Paul Pierce! (And 100 Days of Kindness, Day 52)

To be quite honest, sometimes I surprise the crap out of myself.

A few weeks ago I read about The Truth Strikes Again Celebrity Bowling Tournament. I saw that there was an email address for more information on media access at the event. A light bulb quickly turned on – ding! – once I read that, I just had to take my chances and email to see if I would be able to go.

A few weeks passed and I forgot about my magical email. Until – ding! – a response. The email read, “We will add you to the media list.” Who me? Really? Is this a joke?

Turns out it wasn’t a joke (luckily) and I headed off to Foxwoods last Friday evening after work, to attend the bowling tournament hosted by one of my favorite people in the world, Paul Pierce. You see, I’ve always had a knack of getting my mind set on something happening – then setting out to make it happen – and a lot of the times it actually does happen. So, if I may be frank, I’d like to give myself a little pat on the back for making this one happen. I always knew I’d meet #34.

Not only was I pumped to go to this event because I knew I’d meet some of the Celtics or other local celebrities, I was also excited to learn more about The Truth Fund (which started in 2002 in order to “make an impact on the lives of underprivileged youth”). The Truth on Health Campaign launched in 2009 to “help empower and encourage young people to lead healthier lifestyles  by incorporating physical fitness and healthy eating into their daily lives and by encouraging a commitment to being active for at least 60 minutes per day.” FitClub 34 provides the tools and resources children need to maintain a healthy lifestyle and keep their (age-appropriate) workouts fresh.

This event was sponsored by USI, Foxwoods and the High Rollers Luxury Lanes and Lounge. Some of those in attendance were fellow Celtics, Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen, Kendrick Perkins, Big Baby, Nate Robinson, Avery Bradley and Marquis Daniels as well as YOUK, Billy Costa, Maria Menounos (originally from Medford) and Ramiro (94.5).

I truly think it’s amazing that Pierce has dedicated a lot of his time on making sure that children around the US – aren’t playing video games all day, that they are actually getting off the couch and moving around a bit. If these young sports fans see that Pierce is promoting these ideas, hopefully they will think it’s cool to exercise! It’s always genuinely nice to see a rich, famous person use their ‘power’ in a positive way.

Check out the event:

 

Celebrity Chef Ming Tsai

Ming

The Truth Strikes Again

Maria Menounos

MM

High Rollers

The wives

Billy Costa

 

Billy Costa

The Truth

Let the games begin!

Paul Pierce

#34

The Truth

KG

 

KG

Checkin out the scores

Smile!

 

 

Just can't believe it

Getting the group shot together

Almost there..

Yoooouk!

Nice!

Perk!

Fab place

Really? Is this happening?

Some of the live action:

 

What a great night it was! Everyone was so friendly and the event was awesome. Thank you to Megan for letting me come. :)

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My kindness for today: I expressed genuine happiness and love towards someone who shared very exciting news with me.

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The Celtics/Knicks game last night was a fist-pumpin’ good time. Started off with a traditional Irish dinner (for St. Patrick’s Day) of pizza and beer at Halftime Pizza – it was delicious. We actually got a nice booth too which usually never happens, so we were off to a good start. 

The game was fun to watch, the Celtics played great – Paul Pierce had 29 points at the end of the game, KG not too far behind with 22. Last game we went to, the energy was low and people seemed disinterested. Fans were even booing the C’s. This time was very different, the energy was excellent; lots of fun. There were even Irish Step dancers at halftime! They were really good – very different from when I used to dance though. I guess I’m an old school step dancer, because from the amount of glitter on their dresses last night you would’ve thought we were at Studio 54. We didn’t do glitter. The boys especially did not wear rhinestone vests with hot pink ties (not that there’s anything wrong with that.) And wigs (they are so intense) didn’t make an appearance on the step dancing scene till I moved on to basketball in 7th grade. What happened to the old-fashioned way of curling your hair? I remember the good ol’ days the night before a feis (step dance competition) when my mother would patiently put curlers in my hair, I would sleep on them as if they were a bed of nails, and then in the morning my mother would not-as-patiently rip the curlers out as we rushed to get ready to leave (understandable – the whole process was relatively frustrating for both parties.) 

Anyway, I went to the Celtics/Bulls game last year (while I was volunteering in Chicago) on St. Patrick’s Day and now I went again this year. I was pumped I got to go, I think I’m starting a new tradition… Final score – Celtics 109 – Knicks 97 – must’ve been the luck of the Irish! 

Ready for the game

Adam & Colin ... I guess Phil didn't want to be featured on the blog ...

In other random topics - 

If you’re a country music fan, get your butt down to The Charlie Horse in West Bridgewater to see Darryl Worley for only $10. Doors open at 8pm, more information here http://www.wctk.com/extra03.php 

Paper clip root canal sounds fun doesn’t it??? (beware if you’re sensitive to disturbing teeth stories.) 

http://www.thebostonchannel.com/news/22874354/detail.html?treets=bos&tid=26511418836813&tml=bos_12pm&tmi=bos_12pm_1_11000203182010&ts=H  

Rogue Wave, new band I just found out about on the same label as Jack Johnson … I decided I really like them. They’re definitely worth checking out here – http://www.roguewavemusic.com/index.php 

Another pretty cool thing is that a family friend of ours, Johnny, is featured in a Cole Haan advertisement as well as this whole ‘Inspired Life’ thing they have going on. This is also worth checking out – http://www.colehaan.com/inspired/index.jsp?pi=Inspired_TopNav#Johnny 

March Madness is here – Cask n’ Flagon has a $5 basketball menu going on http://www.casknflagon.com/index.php, Game On has 90 hd tvs and will be playing every game imaginable http://gameonboston.com/. More suggestions here – http://cityvoter.com/ncaa-march-madness-bar-guide/list/535 

Eat, Pray, Love based on the novel (and real life story) starring Julia Roberts looks so good! I can’t wait; I love her :) 

The cast of ‘Glee’ is going to be on Oprah April 7th, so set your DVRs. http://www.gossipcop.com/report-glee-on-oprah/ 

My parents are currently in Vegas (because they are way cooler than me.) My mom has been relaxing by the pool which makes me quite jealous (it is well deserved on her part though!) and my sister Kelly along with my brother Patrick are driving from California to Vegas to hang with them this weekend. More jealousy ensues…. 

Free pastry day is next Tuesday, March 23rd at Starbucks! You have to buy a drink, then you get one free (nothing is really *free* is it?) It only lasts till 10:30am so hurry hurry. Heres the coupon – http://www.starbucks.com/blog/4983/free-pastry-day 

And, just because… 

I just went for a walk and it is GLORIOUS outside. I hope it stays like this! Pleeeeeeeeeease? 

Have a great day!