Putting the biscuit in the basket
There's no good reason for the title of this post, as I'm just bored and thought I'd jot a few things down. Call it an exercise in free writing, or maybe its just babbling. We'll see.
Anyway, the title comes from the immortal Dan Patrick - Keith Olbermann Sportscenter days on ESPN, when they anchored the show before Keith bolted for more money and selling out on Fox and Dan suddenly became ESPN's elder statesmen and "respectable" journalist. I t was a hockey goal call in the day of irreverence and fun home run calls, biting comments and the time when modern sports casting was born.
Since then, the catchphrase has become a ubiquitous part of any sporting event. I find this disturbing because few sports casters (Stu Scott being one of them,) actually have a talent for coming up with memorable catchphrases. Most sportscasters should just realize that they really aren't that funny instead of desperately trying to plow through god-awful phrases.
This is also the trend in football, where play-by-play announcers try to be funny and it just doesn't work. One particularly good Czech commentator is the exception to the rule. Instead of going to an old and used catchphrase, he comes up with new ones all the time, displaying and incredibly sharp wit, deep knowledge of pop culture and literature, and good common sense. If you ever get the chance and you speak Czech, listen to a game done by Jaromír Bosák. Honestly, I know of no better play-by-play man commenting football today.
I have work to do at work, but I'm avoiding it at all costs. I think the main reason I'm shirking is that I've been with this company for five months and have done very little over that time in the way of work. In other words, I've sat on my ass and surfed the net for five days a week for the last five months. This tends to make a person lazy. And I was lazy to begin with. On top of that, I was used to working at my old job, but here I'm just not used to it at all. Here I have neither describable working habits nor the desire to work.
I'm seriously dying for a new job. It's not that I need tons of cash and high-powered posts. In fact, I've grown out of any illusions that I could ever be a big boss man. I just want a nice calm job where I make enough money to live comfortably, where I don't have to deal with people, where I get a chance to write or translate, where I don't have to write marketing crap (as I do when I work here), and where I go home with a clear head. That's all I need.
Is that too much?