Tag: Cincinnati

On The Verge

It started on a Monday night. The humidity was thick, the ground was hard, the air was dusty. I rushed to the bench, apparently decked out head-to-toe in UC apparel – equipment hat, lacrosse t-shirt, CPaw shorts. I elected to play right field, allowing the new player to play my normal, left-center position. Without catching my breath from running to… Read more →

More Not Particularly Deep Thoughts

While watching hockey (why?) this weekend I noticed an African American player on the Canadiens team. Our office has often discussed the number of African American hockey players in the NHL, but I wondered how many, if any, African American NASCAR drivers are active. “I should write a book on the history of African American NASCAR drivers,” I joked. “It… Read more →

Not Particularly Deep Thoughts

I am certain that piano class will be pretty much the same as it has been each week, and probably a lot like last week since I didn’t make time to practice again. I will attempt to write this week’s blog different from all the other weeks, mimicking one of my favorite blogs, Thinking Out Loud. Of course I will… Read more →

Final Four Class

I am a day behind on writing this blog, and in general it seems as though I am a day behind. I guess that’s what taking Monday off from work will do to a person. Despite having an extra day to generate interesting material, I am a bit stumped. I recently attended a casual dinner party and one of the… Read more →

Flying Pig Sunday

I went out to watch some of the Flying Pig runners this morning. I figured it was better to do that than to keep lying in bed doing nothing. I almost felt bad that I didn’t run any parts of the 2010 Flying Pig when I saw all the runners doing their thing – pushing through, finding distractions, moving despite… Read more →

Story Time

Things haven’t been the best for me since, oh, January. Things have been lousy enough that I would label 2010 an ongoing no-win situation for me. As much as I want to believe everything is better now, as much as I implement the power of positive thinking, I am dealing with multiple obstacles that keep me in a constant state… Read more →

Before The Class

My older brother came to visit yesterday and we had some fun with the keyboard, showing each other what we know how to play. Of course, I can play nothing, but I showed him what I know how to do and he played a few things and spoke “music” to me. I asked him if he could read music and… Read more →

Day Two

Today started like any other day, waking up late and having plans to start a new diet plan, hoping for a quick fix. Today’s quick-fix was a cleansing that started with 32 ounces of salt water. I think I drank about 20 ounces before my co-worker sent me a message that said, “Let’s go to KFC and get the double-down.”… Read more →

Class-less Tuesday

No piano class tonight so I thought I would recap my wide world of sports this weekend. It might be better labeled wild world of sports simply because of the variety. On Friday my job required me to work the UC-Georgetown lacrosse game. Lacrosse is a pretty fun sport to watch. I determine a sport being fun to watch based… Read more →

Day One

Today marked the first day of my piano lessons. I received a phone call in the morning to inform me that 10 minutes will be added to each class to compensate for the lost time of next week – because we won’t have class. I ran over to the bookstore to buy the required text for the course and found… Read more →