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. :)
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.
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
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? :)