Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Where Grown Men Crying Happens

I have never been so excited about the start of the NBA season! Turning on TNT after work yesterday, I witnessed Paul Pierce crying like he had just been stabbed 11 times (wait, that happened) as he received his championship ring. Usually these guys just grab it, wave to the crowd and go get ready for the game. Everyone of the Celtics looked like they truly appreciated what was happening, except for Brian Scalabrine but he never knows whats going on as long as he can pick up his check every two weeks. It almost caused my eyes to water and I wasnt even a Celtics fan. Upon further reflection I made a decision to do something I have never done...jump on a bandwagon. Last season, I hoped the Celtics would win it all so my favorite player of all time, Kevin Garnett, could finally get a ring after carrying the Timberwolves for so many years. After seeing that Paul Pierce and Ray Allen care too, I am on the bandwagon. Call me a Celtics fan...for now at least. I have always been the one making fun of people for jumping on, but I feel as if I had no choice with this one.

In other NBA news, Greg Oden is hurt again. I almost feel bad for the guy, but then I realize ive never liked him in the first place and thought Durant should have been the #1 pick. To dominate in high school and then against a few decent big men once a week in college is much different than 82 NBA games. I would like to see him stay healthy enough so this Portland team can reach their full potential (Rudy Fernandez will be ROY), but I just dont see that happening. Between a surgically repaired wrist and knee, things will go downhill. I think it is interesting that no one has said anything about the impact of his knee surgery. It was the same one that Amare Stoudamire had a few seasons ago and he was out, no bball at all, for over a year, and it wasnt until about 2 years after the surgery that he was back to full strength. Oden only had the surgery a year ago and is already back trying to play 25-30 minutes a night. That doesnt sound like it is going to work out very well, if you ask me.

Tonight, the rest of the teams get going. Quick predictions:
Finals: Utah/Boston
Winner: Utah
MVP: LeBron
ROY: Rudy Fernandez
Best Record: Lakers
Most Disappointing: Detroit

Friday, October 24, 2008

Irresponsible Blogger

Sorry about the lack of posts lately. Over the past two weeks I have had tests in 4 of my 5 classes and have the 5th one on wednesday. Throw in the fact I still cant figure out how to solve the type of problems that are going to be on that test and school is definitely stressing my out more than usual. The good news is my average on those four tests is 81%, and that includes on VERY bad score. Throw out the outlier and it jumps up to an 88% average. Alec, I challenge you to figure out what that other score was and post it in the comments. It will be embarrassing, but also show what a geek my best friend is! :)

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Raising the Bar

I dont know how many of you have watch the new TNT show, "Raising the Bar", but it is awesome! The main character is Zack Morris (not his real name) from "Saved By the Bell". He plays a lawyer in the New York Public Defender's office. The main cast all comes from the Public Defender's and DA's offices, plus a judge mixed in there. It comes on Monday nights, but the episodes are replayed many times throughout the week. The few episodes weren't great, but the last two have been amazing. The stories they tell are very interesting. I recommend it to all!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Wal-Mart Hypocrites

I am in class right now and the annoying student (every class has one) out of the blue said the economy is bad because of Wal-Mart. Then, her, the professor, and many others went on a 10 minute rant of why Wal-Mart is bad. When I looked at the girl who started this I noticed:
1. Her backpack is from Wal-mart.
2. She is eating the Wal-mart off brand fruit snacks.
3. Her coffee mug is from Wal-Mart.
4. Her shoes are from Wal-Mart.

I would bet next months tuition that 80% of the people complaining are regular Wal-Mart shoppers. If you really believe Wal-Mart is evil, STOP SHOPPING THERE!

Personally, I only go to Wal-Mart when I cant get things on sale somewhere else. This is nothing against Wal-Mart, but more to support the other places that are trying to stay in business, thus providing jobs to our small town.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Google Game Tag

Destiny tagged me to do the 8 things, but show obviously doesnt know how I feel about being tagged! Instead, I saw a cool thing that Elizabeth did on her blog and decided it would be a good compromise with Destiny.
This is how the game works: Use Google image search to answer each question. Then, out of ONLY the first page of results, choose your favorite or most random image. You are supposed to tag people after, but I dont do that, so if you think its a cool idea, do it yourself!

My Age:

Place I have been to:

(Be careful when you google brazil images!)

Place I Want to Visit:

Favorite Place:

Favorite Object:

Favorite Food:

Favorite Animal:

Favorite Color:

(I put in scarlet, like UNLV's scarlet and gray!)



Past Love:

Best Friend:


First Name:

Middle Name:

Last Name:

(Does it surprise you that we have a diamond named after our family?)

Bad Habit:

First Job:

Grandmother's Name:

College Degree:

What I am Doing Right Now:

I urge all to try this out. It is rather amusing!