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What I Enjoy The Most!
April 27, 2007, 9:11 pm
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Today was the second to last day of classes before finals, one of my easy days. After my two classes in the morning, my roommate James, some Ramsey people, and I went to this giant pool party around 2 at the Lodge that had something like ten kegs and tons of food. It was fun, but I decided that after a few hours, I still wanted to go play basketball. I played ball for a few hours with the usual on court 1. My team had 2 wins before we lost and then my friend Yomi picked me up for another game on court 4 where we dominated another 3 games.

I’ve finally decided that the most fun and enjoyable leisure activity I have experienced in college is playing pick-up basketball. And not only any pick-up, but mostly the type of game where I am playing on court 1, with lots of football and basketball players. Not that I didn’t have fun on court 4 today, but in general.

There are many reasons to this fun. Firstly, I suck, I’ll admit. But to play with a bunch of athletic players makes me feel like I’m improving how I play and think on the court. Secondly, football players usually never complain, and most others never do too if you’re smaller than they are. So usually, I can try to foul the crap out of them to avoid another score on the board. Of course I’ll give them the foul if it’s excessive, but that’s just a better chance of them not scoring. Thirdly, if I lose, I don’t feel so bad about it. It’s like, most of them are much more athletic than me, and some are basketball players, so shoot, they should be better than me. Lastly, they are by far the funniest bunch of people that say and do the funniest things. I can’t say I have as much fun on court 2 and 3 normally. There are also probably a few other reasons I haven’t quite pinpointed, but you probably get the idea now.

Unfortunately or fortunately, I only started playing this semester of my senior year. And then again, comes all this what if thinking. What if I had played all 4 years of college instead of experiencing other activities like racquetball and rock wall climbing? Or being active in both basketball and something else?

Either way, it’s just bittersweet memories now as my time is winding down in Athens, GA. At least I’ve learned what I enjoy over most anything and to continue enjoying this leisure activity in the future.

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What If?
April 25, 2007, 2:13 am
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As my time at the University of Georgia is winding down to graduation (18 days, May 12th), a thought came to me today.  I am enjoying my B.B.A education in Management Information Systems.  Even then, a business school major seems to be a breeze compared to others, like a Biochemistry major or engineering major.  A few group projects a semester, a couple exams, and no real rigorous work except maybe a few late nights when you’re trying to debug an application for a final project presentation the next day (but that’s procrastination).  While I have become more knowledgeable, experienced, and more fluent in business, I wonder if it would be the same if I had gone to Georgia Tech and pursued an engineering degree.  I mean, does an easier workload allow a person to think more thoroughly and perhaps sharpen his tongue to be able to speak more effectively?  To be more socially adept?  To think more efficiently and effectively?  Or is it more so that as any person goes through college, the years of school add on to knowledge and experience?  Just a thought.



Firsts
April 17, 2007, 11:38 pm
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So I never thought I’d ever be posting a real entry on a blog. But I am, for the first time today.

It was spurred by, perhaps, many things that have happened this week.

Firstly this evening, I went to hear the creator of PostSecret, Frank Warren, speak about how he started PostSecret, some of the “secret” secrets (ones that he were unable to publish), and his secret. All of his story was quite interesting and he does a lot of good charity work. For example, he was selling the books today at 20-30% discounts and was giving all the proceeds to a local Athens non-profit organization dedicated to depression and suicide awareness. Lately, he has been posting email responses to his postings of secrets on his website, kind of tying people together in a global community of sorts. But there was one thing he said that really brought me to thinking, and the gist of it is this:

“The experience in our lives, whether it be suffering, etc., if we can find a way to face them, it might bring a new, deeper and higher meaning to our lives.”

Being that the Virginia Tech shootings occurred just yesterday, it seemed fitting that what he said brings new light to this event. I am still shocked at how a lone person is able to slaughter so many people in a single day. I am still not sure what I’m trying to say, but hopefully we will be able to overcome and bond together as a large community to lessen the pain and perhaps the violence in the future.