A higher power

I had written the beginnings of an LJ entry about an hour ago into the LJ web update form. (I’m using Linux and am too lazy to get Drivel.) The entry was really quite boring — mostly an update of my life — and luckily I was interrupted by a bunch of telephone calls. By the time I got back to my computer, I decided that I’d scrap most of the entry… and then conveniently Mozilla crashed and took the nascent entry with it.

So here is everything in a nutshell:
Went to Kristen’s wedding in Miami this past weekend. It was a blast. I am now a fan of Miami. Congrats Kristen!

I’m going to Microsoft this summer. I’ve been wanting to explore the Seattle area for a while, and it’s supposed to be beautiful up there in the summer, so it should be a good time. Also I’ll be living with Manu and Naveen, which promises to be awesome. And I might learn get some good ol’ south Indian cooking lessons from Naveen. Aww yeah.

I’m working really hard on a couple of papers. This means staring at my computer all day. I think at least one of the papers could be quite good but there’s the distinct danger of spreading myself too thin and having both turn out poorly. We’ll see.

Our soccer team made it to the second round of the playoffs for the second season in a row. There are four divisions of eight teams in the league, and our division was stacked: all four of our teams that made it to the playoffs won their first games, so four of the top eight teams overall were from our division.

To illustrate how ridiculous it was, as the fourth team in our division, in the first round of the playoffs we played the number one team from another division. This team went 7-0 with 39 (!) goals for. (We went 4-2-1 with 13 GF.) The match was a really exciting 1-1 nailbiter that we ended up winning on penalty kicks, 4-3.

Then due to a quirk in the schedule for the next round we ended up playing another team from our division that had beaten us 1-0 during the regular season. That match was a boring 0-0 draw — and we lost on PKs, 4-3.

Okay, I’m bored, you’re bored. Full stop.

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One Response to A higher power

  1. dianaca4 says:

    OMG I LOVE SOCCER. Congrats on your team’s success!