Day 31: Reflections on Write and Run 31

I have one last confession for this thirty-one day challenge.

I didn’t run every day.

I didn’t run even close to every day. I did some type of physical activity when my training plan had me to do it, but most of it wasn’t running and it was definitely not every day. I played the run-almost-every-day game and it has its benefits as well as its shortcomings. In that regard, I don’t have anything to say about the running every day part.

I did, however, write every day. I cared much more about this part of the challenge so naturally I succeeded more with it. Continue reading “Day 31: Reflections on Write and Run 31”

Day 30: An Excerpt From a More Personal Writing

Or, I Forgot to Write Something that Resembled a Real Post But Had This On Hand

A few days ago Marcus asked me to write something for a school assignment. He was to find people to describe three specific situations in which he was his absolute best, and these people are to describe these situations in as much detail as possible. As this posting, I have written two of the three–both of which I found worthy of posting–and I’m at about 775 words. I have no idea how long these are supposed to be, but I hope his professor is looking forward to something pushing 1200.


[Disclaimer: The author makes no guarantee that the specifics of the story are accurate. The underlying principals, however, are.]

#1) January 2013. West Grove, PA.
“Is taking an AP Test without taking a class on it a thing?”
“Uhh sure? I don’t see why not.”
“Okay good. About half of the Micro-econ test is ‘basic economic principals,’ which we did for like two months in macro.”
“Oh word. That sounds like a pretty doable test.” Continue reading “Day 30: An Excerpt From a More Personal Writing”

Day 28: A Possible Topic Change

The Write&Run31 challenge ends in three days, and I’ll have some sort of conclusion post on February first about it and that’ll be cool.

Although I haven’t had much of a consistent theme to my posts, I want you to know in advance that I will be playing around with themes. From observation in the last 28 days, I’ve noticed–and I’m sure you have noticed–that not all of my writing is created equal. Continue reading “Day 28: A Possible Topic Change”

A Few Things I Wish I Had Said to the JS14 Hornline

As we all know, hindsight is exceptionally clear.

There were quite a few times when I had no idea what to say. Quite a few times when there was a problem I didn’t know how to fix. Quite a few times when I didn’t have good information to give, so you didn’t have good information. This led to more problems. Continue reading “A Few Things I Wish I Had Said to the JS14 Hornline”

Killing Your Own Dream

Or, I Paid a Lot of Money To Turn Down What I Thought Was My Dream Band

By any conventional standards, last weekend doing California band was a complete failure.

Not only did I fail to earn a spot, I failed to even let myself earn a spot.

Furthermore, it costs a lot of money to fly across the country and stay in a hotel just to stop yourself from earning a spot. Someone overly concerned with money, like my mother, would think that the weekend was not only a failure but a complete waste of time. Continue reading “Killing Your Own Dream”

Days 16, 17, 18, and 19: Band Log #WestCoast

To read other band logs, click here!

This band log is significantly longer than the last, because I drove significantly less.

Very few edits have been made. Those were for spelling, punctuation, and taking out things that seemed funny at the time but were actually a bit too offensive. Continue reading “Days 16, 17, 18, and 19: Band Log #WestCoast”