Wednesday, January 13, 2010

New Year equals new blog mentality

This is the year 201o which means I have spent almost twenty years wallowing around in futility. All that my life need in those twenty years was a good blog mentality apparently, because it seems that people who blog are generally more happy about life. Not saying I am not happy with life or anything, but there is no reason to sit around being averagely happy with life. Therefore, a blog will make me happier? Who knows?
The year has already brought its ups and downs after returning from a trip to Jamaica, nothing has slowed down. There is a stark difference between how calm and relaxed people are in Jamaica compared to the people here in the states. Sometimes, I wish every big corporation owner and the powers in the U.S. could have a big dose of "no problem" or "ihre". Jamaicans have it right, while there economy is dwindling and their lifestyles are futile, they still find time to just relax and kick back. This seems to be the problem in people's mentality in America.
Just the other day I witnessed a prime example of this while riding the ten line bus from my traveling companions house to my apartment. At the stop I was greeted by an African American man who must of been in his late twenties. He and I spent most of our time on the bus discussing the politics of Milwaukee and at large the country. He was clearly a democrat in his voting, but he and I had so many like opinions it made we question even more why our countries government is so futile. It seems that with the parties we have in power there is no possible way for people to really rally behind one leader. What this man and I both agreed upon was the need for a third party. Our country needs competition. NO more of this vote for the lesser of two evils crap. Give me something to really get excited about.
Life otherwise has been an interesting roller coaster ride and part of me is excited just to get back into the routine of school. Hopefully, it is a smooth transition in which I can continue to grow and learn as a person, while serving my Lord and Maker. <><

Thursday, March 19, 2009

March Madness

It is 912 on thursday morning and class just got out a little while ago. I followed routine and quickly jumped on good old facebook. To no suprise all of three of the news feed items had to do with March madness. I will not lie I had a hard time holding back my excitement the last few days getting ready for the tournament. This time of the year is so active and alive, it makes me feel so very subpar. While I was running around on the court last night for our intramural championships, I couldnt help but picturing myself in a NCAA tournament game. Grabbing a rebound and butting up a quick two points made me relive memories in the driveway counting down the seconds till the buzzer rang. As I continued in my fantasy, I started to realize I suck at basketball. The level of skill these days far surpasses my little driveway legend. Thinking about some of the kids my age partaking in this tournament astonishes me, and thinking of all the recent 18-19 yr. olds playing in the NBA astounds me more. The athleticism of our country has steadily increased over the passed twenty years, and were was I? To tell you the truth though, I wouldnt want it anyother way. I love my life and I absolutely love march madness. I am so excited for the first round games I could probably run around the WU right now. 
For those of you that have been waiting for a new post I am really sorry (Bethany).  My life should be titled February madness. 

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Oh the places you will go.

Today I officially became a member of the Ambassador club here on campus. The job of this club is to give tours to prospective students, and assist the Admissions department in anyway they see fit. To be come a true member of the club you must give a mock tour to a senior member of the club. Just thinking about this task seemed looming to me. To be on the spot thinking of random facts is a daunting task, so I studied all of my random WLC last night and went to my mock tour feeling apprehensive. In case you were wondering it went well, and the other member said I did a great job and that I can give tours whenever I feel fit. Now some of you title readers maybe wondering,"how does this stupid post have anything to do with a whimsical line from doctor seuss?" well I'm just about to get to the punch line, so hold your horses. As the tour was going on I kept thinking of my Junior year when I recieved my tour. I think of the person I was then. A scared little high school student who thought I knew just about everything. I thought little could stand in my way and I knew exactly what i wanted to do. I was so sure first of all that I was not going to go to WLC. I had no thought of the idea, mainly I was touring becuase my parents thought it would be a good idea just to check it out. Looking back I have changed so much, I love this school and everything it stands for. I must have been crazy back in the day, now I can really see clearly as to how God is truly in control of my life. 

Now you know, the deep meaning behind Dr. Seuss, but where did this idea come from? Well yesterday, I wore a shirt I bought this summer that has pictures of the fish from One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish. This is the real inspiration. I love Dr. Suess. All of his book inspire me to live my life the way it was meant to be lived. Whatever that means.

Anyhow, today in sports I saw possibly the coolest shot ever. Some of you may know of the Devin Harris buzzer beater shot last night, where he bobbled the ball then picked it up and hurled in a swish from half court. N0w whether or not this shot was truly a legit shot is not up to me, nor do I really care that much (its the NBA). What is really spectacular about this shot is that Harris is a UW-Madison allum. I remember watching him play, and thinking holy cow that kid is good. Look at him now, he is a starting point guard in the NBA (not that anyone really cares about the NBA). So what I am trying to say is "oh the places you will go". <><

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Giving it a second try

As I sat contemplating my speech that was slowly not doing itself, I began reading a friends recent blogging. While I read, it reminded me of all my past adventures in the world of online blogging. I could recall numerous notes on spaces like xanga, myspace, and facebook. It has always been an interesting experience for me, but I have always given up after a few feeble attempts. This time however will be different. My recent journey through college has been in wavy bouts where nothing ever seems the same as the day before. Considering this, I thought to myself "why not give blogging one more try. You know maybe this time you will find a serious release to help contemplate the daily shuffle." So here I am, writing my first cheesy blog, sitting in the warrior underground (wu) hopeing that this time it works out better than past tries. I'm not really sure what I will write in future posts, but I'm positive of one thing. I am learning new things and they need to be shared. So I will try this out and see how it goes. Wish me luck! <><