Monday, February 28, 2005


So while I'm at it...I thought I might as well dig myself as big of a grave as possible.
The amount I write on my blog is directly proportional to the amount of work I have to do.

Raymond Felton, Rashad McCants, Sean May and the UNC Tarheels...a force to be reckoned with.
Illinois is too perfect to win the Big Dance. All those who know NCAA ball (and the Stanford Cardinal of last year) will understand that comment.
I'd like to see Wake make it to the finals if they happen to be in opposite brackets from UNC.
I have my money on 'Nova as a dark horse.
BC is underestimated and often overlooked...I have a soft spot for small schools...screw you Kansas and Duke.
I like Kentucky and Oklahoma State...
Mark my words: FTs will determine the fate of each team's destiny in the tournament. Remember Jason Williams?

Sac-Town to Philly??

Really sad week in NBA basketball for me last week. Five years I've been with the Kings...ever since the Lakers won the first of their threepeat dynasty rings and what do the Maloofs do to me, but trade their franchise player? The heart and soul of Sacramento? The consistency they once knew? For what...Kenny Thomas? Poop. Hard to say whether or not I can cheer for Philly...never really been a fan and my heart will be still crying purple. With some work I may be able to still love the Kings without C-Webb. I'm glad we got to see the Kings play in Toronto for the last time with my favorite player. There goes my dream of moving to Sacramento, buying courtside season tickets to the Kings and sipping pina coladas on the beach during the offseason while making friends with the players and playing golf under the Californian sun. Go...Philly...

(As you can see: a Webber-intact) Sacramento Kings vs. Toronto Raptors
January 5th, 2005

Back to the grind...

"You may not see it now," said the Princess of Pure Reason, looking knowingly at Milo's puzzled face, "but whatever we learn has a purpose and whatever we do affects everything and everyone else, if even in the tiniest way. Why, when a housefly flaps his wings, a breeze goes around the world; when a speck of dust falls to the ground, the entire planet weighs a little more; and when you stamp your foot, the earth moves slightly off its course. When you laugh, gladness spreads like the ripples in a pond."
- Norton Juster, "The Phantom Tollbooth"

So reading week is officially over, back to the books I don't understand, the wind, slush, rain, snow, hail, sleet and ice of Kingston, back to the distinct smell of the Gap, back to the late nights of procrastination...
Short but great week overall...Inside was nice to see the entire asian community of Toronto that either: had the hookups to get in, waited outside for 4 hours, or lined up at 9pm. System was shady as usual yet quite an odd looking crowd filled with the normal hardcores but with nerdy fobs with funny hair dispersed throughout. Shopping was another success and I am content, however, my wallet ain't as happy. Saw family, ate sushi, saw old friends (happy belated birthday, Vicky!), saw new friends, shopped some more, and drank in moderation. Saw Garden State with Stella and Scarlett, ate some really good ice cream, played poker and lost my money in 5 minutes...but most importantly I did not read on my "reading week"! I attempted to...I went down to St. Mike's College at UofT but that library must be the most boring library in the universe...and believe you me, I've been to enough libraries in my lifetime to make that statement with authority. You wouldn't understand until you've been there. Back in K-town as of Friday and went to Kid Koala which was amazing! I'm in love with the DJ there on Fridays as well now.
1:20pm Monday afternoon, time to start studying for that 100% exam tomorrow morning... is good...:)

PostScript: I like how to decide to update this during my "crunch time".