Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Random Thoughts... Ice Chips...

I'm sitting at home, the night before a long bus ride with the hockey team to St. Louis. I'm calm. I'm feeling a calm excitement as I get ready... I haven't packed yet. I'll do that later tonight. I'm not sure what I should be feeling right now. I want to get excited about this but I also know that it will be a tall order to come out of this tournament with a National Championship bid... St. Louis already has a bid to go to Nationals in Philadelphia by virtue of their winning the regular season title. And if they make it to the Hurster Cup final game, they, along with the team they would play, would automatically go to nationals. We are gunning to be in that game. There's a third way for us to have a shot to go also, but that's too complicated to explain right now. I just want to go to Philly... Now, I'm in an okay mood, but I'm tired. I'm beginning to feel like I'm run down. I want to feel good. The lack of sleep has made me a bit sluggish at work during the day. I've got to be up when I'm there... the State Joint Accreditation people are in town and are making all of the management types poop pickles because they're so nervous about getting re-accredited and to do so without any citations. They're here all week. I'm only here till tomorrow and after work tomorrow, I go to the rink, hop on the team bus, and ride 9 hours to St. Louis... oh joy... my butt can hardly wait for this... But it's worth it because I know what's at stake here... Not too often you can be part of a team and be called a 'champion'... Even if we don't win it all, I want to go to Nationals... the top 12 Junior B teams in the entire country will be there... I want to be a part of that... I guess we'll see...

4 comments:

Ophelia said...

Have a nice and exciting trip!

Riccie said...

Enjoy the excitement, sleep can come later :) Best of luck to yall!

Maggs said...

mik, shoot me an email and i'll give you my cell #...

Jackson said...

I hope you guys win mik! Be safe :)