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My Daughter is 3 Today

And she’s the best thing to ever happen to me.

At 4:29 in the morning three years ago, my wife Angel brought our daughter Aaliyah into this world. And due to some unforeseen circumstances, I was the first one of us to hold her. I stood in that hospital room holding this life that weighed hardly anything, as Brandi looked on. I was wearing my favorite CM Punk shirt of course but that almost goes without saying.

I was terrified. I had been terrified the entire time Angel had been pregnant. People would say, “You’ve always been great with kids!” But this was different. I’m responsible for this one. She’s depending on us to help her grow into adulthood. I barely resemble an adult once I start talking, how was I going to take care of a baby?

I wake up now and I’m still terrified. Not of my parenting skills but now I worry about Aaliyah when she’s in daycare. Are they treating her well? Did she take a nap? Is she being nice to her classmates? Is she really old enough to be wiping all by her…

The Jazz and Clippers Played a Classic

Joe Johnson was 2007 Joe Johnson; the Clippers were the Clippers.

I watched the second half mostly. I had just lost two in a row in 2K14 to E when we decided to switch back and watch the last playoff game of the day.

We debated over how big a moment this playoff series is for Gordon Hayward as a possible stepping stone to the next chapter of his NBA career. We marveled at Chris Paul, saw Utah always get that crucial basket, and watched Blake Griffin disappear in the 4th quarter.

If the steady performance of the Jazz (and clutch Joe Johnson shooting) is what kept the them ahead, CP3 pulled out just about every trick he knows to try to will the Clippers to the W. He made up the majority of the Clippers offense as Jamal Crawford and JJ Reddick found themselves missing routine shots in the final stanza.

Coming out of the last Clippers timeout, I asked E if he thought the Clippers would tie the game or if they would win.

    I think the Jazz are going to win.

I mumbled something about that…

Dope Reads: “24K Magic” is as Fresh as Ever

I found 10 Dope Reads months ago… I’ve been trying to get my site up ever since.

I’m done. Done as I can be. I tried to bring to Medium at the end of January. I found out in mid-February that there would be a $75 fee. I reformatted all my posts for Medium; finished by the end of March. Then I decided I didn’t want to pay $75 and moved everything back to Blogger, where this incarnation of began in 2013. So I spent the past few weeks reformatting for Blogger. And I’m as close to done as I can be. So here are your very late, but still very dope, Dope Reads.
Keep fighting Mort. - The RingerThis almost eclipsed the Cavs for me. Almost. - ESPNI love “24K Magic” so much that I have the album and I haven’t listened to it yet. - Rolling StoneCyclops wasn’t right… but he’s still my favorite X-Man. - Xavier FilesThe oral history of Boy Meets World! - UPROXXThe wild ride of the man who used to go by Loon. - Playboy2016: The year everyone else realized how great Donald Glo…