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Shine them shoes boys and gals.  Were going dancing.  The Penguins totally abused the Flyers yesterday to capture the Eastern Conference Title and wrote in their spot for the Cup finals.  Up until game time, you could tell here in PIttsburgh, the only thing people were thinking about was the time, when the game started, and everything other than those two things didn’t really matter.  Because, at 3:30 on Sunday afternoon the Penguins went on to extinguish the Flyers dreams of making it to the Final Round of the playoffs.

Ray Shero looks like a freaking Genius with the trades he pulled off this year.  Hossa and Dupuis have been making plays left and right, while the U.S.S Gill has been hunkering down the defensive lines.  The Western conference seems a little cloudy as to who the more dominant team is.  Detroit has given up two games to Dallas, and hasn’t been able to clinch that series ending win just yet.  They’ll try and finish it up tonight and try and advance to the Finals.

Dallas, has shown decent play at times, Marty Turco is a machine in net when he is on.  Detroit however, has let me down because I thought they would be smoking Dallas after going up three games.  But with the loss of Franzen, it makes me wonder, is their age finally showing up?  You can only get as far as your goalies can take you.  Marty has been playing out of his mind, as well as our Marc-Andre Fleury.

I think Detriot ranks among the best, except I just don’t trust their Goalies, Osgood looks as if he is slipping at the wrong time in the play-offs, and Hasek was pulled early in the play-off first series.   So surely confidence is a question mark for him.

Honestly, if it comes down to Detroit and Pittsburgh, It’s going to be one star studded series that probably won’t dissapoint.  But either way…. I’ll take my Pens in 6.  Also come join us at our new Forums page.  The link is right here http://www.clayton-nichols.com/forum/phpBB3

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Ok, so I’ve been pondering the fact of adding forums for awhile, simply to try and stop the boredum of a day.  I wanted some place I could go, that has a little something for everything.  But, most of all I wanted to control it and be that awesome admin, most places don’t have.  I’m making this a democracy and taking the info and input that I get from the users and making adjustments to what they see fit.

The forums that I have added are mostly entertainment forums, but I have sports/politics/religion.  I created it yesterday so I am still smoothing things out.  Now my mission is to get users.  I want it to be alive with information/etc.  I want it to be a place that you can go to and learn about each other, life, media, all things entertainment.

But, I can’t do this without a few good people, and maybe two or three global administrators.  So please, I am asking, if your willing to help, sign up and let me know.  If you want to talk….please come!  Save my day.  Save your day, and maybe we can get through work a little easier 🙂

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Thanks,

Clayton

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and third series we lead 3-0.  Thats an amazing feat for sure.  The game last night, seemed to just drown everyone in the Wachovia Center in their tears except for the Pens.  It would be awesome to see another sweep this post-season, and move on to the finals for one of the most anticipated matches of the last couple of years.  Two hard-working blue collar towns facing off in the rink,  Detroit vs. Pittsburgh.

Although these two teams are riding high with confidence, only one can win, and I honestly believe that the Pens have the talent to shut down or atleast slow the Zetterberg line down.  It’s going to be tough because of how well skilled Detroit is.  The only thing I believe suspect are their goalies(Osgood/Hasek), and they small defense.

I just hope we can bring another championship to a town that is riddled with winners.  I’ll exclude the Pirates because there not going to be winners for a long time(unless you move them to Triple A).  But the Steelers and Penguins are winners, and there is nothing better to have championships in two different sports, within years of each other.

It just changes the city, and everyone is much more personable and alive, we can all relate to at least on thing in this world, and for very brief moments at time time, we can all adapt and get along with each other.  I really don’t even mind the commute into the city(1hr and 30 minute drive here from Greensburg) when DVE rocks the information about the Pens and the things that they say during the times of their games and after games.

On the topic of DVE, I like Mike Prisuta, as a Journalist, he often brings different aspects to his writings and he actually has a personality that shines through on the Air.  I guess thats why he’s on the radio.  Yes this went off topic, but Go Pens,  heres to making a run at Lord Stanley’s Cup!

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Since my Dali post is getting so many hits, I figured I should go ahead and write about another artist that I really dig, and try and pull alot of inspiration from when I try and create something worthwhile.  Andy Warhol being a local native of Pittsburgh immediatly grabbed my attention as a child because I felt that I instantly knew him(a sense of proudness I guess being born and raised around Pittsburgh…I was young…what can you expect…).  But, I grew up looking at his pictures thinking they were nice, full of color and crazy ideas, I just thought he was breaking the mold as to what other artists have done.  Now that I realize most of his drawings/painitngs/conceptions were all most likely drug induced, I still think they are amazing.

The 60’s were quite the time I would assume, and would like to for a day go back and just experience them.  Hell, I would love the fact that gas was practically free and everything was atleast a little simpler then.  But Warhol’s art is good enough to take me back and provide me an experience in American Pop Culture.

I guess I get more wrapped up in what the feeling was behind the art rather than the art itself, I should have taken a psychology course or something, just to dig deeper into the minds, and explore the thought processes of how things come about in life and the values and lessons they teach the artist.

The process is certainly fun, I enjoy reading and writing about these artist’s and how life has been handeled and constructed around them.  It certainly brings in a few more dimensions of our world.

“Art is what you can get away with” – Andy Warhol

Andy Warhole- Monroe Painting

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So much has happened in the past couple of weeks, it’s been hard to post and actually spend some time on here!  I am now labeled as the Web Content Manger at Albert Elovtiz Inc.  The best way to describe what I do, is I am a web master.  I do all things web and deal with the web.  Pretty awesome because I can actually learn as I progress in my daily duties.
I loved where I came from, I’ll miss it for sure, but it was time to move on.  Life is funny like that.  Regardless of what anyone wants to think about being in control…your not.  Life doesn’t wait for anyone or anything.  This was just a simple case of me having to move on and grasp the opportunity that was given to me, and I am highly appreciative.  Moving on to another subject.  I am now thankfully back in the city of Pittsburgh…which was just rated the worst Soot city(http://green.yahoo.com/news/ap/20080501/ap_on_re_us/polluted_cities.html), taking of L.A.  Oh well though, I don’t notice it that much.

I’m a total city boy, I’m glad to be back in the city and seeing such a vast amount of culture and happenings on a daily basis.  It makes the 1 and 15 minute traffic commute in the morning bearable I guess.  That and you can always tell when a city is in a good mood.  The Penguins are in possible sweep mode of the New York Rangers, and the city is starting to have the feeling that we did when the Steeler’s went to the Super Bowl back in ’05.  It’s just an awesome feeling.

I’m just exstatic about the oppurtunities given when you work for them.  A new outlook on life, and a fresh start is totally warrented.  More to come as I figure this crazy awesome life out later….

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