Monthly Archives: February 2008

127 (Superbowl XLII Edition)

5 Reasons why blogging has become a challenge for me in recent months…

  1. Busy
  2. Lazy
  3. Empty
  4. Sleepy
  5. Company policy to bar any uploading of photos, videos, mp3, etc. which started since a couple of months back already. Blogging without pics? Sighhh.

Anyway, Happy Chinese New year to all multiply bloggers/readers. May we all be like rats and stuff ourselves fat fat this year. For those traveling, do drive safely and obey all traffic rules, OK?

Number of the Day:

127 – seconds. That was all the time Eli Manning took to execute the final drive of more than 80 yards in Superbowl 42 last Monday that ended with a TD and a 17-14 final score in favour of the NY Giants’ shock win over the NE Patriots. For those that have been following the pages of NFL, you would know that it was indeed a most improbable yet wonderful result that definitely deserved to be blogged. The Pats were on the verge on perfection, bringing with them an outrageous 18-0 record into the final game of the season. But perfection was never meant to be as season MVP Tom Brady (Pat’s QB) was harassed and sacked (5 times!!) whole night long.

Play of the day, for me, at least was during the superb final drive at 3rd down and 5 when Eli scrambled away from the clutches of at least 3 Pats defensive line and just in time to heave it downfield for 32+ yards for his teammate David Tyree for an unexplainable clutch catch assisted with his helmet! Few plays later, the Giants got the touchdown which caused the upset that will forever be spoken of in sports history.

(Originally posted on allandog.multiply.com)

Held (Natalie Grant)

Held – Natalie Grant

Held (Natalie Grant)

Two months is too little
They let him go
They had no sudden healing
To think that providence would
Take a child from his mother while she prays
Is appalling

Who told us we’d be rescued?
What has changed and why should we be saved from nightmares?
We’re asking why this happens
To us who have died to live?
It’s unfair

Chorus:
This is what it means to be held
How it feels when the sacred is torn from your life
And you survive
This is what it is to be loved
And to know that the promise was
When everything fell we’d be held

This hand is bitterness
We want to taste it, let the hatred NUMB our sorrow
The wise hands opens slowly to lilies of the valley and tomorrow

(Chorus) …
This is what it means to be held
How it feels when the sacred is torn from your life
And you survive
This is what it is to be loved
And to know that the promise was
When everything fell we’d be held

Bridge:
If hope is born of suffering
If this is only the beginning
Can we not wait for one hour watching for our Savior?

(Chorus)
This is what it means to be held
How it feels when the sacred is torn from your life
And you survive
This is what it is to be loved
And to know that the promise was
When everything fell we’d be held

(originally posted on allandog.multiply.com)