Well, I found myself missing high school football games this weekend. Don’t get me wrong; I don’t miss covering them; I just miss seeing them.
Checking scores on the internet, I saw that Sasakwa and Maud played each other last night. Both were undefeated coming into the game, and they were ranked #1 and #2 in their district. Maud took the win, 41-36, jumping into first place in district and banishing the Vikings back to #2 in district, but not by much.
I covered both teams regularly, through their ups and downs, and both have had quite a bit of both in the past several years. And it was always fun to watch two Seminole County teams play each other.
That 41-36 nail-biter must have been an amazing game to watch. Those teams have the highest-scoring offenses in Seminole County this year, and the best defenses. Both of them gave up more points in that game than they had all season.
If anyone from Maud or Sasakwa still reads this blog (I know you used to), let me say again that I really missed seeing all of you there.
Movies and Fridays
Here in Killeen, we’ve had a lot of rain in the past few weeks. The area was several inches behind for the year, but completely caught up in September, and October is showing signs of setting records. If we had gone to any games in this area, we’d be wet and cold and probably sick.
My wife finished her two overnight shifts in a row without too much exhaustion, though she did sleep much of the day yesterday. I woke her up in the afternoon, knowing she had to work in the daytime today.
We went to see The Invention of Lying, from which neither of us expected much. Both of us were pleasantly surprised. It was funny, sad, and well-thought out. Sadly, most of the people I know are too deeply religious to enjoy a movie that pokes fun at religion’s origins. (At least that’s the impression I have — prove me wrong!)
Richard, if you haven’t seen it yet, I think you’ll love it. If nothing else, you’ll love the premise and enjoy guessing how far they’re going to go with that premise. It’s definitely food for thought and conversation.
We then ate at TGI Friday’s for supper. Neither of us had been inside one since we met each other. It was better than I remembered — better food, better service, better atmosphere.
In the evening, after returning home, we watched “True Romance,” one of my all-time favorite movies, on VHS. I’ve been considering replacing it with a DVD, but the quality is still decent on our old tape. And I’m afraid that if I buy the DVD to replace my favorite movies on tape, then the industry will suddenly go whole-hog for Blu-Ray. If we replace them with Blu-Ray, then they’re will just be another new format. So we’ll keep the old tapes for now.
My feeling on this kind of stuff is: I’ve already bought the rights to watch the movie in the privacy of my own home. I shouldn’t have to do that again, even if each successive format is forced to be obsolete.
Anyway, after today, my wife has four days off in a row. We’re still trying to figure out what to do with those four days. Hopefully, one of the things we do will give us some opportunities to take pictures… I’m getting an itchy trigger finger.