Sunday, August 31, 2008

My Last First Day of School

So I'm starting my last semester of college on Tuesday. I can't wait!!!!!
I wish that I was already done because I feel ready to move on from the school phase of my life.

It is strange that I have been out of my parents house for four years, and I am embarking on my adult life. I don't quite feel like an adult, but in my experience I've learned that you never feel any different.

Saying goodbye to the summer is sad, I'm not ready for the cold weather and gloomy skies that accompany Autumn in Utah.

Despite my pessimism for the end of summer and the return of school, I've decided to write a list of all the things that the changes of the season brings that I like.

1. No more sweating in the blazing sun.
2. Fall clothes, so many more options.
3. The World Series and football.
4. Baking with Pumpkin ingredients.
5. The Broncos.
6. Halloween costumes.
7. Back-to-school sales.
8. Sweaters.
9. Tucanos, for FREE!!!

Ok, so maybe my list is a little bit of a stretch, but I'm trying to stay positive here.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

So I haven't had much to write about during these past few days. It is rather uncharacteristic of my to not voice my opinions or beliefs.

With summer coming to a close and school coming in my imminent futures I am faced with a strange and puzzling situation.

I do not want to face the real world, I do not want to grow up and become a responsible adult. Call it peter pan syndrome, call it fear, I don't really care. All I know is that it sucks.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Lucky Loux

I feel the need to inform the world of the story of my favorite former Salt Lake Bee Shane Loux. After spending four seasons out of the Major Leagues, Shane returns to the Big Leagues this time as a Los Angeles Angels.

Shane was drafted out of high school by Seattle and spent years and years in the minor leagues as one of their top pitching prospects. In 2003 Shane made his ML debut, and spent both 2003 and 2004 bouncing between Triple-A and the Majors.

He missed the 2005 season because of Tommy John surgery and returned to the minors with the Kansas City organization. After having another surgery to improve his circulation in his legs, he was not picked up for the 2007 season.

He spent his time coaching in Arizona until he got a try out with the Angels. He was assigned to Salt Lake, knowing that his place was working as a mentor to pitching prospects Nick Green and Nick Adenhart.

Yet Shane experienced an insane amount of success when he returned to organized baseball. He led the team with 12 wins and was on track to break the season-high wins record before he was recalled to the Angels.

Now he has his chance to show Mike Scioscia what he has left in him. I don't expect Shane to stay with the Angels for the rest of the season, but I am sure he will be there when they make their post-season October run, then who knows what next season will bring.