Thursday, November 22, 2007

My Thanksgiving Post

So I haven't been around for a while. It's not because of any particular reasons, there is no bad blood between me and anybody and I'm not rebelling or feeling bitter. Life has just been hectic and I haven't had time to rather sit down and gather my thoughts. Luckily I actually got Thanksgiving off and surprisingly I get another day off tomorrow, so I decided now would be as good of a time as any to reflect on things.

So as the fleeting moments of the day slip through the cracks of time I have decided to take a second and really examine the things in my life that aren't driving me crazy. As of today Thanksgiving day, whatever the date may be I'm not all that sure right now, these are the things in my life that I can truly say over the last year I've been thankful for.

1. New faces and old friends
Over the last year I have met so many people, quite a few through hockey, and they have proven themselves to be a bright spot every time I'm dealing to well. I've also had the opportunity to get to know a lot of individuals who I already knew even better. They have been better to me than I ever could have possibly imagined, and I await the day when I'm able to repay the kindness they have shown me in a way that truly shows how much of an impact they have had on me. Among these individuals who have, I'm glad I got to spend some time. I can think of a certain short girl who I took more then my fair amount of road trips with last year who is going to be pretty high on my payback list when I make it big. I can also think of another girl I met this year who I still want to get to know a lot better (yeah I'm an idiot), but that's a totally different story and has little to nothing to do with hockey at all.

2. A Hockey team that actual plays hard (sometimes)
I haven't been watching hockey for a really long time, but I've been watching Tech hockey long enough to know the difference between a struggling hockey team that has a chance to win every game, and an under performing team that steps on the ice with no chance of winning. Watching a struggling team is more stressful, but it just feels good to expect to win and actually believe you can. This time last year, sure I was going around saying that I expected to win every game but I was at best skeptical about it, now I expect to win and I can't wait to this team starts living up not only to my expectation but also to theirs. Finally I have something to keep me sane as the Michigan Wolverines Football program lets me down.

3. A new coach in Ann Arbor
I am probably one of the biggest Michigan Football fans you have ever come across, when I say we, that's what it feels like. I identify with that team, my emotions are greatly impacted by that team, and when I get to the point where I expect to lose it likes me expecting myself to lose. That is way I thank God that come next fall there will be a new coach on the side lines besides Lloyd Carr. Don't get me wrong Carr is a good man and a decent coach but sometimes it time to move on. Lloyd Carr's time was about three years ago. But now there's hope again in Ann Arbor which that I can have hope again (maybe I'm not as much of a loser as I thought).

And those three reasons are why when I wake up tomorrow I can look forward to another. And to all those that made this year one of the best of my life I will just like to say thank you. Finally to my beloved Huskies, now is the time to get off your behinds, score some goals and win some games, and we can all be thankful together in Denver in April.

1 comment:

MeanEgirl said...

Aw, Rob Green. I love you too!

And um... dude, I tried doing my best to edit your post to make it make a little bit of sense... some of it I can't even understand though. From now on, when you write in the THB, you should pretend you're white. :)