The Wind Blow!!! My Flat Top Swang!!!

The headline is the text on one of DeShawn Stevenson's new custom wristbands.

Dan Steinberg of the D.C. Sports Bog was at the Wizards' Media Day, taking pictures of wristbands:

"What the hell does that mean?" Brendan Haywood asked, when I showed him these photos. I won't know what to think until I know what it means. Right now I'm just confused."

DeShawn said he put about $1,000 into these wristbands, which come in a rainbow worth of colors and include something like 10 different sayings, which DeShawn thought up himself.

"I've got crazy thinking," he said, which is a pretty succinct way to summarize the man. He's also been memorizing a paragraph of Spanish text, which he plans to recite to the crowd in Barcelona. He wouldn't summarize the text, though.

"You'll see," he said. "You'll hear about it. It's gonna be hot."

(No German, though, despite the trip to Berlin. I asked why Spanish. "It's easier, ain't it?" he said.)

This all seems very appropriate to me.

Astute readers will notice I haven't posted anything for hours and hours. What happened? More or less:

The Wind Blow!!! My Laptop Swang!!!

The truth is, I don't know what happened, but whatever it was, it happened to my computer. In the next 24 hours, I expect to be installing a new hard drive, and making things right in the world.

Until then, I feel like I'm living in a tale from a DeShawn Stevenson wristband, which is probably never good.