Looking back at my last post, I guess I really am just a "fair-weather" blogger when it comes to the Chargers... they've lost their last 2 games and both times I didn't blog... shame on me. But for what it's worth here are the reasons why: Week 5 vs the Raiders, the Chargers were 2-2 and were in position to beat Oakland, a team that they've literally owned for the last I dunno how many games, be one game over 500, and one game back of the division leading Chiefs. That all went away when they lost, mainly due to mistakes on special teams again. What hurts even more is that it was Oakland, a team I pretty much have zero respect for... even though they are technically my "home team". Anyways, I was disgusted with that loss and felt no desire to blog about it. The next week was against the St Louis Rams... again a team that I have no respect for. So here we have 2 weeks in a row where the Chargers played, in my mind, nobody teams that have no playoff potential or any kind of prospect and they go ahead and lose... what is going on here??? And to top it all off, the Charger's star TE, Gates is injured. The only silver lining in all of this is that in terms of the standings they are still in OK shape. Everyone in the division is 2-4 with the exception of the Chiefs, who are 3-2. So the Chargers, if they get their act together, are still in the running.
Next game is against the Patriots at home... and thankfully, the Chargers are 2-0 at home. The Patriots will be a tough team to beat, but the Chargers, as always, has the keys to win this game. They just need to cut down on their mistakes and get their special teams in order. No excuses!
In other happenings, I have moved to Alameda and this is my second weekend here. I've moved into my pop's place, a 3-br apt that's part of a 4-unit building. My dad lives right above me. Things are starting to settle down here and it's starting to feel a little more like home. Still need to get a few things in order but the essentials are here. Moving into a new place with 2 little kids to take care of is also very challenging, to be sure. I got my internets although it's sometimes flaky... and I also got cable TV, which I hope will also lead to more sports! Just today, I've watched a lot of ESPN and the 2nd half of the Rangers/Yankees game... woohoo!
Oh yeah, I also just got a MacBook for and from work and I'm using it now for, um... personal stuff. heh. It's a bit weird going (back) to the Mac after such a long time. It's a long story, but I've been bitter with Apple since I bought an iMac about, oh, 6-7 years ago... the old "lamp" style body and the last to run with PowerPC processors. I was so upset at the fact that Apple basically abandoned support for all PowerPC... I couldn't upgrade my iMac to the newer OS, I couldn't even upgrade my iTunes or FireFox either! I was pretty much stuck with an obsolete computer and it wasn't even that old! Since then, I've been very against all things Apple. At work I used a trusty Windows XP laptop... now at least I could upgrade iTunes and FireFox (and even install newer browsers like Safari and Chrome) on it... and we're talking about an OS that came out, what in 2001??? That's just something I couldn't understand about Apple. And also, I was very against the whole marketing position Apple was taking at the time... you remember the whole "I'm a Mac, I'm a PC" thing? Well... I thought the whole thing was silly, pretentious, and elitist.... c'mon, what does the kind of computer you use have anything to with anything? Does using a Mac somehow make me a better programmer? That's like saying, if I wear Air Jordans I can play better basketball than you? NO! Of course not! So anyways, before I go off on a rant, I supported and used Windows for a long time, but it finally came to a point where I needed new hardware and I know something with Windows 7 was not going to fly, it's time to switch to a Mac. So here I am... it feels weird, but vaguely familiar. There's a lot to get used to about it, but so far I'm liking it. In terms of how it effects my work productivity, it's much faster, but that's more hardware that it is the software... I pretty much just use the same programs and such. Apple of course makes using a computer a much cooler experience and certain things are easier. But so far nothing ground shaking about how I go about doing my work. If anything, maybe I won't get teased about using a PC anymore at work.
So that's pretty much it... The weekend is officially started and I fully intend to watch as much sports as possible, save for maybe a few mandatory trips to IKEA to buy stuff for the house. But other than that, it's going to be a rainy weekend so might as well stay indoors next to the TV set where it's warm and dry!