Okay, so over at mindful digressions this question was asked: What is a Triple Double?
Now I know my husband explained this to me just a few months ago – but I only remembered that it was something “LeBron James does all the time….” and so for some reason – I first thought it had to do with making a foul on a 3-point shot and then getting some free throws – but you only get “And 1” and not a double (BTW- a triple double is when a basketball player scores double digits in three areas in a single game).
But then I thought about this term some more – and realized that a “triple-double” is ALSO when your son forgets to pack his good indoor basketball sneakers – for a far AWAY game – that is also a playoff game – and then you have to go to the “nearest” sporting goods store to hopefully find a pair, which you then pay not double the price for – but triple! And so even though your son played some mean ball in those rescue sneakers, you spend the entire game feeling as if you have been priced gouged.
I also thought that “triple double” could possibly refer to a bunch of “Prime Time” Deion Sanders statistics!!
~ You know, like he played on 5 NFL teams– and had “double” Super Bowl wins with 2 (49ers/Cowboys) and only “triple” regular endings with the others.
~ In high school he was double good in the triple sports he played?
~ Or wait – TRIPLE DOUBLE could also apply to how fast Deion would run when – as a little boy – when he had to go home at night in his dark neighborhood. It was so dark outside, especially near the graveyard, and Deion said he would wait for the lights of a passing car to come – and then run as fast as he could, you know – triple-double fast – so he could run with the illumination of the the car lights.
~ Also, in 1992- Deion got 14 triples in 97 baseball games and at this time Deion was still a doubly arrogant dude (but he would later become a triple-double COOL guy).
Then I moved away from sports to just think about what a triple double means to me right now.
Two more things came to mind.
First, triple double could refer to how I doubly overplay and abuse my trio of playlists. I do not always listen to music when I work – but when I need it, I have three playlists that get me through. The first one is a quiet classical music compilation. The second play list is a mixed genre of easy listening songs with everything from David Crowder to Firefall. And the third playlist that I doubly abuse? It is a mix of Kenny Chesney and Jeremy Camp songs. This unlikely duo is triply good for background music – and here is one song that I enjoy:
In closing, I have one final thought for “triple double” –
It means that after a TRIPLE sucky month – the next month is going be to a DOUBLE good one. It just has to be!
And here is my poem:
“TRIPLE DOUBLE – ADIOS APRIL”
It was one of those early days in May
-where everything felt right
A new month flowing – so nice.
Everything was quiet
Outside in the world
and inside my thoughts….
A feeling of okay…
After a series of sour April days-
Freshness filled the room –
A fresh queue – a lucid zoom.
In between songs and work –
the flow of the day was tight
Everything was feelin’ right…
In fact, I think it was what you might call a TRIPLE DOUBLE kinda day
Where the breeze, ambience and prospect – were “Doubly Good”- I’d say
And so ADIOS April –
and welcome MAY!
Have great Wednesday!