I hope what I write about life touches you in some way. I hope that what I go through helps you live life a little bit easier. I hope the words written here helps change something for the better. Read on, dear friends. Read on, and help me like I hope I help you.

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Sports, laws of physics, life

Okay, tri-sport season is officially upon us! Football, hockey, and basketball... all meshed. It's going to be a beautiful few months. Although, football season officially ends on the first weekend of February. Basketball ends in like March/April. And hockey can last until June. So, only three months of each year do I ever feel like there's nothing much for me to watch. My life is dull...

... Wait, it's the four-sport season! Because it's also soccer season right now, too. Life is beautiful. I have three football apps (just for Green Bay), a Detroit Pistons app, a Detroit Red Wings app, and two soccer apps, one for Arsenal and one for Real.

So, yesterday, my team was playing soccer. I was running after the ball, defending someone. Once I got level to her, I tripped over my own feet. To test gravity, I fell. And we're still good, gravity is still working. Because I totally landed so hard on my chest, I lost my breath. Now, I know how it feels to get the wind knocked out of me. It's definitely something I never want to experience again. So, anyways, I didn't completely connect the dots until I rolled on my back, wheezing. I launched myself up into a sitting position, my arms on my knees, sitting there, trying to catch my breath. Everyone was asking if I was okay. I shook it off and said that I was fine. Dan helped me up. I took a couple steps, then leaned forward, my hands on my knees, and tooke a few breaths before I stood up again and started walking. I did that a couple of times before we started playing soccer again, even though I said I was fine and we could totally start playing again. I'm okay. My head hurts today, and my shoulders are a little sore. My foot hurts a little. But I have Ibuprofen. I'm okay. I just need a few days of not playing contact sports and just some rest after work, and I'll be back 100%. I'm fine.

We have nine more days in Kansas City! Oh, goodness, the day we're back in Denver is going to be one of the best days of my life. I'm not kidding; it's going to be the last time we go back from travel, we won't have to deal with our team leader as much, we'll only have to interact with each other when we have to. It's going to be a beautiful things. And then, a week and a half after we get back to Denver, we go home. I'm so, so stoked; I'm way too excited for it. But it's still an amazing thing. Because I miss home, I miss my dog. And I am happy that I get to see the mountains one last time before I go home.

I'm sleepy; I wish I could take a nap right now. But crawling under the desk to take a nap is frowned upon in this establishment. Damn, and today's the day that I brought my blanket and pillow to work. Oh, well. I'm going to go home and take a nap after work. Because I can, and because I have a right to. After hurting myself yesterday (well, after gravity hurt me yesterday), I feel like I can have that choice.

Oh, well. Whatever.
Okay, I'm going to make like a banana and split. Have a great day, y'all.

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

#DetroitBasketball open season.... starts tomorrow

Right. So... How are the Detroit Red Wings already 8 games into their season? More importantly, how did I not know? And the Pistons open their regular season tomorrow. Even more importantly... WHERE THE HELL HAVE I BEEN?! I'm usually up to date on things like this!

... Wait. I've focused my sports dedication too much on the Green Bay Packers. (Note: The only non-Detroit team I like is my American football team.)

But... But... I just. I'm so disorganized. Mom said that my "Sports IQ" is slipping. No, I refuse to believe that. My dedication is too focused on one team. It's okay... okay. Because now I have apps for all my teams to keep up with my scores. We're all good now. Because I panicked. It's okay. And now that the Packers are headed into their by week this weekend, I actually have time to focus more on basketball and hockey. Okay. I can relax.

Oh, no! The Red Wings play at 7.30 tomorrow night and the Pistons play at 8. That's okay; I won't be watching, just checking scores every now and again.

Mom says I have been "poisoned by the Packer plague" and she hopes it "hasn't been too late to save" me "from being all consumed." I'm like... the Packers are the only non-Detroit team that I like (aside from my soccer teams). And it IS mom's fault that I'm a Packers fan to begin with. So, I don't know why she's complaining.

But I still can't get over the fact that I DIDN'T know when the Pistons' season opener was and that the Red Wings started their season and I didn't know. Like, usually I'm so good with this. Usually. Generally. Yeah. I keep tabs on the teams I like that play the sports I like. BUT... It's been stressful the past few months, so it's okay that I've finally slipped a little bit. It's okay. Things happen.

As much as I think I bleed Green and Gold for the Packers, there's still a part of my heart still for the Detroit Red Wings and the Detroit Pistons. Always and forever. Because the Red Wings was something I shared wtih my grandfather. And the Detroit Pistons because the starting line-up for them when I was growing up got me hooked, and fast.

Okay, well, I have to go get stuff done for American. *cough* Get off Blogger and make it look like I'm working.

Have a good day everyone.

PS, Packers lost on Sunday, 44-23, to the Saints... NOT OKAY with it.... I'm officially not talking to anyone who talks to me about American football... the loss still hurts and it's two days after the fact.

Thursday, 23 October 2014

(Some legends are told. Some turn to dust or to gold. But you will remember me, remember me for centuries. And just one mistake is all it will take. We'll go down in history. Remember me for centuries.||Fall Out Boy/Centuries)

First of all, I have to say, I'm keeping up with what's been happening to Canada. All my Canadian Blogger friends and readers, I'm thinking of you all. And for the soldier who got shot, may he rest in peace. I'm thinking of his family and friends at this time of sadness.

I think that it's crazy, what happened. I don't remember anything that's happened like this in Canada. I was talking to mom yesterday and she said that Canada is a peaceful nation; nothing like this doesn't ever happen. Quebec is my neighbour. It's crazy that it's so close to home for me. Everything that happened this week is within 500 or so miles from where I live.

Bless. You're all in my thoughts. I'm sorry about everything.

Okay, so. How about Kansas City Royals? They're doing well in the World Series. They're tied in the series with San Fransisco at one game a piece. Good luck to them. Three more games; let's see what happens.

We're about a week away from Halloween. I'm going costume shopping this weekend with a group of people. I don't know what my plans are yet for Halloween. But I still want to get a costume anyways, just to get in the spirit of things. I absolutely love the holiday. You get to get dressed up, be something or someone that you aren't. Even for just a day. If I were home for Halloween, I'd be going trick-or-treating, despite my mom's claims of being too old to go out. Mom, please. It's free candy. Who can resist free candy? Right. Nobody.

We have about four more weeks of the program. I am so excited; I'm so ready to be done with it. I miss home, I miss my family, I miss my dog. I miss my friends. I can't wait to be in my own bed, to see everyone, to be with people I know and love.

Honestly, though, I think that this program did me well. Even though it's cliche, it made me grow up a bit. I am definitely a different person that I would have been if I hadn't joined, a different person than I was a year ago. It's nice to see that I've grown up a bit.

Anyways, I'm going to go. I have some stuffs to do before I leave work. Have a good day, everyone.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

(Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light. -Albus Dumbledore)

Alright, alright. It's ridiculous. This morning, at 1:45 am, the fire alarm went off in the cabin that our three teams are staying in. I literally bolted up, confused for a moment. I asked "What time is it?" before I checked my phone. Okay. Well, I wrapped my sleeping bag around me and went outside. 26 of us were standing there, confused, becuase we didn't know where to go. As there was no fire, after five minutes, my team leader said, "Why don't we all go to the kitchen?" The kitchen is in a different building, so we went. I hustled so I could sit on one of the couches in the kitchen. The alarm was still going off, and it did so for another ten minutes. One of the guys running the camp came by and shut off the alarm. The team leaders went through to make sure that the cabin didn't smell of smoke or anything. So, about five-ish minutes later, the Kansas City Fire Department stopped by. I went outside and all the ladies of my team were outside the door. We stopped and stared for a moment. Then, the guy who shut off the alarm took two of the firefighters to check the fuse box. It seems like everything was fine.

But, four hours after the alarm was shut off and the FD left, the fire alarm rang again! At six am. I was slow in getting up because I knew there wasn't a fire. The alarm was getting faulty. So, I took my time checking the time, wrapping my sleeping bag around me and sliding on my flip flops. I headed back to the kitchen, sad on the couch, and tried to get some shut eye. This time, the alarm was on for maybe five minutes.

As we left the kitchen, two of the team leaders told their teams that they were leaving at 8.30 as opposed to the usual 7.20 departure time. Thank gosh, I got another hour of sleep. Especially since I lost an hour after the 1:45 alarm. I hadn't slept that hard all night; that one hour was the hardest I slept.
I am so hoping that we don't get a repeat, even though it does make for a good story now.

But, let's be real. It's annoying to have to get up twice in one night because of a faulty fire alarm system. Even though I knew it was faulty. Whatever; nothing happened, there was no fire, we're all safe. And that's what matters.

So, today, I'm working on stuff that's not office work related. I'm working on team stuffs related. And honestly, I would rather get that done, because if I don't, then there will be problems. I would rather do the stuff I have to do for me to graduate the program and for my team rather than the office-related work. To be far, it's also easier than what I have to do for the office. So, yeah.

Okay, so. It's just about lunch time, so I'm going to go. Y'all have a good day. Stay awesome.

Monday, 20 October 2014

Victory Monday

Happy Monday, blogverse!

Green Bay just keeps on rolling. It's been a stomping ground; the Pack won yesterday, 38-17, against the Carolina Panthers. It's another beautiful Victory Monday.

Well, that, and my best friend had her baby on Friday morning. A beautiful baby girl. She sent me a picture and posted a ton of them on Facebook. The baby is so precious, my heart melted. I'm just sad that I can't be home right now, with her and the baby. She's so sweet, beautiful eyes and a gorgeous little face.

So, yeah, it's been a pretty big weekend. I'm in a pretty good mood today, albeit a little tired. But that's okay because it's the start of another beautiful week.

I know, I know. I can't base it off the GB win. But I can have it be because my best friend's daughter was born on Friday. But, in reality, it's a combination of both. Moreso the baby than the win.

Mom's in France until Thursday. I'm kind of jealous; I want to be in France, even for just a little while. I miss it a lot. But I also want to go home first and be with my family for awhile. Because I miss them, too. This whole being away for ten months thing is kind of a thing. But whatever. Life goes on and whatnot.

Okay, so, I'm going to go before I get in trouble for not working. Although, I really don't have a ton of stuff to do... still. Oh, wow. Big deal.

Okay, stay cool, you guys. Smile big for the cameras and stay positive, no matter what's got you down. Mind over matter!

Thursday, 16 October 2014

big, BIG news!!!

Check this... my best friend (who told me the day I left for the program back in February that she's pregnant) texted me about half an hour ago saying that her baby is on her way to coming into this world. She said that right now, she's in false labor, but the way she's feeling... Her baby could be coming at any moment! Like, I'm so, so happy for her. Mind, I had a gut feeling that today was going to be a good day. And then, the bringer of good news comes and my best friend's baby could be coming at any minute. GOOD DAY!


SO... I'm sorry my post yesterday was depressing and whatnot. BUT I'm okay now. I'm better than I was yesterday.
I'm excited to say that Green Bay won last Sunday in a comeback win against the Miami Dolphins. And what a beautiful drive the final drive was.
Check it out:

I think I cried tears of joy when I heard this happen on the radio. And again when I watched it several times on my phone and laptop. It's such a beautiful drive. Final two minutes turned everything around. And it's beautiful. Aaron Rodgers is nominated for the Never Say Never moment of the week. If he hasn't won it already. Just because of that play.
Green Bay plays the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. We're going to beat them. Because the Pack are on a run and they have momentum. Plus, it's a home game, so they got the home field advantage. And the 12th man in Green Bay is AMAZING! Only the best fans in the NFL. Because we're just that good.
The Packers are now at 4-2. What a roll. Let's keep the momentum going and keep winning games. Because it's shaping up to be a beautiful season. 

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

(Oh won't you stay with me? 'Cause you're all I need. ~Sam Smith||Stay With Me)

It's a rough day today. I don't know. I've been having a rough week. I woke up Monday in a state of emotional distress. Well, not so much emotional distress as being depressed. I haven't really bounced back yet. I don't know why... I'm just in a state.
I haven't been like this for this long in months. It's been since January. Yep, it's been nine months since I've felt like this for this long. But, like last time, I'll get over it. Hopefully.
But let's hope, that unlike last time, I don't try anything. I have a good support system here, so I'm not all too worried about it. I just need to talk to someone. Because talking is good. I am not holding it in or anything. And when I talk about it, there'll be someone who can help me.
Let's be real, though. I've gotten over it without talking to anyone. I've gone so long putting on a front and not showing how I feel that I've faked it until I made it. Nobody thinks I can be depressed because I'm generally a happy and bubbly person. But sometimes even the happiest people go through it. Beneath that smile, you don't know the world of hurt or sadness someone is hiding.
I'll be okay. It's just a funk. I just got to put on a smile and fake it until I make it reality. It just sucks that I have to struggle until then.

Thursday, 2 October 2014

GO PACK GO! #PackersNation

It's gameday in Green Bay, Wisconsin. That's right, there's a Thursday night football game for the Packers. Against the Minnesota Vikings. Joy. But, like last week, we're going to win this. Because we're just that good. And Aaron Rodgers, Julius Peppers, Randall Cobb, Jordy Nelson, Clay Matthews, and Sam Shields are on their game.

I was watching a bit of a news tidbit on CBS this morning at work, while I was preparing my breakfast. They were talking about how Packers fans were obsessive. I wouldn't say we're obsessive. We're just insanely loyal and passionate fans. That's all there is to it. No obsession. It's our loyalty and passion for our team that we're behind them, win or lose, that those of us who live in Green Bay will go see the Packers home games, in sunshine, snow, rain... We're the best fanbase in the NFL. You really can't get better than that. We're Packers Nation - the most loyal and passionate fans in the NFL.

So, I made a bet with a friend of mine on Sunday, when the Packers were playing da Bears (I really don't like the Chicago Bears...). Our bet was that if the Bears lost, he'd have to send me an Aaron Rodgers jersey. If the Bears won, I'd have to send him a Bears teeshirt and socks. Well, I'm getting my jersey. Yup, the Packers totally blow the Bears out of the water, 38-17. The Bears did have a decent first half, but the first half ended on a foul note with the ball just short of a touchdown WITH a 15 yard penalty. And it just went downhill from there. The Packers held the Bears scoreless in the second half. The Packers scored on all their drives but their last one. It just goes to show that the Packers are still an amazing team.

Alright, alright. Let's settle down now. The Packers aren't the only thing to talk about...

I'm going home this weekend for a few days. It's a much needed break from all the stupid, messed up drama on the team, coming mostly from our oh-so-glorious (note, I'm rolling my eyes right now) team leader. He just loves causing sh!t, giving us corps members pretty much hell, writing us up and giving us verbal warnings for the stupidest of reasons. Somewhere in his mind, he thinks he's doing something right. But, looking at how the other team leaders act, he's really not doing much of anything right. The way I'm seeing it is he thinks he's doing his job because we're making him look good; we've got our shit together and doing our work above and beyond so that he looks good. When, in reality, he just dumps his shit and drama and his strong dislike for us onto us. Oh, and he tries to make other people's business his own and the other team leaders' business. Dude, what is my business is MY OWN business. Not everyone needs to know what I've done wrong or whatever.

But that's beside the point - the point is that I'll be home for five days, getting my head back on straight, relaxing, enjoying time with the family. It's going to be a nice break. Especially since I really need it. I have been looking forward to this mini-vacation for the past month; I'm so happy that it's right around the corner. I just have to hold out one more day. I'm getting dropped off at the airport early; my team leader is bringing other people to the airport tomorrow evening. I decided to go then, instead of having him go needlessly Saturday morning to take me. I'll just spend the night at the airport, relaxing, watching movies on Netflix, reading a book, listening to music, hanging out.

Well, I'm going to go... A lot of sitting here, doing nothing, until my meeting at 11 this morning... you know, in an hour. Oh, joy.

Have a good day, and a wonderful weekend, y'all.