Tuesday, August 12, 2008
I'm reading this and I just wanted to say how amazing the book The Last Lecture is. For those that don't know it's about Randy Pausch, a professor at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh who's dying (and eventually passed away recently) of pancreatic cancer. This book was (literally) his last lecture, usually given by a retiring professor, and wow was this emotional. I admit it, I was trying not to cry. This just put life into perspective and how I take life for granted. I strongly recommend this book to anyone.
Yeah I know, when you hear marching band people think "band geeks". Well in six days I'll be going to marching band camp for two weeks. It's actually pretty hard, we're out there for four hours in the sun then we go inside to work on our music. Well since this is my upcoming junior year I'm kinda already accustomed to the hardships, so I'll probably be hearing a ton of whining from the freshmen. It's definately a character building lesson, because we repeatedly have to do maybe on or two parts over and over until we get it down pat. Anyways, I'm actually somewhat looking forward to camp since I'll be a vet and I can help the younger people (or just boss them around) and that I'll be seeing some of my friends that I didn't see over the summer. So just remember this, while most of you are inside watching the Olympics 200 of us will be outside in the sun working on a 15 minute show for your entertainment at our high school football games. Call us band geeks then.
So as you all know the Olympics have started and I'm liking what I'm watching. Everything's been very fun to watch, though I've only really been watching volleyball and some swimming. I look forward to watching other things, though school and marching band might interfere. If that's the case, it's still been fun watching athletes play/swim/run their hearts out.