Leaving it behind

In a few minutes, I’m going to do something I’ve hardly done the last month and a half.

I’m going to leave my computer in the basement in Russell. The iPhone will be enough for my trip to Phillipsburg. I’ll have it fully charged and the car charger can get me out of a pinch.

I’ve been taking the computer into Buffalo Wild Wings because it helps me keep up with things if I’m bored playing trivia or staying for a long time. The only problem with my Alienware laptop is the battery life stinks, so I ‘m tethered to a table with a power outlet near it. I need a laptop with more battery life, or an iPad.

I’m going to miss the first half of the Auburn-Kansas State football game tonight, but I’m not that concerned. There are nights where I really don’t care to watch much sports. It gets repetitive after awhile, although I’m sure I’ll listen to the radio broadcast on the drive back, simply because there isn’t much else on. The Buccaneers and Falcons play the NFL’s Thursday game. No thanks. If Atlanta doesn’t win easily, shame on it.

I don’t believe this weather. It’s 80 degrees outside. And the meteorologists are predicting close to 90 tomorrow. Sheesh. I wore long sleeves for each of the first two games, and now I’m going to be in shorts tomorrow night? I thought it was supposed to go the other way, but Mother Nature has her own schedule.

This will be the first time I’ll see Phillipsburg play this year. I was supposed to watch them at Smith Center two weeks ago, but my camera malfunctioned and I went home before their first match started. The Panthers’ varsity hasn’t played in nine days, and now they have a five-set match against a team from Nebraska which is usually a solid unit, but had a tough 2013 campaign.

I’m still on the fence about going to Buffalo Wild Wings this weekend. Part of me really wants to, but another part says no, hold off. I’m confused. And conflicted.

About David

I am a sportswriter for a group of weekly newspapers in small towns across northern Kansas. I grew up in New Orleans, went to college at LSU and wandered in the wilderness until Hurricane Katrina finally put me on the path to my current job.

Posted on September 18, 2014, in KSHSAA, Personal, Sports, Volleyball. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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