Water basketball (Part I of III)

Swimming in the pool is a common summer experience. When I was younger, I enjoyed playing with pool noodles, making mischief with water guns, and just splashing around, sometimes “aimlessly” wandering the shallow end. Oh, and making big splashes on the diving board!

After I graduated from high school in 2005, I decided that I had so much fun going to basketball games at Southeast that I wanted to play basketball in the pool since the Hillcrest pool had a basketball hoop. And I devised rules for a solo game!

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[M.A.P.L.E. V-26] #TBT: September 1 2005

Today’s post, given that it is Thursday, is an old journal entry from my first two weeks at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Thursday, September 1, 2005                                                                      Day 11

The day started typically—I finished transferring notes, and then went to CPN for breakfast. Today, I had Crunch Berries, an apple, and hot chocolate. The news was about Hurricane Katrina [if I didn’t mention, it obliterated the Gulf Coast on Monday, especially New Orleans] and inflated gas prices. I was astonished to see gas prices above $3.00 yesterday! This really startled me [as my tank was low at the time]. I returned to the room, prepared for the day, and then went to Brace Lab for some (research) work.

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[M.M.X.I.V. 242] Superfan – Part I

When I get involved in something, I often become fiercely loyal to it.  Some of the most salient cases of this are loyalty to sports teams, but there are other super-fandom situations that I have experienced recently.  This post gives the early history of how I became a superfan of my schools’ sports.

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[M.M.X.I.V. 232] August 20, 2005

As I mentioned yesterday, I had a Part 2 to yesterday’s post, regarding the idea of leaving a party in order to walk on a college campus.  In this post, I recall one of these incidents that happened precisely nine years ago.  Wow–to think that it was that long ago, yet at the same time, not so long ago!

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