Archive for February, 2010

To An Athlete Dying Young

As the Olympics come to a close…remember how they started….

THE time you won your town the race
We chaired you through the market-place;
Man and boy stood cheering by,
And home we brought you shoulder-high.

To-day, the road all runners come,
Shoulder-high we bring you home,
And set you at your threshold down,
Townsman of a stiller town.

Smart lad, to slip betimes away
From fields where glory does not stay,
And early though the laurel grows
It withers quicker than the rose.

Eyes the shady night has shut
Cannot see the record cut,
And silence sounds no worse than cheers
After earth has stopped the ears:

Now you will not swell the rout
Of lads that wore their honours out,
Runners whom renown outran
And the name died before the man.

So set, before its echoes fade,
The fleet foot on the sill of shade,
And hold to the low lintel up
The still-defended challenge-cup.

And round that early-laurelled head
Will flock to gaze the strengthless dead,
And find unwithered on its curls
The garland briefer than a girl’s.

A.E. Houseman

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February 22, 1980

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365…

What would you choose to do each day for the next 365 days, starting right now?

Come back soon to find out what I’m going to be doing….

By the way…Happy 200th post to my blog!

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Lyndsey Jacobellis

got what she deserved….

Love this article….http://sports.yahoo.com/olympics/vancouver/snowboard/news?slug=jp-jacobellis021610&prov=yhoo&type=lgns

Main entry: Jacobellis

Pronunciation: JAKE-uh-BELL-is

Function: Verb

Dates: 2006, 2010

1. To cost oneself athletic glory and sentence oneself to a lifetime of smarmy people using surname as a verb, esp. through youthfully hubristic hot-dogging.

2. To spin out and end an Olympic Games in disappointment.

Synonyms: Van de Velde.

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ABC…123…

A – ADVOCATE FOR:  Naps at work, play time, one more hour in the day

B – BEST FEATURE: Hair

C – COULD DO WITHOUT: Drama

D – DREAMS & DESIRES: Having a family, being valued at my job….

E – ESSENTIAL ITEMS: phone, internet, computer, music

F – FAVORITE PAST TIME: Sleeping, eating, reading, watching movies, taking random road trips by myself, listening to really good country music, going to sporting events

G – GOOD AT: a few things

H – HAVE NEVER TRIED: Bungee Jumping. Skydiving.

I – IF I HAD A MILLION DOLLARS: Pay off debt, buy a house, buy my mom a brand-new car, take a vacation for 1 month.

J – JUNKIE FOR: Cupcakes.  Nachos. Salsa. Pudding. Wheat Thins.

K – KINDRED SPIRIT: Not sure I have one anymore…people change so much and sometimes the best thing to do is to let them go…

L – LITTLE KNOWN FACT: I would rather work outside all day and get paid nothing than work in an office and make the big bucks.

M – MEMORABLE MOMENT: Graduating from Ohio State…Graduating from Nebraska…I hate how everything big in my life is attached to school.

N – NEVER AGAIN WILL I: cut my hair short.

O – OCCASIONAL INDULGENCE:  Oreo Cakesters….I eat the whole box in one sitting

P – PROFESSION: Extension Educator aka The 4-H Lady, the Robot Lady

Q – QUOTE: Those who criticize our generation forget who raised it.

R – REASON TO SMILE: I work with great people day in and day out, I feel like I’m making a difference in my job

S – SORRY ABOUT: Not being the best me at all times

T -THINGS THAT ARE WORRYING YOU RIGHT NOW:  My to-do list

U – UNINTERESTED IN:  Chores. Folding laundry.

V – VERY SCARED OF: Spiders,  Vampires, Werewolves

W – WORST HABITS: Being a good friend and keeping in touch with people.

X – X MARKS MY IDEAL VACATION SPOT: Cabo

Y – YUMMIEST DESSERT: Oooey Gooey Cake or Chocolate Eclair

Z – ZODIAC SIGN: Pisces

WHAT ARE THE ABC’S OF YOU?

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13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher

This is a great book and everyone should read it! I don’t want to give away the story, but the basic synopsis of the story is a girl who commits suicide sends a box of tapes she recorded before her death and sent to the people she talks about on them. Throughout the course of the story we find out how many times a lot of the hurt and pain she was in, could have been stopped.

Everyone has things that happen in their lives that other people ignore and don’t ask about, we all have moments where we have a chance to stop something but for one reason or another, we don’t. This book made me really think about the times when I’ve just stood by and let something happen, but shouldn’t have. We don’t know what consequences those choices have led to.

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