Hey thanks. Yeah I was looking at other films with Kristen Stewart earlier and Welcome to the Rileys caught my eye. Have to add that one onto my list of movies to watch. Thanks for the suggestions! :)
When you receive a text and you get excited thinking it’s that certain someone but NOPE.
Today was a relaxing day. I was able to sleep in and catch up on some much needed sleep after only sleeping a couple hours on Saturday night. I’ve mentioned it before, but I just love waking up to the sunlight seeping in through the blinds and into my room. It’s a great feeling to wake up to and starts your day off quite nicely.
I watched last night’s season one finale of The Killing and I’m both satisfied and upset. I thought that the murder would be solved by end of the episode, but nope, the audience is left hanging until the next season. Loved all the plot twists that happened though, those are always interesting. I really can’t wait for new episodes to air.
There’s a book that I started reading too. It’s “The Five People You Meet in Heaven” by author Mitch Albom (also the guy who wrote “Tuesdays with Morrie”). So far it’s pretty good. I enjoy reading these kind of books about life and whatnot. They really give you something to reflect on about your own life as well.
My day pretty much ended with a run along the dike. It was nice. Tiring, but nice. I’ve been wanting to get in better shape and I’m planning to go on these runs more regularly. I didn’t do too bad today, but I’m hoping to improve my performance as I run more and more. Consistency will be key.
Kind of. They call it a “park” and it’s by the shore. It’s really nice there when weather is as good as it was today.
Thank you Vancouver Canucks for such a great season. You guys did an amazing job, and created history despite today’s loss in the Stanley Cup Finals. The Sedin brothers, Henrik and Daniel were the first brothers to win back-to-back Art Ross Trophies, first Henrik last season and Daniel this season. The team also claimed their first President’s Trophy in franchise history. Kesler had a breakout season, scoring his all three of his career hat tricks in this year. Luongo was magnificent. We acquired great guys like Malhotra, Hamhuis, Higgins, Lappiere, and Torres. The team and its fans have so much to be proud of.
Am I disappointed that the Canucks did not win the Stanley Cup? Hell yes, I am choked. I felt like we could have taken it all the way, but in the end you have to give credit to the Bruins and especially Thomas. Fans can argue all they want to justify the loss, but the Bruins prevailed. Yes, some things weren’t fair and I think that they play some goon hockey sometimes. But in the end, they scored more goals and Thomas made incredible saves. Congratulations to them. Now that the series is over, I just want to say that I was sick of people thinking that the Bruins would just roll over and let the Canucks dominate them. It’s true that our team had amazing depth this year, but you have to give credit to Boston. They did too. I was sick of people who didn’t respect Boston for their skill, because they do have it. I think while games can be physical sometimes, it’s still important to respect your opponents. They didn’t get this far in the playoffs by sucking, that’s for sure. But this is not the end, life isn’t over. The Canucks will have chances to reflect, improve, and ultimately do better next time.
And with that point, I’d like to type a bit about the riots that occurred in downtown Vancouver after today’s loss in game 7. I think it’s disgusting behaviour and completely shameful to our city. What does it accomplish? NOTHING. I read Twitter feeds and saw news of some of the things that were happening in these riots and my God they were just disappointing to hear about. Vandalizing and flipping over cars? Lighting cars and other things on fire? Breaking in and looting stores? Starting fights? What are wrong with those idiots, seriously. They bring so much shame to our city and our ruining its reputation. How the hell do they even justify the rioting? “Hey Boston, we’re going to get back at you by trashing our own city.” That’s fucking stupid. This is all just so ridiculous, why would anyone be so dumb.
Not trying to single out a specific group of people but from what I’ve seen in pictures and news footage the people who are responsible for the riots look like they’re mostly punk boys and girls. So stupid. A couple of guys lit a flipped truck on fire and while crowds surrounding them cheered, tons of other idiots just watched with their cameras out, taking pictures or recording videos. Really? The news also took about how girls would POSE in front of bonfires and the like. Could that generation of people be any more messed up? The worst thing about youth/punks these days are that they’re so easily influenced. It’s like they see other idiots doing something that’s being cheered on, so they don’t hesitate to participate and join in as well.
I just want to say that although tonight’s riots have gotten Vancouver a LOT of bad press, please don’t judge the whole city. The people behind them are mostly punk kids who have nothing to do but hang around after the loss and create trouble and shame for the city. Most fans like myself and other people got out of their as soon as we could cause we anticipated something like this would happen and are condemning their actions as well as the rest of the world. At this moment I feel worse about what happened after the game than the game itself. It’s just so disappointing.
But to end this post, I just want to say thanks to the Vancouver Canucks for a great year and a great cup run! As I type this, I just realized we have another thing to be proud of despite the loss, we defeated the Blackhawks! That itself was a tremendous victory for all of us. I think why I also like this particular cup run, with it going all the way to the Cup Finals was that I was a part of it. People often mention the ‘94 Cup run (it also had its share of disastrous iots) but I was only two years old then so I could never really relate. The experience of this cup run was just great, and hopefully we will have another chance soon. Until next season Canucks.
Way back in the 1940s there was a very, very funny man named Jack Benny. He was a giant star, easily one of the greatest comedians of his generation. And a much younger man named Johnny Carson wanted very much to be Jack Benny. In some ways he was, but in many ways he wasn’t. He emulated Jack Benny, but his own quirks and mannerisms, along with a changing medium, pulled him in a different direction. And yet his failure to completely become his hero made him the funniest person of his generation. David Letterman wanted to be Johnny Carson, and was not, and as a result my generation of comedians wanted to be David Letterman. And none of us are. My peers and I have all missed that mark in a thousand different ways. But the point is this : It is our failure to become our perceived ideal that ultimately defines us and makes us unique. It’s not easy, but if you accept your misfortune and handle it right, your perceived failure can become a catalyst for profound re-invention.
So, at the age of 47, after 25 years of obsessively pursuing my dream, that dream changed. For decades, in show business, the ultimate goal of every comedian was to host The Tonight Show. It was the Holy Grail, and like many people I thought that achieving that goal would define me as successful. But that is not true. No specific job or career goal defines me, and it should not define you. In 2000—in 2000—I told graduates to not be afraid to fail, and I still believe that. But today I tell you that whether you fear it or not, disappointment will come. The beauty is that through disappointment you can gain clarity, and with clarity comes conviction and true originality.” —Conan O’Brien’s 2011 Dartmouth Commencement Address