Saturday, September 12, 2020

Moment of Zen: Football

 It's that time of year again.


Anonymous said...

Joe,how are you feeling this morning? How are things going? I am concerned, Roderick

Joe said...

Roderick, I am doing ok. I still have a headache (no surprise there), and I've been a little aggravated at work. I am only supposed to go into the office on Wednesdays and Thursdays, but since I live closest to the museum (less than a mile away actually), I am the one who has to go in at a moment's notice, because everyone else seems to have something else to do. I had to go in today and yesterday, so I was aggravated, to say the least. Nobody else is being called in on extra days. Sorry, I'm a bit peeved. I am going to have to have a talk with my boss about this on Wednesday. Needless to say, the aggravation and stress have not helped my migraines any. Now that I made my appearance at the museum today, I am trying to veg out and have an Indiana Jones marathon. I just want to take it easy, and then tonight I am going to make some tacos for dinner. Overall, I am doing fine. Thank you for asking.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps you could suggest, as tactfully as you can, to your boss on Wednesday that a roster be organized so that your colleagues and you take it in turn to do duty in the Museum. The fact that you lived closest to the building is not excuse for loading the chore on to you.
I am glad that you are taking it easy but, given my inability to take stress, I would not find a marathon of Indiana Jones an escape from "aggravation and stress" - quite the opposite.
Thanks for the response, as ever, Roderick

Dave R said...

Zen Football... they never get out of the huddle.

Joe said...

Roderick, that is part of what I am going to say to my boss. We have to be very explicit, with him, because he isn't too bright. He was not a good choice for our new director, he's too young and too inexperienced. We ended up with him because we had no other viable candidates that wanted to move to the middle of rural Vermont.

As for watching Indiana Jones, I've seen it so many times that there is no suspense to it. Indiana Jones is one of my favorite series of films, but just the opposite of Star Trek whose even-numbered films are the best, it's the odd-numbered ones for Indiana Jones. While Temple of Doom is not terrible, it does have some good parts, Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is almost unwatchable. I've never seen the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull since the first time I watched it. However, with all that said, I got tied up with some personal business (not literally, although that could have been exciting), and not only did I not get back to the Indiana Jones marathon, but I didn't get to cook the tacos either. I'll save that for tomorrow when it's supposed to be a rainy day.

I'd continue the marathon tonight, but I plan to watch some football. None of my favorite teams are playing, but I will watch the Tulane v. South Alabama game tonight. I can't do a Moment of Zen about football and not watch a football game today.

Anonymous said...

Boy, you are a movie fan. I am delighted by your account of being "tied up with some personal business" which added, I infer, an element of color and even thrill to a dull evening in a small town in rural Vermont.
My daughter has just texted me to state that she is watching a rerun of part 1 of the original "Brideshead Revisited" and asks me what is meant by cousin Jasper's statement "Beware of Anglo-Catholics - they are all sodomites with unpleasant accents." Obviously non-Oxbridge and non-straight accents, but I can't recall the title of author of the video on gay voices you mentioned and which is relevant. Roderick