27 May 2010

I tried to watch the Suns-Lakers game tonight, but my high-speed internet wouldn't keep up with the video stream. It would play for a few seconds, then stall out, usually just as something was about to happen. It made me mad. Then some other stuff happened that made me mad and I spent the evening wallowing in my impotent rage, which really just is bad for my head and my digestive system. It gets all knotted up.

I was kind of hoping the Suns would pull off a win and put the Lakers down by one, but from what I could gather from the play-by-play, the Lakers came away with a shot at the end to win. My frustration at not being able to watch the game highlights a dilemma I have. I don't watch television. I think that, for the most part, it's a waste of time. But when it comes to sporting events I feel like I'm missing out by not being able to watch them. The few that are broadcast online for free are unwatchable because of my internet issues. I am not willing to buy a cable package and then buy a sports package on top of that just so I can watch games. I don't think there is enough value there to justify it. But sometimes I get angry and complain about it a little.

Now that I'm done with my little tantrum it is way past my bedtime and I am liable to be even more cranky if I don't get enough sleep, which just goes to show that developmentally I'm not really that far ahead of my 1 1/2-year old son. Hopefully tomorrow I will have something more pleasant to say, hopefully some WIP photos of my Greatswords. Or, if I stay up really late I might have them finished (aside from the battle standard).

1 comment:

  1. I am sorry you had internet troubles! Get some sleep and things will look much brighter in the morning! Sometimes little tantrums let us vent and then we can get on with our lives! Go out in your garage and let out a big scream or yell or two and you will feel better!