Saturday, April 24, 2010

The busy life ensues

First of all I want to thank anyone that stopped by to visit because of Andrew’s wonderful shout out on his blog.  You won’t find a lot of excitement here –especially with the fact that I don’t really date and my life pretty much consists of school right now.  But here’s the latest on what is going on.

I’m out of town at the moment in San Angelo, TX at a competition.  Though I technically gave up the speech team – at least the official coaching aspect, I’m still the UIL coordinator and so this is one of the few competitions that I handle.  The students weren’t very successful today, but some did o.k.  We have at least one state qualifier which means I’ll be going to Austin in two weeks.  We just got back from eating at Texas Roadhouse which is your typical steak and barbeque place.  I had the chicken fried chicken with mashed potatoes and gravy.  (That’s for Andrew – he enjoys that detail.)

Tomorrow two of the other sponsors and most of the students will head back home while I and the speech coach will go on to Waco, TX for another competition with three students.  I’ll be out of town until Tuesday.  Sometimes I like these kinds of trips and sometimes it is a pain.  Right now it’s a bit of a pain because I have an assignment due tonight and I’ve only gotten part of it done.  It is difficult to focus at competitions like this.  Though there’s a lot of down time, but there’s also a lot of visiting with other coaches and much waiting around for verification and results.  I did get the information read that I needed to and now it is a matter of typing up my response.  Unfortunately it will probably be a late night because in 30 minutes I have to find a grocery store to get a bunch of ice cream so we can have out traditional ice cream orgy.  (It’s not as bad as it sounds.)  Basically we get about 6-8 pint sized ice cream cartons and a bunch of spoons and everyone takes a bite out of one carton, passes it to the next person and so forth.  It has been a long-standing tradition that we’ll have to keep doing.  So we’ll do that around 9:00 so I probably won’t really get started on homework until 9:30 or later.  But I don’t have to do the driving tomorrow so I guess I can just sleep.  

I’m very excited about going to Waco.  I’ll get to see my friend Kim who was my best friend in high school.  We met in the 9th grade and became fast friends but she moved our sophomore year.  We’ve kept in touch over the years and I was in her wedding about 12 years ago.  I got to see her last year and we’ll go to dinner either Sunday or Monday night. 

Well, I guess I’ve wasted enough time on here.  I need to find the closest store and perhaps get some of the homework finished.

1 comment:

abbagirl74 said...

Hi! I haven't been around in awhile. Starting the blog thing back up since it has slowed down in my busy life. Hope you are doing well!