Wednesday, December 30, 2009

I Can Pass Part of the Physical Test!!!

That's right, folks; I just managed to crank out not 50, but 55 sit-ups tonight. 55!!! Better than passing! My goal is to eventually be able to do 80. I figure that I won't be able to do much better than the requirements for the running and push-up tests, so I'm aiming to wow them on the sit-up test. It'll be nice to be able to excel at one thing, at least.

In other news, I have acquired an $800 voucher for my remaining books this semester, so I will be treating myself to all new books rather than used. That may not seem exciting to most people, but to me, the smell and feel of a brand new book is second only to the heavenly aroma and texture of a book that is over 100 years old. Yes, once again I admit it, I am a nerd. A hopeless nerd with no desire to change.

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"Passage—immediate passage! the blood burns in my veins! Away, O soul! hoist instantly the anchor!
Cut the hawsers—haul out—shake out every sail!
Have we not stood here like trees in the ground long enough?
Have we not grovell’d here long enough, eating and drinking like mere brutes?
Have we not darken’d and dazed ourselves with books long enough?

Sail forth! steer for the deep waters only!
Reckless, O soul, exploring, I with thee, and thou with me;
For we are bound where mariner has not yet dared to go, And we will risk the ship, ourselves and all.

O my brave soul!
O farther, farther sail!
O daring joy, but safe! Are they not all the seas of God?
O farther, farther, farther sail!"

~Walt Whitman, "Passage to India"