THE PRICEY PRIMER: AN ATTEMPT TO EXPLAIN MY DESCENT INTO HOCKEY HELL
“wow megan, you sure have fallen deep into this hockey hole!!!” you say, giving me a look that says you don’t understand but you accept me anyway. “but who is this carey price guy you can’t shut up about?”
ah, my friend. isn’t THAT the million dollar question. i would link you to a primer, but there isn’t one!!!
or there wasn’t….. ~until now~
before we start, a disclaimer: this is not going to be unbiased. it will be factual, but the spin will be very pro-carey price. it will also be interspersed with my undignified flailing about pricey. like, there is an entire section dedicated to his dimples. he has great dimples. in fact, he just. has a great face.
the POINT is, if you were looking for an unbiased, journalistically reputable type of resource, this is not what you want.
p.s. this is dedicated to dani lesbiancora because i feel like my resident canadian conditioned me to love pricey even before i fell down this hockey hole. thx a lot canadani.
primer under the cut. it got a little long. i got [carey]d away. (haha, GET it??)
Portia could use some prayers. Tomorrow she has therapy, and she’ll be seeing her doctor this week about her muscle weakness in her right leg. She “drags” it, and it is also smaller in size to her left, it seems stiffer then the left as well.
You know, each of my children are very gifted, very precious to me, but in Portia’s eyes there is something very different about her I can’t explain. Her leg problem has me really worried I’ll admit, and I know ultimately that whatever God wills, is just as it is, but at the same time the last thing any mother wants is her child suffering. I don’t talk about it at all, but Portia has really suffered a lot.
The way she holds on to me, attaches herself, refuses to be put down, I’ll admit I get exhausted, I’ve never had a baby who wants to be with me only, held only, every moment, but at the same time I just feel this wave of love from her. When I look at her it’s like she’s halfway in the world, halfway out. When I look at her I see God so much.
I think about all the things her and I have been through together, since I was pregnant with her. There were a lot of times during my pregnancy, in the hospital, I felt very alone. Many times it was just Portia and me.
Sometimes she stares out the window, at a glimpse of light that peeks in through, and her face lights up. I took a photo of her playing with a bit of light coming in from the window, and I caught her in the moment of awe. I’m really hoping that her leg issue, her cognitive delays, are nothing serious. If you could keep her in your prayers this week, that would be wonderful.
The prince was asked by footballer Rio Ferdinand, whose wife died last year, about the possible impact of that on his children, and replied: “I really regret not ever talking about it.”
Prince Harry was hosting an event for mental health charity, Heads Together.
The Princess of Wales was killed in a car crash in 1997, when Harry was 12.
But the prince said he did not speak about losing his mother “for the first 28 years of my life”.
Prince Harry formed Head Together with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to bring together leading mental health charities.
The event was attended by sports stars including Ferdinand, athletes Kelly Holmes and Ewan Thomas, and cyclist Victoria Pendleton - some of whom have spoken publicly about dealing with depression.
The prince told BBC Breakfast: “It is OK to suffer, but as long as you talk about it. It is not a weakness. Weakness is having a problem and not recognising it and not solving that problem.”
He said the event was an opportunity to show that “unflappable” sporting personalities can suffer from mental health problems like everyone else, including members of the Royal Family.
“A lot of people think if you’ve got a job, if you’ve got financial security, if you’ve got a family, you’ve got a house, all that sort of stuff, everyone seems to think that is all you need and you are absolutely fine to deal with stuff,” he said.
He added: “It is very easy for someone to look at someone like Rio Ferdinand and say, ‘You get paid all the money in the world, you are a successful footballer, you have fast cars.’ But at the end of the day his wife was snatched from him at an early stage of his life with her.
"So of course he is going to suffer, it doesn’t matter if he has an amazing job.”
Father-of-three Ferdinand - whose wife Rebecca Ellison died from cancer last year - spoke to the prince about dealing with the death of a parent.
The former England and Manchester United footballer said: “He’s gone through different stages in his life that my kids are going to be going towards.
"So to get some of his experiences is very rewarding for me and very educational in many ways.”
For book!Home I’m making Talia’s character Hopi and I just talked to a Hopi woman from a reservation in Arizona and she said (by some amazing crazy happenstance) that her daughter who grew up on the reservation moved to California and lives three minutes from my house (!!!!??!?!) so I got her contact info and I’m going to get a chance to MEET her and interview her!!?!
I recently ran into a post asking whether or not dressing as an ethnic Disney character was racist.
I really don’t believe that it’s racist to appreciate someone else’s culture by costuming / cosplaying, especially if it's as a character. That means that they like the culture and that they want to learn more about it.
If people feel insulted by your appreciation (as the costumer) because you’re not a certain complexion then they’re the one being racist and that’s their problem; but if they’re just insulted over the way that you dressed and are willing to teach you about the meanings associated with arranging your clothing a certain way, then that’s awesome!
When I tried on my mommy’s heels, as a little girl, it wasn’t because I wanted to insult or demean her.