Archive for October, 2008

The Pens of Now

October 25, 2008
I just wanted to talk about the Pens in the past couple games before they take on the first place Rangers tonight. I usually hate how Michel Therrian switched lines up, but I think for now, these combinations are working, and working well. I still think we have the two line threat, I still think we have the shutdown line, and I still think teams are afraid of our offensive firepower. Ever since that terrible third period against the Capitals and a series of tough practices that followed, we have been a different team. I believe our mainstay is Marc-Andre Fleury. He sprained his ankle just as he started a hot streak last year and upon return, he looked incredibly sharp and impressive. Everyone was still questioning his ability, then cam the playoffs where he was incredible. I will admit, I was curious to see if he could continue it this season and he has not only succeeded, but exceeded my expectations. As for Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, Anytime they are on the ice, any team we play is scared out of their shorts. Do you blame them? I mean they are, im my opinion, the two best forwards in the league and they are on the same line. The man that feels the luckiest is Pascal Dupuis. What a speedster, that is the main reason he is on there. This is a huge career step for him. I couldn’t imagine playing in the NHL, but to be able to play in the NHL alongside two superstars would be a blessing for sure. I feel also that our defense needs alot of support. They are playing out of their minds considering we lost our top two in Sergei Gonchar and Ryan Whitney, and now, Hal Gill with an undisclosed injury. What a management we have that we can still compete without these guys. I think another key to our defense is our forwards. Therrian has instilled that defensive mindedness into our forwards and it is finally paying dividends. We are a pretty good team right now, imagine when we get our players back. I can’t wait!
Let’s Go Pens!

I Don’t Plan On Living Forever!

October 25, 2008
(Oct. 10) – Clara Meadmore, who celebrates her 105th birthday Saturday, says she knows the secret to a long life: no sex.
The retired secretary, who lives in a nursing home in Cornwall, southwestern Britain, says she is a virgin and has no regrets about it, according to reports in British newspapers.
“I’ve always had lots of platonic friendships with men but never felt the need to go further than that or marry,” The Telegraph quoted her as saying.
Meadmore said she had turned down several marriage proposals, but she made up her mind when she was 12 that she would never marry.
“People have asked whether I am a homosexual and the answer is no. I have just never been interested in or fancied having sex,” the Daily Mail quoted her as saying.
“I imagine there is a lot of hassle involved and I have always been busy doing other things,” she said. “When I was a girl you only had sex with your husband — and I never married.”
Meadmore was born in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1903 -– two years after the death of Queen Victoria. She remembers the sinking of the Titanic in 1912. When she was 7, her family moved first to Egypt, then to Canada and New Zealand. She returned to Britain when she was in her 20s and eventually settled in Cornwall, according to the newspaper reports.
“I grew up in an era where little girls were to be seen and not heard so I had to learn to stand up for myself and earn my own living,” said Meadmore, who still has her own hair and teeth. “Some men don’t like that in a woman and before long I was too old to marry anyway.”
She plans to celebrate her 105th birthday with a party at the Perran Bay nursing home, where she lives in Perranporth, Cornwall. Queen Elizabeth II sent her a birthday card.
Meadmore said she would probably have a glass of wine to celebrate but not more. “I’m hardly likely to get drunk and do something silly at my age,” she said.

First of all, long life, in my opinion, is not worth celibacy. Period. I am glad I am where I am at and glad how I got here, but I don’t think that this is the answer to long life. I may not know much, but I do know that sex is a form of exercise that I actually like doing.