Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Wow... that was like a month ago

Yeah, so I had this great elaborate plan to document every part of my trip to the 51st Daytona 500 last month. Today is March 18th and the race at Daytona was February 15th, so I'm a little late with all that stuff.

I really did have a great plan for everything. I was gonna talk about walking through the Daytona Fan Zone and seeing AJ Foyt a couple of times. I was gonna talk about standing atop the Fan Zone to watch practice on Friday. I was gonna talk about watching Smoke win the Nationwide race, the look of terror on people's faces during that horrific wreck during the Truck race, and sitting in the tv compound food tent on Sunday morning knowning that it was gonna rain at some point during the day. I could also talk about standing in the old victory lane where Dale Earnhardt celebrated his only 500 victory in 1998.

Oh, I had a bunch of stuff to talk about for sure. But, a lot of stuff has happened since I got back.

Combine school, and a playoff run for Camden that culminated with me calling the AAA Boys Basketball Championship game at the Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, and I haven't really had time to update my trip to the Great American Race.

I'm past the half way point for my penultimate semester of college, and I've got to admit I don't think I've really learned anything. It's like I've learned more about how to call a basketball game and design a website than I have anything sitting in a classroom. My choice for classes this semester was not as good as it could have been and now I'm having to deal with that. Hopefully I'll be able to pass everything and move on in life. And I'll tell you now that the summer is going to SUCK because I need to take 4 classes this summer to assure graduating in December.

There were no NASCAR races last weekend. Everything was on hold because the powers that be didn't want to compete with college basketball conference tournaments. Hey, for me it wouldn't have been a problem because my team was done on Friday. Hey NASCAR, next time you plan an off-week, just look at who South Carolina's playing to determine if you should do it then or push it back a couple weeks.

Anyway, I need to wrap things up for now. Apparently the USC Sumter faculty thinks its necessary for me to go to class today. I'm really kicking myself for not finishing school when I was supposed to.

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