Friday, September 12, 2008

Logan Blogaday - Day Twenty-Four

Happy day twenty-four everybody. Another one down!

It's 3:07 AM, and I just finished my calc assignment. Does anyone else see a pattern developing here? I do really want to start getting these things done earlier, but at this point I'm just so happy to be getting them done that it doesn't really bother me. I should be looking at the clock and saying, "Dang, this is going to hurt tomorrow." But because I'm just so happy that I got the assignment done, I look at anything and I say, "Rahahaha, I learned something!" and sorta smile.

So, it's late. But I'm happy.

Confession: I went to High School Musical at the eccles theater tonight.

Confession: I really enjoyed it.

There is much that I could write about the smell of the girl-in-front-of-me's hair. Specifically how that smell, in conjunction with the content of the play, made me think and feel certain things. I assure you that it was a good experience, but I probably wouldn't have enjoyed the musical as much if it hadn't have smelled so good.

Tomorrow is the big showdown against Murray. We're playing at 4 PM sharp on the quad. I've got a pep-talk that I've been thinking about for a while that I'm going to bust out before we play. I love giving pre-match pep talks. It was one of my favorite parts about cross country.

I almost want to spill the pep-talk right now. I'm not going to be able to write it tomorrow night, because by the time I write tomorrow everything will have changed. We will have been victorious, incredibly victorious, barely victorious, or incredible failures. There are certain levels of winning. There's only one kind of failure on the line tomorrow.

In 13 hours I'm going to start a match that I've been waiting a very long time to play. Brad's going to start a match that he wanted to play in high school but never got the chance to play. This isn't just a match for right now.

This match, like so many other things in my life, counts as a monument to the person that I've been. That person who helped put me where I am today. This match is more for him than it is for me. I know that sounds so corny and stupid, but it's sort of true.

I think that's key to how I want to play tomorrow. It's not just me playing Ultimate to prove something. I know I'm far away from Taylorsville high and don't actually represent it up here, but that's what this is. All six of us will be in Taylorsville shirts. Me, Kyle, Levi, and James in our senior shirts, Brad and Andrew in superfan. We're playing this in large part because we heard that Murray was talking trash against everything Taylorsville. This isn't just about me and Kyle playing Ultimate, this is about representing and defending Taylorsville. We don't smite Murray just for ourselves, we're doing it for everyone.

So it's about me, and who I've been. It's about Taylorsville, too. That's T and Olsen and Harward and Mama Withers and Parrish and Hansen and Molen and Coach Farr and Mackay and Margo and Leatherwood and Kaelin and everybody else I can't remember. I know I'm overdramatizing this, but I'm serious here. Tomorrow I'm an ambassador of Taylorsville High. Tomorrow I strike for all of us. Who we've been, who we are. I strike for the younger generation and for the older. Yeah, I'm really getting into this.

HSM made me want to feel romance again tonight. Ultimate makes me want to feel glory again. Sometimes it's nice to remember emotions that haven't been evoked for a while.

It's late, and I've got a lot riding on that game tomorrow. I'm going to study a bit and head to bed like always. I hope that you're all doing really well. I'm glad that a lot of folks are blogging, it's always so cool to hear from everyone. Wish me and all the boys from 36 good luck in our game tomorrow. We've got some honor to defend.

Much love, catch you all later.


Jaron Frost said...

Woo! Go Warriors! :D

Msmash said...

Katie and I are superfanning it up. I totally feel the same way about it as you. Well, maybe not the same...but I feel really excited to show Murray who Taylorsville really is and what we're made of. I have a feeling this won't be anything like our football games. :)
2008 We Dominate.
Always have, always will.
That's the warrior spirit.

Go get 'em Tiger.

Fluffy said...

You have no idea how much I want to be there. I feel like your whole post was a pep talk, and I almost felt compelled to defend Taylorsville right along with you. A girl was talking trash about Taylorsville up here at the U... maybe I should challenge her to something I would win. We'll see what happens. Good luck with the game, and I can't wait to join in the victory celebration when I get up there!

Kortney said...

Sorry, I'm not gonna be there. But i'm cheering you guys on. Murray people just don't like us much... There are a few here at Snow too. Good luck, let me know how it goes.