Friday, February 12, 2010

Three Things To Look Forward Too (Feb 12th Edition)


#1. Knicks Well Represented At All-Star Weekend! Yes, for the first time in nearly ten years a member of the New York Knicks will play in the All-Star game. Double-double machine David Lee was added to the Eastern Conference roster earlier this week, after it was announced that Allen Iverson (who was undeserving of a spot in the first place, but was voted to start by the fans) would not partake in the game due to an injury. Lee's recognition as a star is long overdue, and he has been one of the lone bright spots on the Knicks for the past five years.
Additionally, Danillo Gallinari (the Rooster) will be participating in the Rookie-Sophomore game Friday night, and the 3 Point Shootout on Saturday. Both are big accomplishments for the second year sharp shooter from Italy, who is quickly emerging as a fan favorite at the Garden. He leads the NBA in 3 point field goals made, and at +300 odds, is a great sleeper choice to win the shootout tomorrow.
Lastly, I'm looking forward to the return of 2-time champ Krypto-Nate to the Dunk Contest Saturday night. The 5'9 human trampoline is making his fourth appearance in the dunk contest and is the runaway favorite to take home the title again. You never know what Nate has up his sleeve as far as dunks are concerned (or actions for that matter) but I hope he brings his "A" game tomorrow cause the kid can flat out fly.

#2. "Shutter Island". Okay so I know this movie doesn't come out for another week (Feb 19th) but I can't keep quiet about it anymore. Ever since reading the book in early December I've become obsessed with this story and have been anxiously awaiting the movie. The film is directed by Martin Scorsese, and stars Leonardo DiCaprio as U.S. deputy Teddy Edwards, who is sent to the Shutter Island to investigate the disappearance of one of its patients, Rachel Solando. However nothing on the island is what it seems to be, and this story has more twists and turns then Lombard Street. The book was written by Dennis Lehane (Mystic River) who is one of the best authors of our generation, and I recommend everyone read the book before seeing it in theaters. However, if you don't have time to read it, I 100% encourage you to go see the movie. It will leave your mind scrambled and jaw on the floor. Peep the trailer below, movie is going to be dynamite.


#3. Spring Break! Yes, this is even further away then "Shutter Island" (March 13-21), but I can taste the beach already. Plans are in the works for Panama City, Fla, a place I went two years ago and I can honestly say it was one of the most fun times of my life. Also, lets call a spade a spade, and agree that there is nothing greater then a spring break trip. Countless no-strings-attached hookups with people your never going to see again, all the while partying your face off for seven consecutive days and nights. Seriously is there anything better then waking up and hitting the beach, 30 rack in hand, with an endless sea of beautiful bikini clad women? The night life is even better, going to the clubs and drinking on the beach until the sun comes up. And for all the one and done girls you meet, there is always the chance that you will find a cool group of people to become friends, and stay in touch with (shout out to ECU and UF '08).
Lastly, I'll leave you with some lyrics from Mike Pinto's "One More Time", which will always remind me of both Panama City (and the people who went with me) and spring break in general. For those of you that stalk me, yes, these are the same lyrics that have inhabited my "favorite quotes" section on my Facebook page for the past two years.

"Let’s have conversations bout the past thinking when was the last
Time we spent you know we cared less if our days went fast
Let’s reminisce about the ones we’ve kissed
And mention all the friends we both have missed
Flashback to the road trips in the summertime
Listening to sublime taking our time while the bass line
Shakes the rear view there’s no need to speed
Cause my friend with weed is a friend indeed
Partying down the beach in a hotel room
There was no need to sleep cause the sun would soon
Go on and meet us and greet us as we sat there waiting
Listening to the sounds of our young hearts breakin’
With the crashin’ waves we knew we’d go our separate ways
Times they change like stories never told the same
To all my friends old and new there’s nothing to it
Live this day like it’s your last let’s do it"




"Well you can crank up the music and be well supplied
But a party ain’t a party till your friends arrive"


-fresh

Oh yea and happy 25th birthday to my man G-Flem, much love

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