I like hockey!

I went to my first hockey game after my brother won tickets and needed a ride. I didn’t really want to go as images of rough and tough ice brawls danced in my head, but I figured a new experience is always a good thing, after all, I keep telling my kids to try it before you decide whether you like it or not, sooooo…

Well, the evening didn’t start all that well, there was an accident on the freeway and a 45 minute drive took an hour and a half, but we did make it, actually, a crowd of us made it – every one of us stuck driving down the freeway going five miles an hour…

But all’s well that ends well. Within moments of making the climb to the very top of the stadium, to the further-most reaches of the seats, though far, far away, the view was surprisingly decent, and our team made their first goal before we even sat down. To top it off, they made another goal soon after we took our seat. I was on my feet howling with the rest of the crowd.

It was a pleasantly uncomplicated game that I could follow easily, as long as I didn’t lose sight of the puck. Guys crashed into each other, though I couldn’t quite tell if it was accidently or not… being hockey, I bet not, however it wasn’t the violent fist-throwing, shirt-grabbing, tooth-losing game that I thought it would be and I found that I loved it and look forward to the next time I get to go!

Wow… who’da thunk?

Youtube… more than that

Every now and then, the kids show me a video, song, humor clip – you get it – they show me a video on youtube, then I find myself stuck for a couple of hours updating myself of the world of videos.

This day I was watching several singers, not the group type singers, but everyday people type singers that get a boost because they’re just that good.

One in particular I want to point out is a Korean kid, well, he’s not really a kid, he’s 22, but I’m not pointing him out just because he’s got talent, of that there is no doubt, but because of his inspirational circumstances. This young man ran away from an orphanage when he was five, lived on the streets selling gum and beverages, stuck himself in high school, and taught himself how to sing. He didn’t let his circumstances drag him down, and I want to do my share in building his popularity.

It’s people like this who should go viral, because they wade through the crap that life gave them, climb out and fight for a better life. You go Choi, Sung-Bong!

Say What? Nothing…

What do you say when you have nothing to say?

Well… you say nothing.

It has always amazed me how some people talk just to avoid silence. Why is silence such a bad thing, I mean if you’re with someone, and you can’t think of anything to say, why not just enjoy their presence. Or simply enjoy the moment of peace together.

I suppose I could go on about it, but really, that’s all I have at the moment. So, sit back and enjoy the silence, or just let the noise in your head run around in circles for a bit, until you have something else to focus on… trust me, the silence won’t last long, there’s always something else to focus on.