I honestly don't remember the last blog I wrote. That within itself is a terrible, terrible thing. However, since my last time on here, life around Guilford has been pretty eventful. There was a mini-monsoon, which just about washed Greensboro away for four days. But amidst the downpour, Guilford football finished their season and the basketball team opened their own. Before I even get into basketball, props to Jordan Nelson for wrapping up the year with eight picks. My man didn't even play defense in high school, then came out this year and held down his position. I even heard the other day that our game against Greensboro College was forfeited, which means we have handed them losses in football and basketball, with baseball coming soon. But onto the basketball team, which continues to live up to hype of the number two national rank. They have ran through three opponents so far, with no end in sight. In fact, the Big-Three are typically resting the last eight minutes or so because games are usually out of reach.
The Greensboro game was the prime example. The Quakers put up over 20 points before Greensboro even scored. In one word: ridiculous. I hope they run the table and head back to the Final Four. But as cool as smashing your rival at the Coliseum can be, halftime is where things started to get interesting. I took part in a promotional shoot-off and did absolutely terrible. Lucky for me, the other guy was just as bad, and I took home a free iPod after a sudden death free throw competition. That was actually the first time I have ever won anything cool like that, so needless to say I was pretty stoked. The only problem is, my old iPod is broken, which means all my music on its hard drive is lost as well.
I guess that draws us closer to the present, where I am throughly enjoying Thanksgiving break. I am from Greensboro, however, which means everybody else leaves and I'm usually stuck here alone. I did get the chance to go home for a day to see my family. It is always nice to see the family (especially since mine is HUGE) and grab a home cooked meal. There is absolutely no substitute for old fashioned country cooking. You can try to find one, but you simply cannot. The spread included ham, turkey, broccoli casserole, stuffing, corn, green beans, and so many others I can't even think of, not to mention the ENTIRE TRAY of deserts that were destroyed within an hour of dinner.
Unfortunately though, breaks don't last forever, and school kicks off again on Monday. This week will most likely be hellish. Just a quick glimpse of my calendar reminds me how much procrastination can really come back to bite you. The lone bright spot amongst the sea of papers and and projects is the trip to Tampa. All the ACC interns, including myself, fly out of Raleigh Thursday to work the ACC Championship game on Dec. 5th. There simply aren't enough words to explain my excitement. A whole weekend in sunny Florida capped off by one of the best events in college football. Im almost giddy like a kid going to Disney World, meaning I already have lists of things to pack and would leave tomorrow if you would let me. Hopefully I will survive the week though and make it on the plane in one piece. That's about all I have for now, and I need to head to gym and lift anyway. I will try to get back on here before I leave for Tampa, and if not, I will definitely throw a picture or something on here from the hotel in Florida. Thanks for stopping by..and sorry for the delay, but be easy until next time...
I just don't deal with the negativity. I can't get involved in that side of it. I don't understand it, and you can't let it take away from your life and what you are trying to do. -- Rick Pitino