It's only fourth week.....I shouldn't be feeling like this, but I'm absolutely terrified.....I need to get this art project done but if start pulling all-nighters, I'm worried that I'm going to put myself in a even worse position for the rest of the week.....my parents and friends don't seem to realize just how stressed and completely depleted I feel right now.....I look completely exhausted......the physical trainers and my hall director are telling me that I need to drink more water and get electrolytes and nutrients in my system, but I am and it doesn't seem to be making any difference......I keep feeling that I'm on the verge of having a panic attack or just passing out.
I laughed when I found out my time in the 100m was 13.37. And I'm so happy for my friend: she vaulted 12', which broke our school record and qualified her for nationals!
Holy goodness! There's actually a picture of me vaulting! That like never ever happens.
I really like some of the bizarre faces my teammates made while they were competing this time around. Usually there's only a couple of shots I get like that per meet, but this time I had tons of crazy facial expressions.
Click for image folder.
First time on the air as an actual dj! Woo!
Yeah, I'm kind of stoked.
But wait! There's more. Why on earth would I ever want to get involved on the radio in the first place?
Les Sarnoff, a dj at Kink FM, a station in Portland is pretty much my reason. I grew up listening to him every morning as little kid. Whenever I was eating breakfast and getting ready for the day or my parents were driving me and my brother to school, that was the station we listened to. He's also extremely involved in the community and from what I've heard, he's a really nice guy to boot. Plus, he has like the best voice ever. It's just so positive and optimistic. I remember listening to him on 9/11 as he was describing what was going on in NY, and it was almost like he was saying "Hey, everything is going to be okay. You'll see" despite the fact that such a terrible thing was occurring.
The other djs at the station are quite cool as well (though if you ask my dad his opinion, he'll likely go on a rant about how they all talk too much about pointless topics) and even when I would go listen to other local stations, I always seemed to end up wandering back to Kink, and eventually back to Les in the mornings.
-crazy t-shirt quilt
-Kermit the frog green sheets
-a bag containing a sketch book, glue stick, pens, hair clip, art class instructions, and a United Air Ways flight pin
-package of Craisins
-water colour paints
-chopped-up text book
-Mountaineers track team shirt
-another bag containing a water bottle, note pad and the Marauders Map
-empty blueberry yogurt container with some India ink in it
-soap box derby sweatshirt
-bowl containing water and two paint brushes
-October 1975 National Geographic magazine
....which will all be promptly shoved off my bed tonight so I can go to sleep.
This also might be a good reason why I need to stop using my bed as an extra table when I'm working on art projects.
And I'm now (finally) in the 4 digits numbers for post count! Woo! Only took me like.....five years and a bunch of days to get there. *throws confetti*
And am still being indecisive about this blog's name.....gah.
The track team left on Friday at 9 AM to go to the WAOR meet in Spokane. Nothing like being stuck on a bus for four hours! Once we got to Spokane, we did a quick practice at SCC's track, checked into the hotel, cleaned up a bit, and went to a banquet dinner for the four Oregon college teams and the four Washington college teams. I don't think I've ever seen so much spaghetti in one place before, though and some of the spaghetti feeds that the XC team has done have had a ton of spaghetti. The dinner was pretty neat; Dominique Arnold, the American record holder in the 110 metre hurdles was there and did a speech and answered questions from the audience. He was super nice and talked about some really great stuff, like how when he was first in college he was a 15 second hurdler and dealing with injuries and setbacks.
Saturday was meet time! And, of course, since the day before was 70 degrees and sunny and the perfect meet conditions, that meant that the weather became cold and wet and miserable. I've never had to try to take photos before in the rain, so it was fun testing out the rainsleeve (aka, a fancy plastic bag) I got for my camera a while back. Out of all the events, we had two champions, one of our distance runners in the women's 1500 and our women's 4x400 relay team, and quite a few other top eight placers. I am currently trying to forget any memory of the pole vault competion right now, but I did ok in the 200m and was pretty close to PRing, so that's good.
(click for some pictures I took of the meet)
And now, today is Easter. My mom sent me a Easter basket, and my room smells all lovely and orange-vanillaey from the reed diffuser that was in the basket (thanks, Mom!). I'm wearing a dress over pants and I'm not sure why. I went to get brunch at our cafeteria and was told that I looked beautiful by one of the cooks and then was serenaded randomly with a mix of James Blunts song "You're Beautiful" and a song in Spanish by a guy who was in my Geography class last term when I went back to get more food.
I think that may have been the first time in a very very long time that someone has told me that I looked beautiful who wasn't extremely intoxicated. It was weird, and kind of funny.
Anyways, happy Easter!
I just have to not go all mental and psych myself out during vault like last practice.....
On Friday, there's a banquet with all the teams and Saturday is when the meet is actually occuring, so we're leaving Friday at 9 AM to drive the four or so hours to get there, but I'll be bringing my laptop with me as I have a design I'm working on for someone ,so I cross my fingers that the hotel we'll be at will have wifi of some sort.
The one problem that I have is that the radio show I'm doing at the college's station is from 9-12 and the bus leaves at nine, so I unfortunately have to miss it this week. D:
And, today the photo editor of my college's newspaper offered potential paying work for me as one of their photographers. Even though it'd probably not be much money-wise, it's still awesome that someone is actually offering to buy my photos instead of just flat-out stealing them.
Hmm, this blog needs a better name....as much as I like "The cupboard under the stairs" it's just sort of like stating "why yes, as a matter of fact I am totally a blatantly obvious crazed insufferable know it all of a HP fan who does not think that that fact is siriusly riddikilus at all". The though of "Mishaps and Bubble Wrap" comes to mind, as well as a few other ideas, but suggestions, anyone?
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