Have you planned to eat food high because you knew it was gonna taste better? Of course you have, you're reading this, or the title looked entertaining. Well for those who don't know food taste 100 times better when you're high. Every once in a while you'll come across food that tastes beyond magnificent. It'll make you want to tell your friends about it. The feeling is beyond flavor. I encountered this feeling twice eating while I was high. The first was a fruity pebbles treat—fruity pebbles made like rice krispey's treats. Second was a double bacon quarter pounder with cheese meal at McDonald's.
I remember having one of these Zipfizz tubes being passed to me by a family member. I was complaining about being tired and not getting enough sleep. We had to attend to a serious matter. I went to a corner store gas station, but they didn't have my usual choice of energy drink there. My cousin tells me, "Oh! why didn't you say anything? I have one of these with me. It's cool, take one. Just mix it with water."
The other day I was finishing my cycle of the original Pokemon Indigo league season and I happened to be on the "Bulbasaur's Mysterious Garden" episode. Here's a little bit of a rundown on what happened that episode in case you don't remember. It was when Ash's Bulbasaur refused to evolve at their species of Pokemon's traditional ceremony. Rewatching this as an adult, I realized so much of the brilliant writing between the lines went over my head as a kid. I only saw what was presented on the surface, just a Pokemon that was refusing to evolve. When you really think about it though, refusing to change in front of hundreds of your own kind, which has been a generational tradition of your kind, was a brave and defiant act on Ash's Bulbasaur's behalf. What was the reason though? Was it selfish or selfless? Or was he just not ready? I have a theory, and I want to share it. Let's continue down memory lane a bit more shall we?
When a game happens in most sports, we don't go in 100% of the time expecting for the same team to win. We hope for a good game. If baseball gave us the Yankees vs Red Sox every year, there wouldn't be as many baseball fans as usual. If basketball gave us the Celtics vs the Lakers every year, only Celtic and Lakers' fans would watch the playoffs. There'd be no point in enjoying that sport. Which brings me to the sport of boxing. For some reason, the casual fan, for years, grew too dependent on "the big fight" to happen, the main example today being Joshua vs Wilder in the heavyweight division. Joshua took a loss to Andy Ruiz. The boxing world and the once-thought-dead division now has a fire lit underneath them; another contender is in the mix. For close to a decade, the only name that mattered was Klitschko. At one point, that name was so big, the biggest fantasy fight in the heavyweight division was Klitschko vs Klitschko. In 2019, top names in the heavyweight division now consist of Wilder, Fury, Ruiz, Joshua, Whyte, Ortiz, Parker, Joyce and rising prospects like Daniel Dubois. For some reason though, the Ruiz win was met with criticism from the casual side. When words like "disgrace" and the continuous body shaming are being used first, instead of looking at the fact that a fighter with over 105 amateur victories just became the first heavyweight champion of his ethnicity, you have to acknowledge the lack of respect and knowledge for the sport that the individual has. Hopefully, this article can get more people to look into the rich history of boxing first, rather than be a cheerleader to only two mainstream names.
Minor spoilers ahead, so stop reading if you haven't seen the movie yet and want to go in not knowing a thing.
Over the weekend an undisputed boxing match took place, between the best of the middleweight division in women's boxing. Claressa Shields and Christina Hammer. The night ended with the American fighter taking home the belt and title of undisputed. She became the second woman in the sport earning the honor of being called the undisputed champ.