@eraserface I now kind of wish they'd get together. He's got to be at least a little more interesting than frickin' John Mayer.
Somehow this reserved, stressed and conventional New Englander ended up in "relaxed and creative" North Carolina. Hmm. Maybe it's something to aspire to?
@Clare The worst use of "curated" I've ever heard was about some insufferable-sounding woman who had "a carefully curated group of friends." Like the people were stuffed and mounted at aesthetically pleasing points around her house.
I turned off both the end of the Pats game and the end of the baseball in disgust, only to find out later about the amazing results. The normal part of me keeps saying, Wow, this is awesome!, while the twisted-superstitious-Boston-fan part of me keeps whispering, Uh-oh, they just used up all their good mojo.
@katiemcgillicuddy et al: I just read this amazing article about Eli on Grantland.
"There may be no player in NFL history who seems more like a winner and more like a loser at the same time." WORD.
They had a countdown of the best This is SportsCenter clips on ESPN this summer, and the one with the Manning bros visiting the studio (and Peyton beating on Eli) was in the top five. The ESPN folks said that they suggested that Eli win in one of the takes, and all the Mannings just looked blankly at them, because "Peyton always wins." That made me understand them all a bit better.
@MrsTeacherFace The BLARGH is all worth it, really. And sometimes you get lucky and there is some sleeping.
@like a rabid squirrel Good for you! There are some really great young adult groups within UU congregations. I grew up UU and still have good memories of that experience (though later I found Jesus and went Episcopal AKA Twilight Zone Catholic).
@katiemcgillicuddy et al: Late to this thread, but wanted to chime in to say GO WASHINGTON BEAT THE DIRTY COWPOKES. Though I did hope just a little bit that they would beat the Peyton Mannings last weekend.
Also, apologies to meetapossum and my husband's best friend from high school, but I'm kind of enjoying the implosion of the Giants this year. When Eli gets picked off or sacked, he always looks like a kid who's dropped his ice cream.
Also, as a Boston-area resident and Red Sox fan, I'd like to apologize for the obnoxious fans, as they make the rest of us look bad. The mood around here is surprised happiness, as no one really thought this team would do this well. Giant beards are also big.
@melis "A college in Cambridge."
@Briony Fields I'm flying out tomorrow for a work trip. I'm more worried that my beltless pants will fall off at security and TSA will impound my laptop.