Pats in the Championship Game again

Yes, I know one dear friend who will love this blog when she sees it, given who she supports, and the fact that as a non Patriots fan, I’m writing nice things about them. Oh fine, she’s one of 2 people from Oklahoma that I care about a lot, and she was born a long time after the other one. Seemingly it was Kay Francis’s (30’s actress) birthday yesterday, and I fondly described her as the second most famous actress born in Oklahoma in 1905. That is a major exaggeration, as the one I was putting above her, was of course, Clara Johnson. And yes, Kay had the far bigger career lol!

But yes, strictly, other than a tie up to Kate, in that sense, this is all about the Patriots. They do seem to be one of those teams you either love, or hate, and generally, for me, as a Bills fan (of sorts), I’d be a hater. But fine, Kate influences me, lol! And well, they are the only way I would ever put a finger in a Superbowl ring, so… Yes, this is my finger! (Taken at Patriots Place, Foxborough, by Kate)

Anyway, to get back to serious matters, last night, they qualified for their 7th consecutive AFC Championship game. The last time they didnt? 2011, beaten by the Jets, who they had thumped in the regular season only weeks before. And thats it, ever since then…its been Patriots, and someone! Quite an incredible record. So yes, however much it might hurt me to say it, congrats, Patriots, thats quite a record.

Funnily enough, I have a connection to 3 of the stadiums being used this weekend, even if I’ve never been in any of them. Pittsburgh is the one miss, though I have been to the city, but never seen the stadium. New England, yes, been to Patriots Place, where the stadium is, as the picture shows. Philadelphia, I’ve stood across the road from, when I went to a baseball game in town. Minneapolis is the most fascinating one, because I have been in a stadium, on that site. But yes, its the now demolished one, replaced by their current building, and I was there for baseball, not football. The only other NFL stadium I’ve been in? Again, that was for baseball, and now the only one that hosts both, Oakland Coliseum! And that will be losing football in a couple of years, seemingly! Though its gained my favorite football man, the gorgeous Jon Gruden. Yes, I’m still waiting my invite from him, lol!

The video tonight, I’ve played with the title, for the blog. You know all these stupid things they say about which pop star who died young that you’d love to see in a concert, here’s mine!

A guy named Joe

Thats right, Joe Mudak to his friends, though I can say with 100% conviction, thats not his real name. In fact I know his real name, assuming his Facebook one is that, and I’m pretty sure it is, but no, I’m not telling you that one.

Anyway, Mr Mudak and I go back quite a way on the Archive, and the Forums, and I would say we get on pretty well for 2 people who have never met, and probably never will. Its fair to say his stories tick my most critical boxes, the ones about good plot, and good characters, and quite often a nice touch of humour, but not always. I know for some those arent the most critical ingredients in mind control porn stories, but they are for me.

Right, a while back ‘Joe’ got into this whole ebook publishing thing, and though he’s never likely to make his living by it, I gather he doesnt do too badly out of it. Some of them I’ve read indirectly, as they were either Archive stories, or based strongly on them, but others, just for selling, I’ve missed out on. Nothing personal, I barely have the time for the updates nowadays, let alone anything else.

Thankfully, he still posts stuff up at the EMCSA too, something I really appreciate at least. Anyway, a while back I promised him a blog posting to advertise his writing, and I’ve finally got to it. Sorry, Joe, its taken a while, but thats my job for you!

To save you hunting, heres his profile page at Smashwords

Go check it out, and maybe buy something. Oh, and talking of buying something, one of my stories has managed 2 sales, the other is yet to break its duck. So please…I have got one more story that fits in with the persona up at the Archive, but I will only move it across if it seems worthwhile. So if you want to know what it is, you need to get my sales into double figures. Well, no harm in trying lol!

The video choice, well, given I know Mudak is something rude in Russian, I did consider Dee-Lite, and Groove Is In The Heart, as its the only record I can think of that I know, with a Russian artist in it. But instead, I’ve gone for an artist I know we both love, who died far too young at the age of 38. What songs we missed out on, its depressing to think about