June 16, 2004

detroit pistons, 2004 NBA champions!!!

i got up at 3 to watch the game and saw all of it live, pretty great. this championship is so sweet because the pistons were such huge underdogs. everyone- my friends, the media, random basketball fans all said the lakers would kill the pistons. but, the pistons killed the lakers! it could have easily been a sweep, but i'll take 5 games. and the pistons wins weren't even close, they dominated LA by winning by an average of more than 10 points a game.

another great thing about all this is that the pistons beat the lakers, by far my least favorite NBA team. it would be like the redskins beating the cowboys in the super bowl (even though that is impossible). also, the pistons will be great for years to come. the starters are set, and they can only get better as far as their bench goes.

(listening to: pedro the lion- 'control')

June 11, 2004

i just finished watching the replay of the pistons 88-68 win over the lakers in game 3 of the NBA finals. i am still pretty upset about the game 2 loss, but i'll take a 2-1 lead with 2 more games in detroit. win them both, and the pistons are world champs! i haven't made it up at 3:00 a.m. to watch a game live yet, i'll wait until the pistons get 3 wins.

3 weeks from this moment i will be in the united states of america! i am more than thrilled.

i am currently downloading a new live jimmy eat world song. i haven't heard any new jimmy eat world in more than 3 years. they have a new album coming out later this year, i am excited.

kill bill vol 2 opened in zambia today, but i didn't get a a chance to go. tomorrow hopefully, i can't wait to see it.

(listening to grandaddy- 'sumday')

June 7, 2004

pistons 87, lakers 75. i know it is only one game, but detroit has already done what everyone though they couldn't. i am pumped, the pistons are 3 wins from an NBA title. i was able to watch the last three pistons-pacers games in south africa.

i went to johannesburg last thursday and stayed 9 days to see a doctor there. it was finally discovered that i have mono, so as long as i continue to rest it will go away soon. i have a little more than three weeks left in zambia, i am so excited to return to the states!

i just saw the movie 'pitch black' recently, i had been putting it off forever. it was surprisingly very good. i also made the connection that the new vin diesel movie 'the chronicles of riddick' is the sequel to 'pitch black,' so that will be fun to see when i get back to the US. the big news in movies in zambia is that 'kill bill vol. 2' comes out on friday!


(listening to: avril lavigne- under my skin)

(don't ask my why i like avril, i just do.)