If you haven’t noticed, I did not post much this past weekend. Although the war seems to be going pretty well, I need a break from it all. The death of Michael Kelly was absolutely awful, the loss of David Bloom equally so (go read Jarvis’s letter to his Bloom’s beautiful little girls). Every time I see a picture of Bloom I get upset, because it was just so clear to me that he was having the time of his life. MSNBC is my cable channel of choice, so I had grown accustomed to seeing him, and I always thought you would be hard-pressed to find a guy who enjoyed his job more. I am consoled only by the fact that he was doing something he loved when he died- and he was doing it well. Maybe I am a sentimental sap, but I won’t recover from this loss for awhile- hell- hockey night on ESPN has sucked for me since Tom Mees drowned tragically 6-7 years ago. Every time I turn it on I think, jeebus- these guys just can’t compare. And so life goes on.
Just like every life cut off too short in this war, it is just a damned shame. God damn Hussein.
I am going to go watch basketball and drink beer.