minoroots

Quick Update

Posted in General, Lakers, Thoughts by minoroots on 02/06/2009

A somewhat-promotion at work is making me busier. Less blogging nowdays.

Anyway, a few thoughts on recent events and such:

  • Bynum Injury – Oh boy, not again. I mean, how much more coincidental can this thing get? Similarities to last year: knee injury (right knee this time), somewhat teammate induced (Kobe tumbled under Drew to cause the injury; last year, Drew landed on Lamar’s foot), same building (game @ Memphis), and in both years, just prior to the injuries, he was playing the best ball of the season. The guy was a monster averaging 26ppg, 14rbg, and 3bpg in the 5 games prior to the injury…  I won’t say that it’s a curse, but the similarities are very eerie. Thankfully, the diagnosis calls for no surgery at this time and hopefully he’s really back this year after 8-12 weeks, unlike when last year, with the same recovery timeframe, the rehab didn’t go so well and he had an additional surgery to take him out of the rest of the season + post-season. Crossing my fingers, knocking on wood.
  • I need to do Taxes. My first 1040 that doesn’t end with an EZ. Do I start an IRA so I can make tax-deductible contributions to lower my tax bracket? How about that mysterious medical contribution CD? There seems to be a lot to think about, and I’m not sure I’m going to be very good with this adult responsibility thing. I will try, though.
  • UCLA whooped on USC the other day–and the final score definitely wasn’t indicative of how much of a blowout the game actually was. Absolute domination feels great. I guess this is how ‘SC football fans have felt for the past decade.
  • New kicks for hoops, 25% off via live cashback at Eastbay.
  • More new kicks, via Zach who found it, remembered that I asked about it (like a year ago), messaged me, bought it, and picked it up for me at RifLA. Good lookin’ out, Zach! You’re awesome.
  • Went glow-in-the-dark mini golfing for the first time, came away with 2 hole-in-ones. Yessss. We actually kept score, and I came out -1. I suspect no one ever finishes under par at mini-golf. Yessss.
  • I’m supposed to go real golfing tomorrow, but it’ll probably not happen because of this rain. It would’ve been my 4th time on a real course. My verdict on golf so far: it’s pretty fun (especially if you get to drive the carts), but I’d rather stick to the basketball courts.
  • Superbowl @ Randy/Robbie’s new place was fun. I liked the apartment! Turned out to be a great game, and the commercials were good as usual.
  • Lakers 110, Celtics 109. YESSSSSS. And this was funny–Lamar with a nice little smack on the ass to a confused & annoyed KG, who had just picked up an offensive foul. It’s about time someone gave some business for KG to deal with. Next up–LeBron & Co. on Sunday, @ Cleveland where the Cavs are still undefeated this season at 23-0. Would love to see that record drop to 23-1 to complete a perfect 6-0 road trip for the Lakers.
  • Wimp.com is great.

There was a major car accident in front of my apartment last night!!

The cars parked outside were hit by a drunk driver, causing a domino effect. one of the people watching said the police pulled out an open bottle of alcohol from the driver’s car. I took a picture from the 3rd floor with my phone (low quality, so it may be hard to see):

Zoom.

Look closely--that's a mangled truck in the middle.

So that’s a police car to the left, a truck in the circle (it’s REALLY messed up), and you can see an SUV to the far right. there was another car in front of the SUV that also got damage. the drunk driver’s car went far into the middle of the street (not pictured). the ambulance and police were there… it was crazy!

Everyone please be careful of drunk drivers, and needless to say, DON’T DRINK & DRIVE!!

Until next time…

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