© Evelyn Garone 4.21.15
I haven’t written anything here in a long time……I used to write almost everyday, but somehow I have just lost the urge to communicate my thoughts through this medium at the present time. Perhaps that’s part of the journey….we’re always changing.
It’s hard to write when you don’t get feedback….as if you’re shouting to the mountains and getting no echo back.
My Twitter account has been pretty active….perhaps people like the quick give and take that goes on there. I know I feel validated when my tweets are retweeted or favorited…
So, perhaps I’ll start writing again…..when motivated, but it’s so much more gratifying to share a quick photo on INSTAGRAM and get immediate responses……knowing someone somewhere gives a shit what I’m doing.
What do you think?
© Evelyn Garone 4.17.15
I’ve heard about the front runners for candidates for the 2016 Presidential Nominees as I’m sure you have too and I’m sick of tired retreads.
I’m so glad Mitt Romney decided NOT to run….been there done that, this wouldn’t have been the charm. Yes, he’s a talented business man, but he already lost.
As for Hillary Clinton, please say it ain’t so. I know we haven’t heard from her on her decision yet, but I believe we’ve seen and heard from the Clinton’s enough ad nauseam that I’ll pass on her, too. I don’t want females voting for Hillary just because she might be the first Female President, we tried that with the first African American President, how did that work out?
I’ve heard them throwing Joe Biden’s name around and I cringe. Are they serious? He’s lunchbox Joe. A regular guy, right? What does he know…..Please, please, please don’t let it be so. He has a knack for saying the most inappropriate things and getting away with them…..I don’t think internationally he would get away with them. I don’t think the Saudis would think “Oh, it’s just Joe” nor would Netanyahu, nor would the Islamic Terrorists.
As for Jeb Bush, the Bush name has been in the White House enough already, please spare us! I know the guy seems nice enough and he may have have done great things in Florida but I don’t think it can be separated from the name and the Gulf war, etc. and the negativity of his brothers administration so lets move on please?!
As for Rand Paul, I think he said enough when he spoke of mental diseases being caused by vaccinations, especially when measles are rampant right now and we really might want children to be vaccinated.
Rick Perry is also thinking of running again, even stepping down from the Governorship in 2012 to run. He seems like a great guy. He may have done great things in Texas, depending on where you stand, but he did abysmally in the debates of 2012. He was like a deer in the headlights. It was painful to watch. I think we can do better.
So media, please let people think for themselves, let’s hope there is new young blood out there ready to try for the White House in 2016 and help take America into a bright new future.
© Evelyn Garone 2.3.15
And the New England Patriots WIN the 2015 Superbowl 28 – 24 over the Seattle Seahawks…
The Seattle Seahawk’s Jermaine Kearse’s bobbled catch during the last 2 minutes of the game while down 28 – 24 was amazing…….and he would have been the MVP of the game
and received the game truck instead it’s a footnote and of course Tom Brady ended up the MVP of the game and the New England Patriots, the victors because whoever made the boneheaded call to pass the ball to be “picked off” when all the Seahawks had to do was have Marshawn Lynch run it in with a foot and a half to the goal line would have won it ALL. I wonder who made that call? Pete Carroll has taken the blame, but too little too late…..it was the SUPER BOWL and you can’t make those kind of mistakes! I wonder if heads will roll?
But, unfortunately, that’s football….someone has to win and someone has to lose.
And this picture says it all….
O00hh Nooo!!! They were so close they could taste it….
But it was a pretty exciting game, all things considered. And now, we can move on from deflate-gate, because you know we’ll never hear anything about it again. We wouldn’t want to tarnish the Super Bowl Winners with the scandal, nor the billion dollar NFL industry, so it was easier to cast aspersions on a young ball boy who stopped off in a rest room for 90 seconds and may have magically deflated 11 balls, rather than believe either Tom Brady the paragon of wonderfulness or Coach Belichick could possibly be guilty of cheating.
The Half-time Show with Katy Perry was interesting …..it all depends on your taste of music and entertainment, I think to how you liked it. The light show and fireworks were very good. Her singing was Katy Perry….that says it all. Coming out on a lion/tiger singing “Roar”…was quite the showmanship! I would have liked to see more of Lenny Kravitz…he sang so briefly. As for Missy….I don’t know her but I’m sure her fans were thrilled to see her. I’m sure America was happy for a clean show like Katy and I’ll have to agree with that, no nipple slippage there!
As for the commercials this year, I felt let down. Perhaps it’s all the hype we’ve heard over the years, but usually they are so good. What was with the Nationwide Insurance Commercial…..a little creepy and off the mark I think? Perhaps they should use common sense instead of market research, whose opinions do they get, anyway?
What was with Budweiser using the same theme as last year of the dog & horses? Why a retread? I really didn’t see any imagination and anything that stayed with me and made me laugh or cry….
I was happy it was over when it was over…..I felt very non-plussed, but I am turning into an old curmudgeon at times. I hope you enjoyed it more than I did!
As for everything else lately, there are conflicting reports from the groundhogs, so there are no clear signs of spring coming……and Bill De Blasio was not let anywhere near the groundhog after dropping it last year causing perhaps an early demise of the groundhog shortly there after……this groundhog now stays behind Plexiglas for it’s own safety…perhaps Bill De Blasio should stay behind Plexiglas for all our safety!
© Evelyn Garone 2.2.15
Now, firstly I have to state I have no horse in the race, so it doesn’t matter to me who wins.
My biggest problem with the game is the stigma that hangs over it from the name “Deflategate”.
I am no expert on footballs, and who is but I am skeptical that no one “noticed” that the footballs for the New England Patriots were deflated beyond the parameters of correct game-balls.
Not to cast aspersions on either Bill Belichick or Tom Brady, but shouldn’t someone have noticed? You’d think, right. Which leaves both men’s honesty and trustworthiness in question.
I wonder why with all the hours and experience Tom Brady has as a quarterback how he didn’t notice the footballs were under-inflated. Wouldn’t he have felt the difference? He’s one of the premier quarterbacks in the NFL and must have expertise of how he likes his game ball to feel, so if it wasn’t correct, you’d think he’d notice. Unless he did and liked it that way as he’s known to prefer softer footballs. Unfortunately he even had the nerve to utter:
“Things are going to be fine. This isn’t ISIS,” quarterback Tom Brady said, smiling, in an afternoon news conference in Foxborough, Mass. “No one’s dying.”
What the hell does that mean…..since they aren’t as bad as ISIS we should let this go?
As for Belichick he again is a very experienced and savvy coach, how was someone able to tamper with the game footballs without his knowing? Even Bill Nye the science-guy has weighed in and dismissed the excuse of barometric pressure, weather and other excuses for the PSI to have changed without human intervention. If the temperature affected the Patriots balls, wouldn’t it have affected the Colt’s?
Unfortunately, this team has been known to cheat….so jumping to the conclusion that either or both men were in collusion with the under-inflation for this very important game isn’t so outrageous.
It calls into question their honesty and integrity that’s already been proven questionable after the 2007 “Spygate” game where they cheated.
So, does this game have any real meaning to you? I’m a little disenchanted wondering if the New England Patriots deserved to call this a win with their proven cheating record and if they deserve to be playing in the game at all.
The score was by no means close, but still I think with proof of the PSI number being incorrect in their footballs the game is tainted. It may seem ridiculous, but when is cheating ever accepted? Have we lowered our standards on how important honesty is?
Don’t forget millions of people are watching, including impressionable children and since the Patriots still get to go to the Super Bowl, what are we accepting as permissible behavior?
For me the game will always be tainted…if the New England Patriots are so good, why did they have to cheat? Do you think losing high ranking draft choice is enough of a punishment for perhaps changing the whole outlook of the biggest game….the Super Bowl? Is it after all all about the money?Arizona has invested billions to host the game, the million dollar commercials have been made, so how can the game be contested without the NFL and many others losing money? Is that what it comes down to? For me it is a sad day that the Super Bowl has been cheapened with this cloud of cheating hanging over it.
What do you think?
© Evelyn Garone 1.26.15