Sunday, January 1, 2012

Unofficial Mad Ants Blog - "It's Not Personal; It's Business"

Corey Allmond
Wow. I never thought basketball could be this emotional. You watch these guys play for five months and you tend to get attached to them. I honestly do not know how the players, coaches and owners do it.

The new year has brought a new team for the Mad Ants. Over the weekend, shooting guard, Corey Allmond was released to make room for Gilbert Brown. We have also acquired Darington Hobson.

I honestly thought once Walker Russell, Jr., Ron Howard and Darnell Lazare returned from NBA training camp, we would have this in the bag. But, even with the vets returning we have lost the last four games.

Like I have said in my previous posts, I do not claim to be an expert in basketball. So, I have to trust that the coaches and owners thought it was best for the team to release Corey Allmond. I just see a kid who really stepped it up and really shined the last couple of months.

Looking forward to watching a new team in the new year.

It's a New Year

I am so glad New Year's Eve is over with. I absolutely dread December 31st.  I remember as a kid loving NYE.  Our house was always full of music and good times on the weekends and NYE was the same. The older I got though the more I started to not enjoy it (much like most holidays) because it was all based around drinking and going out. I never wanted to spend $25 to get into a dance club that I would normally go to every other weekend. It was just not worth it to me. I have never been one to have a lot of friends and most of my friends have always had boyfriends or kids.  Then, when I met Joey it was a tradition to always spend NYE at his house with the family. I loved that because it was low key (my fav).  Even after Joey passed, I still spent NYE with his family.  Well that was until last year when I was not invited (first time in seven years).  Last year, I stayed home alone. This year the plan was to go to Olive Garden with a group of people and then go see NYE with Krystal and Russell Russ.  I went to dinner (see picture) and then bailed on the movie.  I just wanted to go home and be where I'm most comfortable.  So I came home at 8:00 p.m. finished up a book I had been reading, watched the countdown and went to bed.  And, I was OK with that. 

I have never made new year's resolutions.  But, I do have wishes that I hope will come true in the new year.  I want to work in a job where I feel secure with my salary and where I have insurance.  I do not want to leave my current job, but I need insurance.  I want to find some balance of happiness.  I am not sure how I will achieve that but I continue to work on it and at it.  I am going to be thirty three years old this year and I am still looking to find someone to share my life with.  That's probably my biggest wish right now. 

Happy New Year!!