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Jessica Lowndes Successfully Trolls Internet, Wins the Day

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Today started off innocently enough in my Twitter world. "Monday sucks" "Syracuse continues surprise run", and "Treefort Rules" filled my feed, making it for a pretty normal Monday.
Then Jessica Lowndes happened.
It started for me with a the simple headline, " Who exactly is Jessica Lowndes?"
Well, I already knew that answer. My ability to soak in pop culture information and my love of the Hallmark and Lifetime movie channels had already given me the knowledge of who she is. (Lowndes starred alongside Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig in the their Lifetime movie collaboration last year. Lowndes also appeared in a Christmas movie on the Hallmark channel that I may or may not have watched.)
Even though I was aware of Lowndes, I clicked on the article. What I was treated to was the nugget that Lowndes, 27, was apparently dating actor/comedian Jon Lovitz, 58.
My initial thought: How did these two meet? Then I thought: Well, …

The Things I Think

The Week of 3/21/16

In lieu of a regularly scheduled post of focusing on one thing, this week I decided I will cover a wide array of topics. They don't quite fit under my Old Man Rantsseries (though some undoubtedly will sound similar) so I decided I will simply label this week's post THE THINGS I THINK.

Will they change the world? Probably not. There is nothing here that is ground breaking, as far as I can tell. The topics are simply items of interest that have caught my attention over the past week or so.

The Information of the Internet Super Highway
There is so much that can be said about this, but I will keep it short. As a writer of articles and posts for the internet, I appreciate that there are so many opportunities for writers to have a chance to get there work seen and read. For that I'm appreciative.
The part of the internet catching my attention this week is the amount of noise that exists out there that people buy into without quick research astounds me. I shou…

Two A.M. Love

The following is a story I submitted to a contest. There was a prompt to get the ball rolling. Contestants were given three options, all of which were lyrics from songs. While I was not selected as a finalist, I admittedly spent very little time in preparing it. When a five-day pass to Treefort is on the line, I figured I'd still give it a shot. 

Jessie is a friend. Those four simple words sent me into a state of drunken denial as I prepared to gulp down my last shot of Jameson of the night.

The four words echoed in my ears as I scanned the bar for any sight of Jessie. The majority of the patrons had dispersed, leaving only the clingers, the lonely, and the too drunk to function. I glanced at my good friend Alicia, who also happened to be my ride and the woman who moments earlier had bluntly informed me of the fact I'd grown oblivious to. Alicia had switched to drinking water hours before, not needing alcohol to act as her truth serum. Did I need more Jameson? No, but I was no…

Golden State Warriors: Splashing Towards History

Last season, en route to winning the franchise's first championship in 40 years, the Golden State Warriors were considered by many to be a flash-in-the-pan champion, most likely sitting on the NBA throne for only a year.
If people thought that, it's probably beyond time to re-evaluate their opinion.
Following up their magical season, the Warriors are looking to outdo themselves. After a 121-106  victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night, the Warriors improved to 55-5 on the year. If you're looking to keep track at home, the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls were 54-6 through 60 games. Those are the very same Bulls that finished 72-10.
Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls played some the best basketball in NBA history between 1995-1998. The Bulls record of 72 wins was one that I personally believed would never be broken. The NBA has become such a competitive landscape that, even as the Warriors started 24-0, I held a firm belief they would eventually fall off and lose a…

The Long Journey to the Middle

"The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what you share with someone else when you're uncool."-Almost Famous
In the year 2000, when I was but an impressionable youth yet to truly hit the rough patches of life, the movie Almost Famous arrived in cinemas. Judging by the trailers and the previous hits of Cameron Crowe, I knew I'd be seeing a good movie.
By the time the entire band was singing Tiny Dancer on their tour bus, I was hooked. Chills filled my entire body, tears swelled in the corner of my eyes, and I knew right then that this movie was going to on favorites list for years to come.
Sixteen years later, in what turned out to be one of the few times in my life I was right, Almost Famous remains as one of my top-five favorite films of all time. I make it a point to watch it at least once a year, perhaps more if I happen to catch it on television. As for that scene? It still evokes memories and chills in me to this day.
Little did we know at the time, but…