Monthly Archives: July 2014
Happy Kickback Thursday!
Tonight will see soccer juggernaut Bayern Munich battle Chivas Guadalajara in Red Bull Arena in New Jersey for a friendly as part of a mini United States tour for the German champions. While several of their key players are MIA after deep runs in Brazil (including World Cup glory for a few), there will undoubtedly be talent on the pitch this evening.
How do I know?
Well, I looked at the roster (which includes superstar in-the-making Julian Green) and because Bayern Munich’s coach is Pep Guardiola. Pep is a tactical maestro. Need proof? Recall that he was the architect of Barcelona’s recent historic run and the fact that he was two victories away in the Champions League from sweeping all titles during his freshman year (2013-2014) in Munich.
Since today is Thursday, it’s time for a throwback to the past. And today’s featured player is Pep Guardiola the player.
He had a pretty decent shot, wouldn’t you say?
By some strike of very good fortune/parents, I will be in Red Bull Arena cheering, “Go Bayern Munich!
“…just for one day”
Jimmy’s Daily Planet happily declares today “Wallflowers Wednesday!”
Ironically, one of this band’s most famous songs (and the one featured below) was written and originally performed by famed singer David Bowie. However, Jakob Dylan’s unique voice just added an entirely other level to the lyrics and the song altogether. Consequently, most people typically assume it’s a Wallflowers classic.
It’s not (in the traditional sense).
Yet, it still doesn’t take any of the gravitas away from this tribute of sorts.
It’s Wednesday, so it’s time to listen to and enjoy some Wallflowers.
“We can be heroes, just for one day”
One week until the last academic paper is submitted.
One week until the last page of the last chapter of the last textbook is read and closed.
One week until the last email with the university address is written.
One week until the last 3+ hour class is attended on a Tuesday night.
One week until my weekends are given back to me in full.
One week until midnight deadlines are no longer a ticking bomb-like concern.
One week until I can completely dictate my evening’s activities each day Monday-Friday.
One week until I earn my Master’s Degree in Business Administration.
Now I know what marathon runners feel like when they’re giving everything they’ve got for that final push to the finish line.
Well, not exactly, but I too will definitely take a big gulp of a certain cold beverage afterwards…
Sometimes, the best way to start a new workweek is to simply give it absolutely everything you’ve got. All the energy left over from the weekend should serve as jumper cables of sorts this Monday morning.
Charlie Day/Dale Arbus knows what I’m talking about.