“Success is the ability to go from one failure to another
with no loss of enthusiasm.”
“If you’re going through hell, keep going.”
– Winston Churchill
Falling a bit short of the grit and determination that Winston Churchill had in abundance, I readily admit that I’m starting this post filled with an anticipation of failure. You see, my wondrous piece of desktop technology (previously known as “the old hunk-o-junk”) apparently thought that it was in my best interests that I take a break for the weekend.
So, acting with only the best of intentions I’m sure, the dear, sweet thing generously decided to scare the crap out of me by feigning the electronic equivalent of a series of epileptic seizures right after I published my Nature or Nurture? post on Saturday morning! Now wasn’t that just incredibly sweet of it to do?
Well, realizing that my good friend was acting with only the purest intent in its cold little heart, and wasn’t really giving me the old at the behest of a malignant and mean spirited God, I’ve decided to set aside all of the frustration I felt and embrace the love that I now know was there all along.
And it wasn’t as if there weren’t good things happening away from my desk to lighten my mood. For one thing, I had plenty of time to watch the hilarious Yes Man on TV. Unfortunately, the malignant and mean spirited Gods of Youtube have blocked me from embedding every one of the clips I wanted to include, leaving me with nothing to do but include this link to the most memorable part: Jim Carrey Singing Jumper!!!
And while I wasn’t exactly shocked that only one of the seven teams I listed in my
An NCAA Four By Four! post actually made it past the “Sweet 16” round of the big tournament, I was very surprised, delighted actually, that that one team was my own hometown Ohio State Buckeyes! And things got even better too, because they also won their “Elite Eight” contest and is now scheduled to play against the Kansas Jayhawks on Saturday night in the second of two “Final Four” games!
Way to go Buckeyes!
Now I know that some of you may have a “less than solid” grasp on all this…
And even those who do understand may not give the Buckeyes much of a chance against the Jayhawks, to whom they’ve already lost in a prior meeting this season, and even less of a chance against the odds-on, universally favored Kentucky Wildcats if they do get that far. But those who feel that way should keep in mind that, just as the North Carolina Tarheels were without their best player when they fell to the Jayhawks on Sunday, the Buckeyes were also without their best player, one Mr. Jared Sullinger, when they were bested by the Jayhawks back on December 10th.
And, as for the Kentucky Wildcats, the anything-can-happen history of “March Madness” has lessons for them to ponder as well…
To view a graphical breakdown of the entire tournament, go to 2012 NCAA March Madness Mens Basketball.
Wow, I can’t believe it! I guess my sweet talking worked. Take THAT, you electronic Spawn of Satan!
Oh crap! The damned… err… dear, sweet thing actually froze up right then!
I want ice water.
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