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Promos By Hyphen: The CM Punk Series Finale

I just finished binge watching 9 seasons of How I Met Your Mother. After 9 seasons, the show signed off the air with a finale that most of its viewers hated (more on this soon). In January, CM Punk left the WWE with no notice and again, most of the fans hated this. WWE lost one of its most popular wrestlers and had to rearrange storylines on the fly to make the Road to WrestleMania XXX work. Other than my appearance on The HBS, I’ve been silent publicly on this matter.

Repost: LJ Idol: Week 2 - The Missing Stair

I'm currently in the LiveJournal Idol competition for Season 9. My second entry of the season got really nice feedback, so I thought I would share it here as well.I was playing at my neighborhood park one day as a child. Alone. This was the 80s, so my dad let me do such things. It also helped that I was in full view of my grandfather's house.

I spent the sunny afternoon swinging, rolling in the grass, playing Ninja Turtles (one of the reasons my imagination is so awesome), leaping off of the monkey bars, and just having a great time. Even though I was by myself, I was still making the most of it.

In the distance, I could hear the ice cream truck. Sadly, it was way off in the distance, so I was unsure of its true location. But there was another sound much closer to me: the sound of other children!

I can't remember how old I was, but I was ready to meet some new friends. I took off towards the noises that seemed to be coming from the other side of the tree line that …

Challenge Completed: Catch up on all of How I Met Your Motherand watch the series finale live March 31st

EDIT: Challenge Completed! It came down to the wire, but I flew threw Season 9 episodes 1-22 March 29-31 and watched the series finale live on the 31st.

I was mad at first, just like a lot of fans. But after sleeping on it, I realized that this was the perfect ending for the show. More on that in a future column.

Plus there's an alternate ending. So that should make some fans happy...right?So I've accepted a challenge to catch up on all of How I Met Your Mother by the series finale March 31st. I started watching with Season 1 Episode 1 on Netflix this past fall. I have 7 episodes left in Season 8 and possibly 23 episodes of Season 9 depending on how fast I catch up. And of course, I'll have to rely on the powers of the Internet Fairy to bring me Season 9 since it is not on Netflix yet. *cue dramatic music*

We'll see how it goes...