#TBT – Nothing Changes and the 2009 Cavs

[#Andy note – This is a post in the Throwback Thursday series where I am importing all of my old blogs and articles into the new andysite.net and giving a brief thought or two looking back 5-10 years later.]

Only took a year, but here’s the second Throwback Thursday article. I promise, some actual content WILL be up this week. I swear… sorta.

The second article in this series will show how nothing changes. By my count, this is the 4th time(*) I’ve attempted to start writing again. This post was my intro to the 2nd restart back in April of 2009. I specifically tried to shift into my interests at the time, which basically meant more Cavs talk, less long-form stories to make you laugh. From a brief look, it lasted two months and a whopping six posts… including the intro. Also, in an amusing coincidence with the last #TBT post that involved the 2010 Cavs, this entry briefly brings up the 2008-09 Cavs which is my favorite team by far and ended with the best record in Franchise History (which I then bought a shirt that says as much!). I’d put a picture of it here, but I haven’t decided how to handle images on the new blog. Probably should get on that. Anyway…

(*) Probably 7th if you include my joint-venture with Nick (Relevant Rambling) or my blog specifically dedicated to my IT internship… that also never finished.

5 Observations looking back…

  1. I’m so prescient. 6 years later, I finally moved off of Blogger!
  2. Yay for old technology.  Two YouTube videos are linked to in the post. These days, there is the fancy embed tag which I’m going to attempt to use now!
  3. I had completely forgotten about that Heineken commercial. Except for the fact the YouTube video is in a different language, it still holds up…. Why did I link to a YouTube video from a different country? Was there really no version of it in English? Oh internet in 2009, you crazy.
  4. The phenomenon of a single commercial being overplayed way too much during a sporting event (March Madness and the NBA Playoffs are notorious for this) didn’t stop**… or start there. The first I heard of it was the 2004 Olympics when HD wasn’t yet mainstream, so they sold different ads than the SD broadcast. Except, when I used a plural there, it should have been singular. They sold ONE ad… for a Sony Wega HDTV set… to people that already had HDTVs. Oddly enough, I CAN’T find it on YouTube, but here’s a link. I can’t imagine how maddening that would have been every commercial break.
  5. My favorite part is the ending where I promised future posts. To no one’s surprise, I never wrote any of them. I’m so intrigued about Baja Fresh and the Coke Machine that Wasn’t. I may actually do some digging into old photos and call some old friends and see if I can unearth that one.

(**) This is one of the things I have planned for a future post.

Startin’ Up Again

Until next Thursday…

Introduction… Part Deux

So… I tried to start this whole writing/blogging thing again last year. Failed. Miserably.

But with today being 365 days since the last post (thanks leap year for ruining the even one-year number!), what better time than now to start again. I’ve been collecting a decent enough batch of stories, reviews, commentaries, nonsense, and the ilk over the past few months with the intentions to start again, but have Failed. Miserably.

It is April 22nd. I have a full weekend of plans. I have a cruise upcoming. A wedding a few weeks later. Buckeye Boys State is shortly after that. I’m finally re-enrolled in college to finish my Spanish classes and get my degree. Let’s all be honest with ourselves. Within two months weeks, this blog will once again Fail. Miserably.

But that is a problem for Future Andy! And current #Andy thinks this can work. At least 1 post, plus a #TBT post each week. That can happen! Some weeks, maybe even 2!

Upcoming things that I feel the need to tell the world about:

  • Mythos at Universal Islands of Adventure
  • “Select” Fruit of the Loom A-Shirts available only at Target
  • Coupons and setting myself up for Failure
  • A local Orlando blog Hates Me
  • Some Investigative Journalism that aforementioned blog is too lazy to Do
  • Bragging about my Fantasy Baseball strategy so I can look back in 5 months when everything Fails
  • Bad article titles and why I still feel compelled to capitalize the final Word
  • The inability to learn not to double-space after a Period
  • Some sort of series of posts that I don’t have a good name for yet
    • What I’ve been watching because I’m hopelessly behind on most good TV
    • The Cost of Fun!  AKA How I’ve wasted money this week!
  • … and much More!

Let’s go Future Andy. Make it happen. Gauntlet. Thrown.