After 4½ years, the streak is over. What streak is that you ask? You all know I don’t drink “pop” or soda or whatever you want to call in your area. But since I talk like a redneck, it’s pop for me. Without a sip of pop, like I’m an alcoholic or something, I finally gave in on Thursday. I wasn’t feeling good and needed something to fix my stomach up. I got some ginger ale in me since Mom always told me that’s a good one to help that problem. Then later in the day I went for the real stuff, some Coke and then Cherry Coke. That Cherry Coke tasted better than I don’t know how to describe. I was in my own little world with that thing. It was like porn in a bottle. I don’t want to get hooked on it again as it’s not great for ya, but now that the streak is over, it won’t hurt me to have some every now and then.
Whew.. I'm glad the weekend is here. I've had a rough week as far as being sick goes. I rarely get sick, so this wasn't fun times. Around Tuesday night or so, I started getting crazy hot and then a minute later I'd be freezing cold. I lost my appetite and couldn't keep anything down. Thursday rolls around and I've lost 8 pounds over the course of a few days. I don't need to be losing any weight, let alone 8 pounds. Towards the end of the week, I was able to start eating decent again. What I hated the most was not being able to workout for a stretch.
I started back to work this week as well. I'm in a long term sub job (possible it can last all year, but also possible it can only last a few weeks) and things seem to be going well. I'm doing 10th Grade Special Ed and have VERY small classes. My biggest class has 8 kids and one of those didn’t show on the first day. I have another class that has 4 kids. If you think that's wild, I even have a class with 2, count em, 2 kids. I have two English classes and one History class. The History class is the one with 2 kids, so that'll be interesting to see how I go about that one. Weird that the kids started back to school here on a Friday and got out 2 hours early. Enrollment at my school today was 595, but should be boosted up a bit on Monday when the ones who skipped on Friday show up.
On Saturday I hit up Cork's annual reunion and we battle in softball. Usually we have some nice competition and we can only hope the rain stays away. My knee is still oozing green stuff (go figure) from my volleyball injury, but I'm ready to go. More than likely I'll be playing centerfield so I can run down whatever is in my path. I like to get out there and make some fancy catches if possible. 2nd Base is my favorite to play, but I figure I'll be in center for my speed. Either way, I'm happy. As far as batting, I've always had one theory. I don't pack huge power, but can hit for a little dude. Most of the times in bum softball, if you hit one deep, it's a popup and someone catches it. I want to get on base everytime. I'll hit for contact to get on base and then gain my extra bases by running like a madman. I'm sure in a few years this strategy could catch up for me, but so far these 26 year-old legs still have the same quickness as ever. I'll update this next week sometime.
Real World this week had some happy storylines again. Maybe not happy, but at least it didn't involve death. The chicks who watch that I talk to are all pumped that their boy Danny decided to make the trek back to Austin. It pretty much hyped up his relationship with Mel and showed him taking care of her drunken self. Next week Nehemiah and Rachel get into something. Hopefully the previews are worthy and it's a good show.
Could this be Jericho's last RAW? It's been a rumor for a while, but I'll believe it when I see it. Monday's main event was Jericho taking on Cena for a You're Fired Match. Jericho ends up losing and Bischoff sends him packing. Is this just a spoof to take time off or is he really leaving for TNA? On Y2J's frontpage of his website this week, it had him standing in front of a TNA logo. He’s since taken that down. I'd love to see it, but I figure it's just a work. We'll see. A great TV match had Shelton Benjamin and Angle going against each other. Please give us more of this! Hands down, Angle is as good as it gets in wrestling right now and he really proved that in a fast paced match with Shelton. Angle is back in the main event hunt as they have him being a maniacal mat technician. I’m looking forward to the new tag team of Cade and Murdoch. No relation and not even the same real last name, but it’s interesting how much the Murdoch character looks like the legendary Bill Murdoch.
3 Quick Thangs:
1. Today’s birthdays? Jazz guy Branford Marsalis hits 45. Chris Burke, better known as Corky of Life Goes On (where my boy Cork got his nickname) is 40. I thought he was dead, I guessed wrong. Thalia the hot singing chick is 34. Macaulay Culkin turns 25, but has been through enough stuff that he seems about 80, dude is a mess.
2. My Dad turns 56 on Sunday and my girl Yvonne turns 19 on Saturday.
3. In the 1997-98 NBA season, Antoine Walker had 60 blocked shots.