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NFL preview (courtesy of

The new college football season started yesterday. The season really begins tomorrow, however, when Nebraska takes on Nevada.

The NFL starts next week. As you get ready to draft your fantasy football teams, here is the best NFL season preview I know about.



(oh; I should give some warning of salty language in those previews...)



1.) Am I still alive?
--More or less. I'm working 55 to 60+ hours per week and helping to raise a 14-month old.

2.) Do I still blog?
--Yes, theoretically.

3.) Have I finished Harry Potter?
--See #1 above.

4.) Will I finish Harry Potter in the near future?
--Yes. On Thursday we are leaving for an extended-weekend vacation. Near the top of the list of priorities on vacation is to finish Harry Potter.

5.) Where are we going?
--We're going to Louisville, KY.

6.) Why are we going there?
--We got a (fairly cheap) hotel room there. Seriously, there's really no other reason.

7.) What are we going to do there?
--See #4 above. Also, sleep, swim and sit by the pool, go to the Louisville Slugger Museum, go to a huge book sale, visit bourbon country and do some taste tests, and maybe take in a free concert. Okay, besides Harry Potter and swimming, we may not do much of that other stuff (except go to bourbon country, we'll definitely do that).

8.) Why am I posting in this annoying question and answer format?
--Who knows. It's late; my brain is fried, and I'm avoiding work.

9.) Will these questions end soon?

10.) Am I infralapsarian or supralapsarian?
--Just kidding. Bye.


chapter 7...

Yes, it's sad, we're only in chapter 7 of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. I've been super-busy with work projects lately, and have had little free time. On top of that, Suzanne and I read the books aloud to each other so that makes the going much slower from the start. Here are a couple of Harry Potter videos for you while you wait with bated breath for my review.

Poor Man's Hogwarts

The Harry Potter Intervention

Fair warning: the second one has some salty language.

G.K. Chesterton...

"The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because they are generally the same people."