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Nothing to say so I’ll write a blog

I really hate it when I’ve gone through all my email, read the blogs I subscribe to, check whatever else, and then sit here thinking about what I could write and I can’t think of anything good.

So I’ll write anyway.

Hmmm. B’s computer hums really loud. Thats actually all I hear. I actually sat and listened for a minute. Is that grasping for straws? Oh the wood in the wall just popped. that freaks me out sometimes, when I hear popping and/or cracking in the walls/ceiling. Is my apartment going to cave in? Are there termites? Its just normal settling. Yeah, thats all it is. The air is warming up and the temperature is varried between the air and the wals so the walls are warming up at a slower rate, making the wood expand. Or contract. Which is it? I don’t remember. Oh man would my chemistry teacher be disappointed? Or would that be my physics teacher?

I always liked physics better. I was always so visual oh there;s a really loud pop in the ceiling. Anyway, physics and geometry were always my favorites. Dave actually guessed that I was good at geometry on Friday when he told me to turn left about 45 degrees and I nailed the angle. I guess thats why I was good at pool.

I miss pool. So many little intricasies. Angles and speed and english and thinking how the english on the cue ball will affect the object ball or the angle coming off the rails, man I miss my old bank shuts and extreme cuts and trying to snooker my apponent. I miss competing. Competing was always so fun.

Maybe I’ll join the goal ball team. It would be nice to cmpete again. But in goal ball you have to be pretty bulky and sturdy and I’m trying to slim down and tone up. But it would be fun. though they play on their knees and my knees aren’t in the best of shape. But I bet my future guide dog would like to take me to goal ball practice.

I haven’t had dreams about a guide dog. I’m gathering from a lot of the other blogs I read that people have dreams about their guide dog and school and stuff right before they go and right after they get back.

I don’t remember my dreams much. Its really rare to wake up and remember a dream. My Grandma tells me about some of her dreams and the one she told me Friday gave me the chills and made me afraid to shower, but I’m not gonna post it cuz it was too freaky.

I’m going to Grandma’s today. I forgot to get the peach pie so we have to stop and get that first. I wonder when the baseball game is on.

The stupid Yankees won last night. I’m hating this World Series.

Do you think poker is something that should be on ESPN? They call it the World Series of poker. I don’t understand it. Its a card game. B said its competition, so it belongs on ESPN. He used to tell me its no different than pool being on ESPN. I think pool belongs on ESPN though. Maybe thats just cuz I like pool.

I think there has to be a way for blind people to play pool. How did I get back on pool? See I was trying to just ramble on finding ways to segway into another topic and here I am back at pool.

One of the bloggers wishes her dog could get in the pool. I’m gonna have to figure out a way for my dog to swim too. I wonder if there are any doggy pools, though I wouldn’ want me dog to be in a pool with just any other dog.

Other dogs are mean. I read blogs about other dogs and other dogs scare me. If anyone or any dog hurts my dog, oooh hell noooo there would be hell to pay.

Oh crap its time to pay rent. Man I hate rent paying. There goes all that money! Bye bye money! People say “buy a house”. But I like renting. Anything breaks, they fix it, for free! Well I know its included in the rent, but ya know. I don’t have credit cards, how would I pay for a broken a/c or fridge?

I want to finally turn the a/c off for good. Its November already and we still have the a/c on at leat we did last night for a bit. This is when everyone gets sick, cuz it cools off and then warms up and cools off an warms up and cools off and warms up. Ah, the desert. We’re special here, we don’t even change our clocks.

My talking watch automatically changes itself for DST. It doesn’t know it lives in Arizona. My phone and computer know not to change. Now all the cable tv shows will be on at different times. I hate DST. It has no meaning for me. DST. Don’t say that? DST. Don’t sit there.

I couldn’t just sit here. Thats why I had to write a blog about nothing. Oh duh, I could have been importing books. Ok maybe I’ll do that now. Heard the email ding quite a few times. Lets start the whole thing over…check emails, get caught up on reading list, check whatever other site…hahaha.

Ok. So sorry. If you stuck with this blog till now, you know I’m a little wacky 😉

Though you probably already knew that hehehe hahahaha hehehehe!

Oh yeah, I don’t feel like diting, so sorry for typos. Typos are funny on a screenreader. Oh no, I could strt rambling again. no no no! The lady in the lobby afraid of the dog no no no, Karen walks away yes yes yes LOLOL!

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Things are ramping up, getting busy

Today I start the workouts at Saavi. Its such a coolthing. They’ve had exersise machines donated to them, and they have two work out rooms. One is a weight room and the other, cardio. Today I’ll do an evaluation and some minor things, I think. Dave and I did O&M there on Friday, so I know my way around. I’ll be meeting with my idol, my role model. She is a gold medal winning parolympian in the sport of Goalball. Goalball is a sport for the blind, developed after WWI after the men came home blinded. Its a game played on a gym floor, with ropes laid down for positioning, and 2 goals. There are 3 people to a team, and its played kneeling on the floor, with a soccor sized ball with bells inside. The players try and score goals while not letting the other team score goals. When I found out about this girl, I was just in awe. I’ll be working with her for 6 weeks, while the other trainer, a sighted guy, does some blind fold training. I’m so excited to be working out, finally getting in shape. To have a safe place to work out is such a nice thing!

It is also very serendipitous how it happened. I was looking in to getting a guide dog last week, when I got the call for the exersise starting up. If I’m going to get a dog, I have to build up my stamina and this is getting me on my way.

I had gotten really fatigued a few weeks ago, mixed in with some depression, and it led me to take some time away from Saavi and rest. So, now I’m behind in my braille, which I have to catch up on tomorrow, for class on Wednesday. Time to get back in action, time to stop slacking. If I’m going to get a guide dog, there can be no more slacking lol.

The workouts are right along with the doggy diaries, but I didn’t title this under the doggy diaries yet because I want to start at the beginning on how that is developing. Right now I’m just getting used to blogging again haha. I don’t een think anyone is reading, so I feel like I’m just talking to myself hahaha! I don’t feel like going back and editing, so I won’t 😉

Oh yeah, talking about Goalball reminds me of something I just recently realized. Most of the “blind stuff” like guide dogs, canes, blind sports etc, seem to have come to fuition because of the blinded servicemen from WWI. I remember talking to someone about horrible events like wars and hurricanes and stuff, and how one finds faith even though those terrible things have happened. She tried to explain to me that wonderful things came out of war, and I just didn’t see it. Well, this is a great example…without those men who were blinded, would the blind have so many wonderful things to help them acheive a wonderful life today? Some interesting food for thought. I know I’m grateful for them, and they certainly didn’t lose their vision in vein.

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