Obsession, News and Sports

Okay, who’s watching the NBA playoffs?  And should we just cancel the whole thing, cancel next year’s season as well, and declare it for the Warriors and the Cavs? All that talent, and we have the same two teams going at it year after year. Where is the fun in that?

If you’re not in the U.S. and don’t follow basketball, that’s what this is about. The National Basketball Association playoff series, where two teams make it to the finals, and one emerges victorious.

So, it’s either basketball or political news, the latter becoming an obsession. Seems the whole country — maybe the world — is obsessed with politics. Not that I blame our collective need for answers. Any political show/movie/book would be tame compared to what’s happening in D.C. — and other capitals, to be fair.

But still this obsession, traversing into international territory at times. Not sure is healthy. I became so engrossed watching the French election, I can tell you anything you’d like to know about their election system, Macron’s political views, his love life.

Good grief. When is this going to stop? I don’t remember this constant fixation in years past.    

I have to get back to writing — still only at 40,000 words in the new novel. I’m amazed at writers turning up book after book months apart (it seems). How do they do it? Not the James Pattersons of the world, but self-published, small-press writers.  I’m guessing they don’t watch the NBA playoffs, and are not obsessed with politics to the point of delirium.

I expect it will get better soon with vacation coming up next month, a trip overseas, and family. Phew. Grateful.

So … tell me about your world.

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13 responses to “Obsession, News and Sports

  1. We’re fixated on the lacrosse championship games (over next weekend) and i occasionally stop in on the NBA games (the Celts are still playing), but politics is out. I am sick and tired of all the posturing, false claims, and name-calling (not to mention violence). What a world we live in! I’m also heading out on vacation next month – where are you off to?
    PS Head in the fourth book, doing the first massive edit.

    • Good for you on the book, Noelle. Yes, the Celts are still in, thank God. I hope they find a way to stay. I hear you on the politics front, sick, sick of it, yet can’t stop watching. Yet. As for vacation, if all goes well (connections and such), we’re going to be in Germany, Romania, and Italy for two weeks in June, and I can’t wait!!

  2. I’m laughing, even my husband doesn’t seem to realize that the same two basketball teams end up in the play-offs year after year! You DO love your basketball. As for the politics, I’m with you… I’ve HAD ENOUGH. I think my 7 and 10 year old granddaughters are smarter than Trump!

    Life here is pretty much the same with my husband’s illness. Then I pinched a nerve in my right arm so my little finger is numb. This getting old stuff is NOT going the way I want it to. I need to find a new form of involvement to brighten my life.

    Actually, I can hardly wait for your return from your vacation as I want to hear what the people abroad say about our political situation. ;-) Have fun!

    • Oh, Gwynn, take good care, and hope to hear you’re doing well soon. Definitely good to stay involved and active — once you feel good. I will keep you posted on the trip.

  3. Well, at least you have basketball to distract you. I only pay attention when the Lakers are in it, and since they’ve been awful for several years now…

  4. Hi Silvia – only get excited when Wimbledon tennis comes along in July … but do understand people’s interest … you do realise you have the Iranian election today, we’re coming up on the 8th June, then there’s a German one later in the year … and so it goes … and of course we have Brexit -which is almost impossible to discuss. Enjoy planning your overseas trip and just relax from all the palaver of competitive life … cheers Hilary

    • Great, more elections to obsess over. :) I am looking forward to the British vote, but even more so the German elections later this year. The Brexit … well, I just don’t get it … well, I do, but this new isolation wave can’t be good long term.

  5. I’ve been busy painting–it’s craft/art show season so not much writing. And I hear you on the politics–enough already!
    I did go to two conferences this year, but I haven’t had time to incorporate what I learned into my writing yet. Oh well. It’s stored in my head. For a while. :-)

    • Jealous of your talents, Deb. :) Wish I could paint. It’s one of the creative talents that always blow my mind. Two conferences, that’s great. If only we had time more time, right?

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