Friday, August 29, 2008

Another Ride

I have been informed that my cousins are staying through to Sunday. I am downright exhausted. But I need to muster up some more energy from somewhere because my dad is taking Ryan and I out again tomorrow. We were supposed to go today but my dad had to run to Dearborn. I'm cramming all I can into this weekend as school begins next week. To top it off, it starts Wednesday, which also happens to be my birthday. Wow what a present. I received my class schedule in the mail and would you believe I have gym before lunch. I'm sure I'll have plenty of stories to tell.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Late Start

Just as I planned it, I couldn't get Ryan out of bed this morning. We were going to leave at 8:00, but sleepy head didn't get ready until 9:30. To top it off, Ryan didn't have any bike shorts to wear and I had none that would fit him since he is like 6 inches shorter than me. So on our way to the park, we had to stop at the bike shop on Packard to buy his majesty some shorts. He's sitting here watching me type so I can't say anything insulting. We'll leave it at that. Anyway, we had a really nice day. We rode for about three hours with subtle breaks in between. I felt really good today. It's nice to be able to keep my hands on the drops without the feeling of a hot poker in my shoulder. I was impressed with how well Ryan was riding. I must say he looked good on my old bike. It fits him perfectly. No crashes, no run-ins with motorists, and I only got the "I can't believe what he's wearing look" once from somebody when we stopped to refill our water. Overall a very very productive day. We may go out again later in the week if my dad can take off a day.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Good Competition

My cousins and I held our first Guitar Hero Tournament last night. For a nine year old, Andy can hold his own against us older (and wiser) guys. I've never seen someone's fingers move that fast. He was blowing us away with GNR's Welcome to the Jungle and also Iron Maiden's The Number of the Beast. Ryan brought his A game with Aerosmith's Same Old Song and Dance. Still nobody can touch me with Journey's Any Way You Want It which I played flawlessly. Andy was crowned the victor in the end.

Tomorrow is supposed to be really nice, so along with my dad (who has the day off), I am taking Ryan out biking. We're leaving really early and I know it's going to be a project getting him out of bed. He's supposedly really getting into cycling so that makes me ecstatic. I want to see him in action. He's been treating my old Cannondale well.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Settling In

I swear it's like I never left. Everything seems exactly as I left it, aside from my house being a few miles from where it originally was. I spent all of this week either hanging out with friends or with my family. This weekend should be interesting. My cousins Andy and Ryan are coming over tomorrow and staying for ONE WHOLE WEEK! I don't think I'll be able to handle that. These two have an infinite amount of sugar in their system and are constantly on the move. Now I'm the same way, until it's time for my head to hit the pillow. But these two just don't seem to lose energy. I can't complain, they are my blood and also my friends. If anyone sees me at school with gray hair you'll know why. We had plans to go to Michigan's Adventure in Muskegon but those plans fell through unfortunately. For my New York friends, Michigan's Adventure = Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


School starts in a couple of weeks and I'm actually looking forward to it. It'll be cool to be back with all of my old friends again. I should be getting my class schedule soon. I just hope gym class is not in the morning like it was for me this past school year. Terrible things tend to happen to me when I play sports before lunch.

Sunday, August 17, 2008


After I went out on my bike yesterday, I realized that I'm very disappointed with how this cycling season turned out. I had the intention that I would gain a lot of experience and participate in quite a few races. Unfortunately that didn't happen. I don't need to revisit the reasons why. I just need to focus on next season and prepare for it.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Missing Stuff

I am starting to notice that I can't find certain things that I know I packed. This happened last year too. There aren't that many boxes left to unpack and I did a quick look-through to see if I can find my stuff. I'm sure it'll turn up.

Monday, August 11, 2008


I just realized that in just a few short weeks I will be turning 15. Not to mention entering my sophomore year at a new school. Neither of the two is a concern to me. I welcome the challenges that both bring.

I also just realized that my profile was aging quite poorly and that I am still making posts with just my first name. They've both been updated.

Time to Paint

My mom asked me today if I'd like to paint my room. Correction, she asked me if I'd like it a certain color. Since the last debacle involving paint, I have been banned from doing it myself (just like the washing machine incident). It's amazing, to this day I still have to hear about me hitting the ceiling and the window with the paint roller. Needless to say, I do want to change it from its current BRIGHT white. I wake up in the morning and I feel like I'm in a museum it's so bright white. I just might choose blue again.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Up and Running

My computer is now hooked up to the internet. Blogging from a cell phone is highly inconvenient and downright annoying. Here's what's happened my first week back:

1. While helping my dad move furniture, I cut my leg from a little below the knee down to the middle of my calf. Yeah, some things never change. There was a screw sticking out of a can fill in the rest.

2. I was reunited with Briarwood Mall and of course California Pizza Kitchen. I ran into a kid that was in my math class last year. That was a little awkward because he insisted that he saw me in school this year. Hmmm..I highly doubt that.

3. I introduced the Blue to Michigan pavement. Went out for about an hour and came back.

4. Tonight is a family reunion of sorts. All of my relatives from Battle Creek should be here shortly. This includes my cousins Ryan and Andrew. I need to hide my Guitar Hero from them or thats all they'll do today.

I have so much to blog about I can't fit it all on one post. So I figure I'll break them up during the week.

Thursday, August 7, 2008


Did I really only have 13 posts for the whole month of July? Man I am slacking. I should be hooked up by Saturday.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Miserable Posting

I've been having to go on the internet using my dad's phone since Comcast hasn't come yet to hook up the house. It's really inconvenient to post so this will be short. I've got plenty of pictures to post once I'm up and running. I've been out scouting roads preparing for long rides. The house is pretty cool. More to come..later!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Question of the Day

It hasn't taken long for me to get reacquainted with my hometown. I mostly spent yesterday unpacking, but I did manage to get out. My friends in New York probably won't know the answer but I bet my friends here in Michigan do. Where was the first place I went yesterday?

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Final Day

Today's the last day. Everything is packed up and we're hitting the road tomorrow at 5:30 AM. I'm anxious to see what the new house looks like. I only saw it once and it was a quick drive by. I went riding one last time today with Chris, Dan, and Kyle. We got caught in an unexpected rain shower for about 20 minutes, but we had fun. I guess I'll be seeing everyone on the flips side of Lake Erie tomorrow. Peace!