Category Archives: BEST Things Ever

The Annual Thanksgiving Three Words Video!

About a month ago, I started to become extremely stressed with the normal, mundane, everyday kind of stuff. I could feel my body tighten every time I had to get on the bus and make my commute across town. I became restless wondering how I was going to finish all of the schoolwork I have left this semester. I was frantically checking my email and writing down lists of everything I had to do in a single day. And I worried constantly about all of the things in the world I can’t control. About a month ago, I also sent out my annual email asking everyone to tell me what they’re thankful for this year, and it changed everything.

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Scotland 2014: A Video Diary

Oh hey, guys. It’s been awhile, and I’d like to say I spent the whole time working on this video, but that would be a lie, and I can’t lie to you all. Please welcome me back. Thank you.

As probably most of you know, my mom, dad, and I travelled to Scotland in July for the Turnbull Gathering, a family reunion of my mom’s “clan” in Hawick, Scotland. As the legend goes, our clan chief, way back when, turned a charging bull away from Robert the Bruce, king of Scotland, saving his life. The clan chief was then knighted Sir Turn the Bull, and hence my mom received her maiden name. The Turnbulls are a rare breed, and it was so nice to meet so many of them from all corners of the world: Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, Canada, etc.

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Things That Are Making Me Happy This Week

We can all agree that the tragic death of the legendary Robin Williams has placed the entire country, if not the world, in a mild depression. The unexpected sadness that laid in his heart and mind will never be reconciled with the laughter he was able to bring to so many people. So in honor of a life that gave us so much good, I present the great things making me happy this week.

The Little League World Series Begins: I have several favorite times of the year, and they mostly revolve around sports—college football season, college basketball season, the time of year when college football season and college basketball season overlap, March Madness, and the end of August, which brings us the Little League World Series. I clearly have an obsession with amateur athletics, and you can’t get more amateur than kids playing America’s greatest pastime. Double elimination play starts today, with the American teams playing in one pool, and the international teams playing in another. The winner of each pool will play each other on August 24th. This is the event that has brought us countless stars, including my personal favorite, Todd Fraizer. It’s amazing. Get into it.

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