Saturday, September 3, 2011

24, Like the Show

So do you guys like how I was all “hey everyone, I don’t have internet right now, be prepared for my blog to continue to be irrelevant” and then proceeded to update three days in a row? Yeah, well. Enjoy it while it lasts, because soon I will go back to taking my internet connection for granted.

Today is my birthday. I am 24. To celebrate, I’m going to write a self-indulgent blog post talking about things I like. So just like every other blog post, but more shameless.

1. Matt Duchene

MANNHEIM, GERMANY - MAY 8: Canada's Matt Duchene #92 answers questions from TSN reporter John Liu following his team's win over Italy at the 2010 IIHF World Championship. (Photo by Matthew Manor/HHOF-IIHF Images)

Look at that face. Impossible to dislike. Here’s another picture of him wearing his more correct jersey:

matty d

Not like it needs to be said, but I didn’t take these. I found them on the internet.

Here’s a picture of him I did take:

Footer's Last Stand 070

With bonus awkward Mark Olver in the background. There's more where that came from.

Matt Duchene is currently my favorite dude on the Avs, now that John-Michael Liles is a Leaf (UGH). Liles was my favorite from his rookie season and I’m still going to continue loving him playing for the Leafs but it will never be the same. So now, Dutchy here gets the majority of my love. He is the only one who continued to play like he genuinely cared at the end of the horrorshow that was last season, and that is why he is the best.

2. Baylor Football

I never really got into the football while I was there – the games are outside, and one of my least favorite things about going to college in Texas were the parts when I had to go outside. I was much more into the basketball while I was there, and I still love it best. However, this summer I watched Friday Night Lights all the way through for the first time and let’s just say it’s the kind of show that makes you love football in ways you never knew you could.

And then last night Baylor played TCU and got me a really awesome birthday present that they almost totally screwed up at the last second but then they didn’t. If you like underdogs… you probably like Baylor a lot right now.

It only has the cool things Baylor did, so it’s easier to pretend TCU didn’t have a ridiculous comeback to almost win in the end.

3. “Weird Electronica Indie Music”

According to Elizabeth, that’s what I like to listen to. I asked her what else I should put on this list, and she said that. I didn’t know what she meant so I showed her this video and she was like “um yes… exactly this.”

I just found out about Foster the People the other day and I’ve been listening to them a lot. I guess they are my "Weird Electronica Indie Band of the Moment.”

4. Grilled cheese sandwiches.


5. Leo and Pippin

I like cats. Here are two of the best cats ever:


Okay, that’s all. Happy birthday to me.


  1. HAPPYBIRTHAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

    In case you didn't know, it's now one word.

    I love that picture of Leo. Also, all of your talk about FNL has inspired me to care about my school's football endeavors endeavours endeavors whatever. Which will make me exactly like everyone else Although, OSU might almost be underdogs this year considering we lost our douche quarterback AND our beloved coach in one (not so fell) swoop. What's a fell swoop, anyway?

  2. Oh, also, birthday is no longer spelled with a "d." It's the cool kid thing to do.

  3. Happy birthday! :) I hope you had an amazing day with all of the above mentioned things included somehow. :)

  4. That was a good post. I liked it. Did you like what I posted on your wall for your birthday? I love Gus Gus, he would make it on my list if I were to post a list of things I like in my blog. Hmmm...maybe I will do that sometime. Anyway, hope you had a great birthday and I miss you!!