game in the first half), the one thing that gets me the most is that Romo ignored Witten for most of the game. Witten lives to convert third downs up the middle, and while he had a good game with seven catches, some of those long lobs at the end should have gone his way–it's not like the receivers downfield were any more open.

Last year's playoff finish was heartbreaking, and Romo had my sympathy. This year, it was Romo's team to lead and it was Romo's game to lose. I'm not itching for another quarterback (and perhaps more relevantly, neither is Owens), but it's now twelve years since the Cowboys won a playoff game, and regardless of how h…

Rabbit, rabbit

2008 is an election year–though how would we really know until the Daily Show comes back? And while I don't think 2008 is going to be anything close to 2004 from the perspective of polito-blogging, I might as well ring in the new year by mentioning the talk of a third-party Michael Bloomberg candidacy.

I'll go on the record now with the opinion that not only is Bloomberg going to run but that when we go to the polls in November 2008, we'll be choosing between a Mormon, a partly African-American, and a Jewish guy with "zealously guarded personal privacy" (which is just about as far as the Times goes by way of innuendo). I don't know whether the result of the election will amount to America putting aside or just carefully ranking its prejudices.

A Bloomberg candidacy will inevitably lead to discussions of whether he would be stealing votes from Republicans or Democrats. In anticipation of that, here's the obligatory link to information on alternative voting s…