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Sad news to find out yesterday…Jon Lord from Deep Purple died at the age of 71. Jon was the keyboardist that founded the band. I was never a huge Deep Purple fan, but I dig a lot of their songs…and you have to recognize their importance in music history. They inspired so many great hard rock bands…
Somehow we got talking about the Summer Olympics, and how both BJ & I don’t really care about the Summer Olympics. I am more of a Winter Olympics fan…mainly because of Hockey, and the only sport I enjoy watching during the Summer games is Water Polo….why? Well. It’s like hockey…but in the water! After I said this, a text came in that brought up an excellent point:
Don't like summer Olympics? That's the stupidest thing you guys have ever said. Two words, beach volleyball.
Hell…indoor volleyball is pretty awesome as well!
Back in 2003, a Colorado hotel employee accused Kobe Bryant of raping her. The charges were dropped, but she did file a civil suit, which Kobe settled without admitting guilt. In an interview posted yesterday on Yahoo Sports, Kobe said being charged with rape made him a better person: "I think it challenges who you are as a person. To have to go through something like that with not only individually but as a family. For the Lakers organization, my teammates. It was extremely difficult and you kinda had to do some soul searching, because you're fighting numerous battles at the same time. You just kind of try to figure your way through all of this mess. And the only thing that you can do is put one foot in front of the other, and just continue to move forward."
Kobe Bryant says his 2003 rape case helped make him a better person…when have you gone through a challenging time in your life, and it made you a better person because of it? Here are the texts we received:
DUI @ age 20. I'm 28 now, it made me instantly grow up and slowed me down a lot!
When my dad died in my arms of a massive heart attack when I was 15. It's made me aspire to be someone who would make him proud. :) Faith
Making out with the rev made me re-evaluate my life. Since then i stopped drinking and hanging around comic book shops
While deployed I found out my fiance, who was pregnant, cheated on me. It turned into a huge deal with both families. But it showed me just how special my current wife and her family is. It's really made me appreciate her more everyday
I spent 90 days in jail in f'n yakima!! I didn't realize what a judgemental princess I was. Spend some time with some gang-banger chicks over there - its a real freakin eye opener to how blessed ur life really is....
2007 my parents died. It's made me stronger and a better person in the end. If only I could be like my dad......Chris in Enumclaw
I was a hardcore drug addict for 21 years. I have been clean for 8 years now, and have been a Medical Assistant now for 2 years and 11 days!! Marysville
I got caught in a drive by and almost died ten years ago. Changed my life
MSN.com came up with a list of the top four things 20-somethings waste money on.
1. Apartments They Can't Afford. A lot of 20-somethings think they DESERVE a nice apartment . . . even if they just got out of school and don't make much money. In reality, if you're 22 years old, you should probably be living in a cramped apartment with a roommate or two.
2. Lunch During the Workweek. People in their twenties are much less likely to pack a lunch. And if you spend $15 on lunch five days a week, that's $3,750 a year. You can pack your own lunch for a fraction of that.
3. Partying. If you go out one night a week and spend $75, that's $3,600 a year. And a lot of people in their twenties go out WAY more than one night a week.
4. Coffee. People of ALL ages are guilty of this one. But people in their 20s are more likely to order expensive drinks like cappuccinos, because they still haven't learned to tolerate a NORMAL cup of coffee . . . which you can make for about 15 cents. If you spend $5 at Starbucks five days a week, you're spending over a thousand dollars a year on coffee.
So we asked the Rock-A-Holics to finish this sentence: “Looking back on my life, I can’t believe I wasted money on ________?” Here are the texts we received:
I can't believe I wasted money on an ex boyfriend. I paid for most of the dates, our food, his clothes, his car. You name it. From Shannon in auburn
530 Dollar a month truck payment just before gas skyrocketed insurance was 120and gas aprox 250a month totaling 900a month just to drive
I can't believe how much money I wasted on video games. Haven't beat about 2/3s of my collection. -Tyler
I can't believe I wasted so much money on a wedding for a marriage that didn't work out.
words: Chinese Democracy
On speeding tickets!!! 48 to be exact !
My room mate and I are both in our 20s and dropped almost 20k at bars last year. I blame it on rugby D, Seattle
A BMW and a Harley. Even though I was/am making 6 figures, still was a waste.