I was able to hang on in this week’s match up, and if I can keep this train a rollin’, I might just make the playoffs. I made some great pickups in Gerald Green and Markieff Morris from the Suns, and they both ended up getting me 69 fantasy points for the match.
I’ve also been really impressed with Cleveland lately. I even picked up Anderson Varejao, but he still has yet to come back, so I dropped him for Mike Dunleavy of the Bulls, who is averaging 40 mins. a game lately. But my other players for the Cavs, Spencer Hawes and Luol Deng, have been rather steady, although Deng has had some down nights.
Whenever Varejao comes back, I’m not sure how the playing time will be divided between him and Hawes, but in real life, the Cavs look like they could be a really good team in the latter part of this year or next season. They have a lot of skill for cheap, and if they can all be healthy this offseason, I could see them being akin to the Bulls before DRose got hurt–a really tough team in the high-to-middle playoff seed range.
As for me, the unemployment life has its ups and downs. I’ve gotten an opportunity to work on some writing projects that I never would have had the chance to do while working full-time. But I definitely get stir crazy, and all of the jogging in the world can’t cure that. It’s weird not having something to go to everyday, so I’ve found myself making up small goals whenever I can. With my larger writing project, I try to knock out some pages everyday, no matter what. I’ve also been busy preparing dinner for my girlfriend on a semi-regular basis (I’m the only one of us with cooking skills, so eventually I need a break from it). But no matter how much I try to take my mind off not having a job, the application process is something that hangs over you like an ominous grey cloud that shouts obscenities at you and reminds you that you’re living off of other people’s money.
Honestly, I’m trying to be as positive as possible and not take the first gig that comes my way. I’ve had leads on insurance, pharmaceutical rep, and administrative work, but I’d rather do manual labor and blog during my lunch hour than con some grandma into more life insurance coverage that she won’t have time enough to pay on. Manual labor or serving at a restaurant were the only fields that I felt myself at, and applying for office jobs just reminds me of that. In the corporate world, there’s a lot of smug smiles and forced thank you’s. In the manual labor industry, it’s just real people trying to get by and have a good time doing it.
And I kinda miss that brutal honesty.
Right now I’m not really sure what it is that I want to do with my career, but I’m enjoying not having to work toward someone else’s dream everyday.