The 2014 World Cup Schedule for June 19th:
Colombia v. Ivory Coast (Noon, ESPN)
Uruguay v. England (3:00 p.m., ESPN)
Japan v. Greece (6:00 p.m., ESPN)
In honor of Throwback Thursday, today’s post will focus on a pop culture reference from the past (well, the relatively recent past) instead of game analysis.
When teams I’m a major a fan of are playing during the workday, the way Ted Mosby prepared himself for the Super Bowl with noise cancelling headphones and vision-limiting glasses is surprisingly accurate in how I prepare myself for the afternoon. To some degree or another, it’s how I feel in trying to prevent myself from learning World Cup results.
Some of you may think that’s an extreme measure to take for a sporting event.
But do you want to know what’s even crazier? Seeing your favorite player and team score without knowing it’s going to happen.
And by crazy, I meant crazy awesome.
September 19, 2005: “Kids, I’m going to tell you an incredible story…the story of how I met your mother.”
It’s impossible to recap all the best parts from the series. Challenge: not accepted. However, how about a few favorite instances?
We all have our favorite Ted moments that made us laugh (“My parents live in Ohio, I live in the moment”), heartfelt gestures that were quintessential Ted Mosby (the 2-minute date and the blue French horn) and scenes that made us feel the other way (sitting on the bed reading a note from Stella). Plus, who can forget Robin Sparkles (and Alan Thicke!), Mustache Marshall and his perfect use of a marching band (Go Fighting Hens!), Barney’s playbook, suits and his countless one-way missions to Outer Space that always took off in the early morning before his date woke up, Lily’s book on tape (and “tantrum!”), MacLaren’s Pub and a bevy of hilarious guest stars and characters that made the show a must-see event each week for nine seasons (The Captain!).
And, of course, there’s Marvin-Wait For It-Eriksen!
It’s Ted & the Mother (stay tuned for the name tonight), Lily & Marshall and Barney & Robin.
Below is an interview where each of the main cast members revealed their favorite moments of the series. It seems fitting to hear what has stuck with them through all these years.
March 31, 2014: (Without seeing the series finale tonight) What did we learn? Not just that it was a great television show, but that How I Met Your Mother was (most importantly) an incredible story about friends who did a lot of crazy things, funny things, romantic things and surprising things that led them to great success, heartache and uncertainty. But, ultimately, each of them found a way to discover and get everything they ever wanted.
In the most perfectly imperfect way, this show was Legendary.
Stay tuned for the series finale of How I Met Your Mother tonight at 8:00 p.m. on CBS.
Happy Monday and Here’s to Your Own Incredible Story!
P.S. Remember that awesome HIMYM poem written on Jimmy’s Daily Planet that shall be read as one would from the era of Oliver Twist?
100%…1/2…1/3…1/4…1/8…or even 1/16th.
When tracing Irish ancestry, it doesn’t matter what the denominator is, as long as you have a one in the numerator, that constitutes a bloodline that flows through your body from a distant Irish relative, which means it’s party time today!
If you’re not Irish and you want to join in the festivities? Well, wear something green, sing-a-long to the songs of the old country, embrace the joyful craziness and bottoms up!
And if you happen to be a single girl with a cute smile, maybe give a kiss to a gentleman with some Irish in him wearing say, I don’t know (but I definitely do) dark navy jeans and a sharp green mini-gingham button down shirt…
an inclination nay, a responsibility of all us with Irish history in our bones to make this the most legen-wait for it…
dary St. Patrick’s Day of our lives!
If you’re nervous, rest assured because there are 2 simple words that will calm your hesitations down while simultaneously making you more awesome:
Happy St. Patrick’s Day & Read Me: I’m (1/8th) Irish!
P.S. There are only 2 more new episodes of How I Met Your Mother left before the Series Finale. Tune in tonight at 8:00 p.m. on CBS!