Thursday, May 12, 2011

The Newest Epidemic- Freshmanitis

I officially have Freshmanitis. It’s a disease where as a Freshman, you wish that you were a senior, and you have Senioritis as a Freshman. Am I going to make it through these next three years? Sure. Will it be pretty? No! But, beauty isn’t everything, right? Having a sweet spirit will get me really far, educationally, right? A man can dream, can’t he? Ha!

Regardless, to prove to you that I really am ready for school to be done- here is a picture of me in my sociology class today:

As you can see, I'm blowing fart bubbles.

Ok.. Ok. That's not really me, but this is me:

Solid, right. Notice the absence of any thought on my face, and the lack of preferred posture. The best part of this whole thing is that Professor Nelson cannot see me behind the high desk, so I can sit like this and take a nap during sociology, and nobody is the wiser.

I only had sociology, and bowling today, but in typical Bracken fashion, I procrastinated my paper for sociology until last night- when I just happened to decide that I didn’t want to do it before I had sleep, so I set my alarm for 7:45, and zonked. When 7:45 rolled around, I got out of bed, went right to my laptop, and began to work on that paper. I have only one thing to say about it. God bless Kayla Wilmes. That girl did most of the work for that paper, and I am very, VERY, VEERRRYY grateful for her help! Without Kayla, I fail this paper- with Kayla, I’m in the ballpark of an A. So here is my public shoutout to Kayla for all the charts, and a lot of the wording :) I owe you lunch. I shall not forget.

Best part of bowling is that I discovered pokemon are real today. What? You don't believe me? Take this! :

Yeah, that's the poster from our local pokemart :P We have poke balls here in Fresno, we can't spell it right, but we have them, and now, we're gonna catch 'em all! Be jealous. Be very jealous.

Bowling was simply our final, which was rather simple- we had to score a game, number the pins, indicate the strike zone, and answer a few very simple questions, which, if one thought about for longer than 2 seconds, would have been very easy to answer. By saying this, I do not insult Dana, who has bowled for years, and yet, studied for 2 hours last night; but simply say that the information wasn’t rocket science, and anybody that has bowled for years should have been alright. Dana- you still are my hero, and yes, I will concede that you absolutely throttled me in our game today. I accept defeat for today- but on Monday, I shall have my revenge, and we are putting smoothies on it. For real. The day shall be mine.

Once that was over, I had a meeting with Coach Terry. I just want to tell everyone how excited I am about the way he is handling this program. He is a great guy, who treats his guys great- and still expects 110% every time you step on the floor. I couldn’t be more excited to play for him, and for this staff. We talked about when I’d be able to go home for summer. I’m not sure when that is still, we have to settle on a final date- but I do need to be here for the first summer session, so that puts me somewhere in the middle of June potentially, but I guess we’ll have an official decision by the end of this week, and I am supportive of whatever coach needs me to do. I am behind him, for sure.
I don’t know if anyone has listened to my voicemail, if you haven’t, you definitely should- I had Coach Schwartz make a comment about it today, and it’s pretty solid. I think that anyone would love to get a momentary glimpse of what I find entertaining. I’ll upload a digital version of it tomorrow so that you have the privilege of hearing my serene and sexy voice deliver an outstanding moment of thrilling action, and powerful scene creation :P.

Today was Bria’s real birthday- I know that the end of every blog post this week has been something about that. I think this shall be the last, though I promise nothing. She’s officially 21. We went to Applebee’s and slammed down a few shots. Having never drunk before, I wasn’t sure what I was getting into- but hey, you know, whatever impresses the ladies right. By the time I had the 3rd shot down, I was spinning. I had no idea what was up. I woke up on the floor. It was the last time I’ll ever drink...

Just kidding- we actually didn’t do anything of the sort- but I had you going for a second. You all thought that I really did that, and that’s funny. Now shake your heads at yourselves for thinking that I would do such a thing, and let’s move on, shall we?

In reality, I had a dozen roses on her car, with 5 balloons. One which if hit correctly had Dora the Explorer singing “Happy Birthday” first in English, then in Spanish. It made me laugh. The wind was blowing pretty hard, so I hoped that it would magically bump it right when Bria made it to her car, but, my dreams were crushed.

Bria was supposed to get off at 8. I had planted the balloons and flowers on her vehicle at 7:45, and finally at 8:15 she walked out. It was funny. She approached the car as a lion approaching it’s prey. She moved slowly for a second. She looked at it, arched her back a little. Smiled. Stopped smiling, and then walked ever so slowly forward for a moment. Then, she picked up speed, closing in on her prey, and then... She ignored the balloons and the flowers, and got in her car. I was confused. She then popped out of her car, and grabbed the balloons, then the flowers, and then I tried to magically appear behind her (epic fail, but 10 bonus points for trying). She smiled. Her work did a more impressive birthday deal- but as a poor starving college student, I figured that I had done enough. I also took her to dinner at Colorado Grill- which is a pretty good burger joint, and it was super fun. Then we went to some park, and played on the playground. We had a sword fight. A karate fight. A war of words. Reminiscence of childhood, and then all of the sudden we saw the gates closing in my car, and we had to leave in a hurry before the city guy shut us in. That would’ve been weird.

Then, she had a withdrawal for Star Wars II: Force Unleashed so I let her play it. It was either that, or we watch Family Guy. The decision was difficult for me, but, easy for her. Ha! I am addicted to Family Guy, it is a problem.

As an aside, I just heard some people outside talking as they left. The girl said something about finding basketball players attractive. The guy responded and told her that there were no attractive kids on the team, and which she could find attractive. She said that there was a tall white kid on the team, the one that wore the wristband that she thought was decent looking. I’ll take the compliment. Thank you random stranger :)
Now all is quiet.

Except some strange singing. Perhaps it's coming from this place:

Yeah. One block down from where I live is the Sierra Nut House. Real comforting. They say that it's just like Arkham Assylum, and that they are currently holding Penguin there. I don't know if that is true, but if it is. I'm freaked out, man. Terrified. I sleep with a knife under my pillow. A steak knife. It's not the most effective means. ANNND I keep cutting myself in the middle of the night when I reposition, but it's what I've got for now, so I can't really complain ;).

  1. I was able to finish the paper I procrastinated because of a great friend in Kayla Wilmes. I am always grateful for the people who are placed in my life to bail me out- it’s pretty much everyone that becomes my friend I guess :P Thanks to you all! Thank you Kayla.
  2. My left big toe had a surgery performed on it a couple of months ago, and it swelled up on Monday, and I was in a lot of pain. After having asked for the pain to die down, I am having no problems with my toe, and for that I am so very grateful.
  3. My little sister Jaysa texted me tonight, and told me she loved me, and it made me smile. Jaysa is awesome, and I am grateful for a sister who treats me as well as she does.
There it is. 


  1. Just discovered your blog. I like it - you write really well, and it's extremely entertaining.

    Keep it up! I hope you're doing well.

  2. :) No problem Bracken. Without u in Socio I woulda lost my mind for sure.