Monday, July 12, 2010

My First Blog EVER!!

I have been thinking about this day for a while now...It began a while back when I had multiple people tell me that my life belongs on reality TV.  I couldn't find a way to express all that has been going on in my life, so I've turned to a blog.  Ive been told I'm a pretty good storyteller, so this should be easy...right?  I didn't think I would be creating one, because I hear there needs direction and a focus.  My opinion is I will write whatever is on my mind, and I am hoping that anyone that runs across it will enjoy it!  

So I guess I will start off by discussing my many travels lately.  About a month ago I traveled to a little state called Nebraska for my very first time.  Whenever I would mention that I hadn't been to Nebraska, the typical response ended with "I don't know anyone that exactly WANTS to go to Nebraska."  I was really stoked for the weekend though!  A few friends and myself traveled into Omaha and drove down to Lincoln, the hometown to one of my friends.  Our intent: to attend the last year of College World Series Baseball at Rosenblatt Stadium before it was torn down.  I won't lie, the trip was a pretty last minute decision and would be a quick turnaround (a little over 48 hours total).  We had a one in four shot of seeing our alma mater ASU play in the stadium, but we found out as we got on the plane heading there that we would surely miss them.  They played Sunday evening and our flight was out just an hour after that game would begin.  Despite that slight adjustment, we were totally stoked to find we would be experiencing all that is "College World Series".

J. and I arrive late Friday night, greeted by his parents and awaited our other friend M. to arrive on a slightly delayed flight.  We come to find out that her flight was delayed so many hours that the best option was to drive to Lincoln, drop J.'s parents off, hang out for an hour, and then head back around 3am.  After finally grabbing M. from the airport we set our gameplan.  Get home at 4:30am and wake up by 8 to drive up to Omaha, get an awesome spot to celebrate the festivities, and enough time to scalp tickets for the game.  Needless to say, that changed a little and end result was we did not see games Saturday. HOWEVER, we did have the most AMAZING steak and potato dinner I have ever had!  Seriously I considered moving to the state for the steak and potatoes alone!

That Sunday happened to be Fathers Day, so we headed back up to the game, tickets in hand, only to hit a bit of rain.  We decided to walk around and discovered a barbeque joint that rents out this church every year for the CWS.  The initial shock of having a beer in a church was a little weird I have to say, but the environment was just so fun!  The rain, thunder, and lightening trifecta rained our game out until later than the ASU game was supposed to start.  We ended up missing the game we intended to go to, but the good thing was they postponed the ASU game until the next day.  I unfortunately watched ASU tank, but the weekend actually made me miss a piece of home (Nashville).  I missed the weekends where you just hang out with a group at a house, grill out, and just relax.  

I guess where I'm at with life here in Arizona is that everything seems to move really quickly.  I enjoy slowing things down a little and really embracing good friends and good times.  I'd like to embrace things at a slower pace and really understand the beauty or positive energy of something.  More to come next time!

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