Remember back in grade school when ya had to make science projects for the annual science fair? Kids would construct a paper mache volcanoe, make a diorama and do other cutting edge science stuff. Yeah, I hated those science fairs. You see, I have always been kind of a crappy student. But usually my crappiness was kept between me and my teachers. My friends didn’t know how much I sucked…until these damned science fairs rolled around.
The projects at the science fair would fall into three categories. There were the overachieving nerds/obvious parental involvement projects. These were the ones with working parts, lights and special effects. The Mercedes and BMW’s of the kids science fair world if you will. These kids were pretentious assholes, and we were all jealous of their awesome projects.
Next there was the generic run of the mill, standard projects. They were well done, not so many bells and whistles, good enough to get the job done, dependable. The Volkswagens.
Lastly there was the shit projects, the Geo Metro’s. It sucked to have one of these projects, but they played a very important roll. They were there to make all the other kids feel good about their projects. These were the “at least mine is better than Rob’s” projects. Yeah, and this was the category that I fell into…every damn year!
I blame my poor showing at these science fairs on the fact that I am a terrible procrastinator, I have always been this way, It’s just the way I work. If there is something to be done that I don’t wanna do. That thing is not getting done until the absolute last minute!
Runners are generally pretty smart, hardworking and successful outside the world of running. Not me man, not me at all. I suck at real life stuff. In university we would have our annual athletic banquet and it always sucked when they’d call up the all academic team members. One year I was literally the only member of the cross country team that was not on the academic honor roll, bunch of nerds, But I could totally beat them all in a race. You see I am a specialist. If there is something that stimulates and excites me I am giving that sucker 100% and I’ll rock it (running, girls, beer drinking), but if it is something that is lame and annoying, I’ll push it aside and ignore it until it absolutely has to get done (school, taxes, shaving).
This is a fairly large character flaw that I have, I was hoping that with time I would mature and grow out of it. This has not happened. Case in point, I am currently sitting in Starbucks blogging and drinking coffee despite the fact that I have to move outta my house on Monday and I have yet to start packing or do anything about it…Sunday night is gonna suck.
So speaking of packing up and moving. I’m outta the Guelph, so I guess I gotta figure out where to next eh? Well this decision was actually very easy. If you have read this blog enough than you know that there is a city over there on the west coast that gives me a pretty good boner. Yeah, I’m totally moving to Vancouver. I have been to a lot of different places all over this fine planet of ours, and in my opinion Vancouver is the best city in the world. It is physically beautiful, culturally stimulating and has some of the best running I have ever experienced. Pretty pumped to set up shop for operation Rio2016 in Vancouver. Sure, I can barely afford to live in Guelph as it is, and Vancouver is about 10x as expensive, but we’ll worry about these details later. It’ll all work out, it always does man, it always does.
So as I get ready to start anew in Van city I guess it’s time to say goodbye to The Guelph. It’s sad, I have had an absolutely amazing run here in the Royal City. Guelph has been great to me, speedriver, DST, Moults, the whole community man, top notch city. I’ll take nothing but fond memories with me as I move on. I’m especially gonna to miss the dudes so friggen much. I love these speedriver bastards. Some of the best guys I’ve ever met… Cue Green Day’s ‘Good Riddance’ as I reflect on 5 glorious years in the G-Spot… *sigh*.
Alright, before I head out here, big shout out to my man Kevin Bourgeois, dude did me a huge solid last week. awesome stuff, supporting my cookiesandbeer habit like a champ! Cheers to you Kevin!
Alright, Cheers ya’ll have a great weekend.