Liverpool’s glorious, unexpected win

I admit. I thought it was going to be a blowout.

After all, Manchester City beat Liverpool 5-0 last time out, and were a proper Pep Guardiola side — namely a collection of superstars that scores goals for fun.

Sure, Liverpool can score, but they don’t play defense. Plus Loris Karius was given the start in goal, and Virgil van Dijk wasn’t going to play in his first Premier League game since he was brought on to singlehandedly solve all their problems on the back line.

Yes, there’s something I can do at noon, but the first half ends around the time I’d have to leave. If it’s a blowout, I’ll go. If it’s a game, I’ll stay. Continue reading “Liverpool’s glorious, unexpected win”

A true masterpiece

Behold “Minimalist Lobby”:

”The lack of furniture and rugs represents the emptiness many people feel in their workplace, while the black elevator doors emobody the potential for danger should one attempt to climb the corporate structure.

The only escape is through the doors, into an unpredictable, often cold world.” Continue reading “A true masterpiece”

My new favorite goalie

Before my buddy Mix and I went to last night’s hockey game between UMass-Lowell and UMass, was I aware that I wanted a bobblehead of Connor Hellebuyck?

Since I am neither a Winnipeg Jets fan (where he’s having a good year), a UMass-Lowell graduate nor a member of the Hellebuyck family, the answer to that would be no, even though I had heard of him. Continue reading “My new favorite goalie”

Shopping before the storm

When a “bomb cyclone” is headed your way, you had better make sure you have everything you need.

We’re in pretty good shape, but my wife was a little concerned about dinner for the next couple days. However, she wasn’t sure she wanted to brave the grocery store …

… so I volunteered. Continue reading “Shopping before the storm”

Beginnings and endings on New Year’s Day

I know that today is the first day of the year, but Jan. 1 feels more like the end of something than the beginning.

It’s the end of the holiday season, a two-month sprint from Halloween packed with travel, family, events, parties, shopping, bowl games and resolutions (although my gym was pretty empty tonight). Continue reading “Beginnings and endings on New Year’s Day”