8/31/10

OH HI, I REMEMBER YOU.



I'm obsessed with this picture. When I was just a little one…I would always rest my head on my mom's vanity while she was doing her makeup. I would watch every. little. detail. I would count down the days until I was old enough to wear it. I'm still counting the days until I look as elegant as she does....effortlessly.





EDGE OF DESIRE



Only the first week of school. I already need a tiny break or road trip. I honesty think they're aren't enough hours in the day to do everything you need to do. My friends and I were all saying that we can't forget that this is our senior year and we need to do everything we want to do. So we're making a bucket list. All I know is we all have a destination where and who we want to visit. 




8/29/10

JUST BOOKED MY FLIGHT

I'm in a NEW YORK STATE of mind.


I finally got around to setting some dates to visit my auntish sister in Manhattan. I'm sooooo excited. 




This song makes me even more anxious.












8/26/10

CHELSEA DAGGER

This makes me miss Chicago...


TOEWS OR KANE?





The HockeyWriters.Com wrote a debatable article about the two young stellar players. To read the entire article check out their website. 


Otherwise here's the GIST:



Category One: Offensive Skill
Winner: Even

Kane seems to be a more adept passer than Toews, but Jonathan has shown a propensity to score power play goals (as evidenced by his three power play goal hat trick against Pittsburgh in February) and his presence in front of the goal also wreaks havoc.
Kane moves better with the puck, and he also is able to evade more checks with his smaller stature. Toews is also great on face-offs (which you have to be to be considered an elite center) and he also digs into corners for loose pucks in the offensive zone better than virtually any forward on the team.

This category has to be considered a wash.



Toews’ scoring more goals in 16 fewer games.
Kane notching considerably more assists. 
Toews’ face-off prowess.
 Kane’s speed also cancel out in terms of creating plays for their teams.





Category 2: Defensive Skill
Advantage: Toews

Here is how the two players’ stat lines break down defensively after two years in the league:
Toews: 39 blocked shots, 83 takeaways, 70 hits, +23
Kane: 16 blocked shots, 72 takeaways, 35 hits, -7
 Toews shows a clear propensity for blocking shots, which helps keep the goalie from having to fight off every shot, and also enables possible breaks the other way.
Kane had a 20 takeaway advantage going into this season, it becomes a little less close.
 The 2008-09 season provided a swing of 31 takeaways in favor of Toews.
Toews also got double the hits of Kane, which shouldn’t surprise anyone given how different their games truly are. 
 The two played on the same line, is huge:






Toews being the better defensive player. 
Kane may be just as good at creating turnovers and opportunities for the Hawks that way, but Toews is clearly better at doing the intangibles like blocking shots and hitting guys in the corners that translates into that +30 advantage.



Category 3: Marketability
Advantage: Kane

They both seem to have that certain aura about them (I call it youthful exuberance). 
Kane is slightly more marketable, simply because he strikes me more as having a more “matinee idol” look, and he also appeals more to the women in my life according to an informal poll conducted today.




Category 4: Intangibles
Advantage: Toews

There is a one-word answer as to why . Toews wins this category: leadership
Anybody who can get voted the captain of one of the most storied franchises in the history of the game at the age of 20, then he is definitely worth his salt.
Kane may have the edge in speed, but Toews more than makes up for that with his intensity, willingness to take the fight to the other team, and he takes that “C” on his chest very seriously.
Toews also has the bigger body type that is required to be somebody not easily forced off the puck, and he takes full advantage of his size, especially when near the crease. Clear advantage here to Toews.



And the Winner Is…………….


Jonathan Toews wins this battle of the young Chicago stars. While Kane has some fantastic potential to be a great offensive force, scoring 30-35 goals a year and dishing out 65-70 assists, Toews will be the better all-around player.
He fits the Jarome Iginla type of player more. He is a scorer who can also play physical, and his leadership abilities often come out in the most difficult situations. Toews can take over a game, and if he can continue to show that intensity and clutch performance, he will most certainly be the face of the Hawks for years to come.



THIS IS SO DIRTY!

What a dirty little play:






Should that be put in the play book?


8/25/10

MAGIC IS EVERYWHERE

Dream Big
"If there were ever a time to dare to make a difference, to do something really worth doing, that time is now.
Not for any grand cause, necessarily- but for something that tugs at your heart, something that's your aspiration, something that's your dream.
You owe it to yourself to make your days count. Have fun. Dig deep. Stretch. Dream Big.
Know that things worth doing seldom come easily. And there will probably be bad days. There will be times when you want to turn around, pack it up, and call it quits. Those times come only to tell you that you are pushing yourself, and that you are not afraid to learn and grow.
Believe in the incredible power of the human mind and positive thinking. 
The start of something new brings hope and something great. Anything is possible. There is only one you. And you will pass this particular way only once.

for a great song: Lover Be Strong- Gavin Degraw

"ONE OF THE MOST MIRACULOUS PLAYS IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL"

CSN's David Kaplan thinks this is one of the best college football touchdowns ever... If you haven't this, you've probably heard of it. And if you don't think you've heard... you probably just forgot.



I love this picture. Makes me think of Friday Night Light games. 
Picture: Larry Litle. From his blog: "Simple thoughts of a complex mind." 

8/24/10

ANNA WINTOUR

"A real woman is someone who knows who she is and looks fabulous doing it."- Anna Wintour



Someday... 






8/22/10

THERE IS SOMETHING ABOUT: FALL AND FOOTBALL



Almost time for the extra blanket on your bed...

"There is a time of year...when even before the first leaf falls you can feel the seasons click. The air is crisp, summer is gone, and for the first time you need a blanket on your bed... it can bring up other needs as well..."- Carrie Bradshaw

It's almost football season. I love this video... 



It's safe to say I grew up in a rink because of my two brothers. I blame them for making me lead a very abnormal childhood. My only friends were the siblings of other teammates. Hated the 5:30am practices and traveling every weekend. I grew up knowing the names of the concession stand people and basically Jerry (who sharpened my brothers skates) was an uncle to me. My first love is definitely hockey because of those two special humans. 



but

there is something about high school football games, stands filled with friends, hallways decked with spirit, that fresh. cold. air. green. grass, and those big Friday night lights 

...that gets me every time. 


8/18/10

I PITCHED A BALL...


I pitched an idea to a great friend about doing a feature on this great Chicago athlete who went to Miami... I really hope it works out...and I don't embarrass him. :P 

  


I have a right click problem. I saved pictures but always forget where I find them. I'll take any picture down or If someone knows the source let me know. Thanks 

AT THE END YOU'LL HAVE THE MEMORIES

A Charming Mix of some of the work I've been so lucky to do this summer. So far I've only added pictures. But some videos will be loaded at some point soon. 

The last media pass of the summer... Love you.



Nerves right before my FIRST taped stand up
Cubbies million dollar lot. 



Kaplan Showing me how the big boys do it. 

waiting for Ozzie

One of the absolute best days of my life. Nascar 7/10/010




8/15/10

MUSIC FOR MY MOOD

NO MATTER what I'm doing there is always music on...  Here's some stuff I listen to. 

I love love love this song: 
 

For the nights I can't remember- Hedley

8/14/10

I WISH I HAD ONE!


I use to have a typewriter...I think they way they clink when you hit a key is charming. Makes you feel like everything you say is important and should be a complete thought.

SEQUINS AND SALARIES

Signature styles 
"THE coach- also formally known as "The Bear" Mr. Paul Bear Bryant
"A tired old man- who ever got tired of football"
  • "There are going to be days when you think you've got no more to give and then you're going to give plenty more. You are going to have pride and class. You are going to be very special...Show class, have pride, and display character. If you do, winning takes care of itself." -Paul Bear Bryant

Mike Ditka: I dunno what I like more the stache or the sweater?
"Before you can win, you have to believe you are worthy."

Joe Paterno: Is it weird I think his 4 eyes are cute? Oh well.
"Losing a game is heartbreaking. Losing your sense of excellence or worth is a tragedy." 

Pat Riley: Hey there Mr.GQ.... Is that Chanel?
"There's no such thing as coulda, shoulda, or woulda. If you shoulda and coulda, you woulda done it."



Inspiration: AS NICE AS SHE IS TALENTED

Sarah Kustok at US Cellular trying her best to teach me a little bit of what she does.
She's not human. Unbelievably gorgeous and insanely nice... not to mention she's one hard worker. She tried to teach me the ropes... I'd be lucky to be ANYTHING like that! 

I just thought this was cute and funny...CLICK HERE: SARAH KUSTOK

CAN I HAVE YOUR JOB PLEASE!?




Hi, can I please have your job? 
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