Good evening everyone and thanks for choosing to spend a few minutes of your precious time on Don’t Blink. It is Thursday so you all know what that means. Let’s begin with the latest Rundown…
Honoring the Class of 2020 – Yesterday I called out the “post your senior photo to support the Class of 2020” Facebook gimmick as disingenuous. I offered a few alternatives to do something more meaningful but they didn’t come close to what I read about in the local paper today. Teachers and staff members from a Spokane high school (a rival of my high school nonetheless) did something special for their 2020 class. Overnight, they went to the houses of every senior student at Ferris High School and planted a sign in their yard that read “Saxons Class of 2020. #SaxonPride.” Based on interviews the students did with the paper, they really enjoyed it. What a thoughtful and morale-boosting thing to do.
Quick Trip to Walla Walla – Due to some essential reasons, I had to make a quick trip to Walla Walla this past weekend. I had not visited the town in five years so it was good to return and see a place that meant so much to me growing up. I got to see the house my grandparents’ lived in, drive by the old family business, visit relatives, and even play a little bit of cornhole (one of the best social distancing games there is). It was nice to get a change of scenery!
National Siblings Day – Last Friday was National Siblings Day and I decided to go retro for my social media posts. An advantage of living with your parents is that you have quick access to the family photo albums. Below are the images I shared on some of my social channels. I am very lucky to have an awesome sister and an awesome brother.
Movies – In the wake of current events, I like to escape in the evenings from the news cycle. For me, this means watching a lot of movies. Over the course of the past week, I have watched the following films with my dad….
The Water Diviner
End of Watch
All of these films were pretty good and it became no secret to me why “1917” was an Academy Award-winning film. Out of the other movies listed, all of which can be watched on Netflix, I think I liked “End of Watch” the best. It is a cop movie from 2012 that stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena.
Mamba – Everyone enjoys a good Kobe story and this one hit home for me. I attended high school with Adam Morrison and followed his college and NBA careers closely. I thought it was really cool that Bryant would do this random act of kindness while Adam was going through a tough time.
Let us continue to pray for a resolution to this pandemic. Promising developments are starting to transpire but it is going to take some time. Have a great weekend. Don’t Blink.