by, 08-23-2010 at 11:08 PM (1870 Views)
Catchy intros asides, the past few weeks have been pretty busy for me with standardized tests, new and old hobbies alike starting up, and an upcoming month with what seems like a million LANs scattered around the world. To start, Iím excited to say that Iím a proud new father of a new and wonderful addition to my family: Taylor. Taylor Made golf clubs, that is! With the help of the womenís golf coach at my school (friend of my family), I picked up a set of Burner irons and the new R9 driver along with a Cobra Optica putter. I started playing golf as a young kid, but for some reason walking miles just to hit a ball once every 5 minutes just didnít hold the same appeal as basketball, baseball or tennis. Iíve been going to the range with a friend a few times a week so I hope Iíll be in decent form to play with some members of my hunting club once hunting season opens in a couple weeks. Thereís nothing to scream redneck like a round of golf in the morning followed by some southern BBQ for lunch before an afternoon of dove hunting and an evening spent in a tree stand looking for that elusive buck!
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Unfortunately, Iíll have to miss the first two weeks of dove season (not the white ones at marriages for you People for Eating Tasty Animals) because the CS team is lucky enough to get to attend MSiís Beat It event in Beijing, China in 2.5 weeks followed by WCG USA in Hollywood - Michael Cera Version 2 right here! Itís been a rather trying few weeks of practice working with different line-ups for the next few events (MSi, WCG US, IEM US) but I think things are starting to come together and itís been nice to have people working in different roles to help improve our team chemistry regardless of the situations that we face. Here are a few pictures of the China venue where we'll be playing along with a few of the hotel where we'll be staying. I'm sure we'll have a lot more pics / videos once we get there!
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I also recently took the Dental Admissions Test (DAT) as I decided to switch from pursuing an MD title to attempt to become a DMD (or a ďfakeĒ doctor as Torbull likes to tell me). I made an overall score of 20 which is about the 80th percentile I think and slightly above the accepted averages at the two schools where I plan to apply if and when I stop being lazy. Iíve been doing quite a bit of shadowing of local dentists in all fields so hopefully Iíll be at least a competitive applicant! I will say I almost had a mini-stroke as the DAT gives you your ďestimatedĒ score immediately after you finish the test unlike the MCAT so I kind of freaked out when the numbers came up on the screen (sad, I know).
I guess that's about it for now outside of saying that I'm looking to take up kayaking, but I'm pretty clueless so if anyone has any suggestions on how to get started or what sort of a kayak to get, let me know below!