Monday, September 20, 2010

lego land

So yesterday I went to LegoLand with Lesly and her nephew Luke.  I realized one thing...adults get older because they forget how to be a kid.  I loved Lego's as a kid...matter of fact I still love them.  I fight the urge everytime I am in the toy section at Target to buy some new Lego's.  As my Lego's sit in my parents basement gathering dust I can only dream of getting them all out and playing with them again.  I know to some of you it may sound silly, a grown up playing with toys, but what is wrong with it?  Do we not all still have a imagination?  Everyday that I get frustrated or am depressed about money or my job, I always seem to smile when something reminds me of being young.  A song, a commercial, a smell or even seeing a little kid get so excited over the simplest things.  A few months back Lesly, Dan and myself got into a Nerf war.  I pulled out all of my guns and we turned off all the lights and just played for 20 minutes.  For twenty minutes we all were focused on one thing.  Maybe that is it.  Kids know how to focus on the important things in life, the fun things.

So I give all of you a homework assignment.  Next time you are out shopping, buy a toy from your childhood, get some fruit roll ups or even buy the first album you ever owned and tell me if it doesn't make you fell great.

"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing."
 George Bernard Shaw

Wednesday, September 1, 2010 begins.

So another year of college football starts up tomorrow.  I can honestly say...I am giddy as school boy.  I realize Michigan is still rebuilding and it could be a long season, but it really doesn't bother me.  That doesn't mean that I don't want them to win every game,  because I will literally get a stomach each time they lose.  It just means that I love the energy of college football.  There is really nothing else like it, but March Madness comes in at a close second.  I also want to set the record straight...I like other teams than Michigan.  I root for every team in the state of Michigan...Notre Dame is tough...because of my buddy Dan I wish them a good season, but I still have a tough time rooting for them unless they play USC or some other over rated school.  I will say I want Ohio State to lose every game for the rest of time.  I am not a cruel fan, but their fans can be nasty.  It takes the fun out of it....

So I close with some words of wisdom: 

“A Michigan man will coach Michigan.” Bo Schembechler.  

Enough said!