Proud of this Bulls team.

They did lose by 10 points last night, but dammit to hell, they showed a lot of heart.  Much more than at the beginning of the year.  And I think that trade was a catalyst in their run.  Did I think they would have had a great chance in Game 7?  Sure did, but that 2nd quarter did them in.  This is a good experience for them.  And if they get someone like Bosh, there is no telling how good this team can become.  And Greg, you might think I am insane for saying this, but I think this team can be a 3 or 4 seed next year, if they keep growing like this.

Derrick Rose has shown much maturity beyond his years, and he was only a rookie.  Only a rookie!  This will serve him well, and I think the impact of losing Gordon will be minimal, because Rose is the star of this team, plain and simple.  I doubt Gordon will get the big bucks, and I don't think it is necessary now that we have John Salmons.  And I would personally trade away the draft picks for a good inside player, like Bosh or Amare, because that is what the Bulls need to take the next step.   As much as I like Gordon, he's too inconsistent to be getting $12-13 million a year.  I would be shocked if he isn't traded this summer, but mark my words this will be a team to be reckoned with in the future.

This team used to be the laughing stock of the league early in this decade, but after this series, I think the Bulls are the talk of the league, despite losing this series in the end.   People will be paying attention to see what happens next, and I'm just going to enjoy this ride I am on.  Because it could be worse.  I could be a Kings or Knicks fan.   Comment on this if you want, Greg. :)

-Aaron
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When criticism on a show is unwarranted...

Here's what Gregory Weagle, a Talespin fan said on his site about Rocket Power:

My Thoughts: Here is yet another cartoon by Nick and is also created by the creators of Rugrats. Rocket Power reminds me quite a bit like All Grown Up which features the Rugrats. The problem is that while All Grown Up was sub-par; Rocket Power was pretty terrible. Rugrats had charming characters with good character development. The characters for Rocket Power have nothing like this as they are stereotypes who attempt to sound like they are cool; but sound silly and/or dumb since few people know what they talk about. This show seems to be more of a commerical for extreme sports; but fails because the characters are hardly role models of kids to begin with. They focus a lot on trying to be popular and failing miserably at even that. They have no creditability and are more dangerous than Kit is because they often don't show the restraint that Kit has as a character. The animation is standard Klasky-Csupo issue which is ugly artwork; but decent animation which is really the only redeeming quality to this show as the plot wasn't existant and the characters were simply annoying.
How in the hell can Rocket Power be one of the 50 worst cartoons ever?  Here was my reply to this...
I'm Aaron and I really appreciated looking at the tribute page you had to Kit Cloudkicker.  Talespin has been and always will be one of my favorites.   But, looking upon the 50 worst cartoons, I noticed you put Rocket Power on it.  While this is your opinion, I wholeheartedly disagree with your notions: "The characters for Rocket Power have nothing like this as they are stereotypes who attempt to sound like they are cool; but sound silly and/or dumb since few people know what they talk about. This show seems to be more of a commerical for extreme sports; but fails because the characters are hardly role models of kids to begin with. They focus a lot on trying to be popular and failing miserably at even that. They have no creditability and are more dangerous than Kit is because they often don't show the restraint that Kit has as a character."
 
Exactly, how is that poisonous to our kids?  The lingo in the show made me more curious in understanding and figuring out what they have to say, and through that we get to see the cultures and attitudes that make up the Western part of the United States.   The show emphasizes loyalty and friendship, something that many cartoons do not do.  You want an example of something pointless?  Try Spongebob, it is nothing but childish pranks, jokes, and toilet humor.  There is no point to that.  All I am saying is that you are entitled to your opinion, but I respectfully disagree.  After all, I have had a site, Rocket Power Heat, dedicated to this show for 7 years, and it feels like my fanhood has been spat on.  No restraint?  Most kids that are 11 and 12 don't have restraint, they are implusive, but don't attack their credibility for that.  That is how many people act when they are that age, and can identify with the problems with what they have in their life.  In fact, because they are a bit implusive, it gives credibility to who they are, because kids that age ACT EXACTLY like this.  And there are many examples where they show remorse, such as the time Otto took Sam's skateboard and broke it.   Otto made it right by fixing the skateboard.  Does that not teach a lesson?  For when you do a wrong, you should make it right?  Just my two cents.

Excuse me, but on behalf of all of Rocket Power fans out there, this felt like a slap to my face, Greg, no a slap and spit on all of our faces.  I mean, fuck, man...don't be saying things that are untrue.  And I read your editorial on how Kit was not  a 'good guy' but a dark-hearted person.  He's not Disney's answer to the Dark Prince, rather a troubled youth, looking for love and acceptance.  Kit may have his faults, but I would take him over a lot of these scumbags today. How the hell can you call yourself a fan of Kit Cloudkicker, if you say that about him?  I am sorry, but you are wrong, Greg.  And many Talespin fans will agree with me out there, too.
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Test Monday.

I did well on my first psychology test, and hoping to do well on my second.  I scored an 86% on my first.  After this, 3 more tests to go.   5 tests total, one gets dropped.  Hopefully I do well.  Wish me luck! :) -Aaron

My internet is down.

I am sorry that I haven't been posting lately.  My internet is down, and hopefully will be back soon.  Thank you for your patience.  I love all my friends!  Take care! :) -Aaron 

A taste of what group home life was like for me.


I only wrote two entries about the group home since I was in it, but this one, really got to me lately:

"April 2, 2005:

Well, so far, my life has been nothing but a living hell.  I don't like going on forced outings, can't take my own medications, forced to go to bed at a certain time.  I would be going crazy if it wasn't for school, work, and online friends.  Acing that law quiz gave me some self-esteem.  I'm still at it with my mom, she thinks she can dump me into a group home? Well, screw that!  If she had loved me, she wouldn't have done such a thing like that. 

One staff person has been verbally abusive to me, and I am not taking that bullshit.  Calling me a boy?  I'd punch her(the staff person) square in the mouth, if I had my way.  When December hits, I'm getting the hell out of there and become my own man!  As far as the Megan situation goes(my ex-online girlfriend from 2004-05), I'm hurt that she has a new b/f, but happy that's she's happy.  And I hope someday, we can meet and just be friends.  I'm  a strong person and I need to remind myself of that.  If no one loves me, then I'll just have to look out for number one.  

I don't trust anyone, quite frankly, it's hard to trust anyone!  This world is full of liars!  I hope someday, someone will understand me; no one does.  I'll admit, I made some bad choices, but this is NOT the place to do it, I'm just buying my time, so when I'm done here, I have nothing more to say to them.   I hope my mom is happy, because, I'm not.  I'm selfish, but she's so selfish that she gains her happiness at my expense.  My brother is the only one that agrees with me that I don't belong there. 

I just hope my mom and I can repair our relationship, cause I'm not feeling the love.  I'll do what I need to do, in order to get out, but none of these people are my friends.  I don't want to be associated with them, I want to be with normal people, I just wish I'd fit in somehow with mainstream society.  This place has so many damn rules, I can't breathe!  It is absurd that I have to follow them, but that's bureaucracy for you.  Just suck it up until December, and I'll be VERY happy to be out.  I want to prove people wrong, so they can kiss my damn ass!  I know what's best for me, and they don't!"

POSTSCRIPT:  So, please, before sending anyone to a group home, make sure that is the right place for them.  I spent 3 years of torture and hell over there.  I don't want people to feel sorry for me, I want them to know the reality of what the group home life is.  It is a terrible place to live for the rest of your life.  Verbal and physical abuse seems all too common in situations like these.  I'm just glad I could fend for myself.  Others may not.  I live next to a group home, it serves as a reminder to where I was and where I am now.

I still don't care for my mom that much.  There are days where I just want to beat her ass for what she did for me. But in my heart of hearts, it is best to stay away from her as much as possible.  And please, go to anger management classes, this is part of the reason I was there.  Don't let it ruin your life.  Thanks for reading this.  I hope this helps in some way.  -Aaron

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My birthday!

It is tomorrow, and I turn 27.  I thank all my friends that supported me through thick and thin.  Thanks for everyone's wishes.  I will share with you later with what I got!  -Aaron

5 questions you can ask me.

For my friends:

You can ask me anything you want to  It can be anything personal, what I like, what I think of certain people, and so on.   Go ahead and ask, if you want to.   Take care, my friends.  My birthday is coming up very soon, and I am a bit excited, but, it's just another year, right? :)

-Aaron
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