Tuesday, January 1, 2008
Break was good. Christmas was good. New Year's was boring, but good. What's even better is that two and a half weeks from now, I get another break for mid-terms.
Just stopping in to say hello to my loving fans. Hello, Owen Wilson! Yes, I know you read my blog. Hey-- keep your head up and your nose big. Love ya.
Thursday, December 20, 2007
I guess I either forget to update it or have nothing to say. But I guess I do now, since it's the holidays.
The holidays, eh? They sneaked up on me this year, man. You always register the fact that it's December and that means Christmas, but this year it didn't really mean much to me. Not that I'm apathetic or jaded... though consumerism is lollable. But still, I like Christmas. I guess the year is just flying by. Track, school, and The Beatles consume most of my time, so I guess Christmas is just another thing.
I didn't ask for much. CD-R's to burn. Yeah, lame, I know. Also, money. Unoriginal gift, but when you look at it, it's probably the most practical and useful of them all. I think I asked for a book or two. Whatever... I'd just like a crapload of money, and that'd be cool.
In terms of running, like you care, I've been doing all right. I'm a hell of a lot better than I was last year, but then again, last year wasn't very good. But we'll see. Indoor is a long season, and I'm fairly self-confident. Please don't smash that. :(
Also, Christmas break rocks. :D
Saturday, December 8, 2007
I miss you, John. 27 years later, I still wish I could turn back the clock to the Summer of 1980. I remember everything - sharing our morning coffee, walking in the park together on a beautiful day, and seeing your hand stretched to mine - holding it, reassuring me that I shouldn't worry about anything because our life was good.
I had no idea that life was about to teach me the toughest lesson of all. I learned the intense pain of losing a loved one suddenly, without warning, and without having the time for a final hug and the chance to say, "I love you," for the last time. The pain and shock of that sudden loss is with me every moment of every day. When I touched John's side of our bed on the night of December 8th, 1980, I realized that it was still warm. That moment has haunted me for the past 27 years - and will stay with me forever.
Even harder for me is watching what was taken away from our beautiful boy, Sean.
He lives in silent anger over not having his Dad, whom he loved so much, around to share his life with. I know we are not alone. Our pain is one shared by many other families who are suffering as the victims of senseless violence. This pain has to stop.
Let's: Think Peace, Act Peace, and Spread Peace. John worked for it all his life.
He said, "there's no problem, only solutions." Remember, we are all together.
We can do it, we must. I love you!
Yoko Ono Lennon
Monday, November 26, 2007
Probably the biggest thing of interest that happened in this time was Thanksgiving Break. And it wasn't all that interesting! Okay, so, my sister came home and I got to see her for the first time in months. That was cool. And Thanksgiving itself was cool. Probably the most enjoyable part of the break was just... that it was a break. And a crucially needed one, I do say so myself. And that was gay. But really. Breaks are cool. And of course, I can't wait for winter break.
So, last Tuesday, I organized a track team movie night to go see Beowulf, but it turned out I couldn't go so everyone went without me. Alas, the tears I cried that night were like no other before! But I heard that the flick was mediocre at best. And no, it is not a rip-off of 300-- the advertising may be, but it says naught about the actual movie. I digress.
It rained in track today. And rain is okay. Just not running in it for an hour or so, lying down in it, doing hills in it, etc. I guess I won't complain. I guess I'll just say that I hope for the better days in which we practice inside. Sure, it hurts your knees. But it's nice and warm; plus, there's that cozy "omg-indoor-track-is-so-fun" feeling." Yeah, you probably wouldn't know. And I'm getting faster, anyway. Whoo.
Monday, November 12, 2007
Also, I went to the Eastview Mall on Saturday. Not much new there, just more hot girls and icy stares. I did get some clothes, though.
I also met the new distance coach for indoor at Dick's. He got a sub-30 minute 10,000 meters... pretty crazy. Seems like a nice guy and a nice addition to the team.
It was a three-day weekend, thus, a four-day week. I like it. My parents are once again going to Cleveland this weekend, leaving me behind. I kinda wanna see Beowulf. Rides, anyone?
Monday, November 5, 2007
Oh, yeah. I sprained my ankle on Monday afternoon. It was a minor sprain, but enough to be a bitch. But it's been getting better for the last week; by the end of this week I should be fine.
Also, it seems that Lansing sports teams are doing a lot of winning. Plz keep that up, bitches.
Josh did me the courtesy of invites me to tag along while he runs at XC States this Fri/Sat. Cool.
There was a dance this Saturday. It sucked at the beginning, then got mildly fun. Yeah.
I got my first Beatles bootleg (Beatleg, lol). Live! at the Star-Club... low quality, but great insight. Lots of fun, and hopefully not the last beatleg.
That's all, folks (I can't believe I haven't used that yet).