A few things I forgot to mention in my last post about the Blackhawks-Kings series: First, after all the struggles Toews and Kane had making a real difference in the playoffs, it seemed only fitting that to make it to the Stanley Cup finals, it took a huge Tazer-to-Kaner goal, giving Kane a hat trick. If that doesn't give them both a boost in confidence, I don't know what would. And that's what I want in a final--two teams confident and healthy. Then we can see who really is the best team this year.
The second thought I had about the Blackhawks-Kings series was about post-game handshake lines. The way a team conducts themselves in the handshake line says so much about their character. You may be devastated by a loss, but for those few minutes you have to look every competitor in the eye, shake his hand and say something gracious. When the San Jose Sharks lost to the Kings, Sharks captain Joe Thorton wouldn't even look at or talk to Jonathan Quick. What kind of an example does that set for your team? On the flip side, when the Kings lost to the Blackhawks, all of the players who were particularly contentious during the series had nice chats together. Greene and Shaw shared a laugh (the hits between those two, OMG!) as did Richards and Bolland (Bolland gave Rick a concussion, putting him out for two games) who had a nice long chat, while Carts looked like he finally
accepted Duncs' apology. Even Quickie and Kaner had a nice smiling conversation. It just raised the already high level of respect I have for both teams.
And two last little thoughts: back in the locker room, Justin Williams looked like he was going to cry. :'-( Oh, and I wish we had enough cap space to lure Bickell to the Kings! Hey, I'm all for poaching. ;-P
I also forgot to mention how much I liked Djokovic's court kit at the French Open this year. That blue-grey-green shirt he wore perfectly complemented the clay at Roland Garros.
Tony Awards! Neil was great, as always. Well, hello there, Rory Pond! So glad to see Cicely Tyson and Cindi Lauper win. Also glad to see Stark Sands so energetic and in good voice for Kinky Boots
. With that huge smile, the longer hair and without the helmet, he looks so much younger than his Lt. Nate Fick from Generation Kill
(::points to icon::). He can work some kinky boots, too
. And his co-star and now-Tony winner Billy Porter had such lovely things to say about him. I'm usually neither here nor there when it comes to Pippin
(except for "Morning Glow," loooove that song), but I would totally see this production. Patina Miller is
fabulous, baby, and Terrence Mann, that is all. My mom was happy to see the cast of Cinderella
perform "Ten Minutes Ago." She loved the Leslie Ann Warren version of R+H's Cinderella
, while I was obsessed
with the Brandi version from the late 90s. I was also happy to see women win Best Direction for both a Play and a Musical!
When it comes to this season of Game of Thrones
, I have never been so glad to have been spoiled for a show in my life
. ( a thing or two about the Game of Thrones finaleCollapse )
It's my birthday in two weeks, and for once when my parents ask what I want, I actually was able to think of something! I've always hated sandals and probably haven't owned a pair since I was a kid because it felt somehow immodest to show so much of my feet in public (I didn't even feel comfortable allowing any sort of cleavage to show until after I'd graduated from college, so yes, I'm slow when it comes to this sort of thing). Anywho
, at long last, I was ready to branch out and find some tasteful sandals I liked, hopefully with leather uppers and cork heels or wedge. As luck would have it, I came across these and they look sorta 40s what with the flower and are both adorable and comfortable
. They didn't have my size at the DSW in Marina Del Rey, so I went to the DSW in the South Bay, and the only pair left just so happened to be in my size! Serendipity and Happy Early Birthday, me!