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Sunday Sunday Sundown - 7/2/16

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1. 4th of July Weekend - Happy Birthday, America! 

2. Fort Bragg Baseball Game - It was really cool of Major League Baseball to host a baseball game on an actual military base during July 4th weekend. During a schedule of 162 games, it's pretty tough to make games feel special or have special events on the calendar - this might be it. 

3. 80 Year Old Run Marathon - Of course, I'm all for physical activity. This story brings a smile to my face. Big time. 

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1. Terrorism - I am so over terrorist attacks and all of this nonsense in hearing about mass killings. really, I am just over it. I am just so sad to hear about Istanbul, Baghdad, and Bangladesh. So tragic. 

2. Brain-Eating Amoeba - As if the world isn't terrible enough with all of the violence, corruption, and other ridiculousness humans cause for themselves, we have things like brain-eating amoebas at water parks that are a real thing to be of concern. Ugh. 

3. NBA Free Agency Money - Okay, so I get the lifting of the cap and that the market dictates the amount of money per talent, but seriously, c'mon! Chandler Parsons got a max deal? Seriously?! 

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Pondering Picture #82

I snapped this photo in midtown Manhattan following a meeting with believe it or not, various professors from my alma mater of Cazenovia College. It was tremendous catching up with them all, especially considering it's been ten-plus years since I've seen them. 
Sometimes, honestly, it's almost like I forget I spent four years in upstate New York. And when I am reminded of it, often I am amazed in how a such a small town helped prepare me to tackle the big city, New York City - my home. 
Life is crazy.

Dome Pondering Movie Review: The Big Sick (2017)

What is it about?

The true story of Pakistani-born, Kumail Nanjiani who falls in love with Emily. After she becomes ill with a mysterious illness, Kumail must come to grips with various truths and culture clashes he's been avoiding. 
Who is in it? 
Kumail Nunjiani - Kumail
Emily - Zoe Kazan
Holly Hunter - Beth
Ray Romano - Terry

The Pondering 10 - All-Time Favorite Championship Belts

With the WWE finally moving on from the ridiculousness that was the appearance of the WWE championship (Really, they kept a spinning title for eight years), and of course the unveiling the look of the title, it got the wheels turning on the best looks for championship belts. From pro wrestling, boxing (although, don't expect to see any on this list as they are usually ugly), and mixed martial arts, there are plenty of different models, types, and appearances that come with them. The following Pondering 10 list is my favorite all-time championship belts.