October 28, 2004

Where to start? The week has started off very poorly, especially compared to the week I had last week. It all started on Sunday night with a computer project. I am completely illiterate when it comes to computers, because they have never been something that I have been all that interested in. I had an Excel project that was due for today at 9.00am and I strolled in with it at about 11.30. Immediately losing marks that I couldn’t afford to lose, as the project was horrible already. I’m not going to say that it wasn’t my fault but I do feel a bit hard done by, losing those marks after the work I put in to it. I mean for the sake of an hour or two. The day sort of snowballed from there. After missing that class I went on to missing the community hours that I was due to do for our soccer program and then I managed to forget Math homework for my next class, that I had spent 2 hours doing the night before. The only good thing that came from the day was training and hopefully getting to bed before 00.00 tonight. I’m not sure if this is as bad as I am making it out to be or I am just being a woman about the whole thing. I suppose it was always going to be hard to match the week I had last week.

Embry-Riddle men’s soccer won the Florida Sun Conference on Saturday night. I am sure that many of you do not know this as the Avion (the student newspaper) always seems to forget to give us any sort of decent write up, or even a back page spot. We won the conference with three games to spare and a 7 and 0 record, not a word said. I imagine if it were Basketball, there would be a bigger deal made. Don’t get me wrong, I would be happy for them if they did and I hope they do. I just think a bit more recognition for the team and management would not be OTT. Anyway I’m getting off the point. The game on Saturday was also one of the team’s best performances this season. If everything goes as planned we can keep improving and win regionals and maybe even nationals. We might even get the back page.

After this, and still on a high from the game, we all set off for Coyote’s down near the beach. It was a great night. It being bike week, we thought we would have trouble finding a bar not full of bikers but as it turned out when we got there the place was practically empty accept for the crowd that came with us. So the banter started and it was easily one of the best nights I’ve had in America. It’s up there with Texas, where I went for the hurricanes.

To go back on myself a bit, last Thursday I went to Yoga for the first time in the fountain room at the student village. We had a game on Wednesday night and we got the day off from training, so I thought I would go and check it out. I thought it would be relaxing and it would be a lot of stretching and so on. It wasn’t quite what I expected, more about auras and that sort of stuff. I’m not knocking it, it’s not really my cup of tea but I can see why people like it all the same. I wouldn’t mind checking out some of the clubs in college, like the sky diving club and many others, if I had more time.

I couldn’t end this entry without saying something about the elections. I’m not exactly an expert; it is a bit similar to computers with me. But tonight I had an informal debate set up by our group learning committee. We discussed topics like economy, education, and health care, etc. plus the views of each candidate. It was very informative and I would feel confident enough to at least hold a decent conversation about it. It was a good thing to take part in and to see how passionate some of the students are about politics. I honestly couldn’t say who I would vote for if I could vote, but I think it would be a waste for someone to just make an uneducated decision or not even vote at all. There is so much you have to take into consideration and we only reached the tip of the iceberg tonight. I think that people probably only take into account the topics which most effect their lives and base their decisions on this. Anyway that is all I really have to say and about all I know, so I’ll leave it here. Cheers.

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Hugh

About Hugh

Age: 20
Hometown: N. Ireland
Favorite Movie: The Goonies
Favorite Band: Red Hot Chili Peppers
Career Goal: Win a national soccer championship and get my degree.

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