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Posts from May 2012

Memorial Day 5/23/12

    Its Wednesday but in Seattle its a fun day in our city as it is a game day today. The Sounders FC take on the Columbus Crew tonight and I for one am fired up. As I type this I realize I get fired up for every game. I have a couple buddies today who are going first to the Mariners game then to the Sounders match. Now that is just a day full of sports and fun, and by fun I mean beers. I have seen a lot of people go to a Sounders match then to the M's game but those people usually look a little worse for the wear by first pitch. They are doing the reverse order so it will be interesting to see how they fair. I am hoping they are drunk because drunk people at a game can be funny at times. Other times not but these guy aren't really the types to get angry and go off on someone.


    This weekend is a three day weekend for Memorial Day on Monday. I for am excited for this weekend. Number one anytime you get a three day weekend its a good thing. If you don't have Monday off I don't mind that you are mad right now since I am typeing this as if everyone has off on Monday. Anyhow so its a good weekend as also because it is the kick off to summer. Now in the Pacific Northwest it might not be summer temps right now but its still the unoffical kick off to summer for everyone. Todays blog is all about fun and doing things that are fun so I hope this summer you go out and have some fun. It might be a big concert or maybe if finally time to take kids camping. I am going to make the most of this summer and enjoy what the Northwest has to offer, are you?

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Last Second Shot 5/17/12

    So the NBA and the NHL are in playoffs right now and a lot is made of LeBron James and the fact he did not take the last shot in a game the other night. Now I am not going to sit here and say that I like LeBron is the most clutch player in the world but I also don't think he is the worst. Does every final shot have to hit by the star of the team. I remember the shots Jordan made but do I really remember the ones he missed and the end of games?


    Here is the deal is that I do think LeBron is a great player but I do think at some point he is in his own head at the end of games. He is not doubt the MVP this year and he is a great player but I am not sure I want him taking the final shot. On the other end of things is Kevin Durant who to me is a natural leader and clutch shooter. Here is the deal and difference between the two guys. KD has been in Oklahoma City the last two summers making his team better and running drills with them. KD also said last night in the press conference that when its time to hit that final shot he wants it. He said what you want to hear that he wants to take that shot and if he misses he will take that shot again at the end of the game because he has that confidence. LeBron just seems to disappear when the game is in the final min. Maybe at this point I should also point out I am a Kevin Durant fan and have been for a while and just really wish he was doing all this from Seattle still where I live. Also KD is a P.G. county boy like myself so I got to love the guy.

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Locations: Oklahoma CitySeattle
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Sun and fun 5/10/12

    I have been all about the sun in the last week. First off I went to Southern California which I will be calling SoCal the rest of the blog because I don't want to type the whole word every time. So I am down in SoCal and it was awesome. I really liked it down there and at some point will be living there. I was not in LA so I can't say I like LA but Dana Point and San Clemente are awesome. Oh I also hit up Laguna Beach on day and it was beautiful. Pricy but damn nice and I liked the vibe down there as well. I am sure this is pissing off everyone here in Seattle since everyone seems to hate people from SoCal but I got you guys from the south.


    Now I come to Seattle on Sunday and its sunny and warm. When I was down in SoCal I relized I might like the sun more than I let on. I was so happy to be sitting in the sun down there and now the sun has come back up north with me. Yes Seattle please thank me for the sun. If fact it is so nice outside why am I sitting here writing a blog? You know this blog is about sun and fun so I am going to fire up the grill at my house and enjoy soak up some rays bah. As always you can get at me off hours @TheeTedSmith on Twitter

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Cartoons 5/1/12
    Cartoons seem like something that was just for kids for a long time but in the last 20 years they have become for everyone. It's funny because cartoons are a easy way for kids to get into a show because they are fun to look at. Over time they have become for adults as well in many ways also. You might not think about it but it is crazy how much cartoons have a effect of adults now.
    Now it might be a simple as going to pick a movie that the whole family might like. People forget how different Shrek was and funny. These days you can see all kinds of cartoons that are for adults as well kids but its not just only that. Think about the fact that some of the only honest social commentary you get is from cartoons. Shows like South Park and Family Guy do a good job of talking about what is going on. Clearly South Park is better at this since the show is so current. Family guy though is a real funny show and talks about real things going on in the world as well. When you get to cable the cartoons are endless is seems. Cartoon network has a whole time block just for you grown ups called Adult Swim. I cant speak to much on the Simpsons since I don't really watch it that often. I guess the point of this blog is that last night I was watching some cartoons and it hit me how powerful they are. I also think it is great how you can watch a cartoon with your kids or if you stay up later you can watch one that just for you the grown up. Long live cartoons and if you got a sec let me know what your favorite one is
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