Monday, August 14, 2006


It's an experiment. If it works, hooray. If it bombs, well, Hooray anyways.

It's 11:10 AM, and I've been awake for 4 and a half hours already.

Right now I feel hungry, my right foot has a blister on the bottom of it in the most uncomfortable place, and I'm a little daunted by the day that lays in front of me. I'm currently eating a bagel, but it's not the best bagel I've ever had. Still good though. I just tested, and my bloodsugar was 150. That's higher than I'd like it to be, but it's alright for now. I'm currently listening to "we are the champions" by queen. Reminds me of the day that we were all champions. That was ridiculous fun. Nerd team was amazing. We were unstoppable. Do you remember the game against orion? Where we went 11-1 in the second round? We outscored them 33 to 3. That was the greatest second round ever.

Here's to the nerd team, one of the very best choices I ever made. It reminds us to play to our strengths. Why run when you can buzz?

Anyways, here's the current news. I've already been to cross country practice in the morning. We ran an easy 6 miles, but it was alot harder for me. I ran up at camp, but I didn't run enough. My new shoes are still getting broken in, and I somehow developed this obnoxious blister. We ran down to the freedom shrine, then up 48th to 13th and back across to T-ville. We did 10 minute abs after our workout, and that was crazy talk.

My next task today is to unpack the van from scout camp. We got home saturday, but right after we got home the angry hailstorm of ferocious death struck us, so we decided to wait to unpack. Well, it's two days later, and I've gotta unpack it now. I'm not too sad about that, it's something that's got to be done, and it won't take too long. I'm going to be wearing my old man slippers whilst I do it on account of the blister.

So, after I unpack, I gotta mow the lawn. Yay for the family life merit badge. In all my life I've never ever had 'chores'. My parents just didn't go for it, I don't really know the exact reasons, but I figure I've come out alright. Anyways, now that I must get the merit badge, it's chore time all the sudden. So, I've gotta make my bed every day, mow the lawn every week, and help with the dishes a ton. I've gotta take out the garbage wednesday nights, and vacuum friday afternoons.

It'll be good, I'm actually excited to do it. It'll be nice to feel like I'm sorta helping around here. So, I gotta unpack, then mow. Then it's homework time, and then we've got another practice at 7 PM.

That's right, we're on two-a-days. Morning practice, then evening practice. Morning practices are usually going to be distance, and evenings are going to be speed. Tonight we're doing hill intervals on the hill that goes to the pit. I haven't done hills on that hill since last track season. For a while there I thought coach would spare us. Nope.

Oh well, it won't be too bad. It's a real good workout.

So, this is the first of a few updates that'll come around today. For the numbers:

Hunger: 5
Happy: 6
Hope for the future: 6
Comfort: 7
Energy: 4

Post ended at 11:20 AM.

Post started at 12:04 PM

Hey again. The van unloading took less time than I had previously hypothesized. It went pretty well, I got stuff taken care of. Dad had unloaded alot of stuff Saturday night that I didn't know about, so it was cool. So, not too shabby of an operation. I threw all my smelly stuff into the wash. Look at me go, I'm all independent and working and stuff. Whoosh.

So what's next for Christopher Thatcher? Lunch, and then a fierce battle with my lawn. Maybe if I mowed more than once every two weeks things would be different. As for now, I'm off to scavenge for some food.

Hunger: 5
Happy: 7
Hope for the future: 7
Comfort: 7
Energy: 5

(Things are on the up and up)

Post ended at 12:07 PM

Post started at 8:56 PM

Oh hi, it's been a while. I just got back from my second cross country practice of the day. Right now things are good, but they haven't always been like this.

It took me a really long time to get to mowing the lawn. I sorta napped on the couch, but not really. It was a pseudo nap at best, very uncomfortable. I finally got myself up so I could make a frozen pizza then mow, and my dad called. He said that his car had died on him, and that I needed to go rescue him at the Mcdonalds by Eisenhower.

Now, that's all fine and dandy, except in the last two weeks, we've had 3 cars die on us. That's alot of cars. So, haha, I just laughed about it, and went to pick him up in the ever loyal minivan. From what I understand, that's what I get to drive these days, and I'm pretty excited about it. The minivan is a trooper. It's oldschool, it's got more miles on it than the coast of Alaska. Throughout this past week, I've silently been laughing, because the Minivan never dies. All our more 'superior' vehicles have bitten the dust, but the minivan plods on. He's like the little engine that could.

So, the best part was, Dad was going to go get the car that broke down fixed in like, 30 minutes. He was on the way to an appointment, and was gonna take it in right after. So, I take the van over to try to jump it, and that doesn't work. So I take dad home, he takes it to run some errands, then decides that he'll just take the van in to get fixed cause it needs it. So, Van to the shop instead of car.

Yeah, remember how the last thing was the best part? This part's even better. He takes it to the shop, and they put it on the lifts. We know that there's something terribly wrong with the ball joint or something, cause when you turn sharp and you're going anything over 15 mph, it starts rattling like crazy. So, they get it on the lift and start spinning the wheels, and they can't find anything wrong. They decide to take it out on a test drive.

Yeah, the front-left wheel came off.

Like, while they were driving.

Not like, lugnut got unscrewed came off.

Like, flew off.

Yeah, way to go minivan. You gotta understand, that was what, 40 miles at most after I had been driving it. I'm super super happy that it fell off on them and not on me. Go minivan go!

So, we've got vehicle trouble. As I rode my bike home from cross country practice this evening, my rear tire blew out. Dang we're good.

So, right now we're down to one running vehicle. Dad's car is in the mcdonalds parking lot. Steph's car is out at her school, wouldn't start today. The Van is in the shop. The blazer is in the driveway, immobile. My bike has got the blown rear tire. Score it!

Honestly, we're all just laughing about it now. it's hilarious. I mean really, that's like, 4 cars in 2 weeks. We've had car troubles before, but that's just too cool.

Anyways, things now are good, I'm liking stuff. I got the lawn mowed, and me and kyle won a game of warcraft. I still haven't done any homework, but I'm going to get to that soon. Moral of the story is, two-a-day practices are pretty good. I'd much rather have 2 hard practices in one day than one insane practice. Tomorrow is going to be super hot too, we're going up to one of the ski resorts and running to the peak, then taking the tram down. We're supposed to run for about 90 minutes, I'm excited. Hooblay!

Well, I'm out for now.

Hunger: 3
Happy: 8
Hope for the future: 9
Comfort: 8
Energy: up the wazoo.

Post ended sometime later.

Post started 10:04 PM.

So, nothing else has happened since last time, 'cept me and kyle lost 2 warcraft games. Man we're good.

Off to homework, whoosh!

Hunger: 6
Happy: 8
Hope for the future: 8
Comfort: 8
Energy: 7

I forgot to say when it ended.

Post started at 11:00 PM

yeah, I didn't even try to do my homework. However, I've decided that I'm going to bed instead of working on it. Because I want energy for tomorrow, because I don't wanna concentrate on it right now.

So, yea verily, I'm trading one thing for another. It's priorities right now.

I've determined that if I ever write a story that has a hero, his name will be Ockham. Or maybe Occam. But either way, it's gonna be pimp.

I'm tired. But I'm really excited for school to start. I did get my schedule, it rocks to the max. I don't have to change anything, it all worked out perfect. My locker is H-45, super nice location for me. Things are looking good.

Alrighty, it's bed time, g'night folks.

"As simple as possible, but no simpler" -Albert Einstein.

Hunger: 6
Happy: 8
Hope for the future: 8
Comfort: 8
Energy: 4

post ended at 11:07 PM


Nick said...

*sigh* I kinda got worked over on the whole schedule situation and registration; if anyone wants to go stand in line with me, that's great. Please? No? That's what I thought. Well, I'm gonna go sulk. But in the meantime, good idea for a post. Not bad, reminds me of your post a while ago, with the little journal you carried around. That was actually one of the coolest things you did on this blog. Not that everything else isn't cool, too. Just that that one stood out. Keep it up.

Courtney said...

lol. love the post, thatcher. nick! i'm gonna be at registration all day anyway. my mom has to help w/ stuff and i don't have anything better to do. i'll be there, if you wanna hang out. ;)

Nick said...

Sweet, it'd be nice to at least have someone to talk to while waiting in the REALLY big line. *sigh*. Well, thanks. That kinda sucks that you're staying there the whole time, but, you gotta do what you gotta do.

Courtney said...

no problemo, amigo. ;) the line shouldn't be too bad...we'll see. ;) don't be down about it.