Quote of the Day 2009-1-15

I firmly believe that any man’s finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is the moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle, victorious

-Vince Lombardi

Quote of the Day 2008-1-11

I don’t interest myself in “why”. I think more often in terms of “when”, sometimes “where”; always “how much”.

-G. Joubert, professional killer from Three Days of the Condor

Hero of the Day: Chris Paul

My hero of the day is Chris Paul, an NBA player for the New Orleans Hornets, on the back of this one story from last week. The Hornets were trailing the Pacers by 8 points with 3 minutes left to play. Chris Paul is having a terrible game, playing dog crap basketball and going 2-7 at that point.

Paul is preparing to re-enter the game when a Pacers fan suddenly yells out “Hey Paul, you SUCK, way to show up tonight”. Chris Paul turns around and looks at the fan with a quizzical look on his face, to which the fan heckles “Yeah, that’s right! Kobe busted your ass up last year. You didn’t even deserve to be mentioned for MVP.” Next thing you know, Paul goes crazy on the floor, going 5 for 6, gets the game-winning assist, and the Pacers lose by one.

As he walks off the floor, Paul stops, looks up at the Pacers fan and says “That loss was all your fault”.

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Chris Paul is one of my favorite basketball players.

Gigs – Saki Midareshi Hana

What color should I wear
To be myself?
The sky is blocked by buildings
And won’t answer

There’s always an exit
To any maze you stumble into
But if you just stand there
You’ll never reach the answer

No matter what you’re searching for
It’s not fun if you rush to the end.

Bloom and flutter splendidly
Throw aside your pride
Burn up your proud soul
You’ll never be the real thing
With fake colors

You know what you want
Right now
The best thrill
That makes your body tremble

No matter where you end up
It’s not fun if you rush through the present.

Let your heart burn with love
Swallow even the melancholy
And become crazy and beautiful
You’ll never be the real thing
With fake colors

I’ll be waiting there
Where the light shines without a shape

Run riot and be gorgeous
Throw aside your pride
Burn up your proud soul
On a neverending journey