After doing tryouts and working out/practicing for a week they selected the 2008 ShiDa MTC Dragonboat team. I was not among those selected.
However, a ray of sunshine is that they only selected 10 of the 12 men they need (plus a few alternates). They did select all 8 women they needed (and no, I was also not one of those). It was suggested that those desiring one of the remaining positions continue to work out and train with the team. It was also said to me by someone that a few of the people selected for the team cannot actually be here for the race (?!?!). So I have not made up my mind as to what I will do.
Part of me thinks that I have already spent a week doing this...why not continue for 4 more? I was lazy with school this past week and did not do so well on the 2 chapters we covered. That is not a function of my energy, but just general laziness and lack of time management. For example, today I do not work until 7 pm. So as soon as I am done with this post I will make my way to Mr. Brown's Coffee (where they offer free internet) and work on my Chinese for a few hours before I work (while having a very delicious honey citron tea they serve). Tuesdays and Thursdays are tight, but I can stay at school for 2 hours after class doing my Chinese and they come home and get ready for work. Last week I came home both days with the intention of taking a nap but did not and instead played on the internet. So, if that is the case, I can stay at home and do Chinese.
So after all that typing I think I have made up my mind as to what I am doing. Thanks LJ for helping me decide.
In other news, The Oakland Journal
has accepted for publication an article I wrote on the main differences between Chinese in Taiwan and China. I do not know when it will be published (probably Fall). I will keep you posted.
In further, more important news, as I type this rm_sister
is in labor having her first baby (and my third niece). I am hoping it all goes well...