Now More Happier.



I feel like I should post something, since I haven't done so since mid-Spring Break. Since I've got no particular goal or point to make, this one's probably going to ramble a bit. The rest of Spring Break was good, though not really eventful. I more or less played Oblivion for a good percentage of my waking hours.

The senior trip was this past weekend, and it was pretty great. I was talking to some people on the tennis team about it, and they had heard it wasn't very good. This lead me to the conclusion that it was what you made of it. We stayed at a hotel (the Great Wolf Lodge, in Williamsburg) on Friday night. This was basically the 'make or break' of funness, since the Busch Gardens trip ended early due to torrential downpours. But really, the hotel had a water park, so there was no reason not to enjoy yourself.

Life in general has been, through a series of ups and downs rather than a lack of anything, very neutral. Not large ups and downs, but enough that I can be down when I'm in the mood for that or see the silver lining when I want to.

Above all, school's almost over. After prom, nothing significant happens until graduation. Prom is about 3 weeks away. The end is almost tangible in its closeness, as it never has been before. I'm going to miss the school and the people in it, but I think in the end it'll all be good.

Tennis has recently left me frustrated. I'm not going to bother talking about the technicalities, but let it suffice to say that our record has gone from 7-2 to 7-4, with my personal record approximately mirroring that. After a few short winning streaks, it's a bitter pill to swallow.

I've also been thinking a lot about philosophical things lately, but just general musings and certainly not worth being committed to something that is functionally permanent.

Summary: My life is a sine wave.


Spring Break So Far

While I don't intend for this blog to become a chronicle of my injuries, right now the thought foremost in my mind is that my head hurts. Not from a bump or bruise or anything of that sort, but because of the (relatively) massive amount of sun I've been getting the past few days. Coupled with rather short hair, one can only imagine the sun burn that must be up there. I can't see it, or I'd describe it better.

My spring break's been pretty good, really. Saturday, Sunday, and Monday were all spent lounging about the house due to the afforementioned sore thigh. Tuesday featured three-ish hours of tennis, leading up to an open court at Prince George on Wednesday. That was kind of a let down, as 14 teams were invited and 8 people showed up (5 from PGHS, 3 from ARGS). While it was definitely fun, the real highlight of the day was when I discovered that the kids I played (one of whom beat me and the other of whom was slightly below my skill level) were PGHS's 11th and 12th seeds. I'm a strong 2nd seed. AAA schools don't play.

Today, I was caught up in some foolhardy volunteering and spent the majority of my day at Kings Dominion doing 'Loss Prevention'. This basically consisted of checking people's bags to make sure that they didn't have guns, knives, pepper spray or other contraband and ushering people through metal detectors. For the record, you should not try to walk through a metal detector immediately after handing your bag and your keys/cell phone through. Ga-duh. It was fun though, and I definitely don't regret doing it. And I've got a free ticket on the way and got some time in the park after my 'shift' ended. Take this as you will, but one of the things that most impressed me was the engineering involved in some of the rides or facets thereof.

In reality (rather than Spring Break), I've more or less decided on going to VCU. Hopefully I'll be able to transfer to Tech or NCSU after a year or two (since any engineering program's going to be basically the same for the first couple years anyway, it's no great loss). VCU was my safety, and for a long time I just hoped it didn't come down to VCU. But now that I'm faced with the decision, it really doesn't bother me that much. I think I've just become impervious (some may say numbed) to disappointment, because it has no real affect on me.


Sore Thigh

This post exists only to announce to the world that my right thigh is sore. Three tennis games (two of which are district games which means they're extra long) in a week will do that to you.

I can walk up stairs only with great difficulty.


Beautiful Weekend

It's been a pretty amazing few days, weather-wise. Sunny (but not too sunny), warm (not hot) and with a breeze (but not too strong or too frequent). Basically the kind of weather that makes you feel happy simply to be alive.

Except I've been in my room because there's not really anything worth doing outside.