Hoops Dreams

imagesCollege basketball comes to an end tonight in a most unlikely fashion. Seventh-seeded Connecticut and eighth-seeded Kentucky will play. Neither was around in last year’s tournament and neither looked like national title contenders at times this season. Their combined seeding is the lowest since the NCAA tournament began seeding teams in the bracket in 1979 and Connecticut is the first seven seed in the past 36 years to make the title game and Kentucky is the first team to start 5 freshmen since the Fab 5 at Michigan in the early 90′s. Tonight’s pregame speech for the Wildcats will be from Chris Webber who will remind them to know how many timeouts they have.

Anna Kendrick Slayed SNL!


Anna Kendrick says she’s sworn off movie musicals. Sooo… the “Pitch Perfect” star belted it out as she hosted Saturday Night Live!



The Tony and Oscar nominee hosted the NBC show on April 5 and lasted approximately 30 seconds before breaking into song in her opening monologue. She and the cast performed a Kendrick-fied take on Beauty and the Beast’s “Belle” and just a few sketches later, Kendrick threw on some fins and played a Ke$ha and Britney-singing Ariel. *Sigh*, just two roles we would have killed to see her play on Broadway. While we wait for Kendrick to don the slippers as pure as gold as Cinderella this Christmas, take a look at the SNL clips featuring the musical loving movie star below!






Aaaannnddd… If you haven’t seen the “Cups” Video, here it is!








Running thoughts….

Gotta love Buzzfeed….
I’ve definitely had all these thoughts run through my head while on a run. The longer the run, the farther down the list I go. 
Fellow runners- can you relate? 
*FYI- I’ve edited this list to keep it PG. 
75 Thoughts Every Runner Has While Out For A Run

1. What a beautiful day for a run!
2. This sucks.
3. Well, five miles is only two and half miles each way, which is basically two miles each way, so I’m really only running four miles. That’s not too far.
4. It’s starting to feel far.
5. How long have I been running? A year?
7. I can barely remember what my life was like before I started this run.
8. OK, concentrate. There are still four-plus miles to go. 
9. But who counts the first and last mile? This is pretty much an easy three miler.
10. Oh, poop! A fellow jogger!
11. Should I wave?
12. I’m totally gonna wave.
13. OOOK, they didn’t wave back. Never doing that again.
14. Just keep running, no one saw. Except that old guy who may or may not be averting his eyes.
15. Man, I think I’m hitting that “second wind” thing my gym coach was talking about.
16. Wait, never mind. I’ve been running down a decline. 
17. If I leap to avoid dog poop, does that make me a CrossFit athlete?
18. What the heck is CrossFit anyway?
19. Mental reminder: Google CrossFit when I get home.
20. If I ever get home.
21. If I had a heart attack right now, I wonder who would find my body.
22. OMG, I hope I never find a dead body. Joggers always find dead bodies.
23. Bodies. Body. Bod-ay. Runnin’ all day, no one can catch … may.
24. OK, I must be halfway done by now.
25. What?! Only two miles in?
26. Alright, stay focused. What am I going to eat when I get home?
27. I’m running five miles so I should probably eat five slices of pizza.
28. Or I could buy one pizza and ask them to cut it into five slices.
29. I should probably get a side salad too. 
30. …
31. Nevermind the salad actually.
32. Man, what are these people doing in front of me? Walking?!
33. Is this a contest to see who’s the worst at walking? Because you are both champions in my heart.
34. Maybe if I pound my feet on the ground they’ll hear me coming and let me pass.
35. Oh, poop. They didn’t turn around and now I’m right behind them. They’re going to think they’re getting mugged by the world’s sweatiest criminal.
36. You know what? Now seems like a good time to run in the street.
37. * Jumps off curb * Parkour!
38. Hi hi hi please don’t hit me with your car. 
39. Pedestrian pedestrianizing over here, let me cross. 
40. Thank you, Mr. Blue Honda. I’m trying to smile at you but it probably looks like I’m having a stroke. 
41. Actually, I wonder what I look like right now. 
42. * Checks out reflection in shop window * Yeesh.
43. Is that what I look like when I run? What am I, a newborn deer with a drinking problem?
44. Whatever, I must be almost done by now. 
45. Heck yes. Three miles down, two to go. It’s all downhill from here. 
46. Except for that very real uphill in front of me. Crap.
47. Wait, is that… Is that…
48. A DOG! 
49. Hi dog! You are so cute. You are now my mascot. I will finish this run for you, pup.
50. And — hello — what do we have here? Your family is adorable too.
51. Hope you like drunk fawns, adorable family.
52. Watch my bambi butt prance up this hill.
53. Holy poop, prancing is exhausting. I am exhausted. 
54. Honestly, I don’t even like running.
55. Why do I even run?
56. Why does anyone even run?
57. Why are we even alive?
58. OK, let’s not go down that road.
59. Focus. Focus on that sweet, delicious ‘za waiting at the finish line, calling your name with its cheesy breath.
60. Wait, less than one mile to go? I am KILLING this run. 
62. YES, including ostriches.
63. Honestly, I should sign up for a marathon.
64. What is it, like 30 miles?
65. That’s just 15 miles each way, which is practically 10, and 10 is twice five, and I can run five miles EASY.
66. That’s it, I’m doing it. Thirty miles.
67. Thirty-mile marathon…30-mile marathon…30 Rock marathon.
68. On second thought, I’ll probably just binge-watch every episode of 30 Rock. That takes a lot of dedication and I will be winded from laughing so hard.
69. But I could probably do a marathon IF I wanted. 
70. OK, almost home. Should I shower first and order pizza or order pizza and shower before it shows up?
71. Yep, definitely ordering first. I earned that pie.
72. Oh, no. Oh no. Another runner. Should I wave?
73. No, be strong! Do not get burned again. 
74. SHE waved first! Hello! Yes! We are both runners! Look at us run!
75. I guess running’s not so bad.

Top 3 Things: Wise TV Couples Edition

Whether you’re already in a relationship, or still looking, you can always get some relationship advice from some of your favorite TV couples. 


Here are the Top 3 TV couples that have taught us important life/relationship lessons:


#3 Nick & Jess from New Girl.  Lesson: Make it a priority in your relationship to find common ground when it comes to communicating. It will make everything else a lot easier to handle. 


#2 Chandler & Monica from Friends.  Lesson: Always have an open mind and try to learn things from your partner. 


#1 Jim & Pam from The Office. Everything is easier when you’re partner is your best friend. 


Who is your favorite TV couple?

Skydiving Rocks!

The last thing you’d expect to happen to you when you’re skydiving is to have a rock go shooting by you, but that’s what happened to a guy in Norway. The video is everywhere…He documented the jump with two cameras fixed to the front and back of his helmet and says that on the way down he felt ‘something’ happen, but didn’t know what it was until he went back and looked at the video and saw it was a meteorite. Scientists say it was in ‘dark flight’, which means it had already done it’s burning on the way through the atmosphere so it was no longer glowing but it still shot by him at about 186 mph. At least it was nice enough to pass him on the left. 

Hate Turns to Love





Honey Maid recently debuted it’s new campaign about being wholesome and appealing to all families – including an interracial couple, a single dad and a family with two fathers.



They received a lot of hate mail. The anti-gay group One Million Moms said that Honey Maid and its parent company, Nabisco, “should be ashamed of themselves” for their “attempt to normalize sin.” Conservative talk show host Janet Mefferd slammed Honey Maid for joining what she called “the constant onslaught from the Gay Propaganda Machine.” And conservative, anti-LGBT social media users heaped abuse on the company on Facebook and Twitter.


But instead of simply ignoring the haters, as most companies do, Honey Maid confronts them head-on in a new ad released today. The spot forcefully defends the company’s decision to include and affirm the wholesomeness of LGBT families and beautifully turns the bigots’ messages of hate into an expression of love.




Here’s the original ad:





Thank you, Honey Maid, for standing up against bullies.




Those folks over at NPR…they’re so clever….

So this past April Fools day, the pranks were everywhere on the interwebs. Even the smarties over at NPR got in on the fun and turned it into a social media experiment. 

They wanted to see how many people actually READ the article before commenting on it. 



So they posted this on Facebook:


But when you clicked through to the article…you got this message:


Congratulations, genuine readers, and happy April Fools’ Day!

We sometimes get the sense that some people are commenting on NPR stories that they haven’t actually read. If you are reading this, please like this post and do not comment on it. Then let’s see what people have to say about this “story.”

Best wishes and have an enjoyable day,
Your friends at NPR



And their response was huge! It also proved their point that most people who comment on posted articles on FB don’t actually read the articles… they just make assumptions by the headline and run with it. 


(Come to think of it, I would think that die-hard commentators would comment on the original article anyway, and not go back to the Facebook comment thread, but to each his own.) 


Check out all the great responses to those that “read the article” at this link: http://kotaku.com/a-reminder-that-not-everyone-reads-before-commenting-1557812641