Your Monkey is back at it again, my friends. He is out there tracking down job leads on Craigslist and putting his tender monkey heart out on the line in emails to prospective employers. Do you think that you might possibly like me? Maybe even a little, tiny bit? Maybe not like-like, or even love, but a little budding interest? Would you at least bring me in for an interview?
Could this be the weekend that he finally gets lucky? Probably not. But at least he is doing something positive. In the meantime, here is an update from Monkey Headquarters. An all-sports edition because sports is ruling the roost in Boston right now.
- The Celtics have finally vanquished the wretched Chicago Bulls after a painfully prolonged series. Will they be ready for the Orlando Magic on Monday after one of the longest playoff battles in history? It’s tough to say. But we’ll take the small victory over the Bulls for now.
- One interesting thing about the Celtics victory is how key of a role Brian Scalabrini played in coming off the bench. For a guy who didn’t dress for the playoffs last year and was something of a punchline for fans early this year, it is gratifying to see him hit some meaningful three-pointers and play some great defense.
- Maybe this is just because the Monkey is not a big hockey fan, but watching the Boston Bruins beat the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday night just didn’t produce the same same thrill as watching them pummel the hapless Canadians in the previous series. Rivalries help the casual fan get into the game. Perhaps the series will get some drama in game two tonight.
- The difference in pacing between baseball and other sports like football, basketball and hockey is never more apparent than when you switch back and forth between the two. Baseball is OK on its own, but it seems to suffer in comparison to these fast-paced sports. As an acquaintance once said “It’s like watching paint dry.”
- Sports are psychologically important to men in ways we probably don’t entirely understand yet. Sure, we can scoff at women who like to watch the Bachelor or Dancing With the Stars, but is there really all that much difference? It is meaningless competition in the grand scheme of things, and yet is strangely comforting. All this monkey knows is that something doesn’t feel quite right when a game is not on.