In the past 24 hours, there have been a couple of stories in the media demonstrating that nothing is a sure thing. I'll get this off my chest first. First example is the loss of the final hockey game in the World Junior Hockey championships--pauses to wipe tear from eye--. Canada had a 3-0 lead going into the final period and gave up 5 unanswered goals. Now who would predict that. I was so upset that I dropped my poutine, causing me to almost spill my Molson Canadian (note...I am receiving no remuneration for the endorsement of that beverage).
What's next...1000 birds dropping dead from the sky? We up north have gotten pretty cocky with the whole 'hockey supremacy' thing and perhaps had to be knocked down a peg. Now we know how the Americans have felt the past few years. I shall again try to embed a video showing a little of the Russian celebration at the end of the game. A lot of hyper young men there...
I understand the celebrations were so boisterous that at about 6am this morning they were turned away by Delta airlines at the Buffalo airport for being unruly. They were sleeping it off this afternoon. Boys will be boys.
The second example of the unpredictable is the story of a homeless man by the name of Ted Williams. Unless you've lived under a rock the past couple of days, you've probably heard the story of the 53 year old man with 'the golden voice' a number of times in the media. I don't think I need to get into specifics but the homeless man in Cleveland demonstrated his radio voice to a TV news crew, I think on Monday, and by today he has several job offers, was interviewed by ET, CBS, and was reunited with his mother this afternoon. Apparently they will be on the Today show tomorrow morning. There has been a bit of criticism that, Yes this man was helped---but what about the other millions of homeless. True enough. But lets not over-think this. Something nice was done for one person. We hear too much about murder, flooding, terrorism and war in the news. Don't we have the right to have a 'feel-good' story once in a while? I wish this man the best and hope he can keep himself clean. Perhaps HE will be the one to champion the cause for the homeless.
Below is that much publicized interview of Mr. Williams in Cleveland. And yes...I finally figured out how to embed a video in the blog.
Thanks for asking.
I procrastinated again...
10 hours ago