Sunday, June 15, 2014

Real Time Blogging

I don't really believe in jinxes, but I do know that when I watch a Packer game I have to be very careful not to vocalize such thoughts as

"Wow, they're really running the ball well today."

and

"Rodgers hasn't thrown a pick yet this season!"

and

"It's amazing that there haven't been any serious injuries yet this season."

because inevitably the moment such things leave my lips, the runner is getting stuffed behind the line of scrimmage, my QB throws a Pick 6, and our center goes down with a blown knee.

Therefore, I have explicit orders when watching a game not to even breathe a syllable of such things out load, lest I bring down fire and brimstone on my team.

In short, I'm a jinx.

What I'm wondering is if the same principle applies to typing thoughts on a blog.  If I actually put them "out there," is that equivalent to speaking them and therefore inviting the jinx to apply its terrible curse?  And does it only apply to sports?  Or even just football?  I mean, ask any dude who has shown up on the cover of the Madden video game and they will tell you in no uncertain terms that such things are real, man. 

Dare I even type these words?  I think my computer might be working again.

I've been successfully navigating the Internet for about 30 minutes now with no cursing or yelling into a pillow, so that's a very good sign.   I still can't get anything to show up on my computer from my Photo Stream, but I'm not going to get greedy at this point.  I'm just grateful to be able to check my email, watch stupid YouTube videos, and read crucial Yahoo articles about how Ben Affleck is beefing up to play Batman.

So, I'm back.  And since it's Father's Day, I suppose I should be sure to include the traditional Ode to Dad photo.


So glad you're home, honey.  These boys adore you and I think you're pretty great too.  It's a lot of fun to do this crazy parenting gig with you and I'm looking forward to

Oh snap.  Game of Thrones is on.  Time to go.

(And that, my friends, is a blog post written in legit Real Time.  Out.)


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