Still Here

Been a while since I wrote anything.   I have been busy (not an excuse), but the truth is I just have not been hit with the creativity bug for a while.    Nothing really made me think “This is something I need to write about”.    Hopefully that changes and I will be back writing more often

After a great start, the NY Mets have played some bad baseball the past few weeks, and now find themselves right around .500   They are a strange team and I really have no feel as to if they are going to be good or bad.  I’m hoping they go on a nce roll and stay competitive throughout the season.   Last year was such a mess, and they became really hard to watch as the season  went on.  Nothing is as worse as when a team you root for is so far out of it that the games really have no meaning.

Next week is the Spring Finale of Survivor: Ghost Island.   Been an up and down season for me.   I was really excited about the premise of Ghost Island, but it just never seemed to amount to much.   Maybe it was that there were too many times when nothing happened (not advantage or disadvantage as given) and it just seemed like a waste of time.   Also, as the players tried to outsmart the game (by searching for idols all the time, and keeping with the original tribes) and the game tries to keep the payers guessing (by having tribe swaps and an early merge)  things became a bit confusing watching from home.   I’m sure it was intense and exciting for the players (as described in some of the Ponderosa Videos), but just never seemed to come across that way to me at home.  Maybe it’s because there was no one who I really got attached to and wanted to see win.  Hopefully when I make it to the show, I can bring some charisma and excitement to the game and have people at home rooting for me to win.  The more the audience likes or hates you, the better the show.   Lately there has been to many boring people and people who don’t want to make big moves to try and win, but instead seem content with getting to the top 4 or 5

I will still watch the finale (I have never missed a episode, a finale, or a reunion show) and will be looking forward to next season and what the producers have in store for Season 37

Phil Keogan (Host of The Amazing Race) has updated his web site, and will soon be doing a podcast.   Should be a fun listen.   He has also added a section for uploading your BuckiT List and sharing it with others.

Phil Keoghan – BuckiT

It was a fun exercise to sit down and come up with my own BuckiT List and I uploaded it to the site.   Of course one on my main things it to be a contestant on Survivor or The Amazing Race, and I will be working on and submitting my videos again soon.

Was upset to see that ABC cancelled “Designated Survivor” after 2 seasons.  While the show was a bit campy and over the top, I really enjoyed it and was looking forward to seeing where things went in Season 3.    I did read somewhere that NetFlix was thinking about picking it up for new season, so fingers crossed.    I have really liked almost everything Kiefer Sutherland has been in from his early movies like “Stand By Me” , “The Lost Boys”, and “Flatliners”.   Of course he was awesome as Jack Bauer in “24”, and I even like him as Martin Bohm in “Touch”

Kiefer Sutherland – IMDB

Also not coming back for a 3rd Season is Kevin Can Wait.    I don’t know why I liked it, but I did so am sad to see it go.   Funny how everybody has some shows they like that everybody else seems to hate, or shows they have no interest in that everybody else loves.    But in the end it’s all meant as entertainment, and if you find something that you enjoy and can brighten your life a bit then it’s all good

Malcolm Gladwell is back with the 3 Season of his pod case Revisionist History.   Really enjoyed seasons 1 and 2 and am looking forward to listening to season 3 when I go on my walks (Podcasts are great for walking)

Malcolm Gladwell – Revisionist History Podcast

There are some cool new non-sport card sets coming out this year.  Hopening to pick up a few boxes and will try posting a box break video if I get a chance.   I will leave you with a box break of Star Wars Black and White, a really cool set that Topps recently released


Keep Smiling and have a great day





About AverageAndy

An average guy living a great life in New Jersey.
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