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The Next Month Get Something Done

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The Next Month Get Something Done

What do you think you can get done in the next month?

30 days. 31 if you need a little extra time.

How much do you think you can get done? Could you lose 5 pounds, 15 pounds? Could you make $1,000 or $10,000? Could you travel to a place you've always wanted to check out? Could you start that business you've always thought of starting? Start writing that book? Train for that half marathon? Film that short movie? Build that shed? Learn to speak that language? 

What can you get done in 30 days?

What would you like to get done?

30 days goes by fast. Before we know it September will be here and August will be long gone.

So, what are you going to do?

What are you going to get done in the next 30 days?

What are you going to get done in the next 30 days?

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Most Anticipated 2014 Movies

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Most Anticipated 2014 Movies

A little bit ago I shared my Upcoming Must Not Watch Movies list, now I'll share some movies I'm looking forward to watching this year (and no Transformers will not be on this list):

Muppets Most Wanted - How can you not want to see the Muppets WITH TINA FEY, RICKY GERVAIS, and TY BURRELL!!!

Tammy - I love Melissa McCarthy, she cracks me up and this teaser trailer is no exception:

Monuments Men - with a cast of the likes of George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman and others, how can you not want to see this? Not to mention it's also an interesting perspective of what Hitler was doing to arts and culture during WWII.

Transcendence - I know little about this movie, other than what's in the trailer and that Johnny Depp looks like he pulls off another great performance. The new Matrix perhaps?!

I'm also looking forward to Jersey Boys directed by Clint Eastwood, Gone Girl by David Fincher, Guardians of the Galaxy by James Gunn and lastly... Interstellar by Chistopher Nolan.

What movie/film do you want to see this year?

Cheers,
Matthew A. Hawkins

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Hockey Weirdness

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Hockey Weirdness

If you're a hockey fan, you'll know what this is about.

If you're a hockey fan, you'll know what this is about.

If you and I have spent anytime hanging out online or in person, chances are you know there are few things in life I love watching and doing... aside from fishing, there's hockey. 

Hockey lives in my blood. It's an obsession that has been a part of my life since Trevor Linden and KVOS Kids had a Canucks fan club. Those were the days.

Now-a-days you can find me at the rink once or twice a night, watching most TV broadcasts of Canucks games (or having it on in the background, since they've been less than desirable to watch this season) or playing the odd game of NHL 14. Thankfully my wife doesn't mind it, much.

When I play hockey, I have some strange traditions/rituals/superstitions that I follow. Why? I have no idea, but it's all part of enjoying a night out at the rink.

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I have a weird pre-game list of things I go through: I pack my gear in my hockey bag a certain way. Gloves have to be on one side of the bag, helmet the other, shin pads get stacked on top of each other, etc. After that I make sure tape on my sticks are perfect. Any blemishes and I rip it off, UNLESS, the last game was a win and I happened to get a couple points. Then the tape stays. Before the game I sometimes will have the Gatorade Prime (basically a sack of water and sugar and Gatorade goodness) but lately it's been fruit - mostly oranges. 

When I get dressed for hockey I have weird rituals too. I wear my socks a certain way and put my gear on right to left. Why? I have no idea. My mouth guard gets tucked into my left glove when I head out to the ice. After the game, gear comes off left to right. Most cases a beer after the game is consumed, a beer after a hockey game is the best kind of beer.

Do you have any sports related rituals/superstitions that you follow? Any particular reason why?

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