Friday, August 05, 2005

Last Day

By Wednesday morning, the predicted heavy winds finally came into Madison. Sadly I had class until late afternoon so I sat in the classroom anxiously awaiting its end. When I got out to the lake, the winds were starting to come down a bit but not before I had jumped on a board and flew out. I came by Brock on my way out past the mooring field and he looked tired. Apparently, he had spent hours on the lake and had at one point try to signal Harvey (the Rescue Boat) to come rescue him. Unfortunately, they must've missed him and he eventually sailed back to Hoofers on his own.

As I put my sail and board away I received a call from Mark to remind me that the UW Kendo Club was to take Kiyota Sensei out for dinner at Imperial Garden. It's becoming fairly standard to take Sensei out on the last day of Kendo class so that we can try to get some of his students to join the club.

Once I got home from dinner, I spent the night studying for the final in my summer class. As I went through the stack of notes and papers, many thoughts came racing through my head. I took a moment to come to a realization that in the last 4 days, I've had less than 3 hours of sleep a night. There was my paper due on Monday and I've been studying nightly. I'm pretty sure this is vital to why I'm still feeling sick. In all honesty, it probably wasn't even the studying that was keeping me up. Throughout the week of Commodore's Cup, it was all fun and games. It's already the week following and the thing I felt missing that week has now come to the top. I feel that thing missing from my life is what's making me weak. I just can't seem to recover.

After a long night of studying, I biked over to College Library to meet with my study group. I am very thankful for the group study time as I finally pieced all the things together. I went into the final exam not feeling too hot but it turned out to be not as hard as I thought it'd be. The really tough part was the topic of Hinduism and all the Gods and beliefs that are inherent in the system.

I left the exam and headed over to the Natatorium where I changed into my hakama gi. At last night's dinner, Mark had asked me to come and help out in the class tournament that they were holding on the last day. I napped on the wood floor right up until people started showing up and then I warmed up with the group. My primary role was to demonstrate the proper ettiquette for entering a match as well as fight one round with Ellie.

I'll say this about the week, it was all too exhausting. I have to think about taking it easy this coming week and rest up.

Activity: 3 | Energy: 1 | Friends: 3

Blurry Kendo

You and Me by Lifehouse

What day is it? And in what month?
This clock never seemed so alive
I can't keep up and I can't back down
I've been losing so much time

Cause it's you and me and all of the people with nothing to do
Nothing to lose
And it's you and me and all of the people
And I don't know why, I can't keep my eyes off of you

All of the things that I want to say just aren't coming out right
I'm tripping on words
You've got my head spinning
I don't know where to go from here


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