a little bit more about me

My name is Beth and I accidentally have found myself living in Arizona but I'm originally from Tennessee. My education is in history and anthropology, which means that I know a little about a lot of things and can hold my own at a cocktail party in mixed company. I work in museums, doing all sorts of things ranging from researching and writing exhibits to cataloguing absolute wickety wak. I love comedy, baking, photography, my daughter, dogs, and above all else, napping.*

* 2013 edit: Oh yeah, and my new son too.

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    Entries in sports (3)

    Tuesday
    Jan312012

    Unfiltered Thoughts: Hockey

    Why do hockey games go into overtime only to end tied anyway? Isn't the point of overtime to determine a winner? Just another one of the many stupid things about hockey. (Need a hint on another? How about how each season lasts about 14 months?)

     

    Sunday
    Sep252011

    Same Bat Show, Same Bat Channel

    I end up watching a lot of ESPN. Not because I love it, but because it's got programming even when all other channels are showing infomercials when I'm up with baby at 3 a.m. While it seems that other channels ask the question, "Ok, but how is your show any different from all of the programming we offer?" to those that develop and pitch shows, it seems like ESPN asks, "Ok, but how is your show exactly like all of the other programming we offer?" With the exception of Around the Horn and Pardon the Interruption, all ESPN shows are the same roundtable with mostly white guys talking about the strengths of one team pitted against the weaknesses of their opponents.

    Monday
    Sep192011

    Imagining a World Without Netflix

    Just got a whole lot easier thanks to their dumb-ass decisions lately. To further visualize how dumb this Qwikster split is, see The Oatmeal's take.

    And to think that just a few short weeks ago, I'd worked out how we were gonna dump DirectTV and just live off of Netflix.

    Oh, and MLB.com/TV.

    And NBA League Pass.

    And Versus/NBC Sports for Tour de France.

    Oh, for F8ckssake. It's 2011! Why can't we get this all sorted out already?! I can't track countless separate logins & accounts & instant queues just for entertainment's sake.