Thursday, October 29, 2009

Random Musings on a Thursday Afternoon

So I woke up feeling pretty good today. Good enough that I actually decided to go to work dressed like a gentleman. Dress pants, button down, with the sweater vest. Now I know some of you are thinking "sweater vest"? Yes, I said it. In our athletics office we have a few gentleman that do their thing when it comes to getting dressed for work. So, I couldn't come dressed if I didn't come correct. For example, one of my friends who is a football coach cam today in black slacks, a black button down, and a black and gray cardigan. A well dressed man indeed. It was a good thing that I came dressed today being that we had a special visitor in former Providence coach Tim Welsh. It was fun to sit with him for a few and talk about when he recruited me while I was in high school at RBR. Nice man, unfortunately I had to say no to him at the time. Seems like I could have played for him. But I will take the course of action that I took a thousand times over instead of wondering "what if".

With all of this basketball talk, we are getting closer to the start of the regular season. Only about two weeks left. As a matter of fact, we had a blue/white scrimmage the other day, and we have two more this Sunday and next Saturday. They should let us know where we are at in terms of what we need to tune up before our home opener vs. Florida International University and the Fightin' Isiah Thomas'.

On another note, my wife shall be moving back east that week as well, so it should be a good week with her moving back, and  us hopefully getting our first win in our new building.

Ok, some of you know that I like to play Guitar Hero. That being said, I may be hanging up my guitar strap. Only to replace it with a turntable. Of sorts. You see, there is this new game called DJ Hero. I got it the other day and it is really a lot of fun. Granted some of the songs are not the greatest, but the game play aspect of it is great. I felt like DJ Premier...if he was just starting on the turntable, and only had one hand. But, I will get better and undoubtedly, it will become my favorite game. The reviews that I have seen have all pretty much said that it's a good one, and I will have to agree. I wish I had four I could give this game four thumbs up.....

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Just One of Those Days

It was a rough morning for me today. Didn't get the Dr. recommended 7-8 hours of sleep, I woke up with a headache, and major hunger pangs. Not good. Perhaps I could not sleep because I was frustrated. Have you ever been frustrated by the situation that you are in? That seems to be the boat that I was in last night, and am in today. I anticipated that I would be in a better career, financial, and family situation. I know a lot of people feel the same, and are in the same situation, but it still sucks. I know I am working towards something better, and eventually I will look back and laugh at what these times have for me, but right now I have to push through. I know I will become a better man and person after I fight through every bump in the road, so I am just going to put my head down and keep plugging away.

On the brighter side, I will be heading on down to Terpville for homecoming this weekend. It will be a chance to see some old faces, and some really really young faces. I feel like I was there just yesterday, however, I figured out that the current freshman class was in 7th or 8th grade when I graduated college. Wow. It should be fun though, and a nice get away before our season really starts. Perhaps I shall see some of you down there. If not, be safe.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Blog 2.0

So as I mentioned last night, I will try to seriously keep this blog going this time around. This is more difficult than I thought, sitting down and typing about what I am thinking everyday. But, here it goes. This week is the beginning of basketball practice. A start to a new season for us here at Monmouth University. We should be a much better team than last year being that we return almost everybody. We also get back one of our better players that suffered a torn ACL last year in our first game, mater of fact, within the first 10 minutes of our first game. All of that coupled with the two new freshman we have should mean better results than last year. Our out of conference schedule again is tough, but really what we need to do at this level of division one is win our league and make it to that big tournament in March.

Back At It

I will be back on my blogging tip from now on. Perhaps I will get some more followers too.