Wow..I remember stepping foot onto campus in August of 2006 thinking to myself "Man, four more years of school." Three years, two schools, and one change in majors later, I am singing quite a different tune. No matter how you slice it, 2010 is upon us and that means one thing for me: the ride is almost over.
Okay, enough of the sentimental, mushy talk. I am actually coming to you live from the McDonalds in Steubenville, OH because my grandma is slacking in the wireless internet department. As it turns out, wi-fi at Micky D's isn't free, but I almost felt too bad not having posted a blog since my amazing trip to Tampa for the ACC Championship game (or maybe it's because I have now had three different people rag me about my lack of updates.) Regardless of the reason, I am back and hopefully I can provide some entertainment for all those people who live and die by the posts of my blog.
Let's see though, tons of great things have happened since my last post -- Florida finally lost and Tebow cried on national TV, I somehow managed to survive exams and Christmas came and went. I guess I would be remiss if I didn't mention Tampa because the experience was certainly once in a lifetime. I met so many cool people it was ridiculous and absolutely had a blast hanging out with the other interns. Oh yeah -- I also saw the whole game from the field and watched CJ Spiller dance down the sideline twice for touchdowns. But the highlight of the weekend was definitely Erin Andrews, who despite being somewhat cold, took the time to snap a quick picture with me. Check my facebook if we’re friends because it will definitely be my default forever. That’s enough about the game though, because there are far too many awesome memories for one blog...if you want to know more grab me sometimes and ill be more than happy to tell you all you want to know.
Back in the real world I managed to survive exams thanks to two all-nighters and who knows how many venti Starbucks. I took a few days off after the dust settled and later saw the hard work paid off with good grades which put me in a fantastic mood for the upcoming Christmas season. Its definitely one of my favorite holidays, and this year was no exception. Santa brought me somme surround sound speakers to add to my ever-expanding electronics collection, meaning I will probably spend even more time playing Call of Duty this semester than this semester past (if that is even possible.)
However, with christmas over and New Year’s Eve around the corner, its time for baseball season and I could not be more excited. I am in somewhat of a unique situation in that academically I am a senior, but on the field I still have one more year of eligibility remaining. Being that some form of graduate school is most likely in my near future, this year will most likely be my last to suit up in uniform. Its pretty sad because I have played baseball since I could walk and it is a HUGE aspect of my life, but I am also completely stoked to begin life after college, especially since I feel more driven than ever to make my dream aspirations more of a reality than I ever thought possible.
Aside from sleeping in and LOVING the short break from school, my days are pretty consumed with getting myself ready for baseball. I try to work out at least four times a week, with baseball workouts almost everyday. The only problem is the weather, which doesn’t always cooperate for outside affairs. As such, I drive over to an indoor facility in Greensboro to get my work in there. That’s pretty much all that is going on in the life of the on-break student-athlete, but I am excited to get back and gear up for baseball. Thanks again for stopping by, I will try to get something new up at the first part of the semester. Thanks again for stopping by Corn’s Corner (happy Costa?)..be easy and have a good new year!
You see, you spend a good piece of your life gripping a baseball, and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time.