Tuesday, October 25, 2016

289. Excited

What am I excited about? It’s always good to have a few things to look forward to in life. I think that helps you get through most days. Here’s a couple things on the calendar that I am really excited about.

-The start of the Minnesota Timberwolves season. I’m glad they are back. This team excites me. I didn’t get to see as many games as I would have liked last year because I didn’t have Fox Sports North at my parents house for some reason, but I have a television now and good cable, so bring on the season. So many analysts have said the Wolves have an exciting young team. I don’t believe they are NBA championship level yet. I do believe that they have the best young player in the game, Karl-Anthony Towns. They also have a new coach and some buzz around the team for the first time in a long while. I’m hoping to make it to a few more games this season.

-The movie Dr. Strange. I think this movie comes out on Friday. I’m not sure. I’m not particularly fond of Dr. Strange. I’m just excited for the next iteration of the Marvel movies, like any 20-something male. (Just checked, it comes out November 4. It’s gotten good reviews so far from the site Rotten Tomatoes.) Benedict Cumberbatch is a great actor and it seems like this one is going to be just a little bit different. I get a bit of an inception vibe from the trailers. I am really looking forward to spending a little bit of money at the movie theater to go see it.

-I’m really excited for Thanksgiving. It’s one of my favorite holidays. It’s either the food, or the company, or the weeks that lead up to it. Christmas is great. I’m just not all that fond of purchasing gifts. That’s too much pressure on me. I also don’t enjoy spending a whole lot of money, especially when I’m trying to keep better track of my finances. One holiday I don’t really look forward to is Halloween. I’ve just never had the desire to be a good Halloween costume maker. Maybe it’s because I don’t want to put in the work for it, or I just don’t care. I feel like all people do is spend a lot of money on something they only wear once and then it gets put in a box for a very long time. I’m starting to sound like a dad here. Whatever, I’ll totally be fine with being a Halloween Grinch.

-I’m also excited for the World Series. That’s the first time in a few years that I’ve been able to say that. I want the Cubs to win. I’d be happy if they won, mainly because I’m tired of the narrative. Let’s get someone else some credit. I also like seeing cities being able to celebrate teams that haven’t won in forever. Theo Epstein also seems like a genius. If anyone can break two curses, it’s probably him.

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