December 29, 2003
I woke up at 12:20 p.m. Hey, shoot around wasn't until 1:00 p.m. -- why not take advantage of such a rare occasion. My knee needs to rest anyway, and because I don't usually sleep in, I was feeling kind of naughty. To get rid of that guilt, I staged a very short-lived sit-up contest between myself and my sister, Heather. To make a long story short, Heather pulled her lower back muscle. I had a quick breakfast of Captain Crunch Berries; I found the toy by sticking my hand throughout the box (psst, don't tell Heather). Chance got the toy, and Heather, pulled muscle and all, had to give Chance a bath. I left home and arrived at Haas to get treatment. I proceeded to the shoot around. After shoot around, I went home with Khadijah.
Once home, I ate Honey Nut Cheerios (see above for the reason why I avoided the captain). To kill time before the game, I decided on a whim to stage an Operation tournament. It was me against my sisters and cousin. Words were exchanged and gauntlets were thrown. Down the stretch, when I was winning big, it got ugly. As body parts were flung throughout the air, a tremor shook the table upon which the game lay. Was it an earthquake? Nay, my cousin was attempting to knock the game off its foundation in a futile attempt to hide his inevitable failure. Luckily, I caught the game.
As my sisters and I decided the fate of my cousin, I received a phone call from my mother. She was getting off the freeway and heading up University Ave. By default, I was declared the Operation champion. Quickly, probably the fastest I have ever moved in my life, we cleaned up the apartment (by throwing everything not bolted down into my older sister's temporarily unoccupied room). My mother came up and was amazed at how clean the apartment was. As she was about to enter my older sister's room, I told her I needed to get to Haas ASAP to tape up my knee. After my knee was taken care of, I stretched. I warmed up with the team. My knee felt a little better than on Saturday. At 7 p.m., the game vs. OSU began.
Have a Happy New Year and Go Bears!