Who would have thought?!?

Being a frustrated Kings fan this season I figured there was no chance in hell the Kings would make it to the playoffs. Most of the season, games have been a frustration to watch. Then on January 26, 2006 an amazing thing happened for the Kings: They traded struggling star Peja Stojakovic for bad boy Ron Artest. A few days after the trade to the Kings, Ron Artest promised a playoff berth in Sacramento. It happened tonight – the Kings are officially in the NBA Playoffs!

I am excited beyond belief! Since the Tru Warier came to Sacramento, there has been a surge of defense and rebounds in games that were never present before. This team has become exciting to watch again. All I have is two words to say:


Dating Strengths and Weaknesses Quiz

Dating Strengths Dating Weaknesses
1. Financial Situation – 76.9%
2. Kindness – 72.7%
3. Independence – 71.4%
4. Open-Mindedness – 63.6%
5. Optimism – 57.1%
1. Appearance – 77.8%
2. Shyness – 62.5%
3. Insecurity – 53.8%
Dating Strengths Explained
Financial Situation – You’ve got your financial situation under control, which is a very desirable quality. Be careful to avoid women who are only interested in your money.
Kindness – You treat other people with empathy and goodwill. This positive trait helps you stand out and draw people into your warmth.
Independence – Your strong sense of independence comes in handy while dating. You are not held back or tied down; you are free to pursue your interests.
Open-Mindedness – You are open to trying new things and entertaining new ideas, and this widens your pool of available women.
Optimism – People are drawn to your positive outlook. Your optimism attracts others to you.
Dating Weaknesses Explained
Appearance – Devoting a greater effort at making good first impressions is a must. Try to be fit and develop a style if you want to catch a woman’s attention.
Shyness – You know all too well the limits shyness places on you. Putting yourself out there in social situations may be difficult, but essential to your dating success.
Insecurity – Your insecurity makes you doubt yourself, but you must learn to love and trust yourself if you want to succeed in dating.
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Busch Brothers = Arrogance.

Nice. What the hell is NASCAR thinking about having someone such as Kyle Busch be a spokesman for its “Focus on Driving” campaign?!? You would think that Kyle would have learned a lesson from his brother’s incident last November. It’s nuts to think that someone as wreckless as Kyle is on the track, that NASCAR would tap him for their safety program. Crazy.

A new blog, a new year and new start

It is my biggest hope that 2006 will be marked on a more positive note of what is yet to come this year. The first three and a half months were blurred together with stress at work and an ending of a relationship with someone who I thought would be my forever. When I said farewell to 2005, I didn’t expect this year to turn out the way it has. As I try to salvage what appeared to be a downer of a year I’m going to highlight some of the positives happening for me:

  • I’m down 20 lbs. from the start of the year. If the weather and my knees would cooperate with me, I believe I can take some more pounds off. If that isn’t a confidence booster, I don’t know what is.
  • Even though I stressed out about things going on in my life I kept focus. At work, we pulled off a tremendous amount of projects in a short timespan.
  • My blood pressure has been extremely low through everything. January’s reading was 124/75 and last week’s reading was 128/78. I haven’t had this low of blood pressure in some time, especially the bottom number.
  • Friends and family. What can I say? You all have been awesome! Thanks for the long late night talks and the listening ears. I’m always here for you all.
  • I’m taking the initiative to move forward, get out and get involved in the community. I live in an awesome area and should give back to the community that I love and call my home. My plan is to volunteer and get involved with the County Animal Shelter.
  • To move forward and do something with this site! Adorador.net recently celebrated 6 years online the Internet. This site has been in mothballs since March 2004. I’ve scrapped everything but the barebones and will be adding new content as the weeks progress.

In closing of this first post, I have to say that these ups and downs in life make way for a stronger person. Live the highs and survive the lows. In the end, life is what you put into it, and I want to live life to the fullest.