Saturday, October 08, 2005

It's nice to win sometimes

So, I changed the whole way the blog looks, and I really like the way it is now. It's all classy and cool, way better than it was before. I added some google ads up at the top too, how cool is that? I’m not going to make any money off of them, but they're there, and it makes me happy. You should all leave me comments, because I want to know who's actually reading this, and comments make me happy. Comments make me want to write, so leave me a comment, please.

Yesterday was the region II cross country championship, and it was just amazing. For the first time ever we had a bus, so I got to get out of English early and then ride with the rest of the team up to the meet. Sitting on the bus I was counting people, and realized we had 7 guys that ran faster than me. We all know what that means, that means I get to run JV. Hooray! I get to run with the people I ought to be running with!

Well, I think I ran pretty good. I came in either 21st, 26th, 31st, or some other multiple of 5. All I know is that my sticker was the first on a new page of their little sticker book, and I think there are 20 on a page. Anyways, I was way happy with how I ran, and it was fun. The best part was the fact that I didn't have to be responsible if we lost. My time didn't count for anything, I was just out there to have fun, and so I did.

Well, long story short, Taylorsville didn't have too many highlights. We came in 4th overall, but that means we're going to state. Whoohoo! Aaron Clements, the most amazing stallion ever came in 1st, and that was just a party. They announced the top 10 finishers in all the races, and Taylorsville didn't have one..... Except Aaron! When they called him out, the whole team just jumped up and started screaming like animals, it was the coolest thing ever. We were all so proud of him. He got up there, and shook the other 9 finishers' hands, was real nice and humble about it, and I couldn't help admiring the kid. He’s just got mad skills, that's all.

That made me decide that I want to be good at cross country. Sure I've always wanted to be good, but now I really do. More than just the "I wish I didn't suck" business, now I want to actually be better than mediocre. It would be so awesome to get my name called and walk up there when everyone was cheering for me, even if it was 10th place. Heck, even if it was girls JV I'd be happy. I'm gonna train hard the rest of this year and this summer to see if I can get better. Right now it feels like training isn't doing anything for me, but I know it is. I just got to push myself harder in practice, and it'll be great. Hooray for getting good.

This week has honestly been one of the better weeks I've had in a really long time. Monday and Tuesday don't count, because they were lame. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and today have just been rockin. Everything has been working out. My body has felt a lot better than it has forever, I'm not sore, my appendix feels awesome, my blood sugar has been good, and it's just been nice. School has been great, I've been acing all my tests and assignments, and fitness for life is just a party. Floor hockey is one of the coolest things ever. I think the only thing that can beat it now is Ultimate. I've been a mad Canadian, and just rampaged with that hockey stick. You can't stop this mad action. On Thursday when we were running our laps inside I decided I was tired of being slow and running with everybody else, so I just raced the whole way. It was so much fun to get out there and just book it. I love running like that, just free to go as fast as I want, no worries about burning out because I know its not all that long, just good old fun.

Today I did nothing but clean and sleep. This was the first Saturday in I don't know how many weeks that I was able to sleep in. For the past million weeks I've had to get up and do something with scouts or cross country or some other worthwhile cause. Not this week though, I slept till 12:30, and when I woke up, it was raining. I absolutely love days like today, where you never see the sun. Sure the sun is great and all that, but I love the rain. It's so cool, it makes everything smell better, it cleans the air, it moves the whole world around. I love it. So, I wake up, and then install my hot new DVD RW/CD RW drive into stallion, and do a little upgrading to her while I'm at it. I got my front LED lights working again, and taped the front panel on so it doesn't fall off, its nice. Then, I popped the Simpsons season 2 DVD into the drive, and watched Simpsons while I cleaned the computer library up. Its now super super nice, the whole thing is cleaned and vacuumed. I have enough room on my desk to put my lava lamp, its great.

I had the greatest idea today, I'm not going to go into too many details, but it involves super glue and old CD drives. I think it's got a lot of potential; I'll let you know how it goes. It's an art project, and if it works out, its just going to be awesome.

Today I think I made the world a little better place. I cleaned up the room, made stallion better, and I've got plans to make a lot of other things a lot better. I think that's important, leaving the world better than we found it. Sharpe always talked about that when we did carpets, he always managed to find a way to leave the classroom better than when we found it. And I'm not talking about leaving it with better carpet on the floor. He'd just do whatever odd things needed to be done, it was pretty cool. That's what I want to do, I want to make the world a better place, one little thing at a time.

Quite a super week, I'm excited for the future. I've got potential, and I'm going to use it. A rolling stone gathers no moss, but neither does a rocking amazing stone. I want to run a marathon, I want to get 1st in a race, I want to be featured in popsci, I want to be artistic for once in my life, I want to write, I want an audience, I want a windmill with my name on it, I want a logo, and a theme song!

Things are going to be great. I'm excited for the future. Sure, things could be better. It's up to me to make things better. Nobody knows what the future really holds for us, but I plan on finding out sometime, and I'm going to enjoy the adventure while I go exploring the unknown.


Anonymous said...

Yeehaw Thatchman!! Keep up the good work! I'm so happy for you and keep truckin!!

riss. said...

"I came in either 21st, 26th, 31st, or some other multiple of 5."

since when in 21 a multiple of 5?

oh well. good for you!