Sunday, April 27, 2008

Hello Arizona!!

Graduation is creeping closer and closer. With less than 3 weeks until graduation, it is hard to finish getting things together, projects, finals, etc.

But it is a little easier since I have a little stress off. I have recently accepted a position with the University of Advancing Technology in Tempe, AZ. Yes, that's right Arizona. Now that I have a job, that worry is gone. The only problem now is getting everything packed, finding an apartment and finishing school.

But it will all be worth it. I am excited about the chance to experience new things. I have yet to move away from home. However, it is time for me to break away.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Today's Path: Bouncy Ball

Tonight my brother and I decided to enjoy the nice weather. We played one of our favorite games, "Bouncy Ball."

About 2 or 3 summers ago, my brothers and I were enjoying our new trampoline, and we were getting bored with just jumping. Our love for baseball and being outside got our creative juices flowing.

We created the game “Bouncy Ball.”

It’s very simple. It is a mix of jumping on the trampoline and baseball.

You need at least 3 people, a trampoline, a tee ball bat, a tennis ball and a decent sized yard.

Each person is their own team. One person is the pitcher, one the batter and one the catcher.

The rules are very flexible and can be changed depending on who is the least favorite at the time. For example my younger brother has to get the ball no matter what fence it goes over.

So now the basics.

As the batter jumps on the trampoline, holding the tee ball bat, the pitcher pitches the ball to the catcher over the trampoline. The trampoline is the plate. If it goes over the plate in front of the batter it is a fair ball.

The batter has to hit the ball while in air or in the process of jumping.

In our yard, the ball has to stay in the yard and not be caught before it hits the ground for it to be a hit. Over the fence and a catch is an out. Three outs and the batters out.

Three strike rule also applies. Swings and/or good pitches are strikes. Sometimes it is good to have an umpire. The best and safest view is from a deck above the playing field.

**Caution** Jumping while holding a baseball bat is dangerous. Play at your risk!!!

I will try and get a few pictures of us playing put up here soon.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Today's Path: Seven Things in Seven Days

It has been exactly one week since I have had Internet connection at my house. In that one week so many, many things have happened.

  1. I turned 21.
  2. We had an earthquake.
  3. I was offered a job at UAT.
  4. I accepted the job with UAT.
  5. I had to give Peanut back to her family.
  6. I celebrated my 21st many times.
  7. I realized what great friends I have.

Seven things in seven days. And none of which I could post about because I had zero Internet at night when I enjoy writing.

Well there is the quick run down, but I have to go.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

I am going to die!!!

That is exactly what I thought was going to happen Thursday afternoon for about 5 seconds.

On my way to Phoenix, Thursday afternoon we had to fly around a few thunderstorms on our way to Kansas City. It was a rough ride, but we made it. The Captain required the flight attendants to stay seated the entire flight.

Usually, as the plane starts its decent the flight attendants come around and tells everyone to turn off all electronic devices and the such. This trip they didn't.

I fell asleep, as I usually do on a flight. I woke up right before we landed. My seat was window seat, so I woke up as we were a mere feet from the ground. All I could think was, "We're crashing, and I am going to die."

Well I survived to make it to Phoenix and back all in one piece.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Today's Path: The Universe and Numbers

Today, as I was sitting down to post, I realized this is my 100th post. Yes, that's right. In a little over a year I have posted now 100 times. Wow!! I didn't think I was close to 100 yet. But what makes this even more crazy is that I was going to post about numbers. Creepy how the universe works.

Now for my post...

If you have talked with me in the past, oh let's say, 4 months, I probably have mentioned that my birthday is coming up. For any of you that missed that, my birthday is on April 14th. However, that is somewhat besides the point.

Last night started my birthday celebration. (I try and carry it out as long as I can. It's just more fun that way.) I went to the movies with my friend Ryan. We saw 21 at the Great Escape Theater. The movie was great. But there kept appearing these numbers that had to do with my birthday.

Try and follow me here. The first one isn't that big of a deal because I knew it before we went. On my birthday I will turn 21 and the name of the movie is 21. Yeah, I know big deal. But once we handed our tickets to the usher he said, "Screen 14 on to the right." Screen 14?!?! If you remember, my birthday is on the 14th. Coincidence? I think not.

During the movie there were at least 3 incidences where the numbers 4 and 14 appeared together. 4/14? My birthday.

I just think it is so cool how the universe works sometimes. Oh, also, if anyone wants to go to Vegas, I know how to count cards now if you want to make some money.

Here is the trailer for 21 if you are interested...