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The Belmont Stakes is tomorrow, the third jewel of horse racing's coveted Triple Crown. There hasn't been a Triple Crown winner since the very sexy Affirmed pulled it off in 1978. Here we are 34 years later, and it looked like we had the chance to possibly see a NEW Triple Crown winner for the first time in 3 decades... that is, until trainer Doug O'Neill announced that I'll Have Another, the horse that won this year's Kentucky Derby and Preakness, was being retired the DAY before the Belmont. How's THAT for timing? We've all been in a situation where we ALMOST did something, and then, whether it was a conscious decision or an unforeseen circumstance, we didn't do that thing we had every intention of doing. Today's question: WHAT DID YOU ALMOST DO BUT DIDN,T, AND WAS IT GOOD OR BAD THAT YOUR PLANS DIDN'T GO THROUGH?
As you'd probably guess, a large percentage of the answers today had to do with unintentionally avoiding a premature death. We heard numerous stories of car accidents, one helicopter crash, a stunt plane crash and one story from a woman who WOULD HAVE been a flight attendant on the 9/11 flight that crashed into the Pentagon. That's some heavy- duty sh*t, right there.
There were also all the stories of ALMOST marrying the wrong person, but the one that stands out to me is the guy who almost married his 'knocked up' girlfriend because that's the "responsible" thing to do. Turns out that she was, indeed, 'knocked up', but the happy little fetus inside her wasn't of HIS creation. She knew it, but was gonna let him marry her ass anyway. Seriously ladies, we recognize that for a great many of you, having kids and getting married is the full extent of your "ambition" in life, and that's OK, but don't dupe someone. That's just sh*tty. If nothing else, it's a great disrespect to the kid you're pretending you love so much. Kids are kids, not currency.
OK bitches, the weekend is here so I'm outta here!
Have a good weekend, or don't, but do what you do best and STAY BEAUTIFUL!"