Sunday, February 22, 2009

Thoughts from the Weekend

After getting work and school out of the way on Friday, I spent a couple hours finishing up John Adams, the HBO miniseries. My great friend Stella stuck with me to the end (it's about 7-8 hours long). I've read the book and loved that too; if you don't know, I am huge into history, especially early American history. Those men were THE BOMB. I'm glad they all made it to heaven so I can talk to, assuming I make it there, also. John Adams is definitely underrated.

He knew it too: "The history of our Revolution will be one continued lie from one end to the other. The essence of the whole will be that Dr. Franklin's electrical rod smote the earth and out sprang General Washington. That Franklin electrified him with his rod - and thenceforward these two conducted all the policies, negotiations, legislatures, and war."

So by giving him mention in my first real blog post and being one of the most intense 1776 (the it, I dare you. I mean, c'mon, Adams is played by Mr. Feeny, and I know you love Mr. Feeny) fans alive, I'm hoping I have given Mr. Adams at least a few more props.

On Saturday I covered my first ever rugby game. Now, if there's one thing I like more than history, it's sports, but I haven't taken the time to learn much about the Down Under's favorite sport. The game pitted BYU against UVU. Both are quite good for the division, but BYU is DI compared to the Wolverines' DII, so the Cougars 56-0 win wasn't surprising. Luckily my cousin's husband is the team trainer, so that helped with some clarifications. There are some big boys. This guy, the team captain, scored two tries (think touchdowns) after getting six staples in his head earlier in the week. They don't get the money the other programs do, so it's cool to know they play simply for the love of the game.

Finally, I went on Tyler's and Nichole's good graces to the Jazz/Hornets game. They honored Larry Miller before the game due to his recent passing. His commercials weren't my favorite, but he did name a mall after me and kept the Jazz in Utah, so he's tops in my book. We ate at Crown Burgers both because the food is delish and you get free parking a block or two away....but if you take my spot now because I just told you that, I'll act like I didn't get my plane ticket. Okay, maybe not exactly like that.

And if you must ask, yes, I listened to some of the BYU basketball game...looks to be the same old, same old. It's amazing how much the basketball team has mirrored the football team the last five or six years. Wait, I take that back...the football team has actually won a postseason game since 1993, my bad.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, you're really kind of all over the place. Not surprised you found a way to throw some Boy Meets World in there.