It's Friday and I am realizing in my low-key (and somewhat sluggish) state, I've not offered up a lot of info about being the SAHD lately. We're all doing well here and the sleeping is getting better. At nearly 8 months, the L'il Man is sleeping longer and better at night. We moved his bedtime back a ways; he has since slept through the night (finally!) but only once. He has also done well to just about eliminate that second nighttime feeding... which used to hit around 2:30AM. But... the interesting thing about this 2:30 "party in my crib" thing is that when it does happen now, he won't go back to bed until 4:30 or 5AM. Wish I understood where that was coming from.
Cavs did well, up 2-0. Indians are surprisingly good already and Draft Day for the Browns is this weekend. I'm not sure that Brady Quinn is the answer -- I can't imagine that we could put anyone behind our offensive line and not have them become a quivering, gunshy ball of mush on the disabled list. I hope that gets considered, because LeCharles Bentley is probably never going to play a full game in the NFL and he's the highest paid in the league. A lot more to blog about in this particular regard, but it will have to wait for a day when I'm a little more alert and we know the results of the Draft.
Finally, it's a big week for music for yours truly. The new Porcupine Tree (left) and the new Marillion are playing on the CD player at home (I like downloading, but there are certain bands I feel compelled to own with liner notes, et. al). And next week the new Rush album arrives as well. I'm enjoying the PT and Marillion -- the former is fairly exploratory and more sedated, with an 18-minute track called "Anesthetize"; the latter is a more straight-ahead affair that feels a more rock oriented and (dare I say) a little transitional. Each band delivered a masterpiece last time (Deadwing, Marbles), so I am fine with the palate cleansing tendencies that both albums have... wonder if Marillion will tour North America this time around. Maybe Paul Stanley and I need to start up another Tour Fund. It's been over 10 years since the last one...
Unfortunately, I can't offer the same reviews for the new nine inch nails album. I love the concept, and I'm big on those dystopian future concepts (I love everything from Blade Runner to 1984) but as a fellow critic Carlo Wolff suggested, it seems to be lacking in storyline even for all of the online intrigue, abandoned USB drives and the like. I was sort of disappointed. Wonder if the tour will be any better or more eloquent at capturing what Trent Reznor was attempting to say. May have to go see him this time to put my final assessment of this Year Zero thing to the test.
OK, gotta go eat something and get back at it. Deadlines ahead.