My Life as a College Student

Well, it’s been a while since I was last here so I figure I’d come back and reconnect with everyone. The last time I posted, I was just starting college and now I have just made it through the middle of the semester. So far I am happy to report that things have been going really well. I am doing well in all of my classes. I’m actually starting to feel like a college student.

One of the things I found out is that there is always something to do on campus. Not a day goes by that there isn’t something going on while I am on campus. I also have found the time practically every day to go to the gym there being that I have access. Unfortunately, since I am not a gym student (at least not this semester,) I can’t use their nice fitness center. However, I do have access to their weight room (which looks like a power lifter’s gym) and that is pretty awesome. I also have access to their track where I can walk around and stuff. That’s pretty awesome.

They also show movies here, mainly movies that are fresh out of the theater yet have not found their way to DVD. And it’s free too. That’s really awesome. I actually saw a movie on campus during Fall Fest (A Place in the Sun) and I am planning to go tonight since I am on vacation from work again. Tonight I am going to see both “Hangover” movies. I have never seen the original “Hangover” and since they’re both playing tonight, I figure that now would be as good a time as any to go see it.

However, there is a bit of a downside, mainly in the social department. I found that being a 33-year-old man in a crowd of students who are 15 years younger than you actually feels a bit awkward. Yet I’m trying to make the best of it like I do any situation. It’s still kinda hard I gotta admit.

But all in all, I am still glad I made the decision to go back to school while I still can, mainly because I’m sick of being stuck in neutral. It’s actually time to make something of myself and move forward. I will continue to keep you posted on any new developments.

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Blackcatloner Meets The Italian Stallion

 

This vlog is basically my trip to the Boxing Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Canastota that was held on June 12. So I ended up going on a little road trip with a co-worker so I could get my big YouTube video op there. I gotta tell you if you watch the video, you can get an idea as to how mobbed it was down there primarily because two of the inductees this year are very well-known celebrities: Actor Sylvester Stallone and Mike Tyson. Of course, Sly was inducted for his work in the Rocky movies and Mike was inducted because well, he’s probably the greatest fighter since Muhammad Ali.

It was really hard for me to get good video footage there because of the crowds. During the parade, I had to like fight my way through the crowds to get a good video shot of Mike Tyson as he was passing by in his motorcade. While I was getting that shot, an old lady was trying to push me out of the way. Sorry, lady but I have a job to do too.

Other fighters that were in the parade included “Irish” Micky Ward and Dicky Edlund, the two that inspired theĀ film “The Fighter,” as well as fellow inductee Julio Cesar Chavez and referee Joe Cortez.

Out of all the people that came through, only one did not march in the parade: Sylvester Stallone. During the parade, they kept him in the museum because they knew a majority of the crowds there were there to see him. In fact, security was so tight that not even the cops knew he was there.

He did however appear during the induction ceremony itself and gave a speech which I filmed in its entirety. However, I was too far away to get good video clips during the speech. During his speech, he gave his “It ain’t about how hard you can hit” speech that he gave in “Rocky Balboa” and there were plenty of people chanting “Rocky! Rocky! Rocky!” while he was on stage.

The only other acceptance speech that I filmed in its entirety was Mike Tyson’s. While he was giving his speech, he had to pause in places and it was sort of hard to understand him at times but still it was pretty good.

In all, despite the fact that I was too far away to get good shots because of the crowds, I was glad I went out there. It may very well have been my only chance to see a movie star. Well two because Mike Tyson’s in both of the Hangover movies (neither of which I have seen yet.) Hopefully I’ll be able to take some more road trips. It’s great to get out of H-town every now and then.