March Madness

Posted by on Mar 20, 2005 in Journal

USA 11:58 PM There are a lot of people in our country looking at a weird flowchart of colleges and numbers. If your bracket looks like mine, you have more X’s than highlights. Two of my Final Four teams are out. Syracuse lost a game they did not deserve to win last night and Wake Forest just went down in double OT to West Virginia. This basketball tournament shows me why sports are the best reality show going. You never know what’s going to happen. My bracket is busted, but I’m still watching. If my Tar Heels win tomorrow it sounds like I’ll be able to go see them in...

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Posted by on Mar 16, 2005 in Journal

Rochester, NY 9:55 PM I type with a stomach filled to the limit. I am not sure if it was me going to the gym today, or me eating lighter than normal because I knew what was coming, but I ate like I was in college and had raemen noodles for a week. We went next door a day early for St. Patrick’s Day meal. After some grapes, cheese and crackers, and a cocktail, the main course was served: Corned beef and cabbage. Along with that were potatoes and carrots. My aunt did it up right. I don’t have much to say other than tasty and full. After 3 servings, I think I’ll go back to the gym...

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St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Posted by on Mar 12, 2005 in Journal

Rochester, NY 2:02 AM As I have said, this is my first winter in Rochester since high school. I didn’t know what the big deal was for the St. Patrick’s Day parade. The papers were writing about it. All of my different groups of friends were asking me if I was going. “We’re getting started at 9 in the morning,” they said. These guys don’t do anything at 9 AM, so I knew it must be a big event. I had been set to go for a week or so. There were many friend factions that I’d meet downtown. As is the case, nothing was really set, other than we knew the cell phones would ring and...

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Posted by on Mar 10, 2005 in Journal

Rochester, NY 2:05 PM I have found a drug that takes you to different states of mind and feeling. It’s something that is available in your house, in any city, in the suburbs, and in any downtown. I just reupped for some this week. It had been many months since I had a steady fix of it. I can’t describe how it good it felt to finally go in and tell the dealer I was committing to them. I joined the YMCA on Tuesday. Today I write feeling better than I have in a while. There is something about a sweat and some strain on your muscles. It does the mind and soul good. You can’t control it, but...

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Gui Con

Posted by on Mar 9, 2005 in Journal

Rochester, NY 1:38 PM When you are used to food and you don’t have it, you feel different. It’s kind of an off feeling. You’re not sick or anything like that, but your body just craves it. I have that with pretzels. And ham sandwiches. I need them as part of my food cycle. I found out today I may need some Vietnamese food. When I lived in Charlotte I had many excellent ethnic eateries at my disposal. Cuisine Malaya had the best Malaysian food around. From what I’m told, that place is one of the best in the country. I miss it. Pho 98 is the Vietnamese place we used to go to. They had...

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