Happy Birthday, D!
I know what you're thinking: this should have gotten its very own post. Well no it shouldn't have. She was raised Jehovah's Witness and still is despite (or maybe it's in spite of?) my influence. They don't celebrate birthdays. Saves me a lot of money so I have no problem with it at all. Nevertheless, I'll still give her a shout out on this day.
Staying true to form, I haven't been watching AI unless it's been a theme that I like. Looks like they couldn't get around to a Disney theme soon enough to save Paris. And I'm sure once again, Michael McDonald Jr. did a ridiculous comedy-dance routine that saved him. They're all just shooting for second place against Baldie anyway.
The Irony of a 'Life' Sentence
At first, I was rather upset when I found out Zack Moussie got life instead of execution. Especially after seeing "United 93". How could they let him live? And with our tax dollars paying for him while he's locked up?! Then it occurred to me that life in prison is worse for him. He'll be miserable the rest of his life knowing that he didn't get the gratification of us putting him to death. Kill him slowly instead. That's taxpayers' dollars well spent. And how ironic is it that his name is so close to Mussolini?
Raja vs. Kobe
Raja Bell gets suspended for clotheslining Kobe. Just like Raja said, Kobe had it coming anyway. As far as I'm concerned, he has it coming in every game. Then Kobe has the nerve to call Raja a kid in his post game interview. Raja has two years on him. 24 is just as arrogant and pompous as Raja proclaimed. Next time, he should make sure the flagrant foul also causes Kobe to miss a game. The Suns could have used it because I don't think Phoenix is getting past LA.
In this day and age where athletes are always seen looking into the camera saying "Hi Mom", it was good to see one of the most prominent athletes always praising his dad. Tiger Woods' dad passed away at age 74, finally succumbing to his fight with cancer. Even before he gave us Tiger, he had his own accomplishments. A green beret in Vietnam. The first Black baseball player in the Big Eight Conference. Rest in peace, Earl Woods.
Sugar Free Schools
Almost anyway. It looks like they're going to be taking the pop (yes, pop...not soda) machines out of schools across the country to help combat the growing obesity problem in children. Aren't the junk food machines still there though? And what difference does it make when thousands of schools have the open campus policy that allows students to run to the closest fast food joint for lunch? At least it's a start.
Has anyone else seen these TLC life lessons commercials featuring those little figurines?! Those are HILARIOUS! I don't even watch TLC but now I'm watching just to see what new ones they're going to come up with. I can think of more than a couple of those that I could use at work AND at home. My favorite one is Life Lesson #52: Your kid doesn't care if it's fourth and goal. Too bad that one's not for sale.