1. We got back to our winning ways tonight. Great game, and what a nice day to be outside playing ball. Or coaching.
2. When I drive a group of players home, as I often do, they are to the point where they talk and talk without seeming to notice I am there. Someday, I will try to write a play or something based on these conversations, which are downright hilarious. It is also a good reminder that these kids are still very innocent, no matter how grown they think they are.
3. Junior Prom is Friday. That's the topic of most of their conversations. I don't think I'm going to go because I need downtime whenever I can get it this time of year (haven't been to Happy Hour in a month, even), but part of me really wants to go. I won't miss Senior Prom, though, and probably never will. The class of 2008, in particular, will hold a special place in my heart. Wait until you see me on graduation day this year. I will be crying my eyes out.
4. I met with my Professor yesterday and could tell from her tone that I'm behind a lot of my classmates. The big presentations are the 14th of May and I'm confident I'll be done by then. I'll have to be. Graduation is less than a week after that. I'm not sure if I'll go and don't really have anyone I'd want to bring (I kind of would like to bring a couple of colleagues, but don't want the ramifications of inviting 2 without the 3rd, and I only got two tickets). My parents talked about flying down but I'm trying to tell them not to... coming down in the middle of the week rather than when I would have actual time to spend with them in a month seems too much of a waste. In either case, I'm going to party hard that night, or that Friday night.
5. Obviously, I'm pretty depressed about Pennsylvania. I'm still confident that Obama will get the nomination, but not so confident anymore about America's willingness to elect a black man. Hillary's horrible race-baiting - throwing the name Farrakahn in there during the debate, like she was nuts, like, as Michael Moore says, she "was a bigot stoking the flames of stupidity" - and "gotcha" attack politics are working. I'm happy and excited that Obama won every under-40 demographic, that a real change is coming in this country, but I worry it won't come quick enough. Her campaign has disappointed me so much, so much that I won't vote her even if she is the nominee, but what is disappointing me now is that it appears to be working, and the Democratic Party is being torn down in the process.
6. Well, the Tigers game was certainly fun tonight. 19-6!
7. My mother, born in 1954, turns 54 on Friday. I got her a $54 gift certificate to Barnes & Noble. The year my age is the same as my birth year? 2054.
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