Monday, April 25, 2011

Life Update

Again, this is going to be a random blog, but I have about an hour of free time. I'm sitting in the Union right now people watching and have a few things on my mind.

1. I have 12 credits left to complete my degree, and they are seriously haunting my nightmares. Since I'm not planning on being in Lincoln more than a few days for a while (if ever), I've been looking into completing my degree via independent studies. These 12 credits consist of two English classes, a history class, and an elective. My history class and elective will be easy to complete and I'm planning on doing that over the summer. It's the English credits that are looming over my head. I went to meet with my English advisor to see what my options were and it turns out that she is on maternity leave until June. Great. So, I talked to "stand-in" advisor who didn't really know what she was talking about. She did, however, refer me to another staff member in the English department: Laura White. So, I emailed Dr. White and filled her in on my situation and requested to set up an appointment to meet with her. She emailed me back and referred me right back to the "stand-in" that didn't know what the hell she was talking about. Awesome people. I would try and tackle this problem with Dennis LeBlanc (our athletic academic advisor), but an English major is a rarity with athletes on campus so he needs help in figuring out what would be best for me to do. I'm about to just give up on this English department and explore other options with Dennis like finishing at a junior college, or maybe even foreign exchange (when I, hopefully, get signed with an overseas volleyball team).

2. I start up training with the USA team in exactly one week, and I am super excited for a few reasons. First, I get to be with the girls I played with in the spring again (Jenna Hagglund, Becky Perry, Kindra Carlson, Lauren Gibbemeyer, and Carli Llyod). We all got to be pretty good friends and I miss them. I also get to see former Husker teammates Jordan Larson, and Tracy Stalls. The idea of being back on the court with them seriously gives me butterflies! I'm very excited. Second, I get to learn and compete with some of the best players in the world and make myself a better player. I just love chasing dreams. And although it may not be a real possibility, I have set my sights on London. "Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss you'll land among the stars." -Les Brown. Third, I get to get my life figured out. I don't enjoy not knowing what's going to happen. So, I'll hopefully get to plan out at least the next year of my life; figure out more about the summer training process, what I'm going to have to do to get signed with an overseas team (if I need to this year when the Olympics are only a year away and there are qualifying tournaments during the overseas seasons), what the process is for the year of the Olympics, and hopefully I'll learn more about playing in Olympic qualifying tournaments. And lastly, I'll get back to 80 degree weather in beautiful Southern California.

3. This break has FLOWN by. I've been in Lincoln working out, training with the Huskers, and finishing up my online class for this semester. It has seriously been a blast. I've never been so happy to go to practice. Being back in the Coliseum was a dream come true. I've gotten to see all my teammates and friends that I love so much! And I've gotten to experience happiness to the fullest extent. My heart is truly happy right now and as much as I am excited to get back to Cali, leaving Lincoln and the people here might be one of the hardest things I'll have to do.

I'm flying back to Cali on Saturday the 30th, and I'll be back in Dubuque this Wednesday, the 27th. So, if you're in Dubuque and want to hang out, shoot me a text.

Goal for the next month: figure out my one-year plan. I'll keep you posted as I start to figure things out.

And of course, like I promised here is your "The Office" clip of the day. Enjoy! :)


Wednesday, April 20, 2011

BOOM! Roasted!

I've decided that "The Office" is the funniest show on television. Although I've seen this episode a hundred times, I was watching the episode where the office "roasts" Michael. And I'm laughing just thinking about some of the quotes from this episode. Here are some of my favorites from this episode:
And of course who could forget Michael's last monologue? 

"Jim, you’re 6’11” and you weigh 90lbs, Gumby has a better body than you, boom, roasted. 
Dwight you’re a kiss ass, boom roasted. 
Pam you failed art school, boom roasted. 
Meredith, you slept with so many guys you’re starting to look like one, boom roasted. 
Kevin, I can’t decide between a fat joke and a dumb joke, boom roasted. 
Creed, your teeth called, your breath stinks, boom roasted. 
Angela, where’s Angela , well there you are, I didn’t see you behind that grain of rice, boom roasted. Stanley you crush your wife during sex and your heart sucks, boom roasted. 
Oscar you are, Oscar, you’re gay. 
Andy, Cornell called they think you suck and you’re gayer than Oscar, boom roasted."

If you didn't laugh out loud just now then...well I don't know but I'll be disappointed. 

And the rekindling of my relationship with "The Office" has brought me to this video clip. Please bear with the video clip a bit because it is well worth it. 

"The Office" never fails to make me laugh, especially when it comes to the relationship between Jim and Dwight. You know what? Every time I blog (which who the heck knows how of then that will be now after my horrible track record), I'm gonna include a clip of "The Office" just to provide those of you who read with a good laugh for the day :) 

Anyways, I know that this is kind of a weird blog, but I was inspired the other day watching my now favorite T.V. show, and I'm trying to get back into blogging after my very long blogging siesta. I hope you get a laugh out of it. I know Eric will :) 

Until next time...