Thursday, June 25, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
I was reading an article and Will Smith said something along the lines of, (paraphrasing) "If you read and run everyday, then that day was productive because you've made an effort to better yourself both physically and mentally."
I can honestly say that I have not been productive on both fronts for the last few weeks. However, my daily reading intake has increased, and it's basketball season again, so I'm making an effort. In addition, I've challenged myself to do small writing exercises to try and keep me sharp. The only drawback is that I have problems finishing things that I start.
I originally started writing a player profile for Los Angeles Lakers player, Trevor Ariza, but didn't end up finish it. I decided to do a short "free write" type exerise as a baby step to writing longer things.
Particles in Motion
Everyday, we pass each other -
Merging on the freeway,
Finding our gate at the terminal,
Standing in line at an amusement park,
And on the way to work.
We run, walk, stop, sit,
We stop, drive, rush and bike,
To get from point A
To point B.
And along the way
These interactions spawn new directions
And new destinations
That mean everything and nothing at the same time.
But in the grand scheme of the universe
We are constants and variables in life’s equation.
A means to an end – balance.
And in its simplest form, we are just, particles in motion.
-- Mark Gabriel
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
I've been lucky enough to go to a ton of games this season, including a lot of playoff games. It's hitting my bank pretty hard, but I figure if this there is a year to go to a shitload of Laker games, this is it! And after every game I tell myself that I should make signs for the next game, but I never get around to it. Seeing as this will probably be my last game of the year, I finally made some signs!
The Lamar Odom sign flips, and although it was my idea, it came from Staggs' inspiration of having a candy related sign for her favorite player.