Is The World's Greatest Blog dead? No, but it is really freakin' tired in an "I had no idea parenthood would be this exhausting" kind of way.
Throw dealing with some major mold and water damage at the house on top of getting a hang of the whole "dad" thing and you can see why this site is a lot staler than usual.
Tweeting is proving to be a lot easier than blogging these days (https://twitter.com/howlingmadjay).
So here's a dive into the sleep-deprived puddle of grey matter that passes for my brain these days …
* One more reason to love the hide feature on Facebook: A suddenly seemingly clueless friend of mine is applauding the BART union for having the courage to go on strike in this economy.
Cheer on a bunch of spoiled, clueless, overpaid train conductors and station agents who would rather strand more than 300,000 commuters than be grateful to have a job in today's economy?
No, I don't think I'll applaud that B.S. but I'm sure I'll pass on letting my old pal clutter up my Facebook newsfeed with that kind of B.S.
* One more reason for my wife to think I'm crazy: I love watching classic A's games on TV.
The little lady can't believe I enthusiastically watch old games when they're on but like I told her, it's usually more fun to watch the old A's than the current A's.
The added bonus with a classic A's game is that I know I'm going to see'em win which beats investing a few hours watching a game this season only to see them blow it.
To be fair, the A's haven't been all that bad lately. It looks like there's definitely some potential for a really strong pitching staff in a year or two.
* How about those Giants?: The did a faceplant against the Reds and showed that they're not ready for prime time against the Dodgers.
I have a hard time buying into the idea that recent acquisitions Ryan Garko and Freddy Sanchez are enough to push the Giants into the playoffs. Personally, I see the Cardinals, Cubs and Rockies as the most likely teams to win the NL wild card.
The Giants' pathetic offense, questionable back end of the rotation and Brian Wilson's shaky psyche just don't look like the right mix for a playoff appearance this year.
Dodgers third baseman Casey Blake is right, Wilson's post-save celebration is absurd.
* Ready for some football? No, not even close: Is it just me or is it way too early for the NFL to be on TV? I hate seeing the yard marks in the middle of the field during an A's game.
Shaun Hill vs. Alex Smith? I have a hard time working up any sort of passion for the 49ers quarterback battle when it's still summer and the pennant races are heating up.
Does it really make a difference who's taking snaps for the Niners this fall?
They'll be a .500 team at best regardless of who's handing the ball off to Frank Gore and throwing to a typically unspectacular bunch of wide receivers in November.
I love coach Mike Singletary's passion but there just isn't enough talent in the San Francisco locker room to make a legit playoff push.
Hopefully they can prove me wrong or else it's going to be a long, boring NFL season for this 49ers fan.
* Dialed in for all the wrong reasons: It took a while for me to get around to following my friends advice to check out http://makeownringtone.com/.
Now that I've checked it out I'm doomed. I'm hooked to the latest, greatest time waster I've come across in a while.
I should be crunching our budget to figure out how the heck we're going to pay for all the water and mold damage at the house.
I should be bonding with my 3-month-old son.
But instead of doing stuff like that — you know, important stuff — I've been wasting my free time making ringtone after ringtone after ringtone.
It sure beats paying Verizon $3 a pop for a ringtone but I really should get back down to business around the house.
And when you get right down to it, why do I need a dozen different ringtones? It's not like anyone ever calls me.