* A couple of days ago, Laura posted "Is [wmtc] falling apart?" and, in comments, I mused: "Should I write my 'it didn't bother me so much in january but now spring training has started and I am still meh about my own blog' post now?"
And my attitude has improved ... somewhat. Right now, I feel like there is a fog between me and the team.** I can see them, but I can't focus and concentrate and engage with them very well. I'm not sure why.
** Also, I can tell that I'm connecting digging for info on the team in the middle of December and blogging. If I was reading everything I could about the team, then I guess I'd probably be posting about it. Although I stayed informed through the winter, it was almost exclusively via SoSH and not actual media sites and I had little desire to blog about any of it.
After 2004, my intensity level re individual games dropped considerably. Losses annoyed me, but for mere minutes, not hours and days. I discovered the pleasure of relaxing and enjoying my team play. Every game was no longer fraught with urgency, because what if we lose and then miss the playoffs by one game, and then it's yet another fucking year with no championship and I'm getting older and are these shitheads ever gonna win it all? I did not plan for (or even expect) that change, but I really like it.
So: Is my brain planning another shift in perspective? I have absolutely no idea. Have I merely lost most of my interest in the minutiae of the off-season and spring training? I guess I'll find out soon enough.
The W-L contest is right around the corner -- and I am stumped for a prize. Any ideas?
There were several books that I should have reviewed last season. Since I did not want to write about them during the winter (when readership is low), I've waited until spring. So I hope to get those out of the way this month.
I'm still making my way through Infinite Jest, but the JoS group read pretty much fizzled right out of the gate. Alas. I have also been thinking a lot about an IJ-related writing project, despite the possibility (probability?) that I'm fairly unqualified to do it. Thinking about that might also be using up some of my attention that I would otherwise be directing towards Fort Myers.