Did you watch the Belmont/Duke game?
If you didn't because you thought it would be a shutout - you would be highly disappointed.
This was the best game of my life.
Go here and watch Belmont's coach, Rick Byrd and Duke's coach, Mike Kssdkfdkghskfgsky (ha) talk about their respective win and loss.
And though Belmont "lost" - their loss couldn't have been better. What I mean is, if you're going to lose, there just isn't a better way. They played their hearts out - they were a head many times - and they kept a basketball powerhouse at bay.
In my book, that is no loss. It's a huge win - and I hope all of my wonderful Bruins feel the same way. :)
Friday, March 21, 2008
Thursday, March 20, 2008
You know those certain things that keep you up at night? You swear you're going to remember to look them up in the morning...and then you don't.
This time, I remembered to look them up - putting to bed two of my sleep stealers.
Pled vs. Pleaded
Internet consensus? Either is correct. It's simply a matter of preference. "Pled" seems to be more old-fashioned, however. The AP Stylebook, on the other hand, condemns "pled" saying that it is colloquial.
Which one do I prefer? I've always preferred "pled" - but, then again, I've always been an old-fashioned kinda girl, I guess.
Hung vs. Hanged
Hung apparently refers to something you would hang on a wall. People dangling from ropes, however, are always hanged.
Oh, and did you hear about this? Literally, stuck on the toilet. Gross.
Monday, March 17, 2008
From an Irish girl to you -
Here's to helping you celebrate in style with some Irish drinking toasts and a little history (after the jump):
So you always have something to strive for.
May it be built of 100 year old oaks which I will plant tomorrow.
Here's to me as bad as I am,
As good as you are,
And as bad as I am,
I'm as good as you are,
As bad as I am.
Land without rent to you
The partner of your heart to you
and when you die, may your bones rest in Ireland!
The shamrocks that grow,
And may trouble avoid you
Wherever you go.
Troubles neglect you,
The angels protect you,
And Heaven accept you.
Leave the table hungry.
Leave the bed sleepy.
Leave the bar thirsty.
I've drunk to your health in my home ,
I've drunk to your health so many times ,
That I've almost ruined my own.
The insight to know where you are,
and the foresight to know when you've gone too far.
A full moon on a dark night,
And the road downhill all the way to your door.
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
But I have come out of hiding.
I have done so because of recent news regarding Governor Spitzer's announcement that he, shall I say this lightly, had an affinity for ladies of the night.
You know what? That's fine and well. Same ol' sob story...same ol' tune. Whatever.
What is biting my ass right now....what is really twisting my panties in a knot is the media's reactions to his wife.
We're going to start judging people's reactions to terrible news moments after they hear it? So she stood by him? So, what?! Does that make her less "feminist" to you? Not as "strong"?
Well, it shouldn't.
While I cannot stand up for what this jerk off did, I can also not stand by the media persecuting women for "choosing" (and I say "choosing" very lightly) to stand beside her husband of God knows how many years and the father of her two (edit: three) children - at least for their sakes.
She doesn't have to do it forever....and judging by what I've seen, she obviously didn't like it. Put yourself in her shoes just for a moment.
Imagine your spouse, who you were (maybe) happily married to that morning, decided to break this terrible news to you. Would you love him/her any less than you did that morning? You may hate him/her - you may find that person and their actions absolutely despicable, but do you really love that person any less than you did 4 or even 8 hours ago. I hope that you say "no". And I hope that you maybe can understand her "willingness" to stand up with (not for) her husband.
If you're going to nail anyone to the cross - let it be MR. Spitzer.