I was praised on my writing today while at dinner with friends. My friend used the word fluffy to describe the invitation I wrote for our annual Christmas party. I wasn’t sure how to take it at first because writing isn’t supposed to be fluffy like scrambled eggs or clouds; it’s supposed to be compelling, full of vivid imagery, and put the reader into someone else’s shoes. However, she followed up with that it’s fluffy in a way that’s inviting and made her want to go to the party. I’m not sure if that was a clever cover up or a true compliment but I’m taking it as the latter. So I hope my readers enjoy my fluffy descriptions of this week’s links.
What I’ve Read:
Melvin Gordon remains hopeful for a breakout rookie season in San Diego | ESPN – This profiles details the struggles of the rookie running back for the San Diego Chargers. For me, this article puts into perspective the human element of football. I’ve been entrenched in daily fantasy since the start of the season and as a side effect have been looking at players through the number they put up. It’s nice to step back and look at the game from a different angle.
What I’ve Heard:
571: The Heart Wants What It Wants | This American Life – I’m sucker for love stories and the ones on this episode of TAL do not disappoint, although they might be your conventional tales of kisses and sweet nothings. I enjoyed the story in the first act and, in true TAL fashion, the twists and turns as the story unfolded.