Hi, and welcome to my blog-turned-place where I post my writing. This is my outlet to put them up, which was radically different from the blog that this started out as. I hope you'll have a good time reading my blog/place where I post some poetry and some short stories. I try to cover a variety of topics in these works of mine, so I hope any readers will enjoy it. I'm not an English major by any stretch, but I enjoy writing. Critique would be nice for my writing, cause lord knows I could work on it. Enjoy!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

World Juniors today!

So taking a break from all the sincere and deep posts I've just published today, the World Junior Championships start today, along with pickup hockey again! I've literally been waiting all week for this, and yes, that means even more than Christmas. As my friend Bobby said, he imagined me saying, "Christmas? Screw that, I want some hockey!", which more or less is the case here. And the best part is, I have enough shirts to cover the teams that I want to win today (go Latvia, Czech Republic, and the US!).

- Latvia vs. Canada. As much as I'm pulling for the perennial underdogs the Latvians, realistically this could be ugly. But hey, that's always why they play the game.
- Czech Republic vs. Sweden. Sweden is one of the favorites to play in the championship game and the Czechs have been tapering off in their recent showings, but I'm gonna support them to do well, for this game and in general for the duration of the tournament.
- US vs. Slovakia. This is huge, as Slovakia beat us and knocked us out of medal contention. This should be a very intriguing matchup; however, the Slovaks don't have Jaroslav Janus this time around, and the US's goalies are highly thought of.

Remember back in the day?

Another pretty deep thought I had was last night when I was attempting to fall asleep. I remembered back when I was like 6-ish when I was at my friend's house and we were playing hide and seek throughout his house. Anyways, it just reminded me how pure we were a long time ago, as well chronicling how much we've grown up. I guess part of me doesn't want to give up that innocence that we all possessed back in the day, especially since I'm going to be going to college very soon.

So there was another part to this thought that I had. When we were in the theater and watching Avatar (great movie by the way, I highly recommend it), there was this preview for Toy Story 3. And in it, it was how this one kid had a blast with his toys when he was young. And I mean that they were the defining part of his life as a kid. However, now that he is going off to college, that meant that he has to give up what was an integral part of his life. In a way, that embodies what I'll have to do. My stuffed animal cat, Eeschwee, has been with me for 17, almost 18 years now, and I don't want to give him up. My fear is that when I'm off to wherever I get accepted to, something bad will happen to him. Should I take him to the dorm or should I leave him behind at home? I don't want to lose him, because he really was there for me my whole life.

The Real Chrystanthemum in Winter

So yesterday was Christmas Day 2009, and I'm just going to be reflecting on my opinions of a rather, in my humble opinion, unspectacular Christmas this year. I saw on Facebook that people were getting Wii's, 360's, PS3's, and even cars. I feel that it kinda defeats the purpose of Christmas. Has America really become obsessed with receiving rather than giving, and at what cost will this have when it's time to enter the real world? Maybe I'm just bitter that other people to the lavish gifts while I got a hockey stick (to replace my old broken one), a bath robe, and a long sleeved American Eagle shirt. These actually are practical cause hey, I can use them for practical purposes. I dunno, I just feel that most people, or at least a good portion of them, forget the initial charm and goodwill behind these gifts. Me? I personally believe that Christ's birthday has been turned into a mass consumer shopping spree. That, and I just like sticking it to the man and not asking for much.

One a semi-related note, I'm planning on asking to go to work at a soup kitchen for my birthday; I feel that I should celebrate by good fortune in life by helping the other less fortunate people out there. Yeah, there probably are stuff that I'm going to want to get, but really, if I actually wanted them badly enough, I'd go buy it myself; it's not like I wouldn't have enough money to do so anyways. Besides, I don't want anybody to go out of their way to make me feel happy for one day when I'm not really that special at all.

Anyways, I'm going to conlude this little thought of mine by saying that I hope everybody else had an awesome Christmas!

Friday, December 11, 2009

My First College Acceptance

I just received the admissions decision from Randolph-Macon College today saying that yes, I got accepted there! And they're going to give me the Dean's Scholarship of $12,500 a year (provided I keep up with my grades), and then the FAFSA $3,000! Life is feeling pretty good cause of this!