it has certainly been a very long time since i last posted anything on this blog. i don’t have any good excuse for this except for sheer laziness, which is no excuse at all. i would apologize, but since you (plural) have probably given up on this little corner of blogosphere, the effort would probably be wasted. therefore i offer no apologies. instead, i hope we can catch up on things.
things have been busy. due to my perpetual lack of money, i’m working a lot more than usual, so most of my time is spent making money that i don’t got. i have not played any pool at all; i miss it sorely, but time is a precious commodity when you are broke. alas, i must allocate that precious time away from pool. it saps the spirit, but i hope the situation is temporary. pool, like any good drug, is addictive to its core. addicts like me are eventually drawn back to its lovely embrace, not unlike the grimy roustabout squatting at the street corner eagerly puffing on cheap weed with some jug wine. perhaps some greasy mcdonald’s after the binge. i could use some mcdonald’s myself.
i have been loosely following some tournaments here and there, but it seems pool is halfway to its grave, at least presently. throughout the years we always hear some talk of resurgence, a renewing of the sport, a reboot, something–an injection of freshly minted cash, perhaps. sometimes pool feels like a gold digger, forever looking for its sugar daddy to pay the bills. but like any exchange of services, there has to be a take AND give, and pools seems to be long on taking and short on giving. that sort of relationship just don’t last. i think for now, pool will limp along on local tournaments and challenge events, until the situation improves–how, i cannot hazard a guess. time will tell.
on the technology front, the tablet market has completely exploded with new products. any tablet at any price point can be had by all and sundry; it is no longer a luxury item, but an everyday tool people use for just about anything we can think of–shopping, banking, web surfing, reading, gaming . . . you name it, there is an app for it. even the cheapie tablets have become useful mini-computers instead of a novelty. during black friday, you could find android-based tablets for under $50. high-def it is not, but i think they are supremely useful as your daily web surfer and email checker. laptops and ultrabooks continue to decline as the popularity of tablets rise. i think in another five to seven years, laptops will probably languish in the bargain bins and fade into history shortly after.
due to my lack of pool, i’ve been watching more tv. a couple of really great shows you may be interested: person of interest and almost human are my favorites right now. they are on cbs and fox respectively, so you won’t need cable to catch the shows. a lot of people are raving about the walking dead and sons of anarchy, but i’m done with them. continued human depravity is not really my form of entertainment, and those two shows are the epitome of depravity. maybe i’m soft, but i’m just turned off. i’ll leave those shows to the zombie fanatics.
so that’s what i’ve been up to. absolutely nothing. just working, and hoping to play pool again when i can manage to free up some time. but absence makes the heart grow fonder, or whatever the f~* cliché you feel like using. i hope you’re having more fun than i do, gentle readers, if you’re still out there. in the meantime, go buy a tablet or something.