Saturday, May 28, 2016

(Memory)al Day Weekend

I'm coming to you live from a hotel filled to the brim with basketball players in a town with a lot of roundabouts and fancy grocery shops. Yes, we are in full AAU swing, which means traveling every other weekend and sleeping on uncomfortable sofas, that is if I get any sleep at all with my brother and sister's snoring topped only by being kicked and hit in the head repeatedly. That brings us to now as I write this at 6:30 am on a Saturday, which is practically the middle of the night for any teenager who enjoys her beauty rest. I've actually been up for the past three and a half hours, watching Netflix and trying, with no success, to fall back to sleep. My neck is stiff, my back is in dire need of a chiropractor, and Miley Cyrus' Party in the USA is playing through my headphones, so not everything is going badly.

Being here, getting ready to watch my brother play basketball in a few hours, brings back memories, good and bad, of long drives and fast food as well as horrible suicide filled practices. For those who aren't sports fans, suicides are when you sprint to different lengths of the floor, then back to the baseline until finally, when you are so tired you just want to lay down for a year, you run the full length of the court and back. I remember the tears I shed, the bruises that inevitably formed on my elbow at least once every tournament, but most importantly I remember the way it felt out there on the court. The competitive spirit rang through the gyms like jingle bells on Christmas and the way the pre-game excitement hits you, either like a bag of nerves or a giddy feeling that won't go away until you're out there doing what you love.

If I'm being honest, which i am, I don't really want to be here at this tournament, not that anyone really cares. I feel awkward, like i don't belong or something, especially when we go out to dinner or whatever with the team. Do i sit at the kid's table? No. Do i sit at the adult table? No. Where do i sit then? Usually by myself, pretending to text. Do i ever get used to feeling like a loner? No. Will I ever feel truly loved and less lonely? I hope so.

Feel free to comment. Sorry for making this sort of a downer and thanks for reading.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Back at it Again

Hey readers!
Yes, i know, you're all so happy to here from me. But please, save the applause for the end.

Here i am, back at hershey, doing my thing, have surgery and chilling in a hospital bed. But don't worry, i'm just having an endoscopy for the stomach pain i've been having for the past six months. Same old boring life.

Except over the weekend, my boring life got a litlle bone chilling. No i didn't spend the night in a haunted house like those idiots in horror movies. I did however see some of my old classmates, who some may refer to as idiots.

My old school had a minithon, in support of the Four Diamonds fund, which is based at Hershey Med, to help kids and families dealing with cancer. I was lucky enough to get to speak on behalf of Four Diamonds. It was unforgettable and a lot scary. On the bright side, i got to hang with my little cousin, whose not so little anymore and some old teammates. MiniThon Speech

I hope you enjoyed the video, my dad isn't the best videographer.

Anyway, thanks for reading.
Talk to you next time.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

NBA All Star Break

Hey guys!

I told you i'd post more, so i'm keeping that promise.

A year ago I wrote a post about the all star game and galentine's day.

This year, though, things were a bit different because the All Star Break is in Toronto, home to rapper, Drake. Canada and Drake beat America and Kevin Heart, who took himself off the bench to play, in the celebrity All Star game. I personally think that some of the players should never step foot on a court again.

On the other hand, the second event of the night, the Rising Star Challenge, gave the US a victory, by 3 points, but still a victory. Zach Lavine took home the MVP trophy, which was substantially smaller than the celebrity MVP trophy that went to Win Butler of Canada. Zach Levine has hopes to win another trophy tonight in the 3 point contest.

Karl-Anthony Towns, star Kentucky player and 1st overall pick in the NBA draft has become the reigning Skills Challenge Champion. Yes! A big man, Towns, took down the little guy, Isaiah Thomas, in what could be called a major upset.

If you want more details on the events, check back for an article tomorrow night or monday morning.

So, i figure i can be honest with you people. I mean, i've known you for a whole year and you still visit regularly, which honestly, surprises me.

Anyway, I've been feeling like i'm no ones first choice. I'm not talking about my family or anything, i'm referring to my friends. That might make me a bad guy, but that's how i feel. And everyone always wants to hear what i'm feeling. Maybe I'm just lonely or maybe i did something wrong. Whatever it is, I just thought i'd share.

Sorry for the late update on the all star break. Kevin Hart and Draymond Green, went head to head in an impromptu three point contest. The game ended in a tie, nonetheless, Green went home with the giant trophy and Hart when home with a participation ribbon.

Have a nice night!