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Basketful of Thoughts

-I’ve been reflecting on my time as a case manager with CHARLEE and considered whether I should write out some of my memories and experiences in what was one of the toughest and rewarding jobs I have had.

-Case Managers for DCF and the private agencies that care for abused, abandoned, and neglected children are some of the kindest, most caring, and under paid people in FL.

-If you could have seen and experienced some of the things that I did while at CHARLEE you would probably feel the same way.

-Marcela claims she is not going to play Mario Kart ever again because it cheats against her. I told her she should quit using the steering wheel and start using the nun chuck.

-I was going to purchase 2 more Wii remotes and 2 nun chucks, but then I changed my mind when I saw that each remote is $40 and each nun chuck is $20. Wow!

-My little cinnamon peach faced love bird has been acting extremely territorial of her cage for the past few weeks. Last night when I got home, I saw why. She laid 3 little lovebird eggs.

-Does anyone want a cinnamon peach faced lovebird? She’s really cute and she can make breakfast for a Liliputian.

-I can’t wait to be back in church this week. Missing church every other week is the one downer to day shift.

-I got a recognition at work today along with $14 in cafeteria certificates for reporting a safety concern that everyone else in security has been reporting for over a year. I guess I just talked to the right person.

-Several guys at work said I need to buy everyone lunch since I was the lucky winner for reporting something that everyone else reported before.

-Only about 2 weeks are left until “The Happening” and “Incredible Hulk” come out. I’m going to see those. Anyone want to come?

-I’m trying to get a fishing trip together for Monday. I hope the weather calms down. 8 foot waves can be really good for the natural chum (barf) but it isn’t really that much fun.

-San Antonio is about to get finished off. After losing at home a couple nights ago in a game that they blew again, they are down 3-1. This series could just as easily have been 3-1 with SA up. I don’t believe they can recover from the latest heart breaking loss. They need two road wins and a home win to stay alive. That’s probably not going to happen since LA has not even lost at home in the entire playoffs.

-Boston only needs to hold serve with 2 games remaining to finish off Detroit. They are now up 3-2 with one home and one away game left. The Pistons came up a couple points short last night having come from 14 points back in the 4th quarter.

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Classic matchups.

LA is taking on San Antonio in the conference finals for the 4th time. So far the Lakers have had the upper hand 3 times, most recently in 2004. The possibility of the classic LA vs Boston final matchup has to have the NBA salivating over the potential revenue and ratings. LA has the home advantage and is playing lights-out right now, so SA will have another huge task ahead of them if they are to advance. The Spurs won at New Orleans last night marking only the 5th time this post season that a road team has won and becoming the first team to advance as a lower seed without home advantage. Their playoff experience was huge!

Detroit will face Boston on the road in the East final. The game features a superstar stacked Boston Celtics team that was thrown together this year to make a run at the championship vs the veteran defense-oriented Detroit team that has gone to battle together numerous times in the playoffs. They always tend to play to the level of their competition so this should be a hard fought series. Detroit has won on the road and Boston has not. I believe Detroit can take Boston out, but it’s going to be nasty. I don’t think they have a legit chance at winning without Billups. I’m sure the rest was beneficial, so Detroit is probably thanking Cleveland for stretching the series to 7 against the Celtics.

My picks…
I am going to equivocate here but my head tells me LA will take out SA in 7 and Boston will advance in 7 as well. These are two evenly matched series though. I wouldn’t be at all surprised to see SA or Detroit steal one on the road and take their series. I’m pulling for SA in the long run.

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NBA Playoff stuff

Well, unfortunately Lebron James didn’t quite have enough juice to pull Cleveland through on his own. He put together an incredible offensive and defensive performance but came up short. Boston will now have to face a well rested Detroit team in the conference finals. Billups’ sore hamstring needed the break. Now Boston who has faced two 7 game series (Atlanta and Cleveland) still has not won a single road game. If they don’t at least advance to the finals, you have to wonder what happened. This was a 66 win team with three super stud ballers. Anything less than an NBA championship will be the city’s second heartbreak. This obviously won’t be as monumental as the Patriots Superbowl Choke, but this is still bad. This is one of the NBA’s best regular season records in its history.

On the Western front, Tim Duncan is trying to pull off a big win in New Orleans. LA has been waiting for the winner of this series since they finished off the Jazz in 6 games. Do Tim, Tony, and Manu have what it takes? Yes they do! Unfortunately, the homecooking has been in full effect this year. Ref’s are making it extremely hard to win on the road. The freethrow disparity is sick in almost all the series. All teams with home court advantage have advanced in every series. I have not ever seen that happen before. To sum it up, it will take a lot more than an average performance from SA’s big 3 to win tonight, but I’ll be pulling for them.

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Fried Thoughts

  • I have the day off today.  Marcela and I made a list of things to do for today so I will make it productive unlike Monday.
  • Monday I had the day off and wasted it sleeping and watching TV.  I felt so guilty, and I didn’t even really enjoy it.
  • I have reached a different thought process in my life, totally different than about 4 years ago and before.  I hate sleeping, I hate wasting a day, I hate being couped up in my house.  I want to get out and do something whether it is productive or not.  I just don’t like to waste time sleeping.
  • Today I will pay bills, visit the bank, get a haircut, do some grocery shopping, and one or two other things outside the realm.
  • I have a cold or something.  It’s some fever (I think it’s broken now), headache, sore throat, cough, stuffy head, and a little fatigue.  I actually hope it’s a cold, that way I know it will be gone in a day or two.
  • Orlando finally took one.  They have to take one in Detroit to have a shot.  If not, Detroit will most likely be up against Boston for the East finals.
  • Kobe was awarded the league MVP, and LA won their 6th straight.  He’s predicting that LA will be playing into June.  I can’t really disagree with him at this point.
  • San Antonio is in deep.  They are going to need to do something really special to make it out of the semi’s against the Hornets. I am a true Heat fan, but my second team is the Spurs (if you are allowed to do that). I’ve been a big fan since the early days of the Admiral David Robinson.  But Tim Duncan and Toni Parker are just class acts.  We will see if they have the stuff to pull this one out.
  • I got a pat on the back at work and some certificates to the cafeteria for going to night shift for three weeks.  THANKS!  I feel so special.
  • I’m still tweetingChris, what’s up?  Are you coming or not?
  • I’ve been listening to Dave Matthews Band quite a bit lately.  Groovy.
  • Hillary is not going to quit until someone has the necessary votes even though the pundits say it’s over.
  • It’s kind of funny to me to see the party of Al Gore and the FL recount, the party of all the fuss about one man one vote, and the party which claimed that they are against the disenfranchising of thousands of voters to turn around and disenfranchise HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of voters in Michigan and Florida.
  • Someone needs to remind the DEMOCRATS that they are supposedly the party of DEMOCRACY.  The super delegate system is not democratic.  It is completely elitist.
  • The Democrat candidate is going to be determined by party officials and elite party members, not the rank and file Democrats who voted in the primaries.

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