being second choice is actually pretty damn good

Vegas Golden Knights are killing it,

and I’m excited because, well, I’ve never had a team before, not locally. Plus, I’m starting to get into hockey this past decade. So when a new team arose like a phoenix, burning a path behind it, well, cool! They’re even better now than before, when they were comprised entirely of 2nd line picks.

Eichel is their star player. He wasn’t the first draft pick in 2015. That was Connor McDavid. Eichel was No. 2. The Sabres complained when they didn’t get McDavid, but they got Eichel (Oilers got McDavid). Then he (Eichel) got injured. He wanted a certain surgery, but the requirements said that the Sabre management had to approve. They wanted him to get another type of surgery. Fight dragged on, and eventually Eichel was traded over to Vegas. Nobody knew if he’d ever play again, certainly not to his old levels. Vegas approved the surgery he wanted…and the rest is history. Vegas beat Edmonton, led by their captain Connor McDavid, 4-2 in the West 2nd round.

Justice Byron R. White announced his retirement March 20 1993. President Bill Clinton nominated Ginsburg as an associate justice of the Supreme Court on June 22, 1993. Three months. I can’t remember where I read how many choices he had- including Stephen Breyer who he later appointed to replace Blackmun- but she wasn’t the first choice. Maybe tenth?

I wasn’t His first choice, either, nor was He mine. His first choice left him, truthfully long before he even met me.

His ex is nicely miserable in a hell of her own choosing.

I could have said I was too good to be someone’s second love. Many wondered why I would “settle” for someone who’d already loved. Already had life, children, burdens, complications.  Settled?  Perhaps.  But I “settled” for something most women I know only dream of.

…I made my own choices. I have my problems, as who doesn’t, but I live a beautiful life many can only dream of.

Being first is nice.

Being the right choice can be even more satisfying.

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