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In Case You’re Interested…

In Life, Website on December 9, 2011 at 10:14 am

I just imported a whole bunch of posts from my old MySpace Blog, which apparently I used to post in a lot. I guess this is what happens when you have a job where you don’t do anything all day.

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Marathon Training: Weeks Four & Five

In Life, Marathon on November 29, 2011 at 6:59 pm

Week four ended with a 10 mile run. I was slightly worried, but it wound up going off without a hitch. I spent most of the run at a decent pace, and I also took the time to play with incline, setting the machine to a 2 or 3 for almost the whole time. On top of all that, I’m still on a nine minute mile pace: 10 miles in 90 minutes.

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Daily Advice

In Advice, Life, Movies on November 18, 2011 at 3:25 pm

If you’re blue, and you don’t know where to go to, why don’t you go where fashion sits?

Marathon Training: Week Three

In Life, Marathon on November 14, 2011 at 4:38 pm

My third week of training ended with a nine mile run on Saturday. It’s intriguing to me that a distance that 2 years ago as a feat the I was challenged to accomplish is now something I find relatively passé. I took about 30 minutes to relish the fact that I had run a pace just above a nine-minute mile, then started to focus on the ten mile run I have scheduled for this coming Saturday. Life moves on, I guess.

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Pleasant Surprises

In Life, Movies on November 8, 2011 at 4:52 pm

For those of you who have never Googled yourself, I have this story to prove why it’s awesome:

While attempting to see if this website is the top search result when searching my name, I discovered that, unbeknownst to me, I have an IMDb page. Say what?!?

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Marathon Training: Week One

In Life, Marathon on October 27, 2011 at 10:05 am

I set a random goal a while back: run a marathon by my 30th birthday. It didn’t quite happen, since my 30th came and went back in April, so I made an adjustment and decided to run one before my 30th year ended.

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Basketball

In Life on June 13, 2011 at 10:48 am

My dad taught me to play basketball. We played HORSE and Around the Key, and fought it out in games of 21. He coached my team when I was growing up, and we faithfully followed our local team which finished their first season the spring I was born: the Dallas Mavericks. We frequently attended games at Reunion Arena, buying nosebleed seats and then sneaking down when people in the more expensive seats didn’t show up. He waited with me to get Derek Harper’s autograph on a game-day giveaway tank top, and took me to draft day parties on the court. We fumed at the Kidd / Jackson / Mashburn fiasco, and joked about hunting down the Mavericks War Room when they selected Cherokee Parks in ’95. Our attention wavered when I entered high school, and by the time they made it to the ’06 Finals, he couldn’t follow the games anymore. I never got to talk to him about that year’s collapse against the Heat, or the next year’s humiliation against Golden State. I followed this year’s playoffs as best I could, fearing the stress and heartbreak that could come from another loss. Despite my fears I made myself watch last night’s game, if for no other reason than the fact that I could not watch it with him. It was an amazing game, equal parts stressful, exciting, gut wrenching and satisfying: a fitting end. I wish he’d been able to see it.

Building Sets, Building Students

In Life, School on April 1, 2011 at 8:14 pm

This is my site essay from my grad school interview that just ended.

I entered college about a week behind all of my classmates. I was at an event that my high school had been invited to over the summer, and wound up missing the first week of school. When I arrived, I realized that not only had I missed a couple classes, but I had also missed all of the orientation elements of our theatre program, managing to inadvertently become the outsider that no one knew anything about.

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On a lighter note…

In Life on April 1, 2011 at 5:39 pm

It’s my birthday next week, and I’m turning the big 3-0. Should be scary, I think, yet some how it seems like the smallest of all the changes in my life. I kind of want it to hurry up and get here so I can stop being an aimless twentysomething and start being a child-at-heart thirtysomething.

Interviews

In School on April 1, 2011 at 5:34 pm

I have my first (and hopefully only) grad school interview tonight. For those of you wondering what kind of grad school has interviews on Friday night, I have two words for you: theatre education.
It’s been on my mind for the past week, ever since I was notified of my appointment, but I had a stressful realization on the train ride there: I probably should have been studying for this.
Granted, I have been doing the best kind of studying possible for the past two months by taking the initial class in the program, but considering how poor my information retention can be, it wouldn’t have hurt to do a little cramming.
I’m probably just having the same sort of trepidations I had the day I took the LAST (which was the first standardized test I’d taken in twelve years), and I wound up doing just fine on that. Still, I can’t shake the feeling that I’m going on a job interview at a company I’ve never heard of yet know that I really want to work at. I guess we’ll see in a couple hours.