2008, basketball, college, freshman year, ku basketball, ku history, ku memories, spring

Rock Chalk Champions; an ode to 2008.

{my nieces, the future jayhawks last spring.}

{The “Miracle” shot.}

{Mass street mayhew celebration.}

{repost from april 13, 2008}
rock chalk, jayhawk…
last monday, april 7, to be exact, KU won the NCAA 2008 Men’s Basketball CHAMPIONSHIP.
the happiness which resulted after their 40 min duel against Memphis is not even possible to describe. you could feel it, along with hear it, through all the cheers laughter, running, and hugging. i don’t know why, but tears began escaping, and sliding down my cheeks when the buzzer erupted after the final second on the clock disappeared. i had tears after the 2003 championship game, when we lost to syracuse. its easy to conclude the reason for those tears, but this time it was different. i know i didn’t contribute anything to the game itself, but i saw something happen that i could have never imagined. we had won the NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP. along with the obvious emotions of jubilation, it dawned on me that our team was done. atleast 5 of our players won’t be here anymore & most likely 2 will also depart. it was a great way to end, but it… ended.
i love the game. i only played for 4 years, & i was only 9-12, but i have experienced basketball for a greater part of my life. i don’t remember a time in my life when i didn’t know what basketball was,yet alone, who the ku jayhawks basketball team was. I remember watching SportsCenter every morning with Jon & Geoff before school, getting off the school bus and running to play 21 after school, & going to the Holiday Basketball Clinic, & multiple treks to LATE NIGHT. basketball has always been there. … ku basketball is not just a tradition, its a family. and this being my first basketball season as a ku student, i was in some way, inducted. its about more than the game, its a way of life. i won’t only remember the scores of the games from this season, i will remember the hours upon hours i spent camping out for seats, the quirky comments written in the free for all about darrell arthur’s daily parking tickets, the 2 hours before gametime we would sit and watch the walk-ons warm up, how the band would start warming up exactly 47 minutes before the game started, tearing up newspaper for confetti, (sneaking in more than the “two sections” of the newspaper alloted,) but above all, i will remember the chills i got, everytime Allen fieldhouse exploded when the players were announced and the rock chalk chant echoed. the warmth i felt before the game, while i swayed back & forth singing the alma mater, can never be created anywhere else…the energy felt on Mass Street the night of the championship quickly reminded me of the present & my tears of happiness/sadness disappeared & the celebration proceeded. it was a night i will honestly never forget.–

i can’t believe its been a year already.
so nostalgic.

xo-

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fall 2008, freshman year, ku memories, little reminders of life, love

Once.

i haven’t had the chance to see this film yet… but i listen to the soundtrack any chance i get. my thanksgiving break to do list definitely includes getting my paws on a copy of this film and watching it while sipping on some warm apple cider. sounds like a wonderful idea to me!
you should, too.
{Check out the Once trailer, below}

{definitely check out the soundtrack, you can listen to it below.}
http://media.imeem.com/pl/wwMrWzy8Ye/aus=false/

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freshman year, summer

baby im gonna miss you.

i can finally rest. finals are finished. the moving out of the dorms is done. & in all the hub-bub and chaos, i managed to clean out my car. & when i say clean out, i mean scrub, vacuum, the whole shaBANG. glorious….this being productive feeling is just GLORIOUS.

its crazy how much i miss KU already. even with all its ups & downs… many good times were had. thats for sure. 🙂








i miss some of my friends already. this could be a LONGGG summer.

“Don’t be dismayed at goodbyes, a farewell is necessary before you can meet again and meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends.”
-Richard Bach

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finals, freshman year, ku history

watson, and red bulls, and linguistics–OH MY!

“Instead of studying for finals, what about just going to the Bahamas and catching some rays? Maybe you’ll flunk, but you might have flunked anyway; that’s my point.”
-jack handy
so here i sit at 2 a.m. in beautiful watson library studying for finals.

the stress is in the air and the coffee, red bulls, and pop are flowing strong. and the girl sitting in front of me has a very clever shirt which states on the back “20 ways to use a pussy” i kid you not. & that is all i am able to read from here. weird? yes. tacky? yes. most shocking shirt i have ever seen? no. anyway, my linguistics study guide is sitting here, mocking me. yea, the first half of the semester i didn’t understand is really starting to bite me in the ass. shit. well its ok. as long as im surrounded by good friends, plenty of dr. pepper, and can see the light at the end of the tunnel, ill be ok. in the meantime i suggest you check out this fabulous website i found & explore the place i call home 9 months out of the year. its really fascinating. if you take time to read this, i know you’ll love it. & if you need to put off studying for finals its a fabulous distraction. let me tell ya…
back to the books for now kids! until next time.

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freshman year, joy that little things bring, ku basketball

"And I’m addicted to the joy that the little things bring,,,"

today is a new day.
a new day, which i have also declared: a new beginning.
recently its been little things in life which have caught my attention & remained in the shadows of my thoughts. & its these little things in life i have discovered that make each day a little more bearable.
one thing i have continually had the urge to do is write. not a book,poems or anything in particular. just write. write about my life, feelings or anything which i find to be worthwhile to write. i love to read what other people write. and i have more than enough to write about, so why not…
rock chalk, jayhawk…

last monday, april 7, to be exact, KU won the NCAA 2008 Men’s Basketball CHAMPIONSHIP.
the happiness which resulted after their 40 min duel against Memphis is not even possible to describe. you could feel it, along with hear it, through all the cheers laughter, running, and hugging. i don’t know why, but tears began escaping, and sliding down my cheeks when the buzzer erupted after the final second on the clock disappeared. i had tears after the 2003 championship game, when we lost to syracuse. its easy to conclude the reason for those tears, but this time it was different. i know i didn’t contribute anything to the game itself, but i saw something happen that i could have never imagined. we had won the NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP. along with the obvious emotions of jubilation, it dawned on me that our team was done. atleast 5 of our players won’t be here anymore & most likely 2 will also depart. it was a great way to end, but it… ended.
i love the game. i only played for 4 years, & i was only 9-12, but i have experienced basketball for a greater part of my life. i don’t remember a time in my life when i didn’t know what basketball was,yet alone, who the ku jayhawks basketball team was. I remember watching SportsCenter every morning with Jon & Geoff before school, getting off the school bus and running to play 21 after school, & going to the Holiday Basketball Clinic, & multiple treks to LATE NIGHT. basketball has always been there. … ku basketball is not just a tradition, its a family. and this being my first basketball season as a ku student, i was in some way, inducted. its about more than the game, its a way of life. i won’t only remember the scores of the games from this season, i will remember the hours upon hours i spent camping out for seats, the quirky comments written in the free for all about darrell arthur’s daily parking tickets, the 2 hours before gametime we would sit and watch the walk-ons warm up, how the band would start warming up exactly 47 minutes before the game started, tearing up newspaper for confetti, (sneaking in more than the “two sections” of the newspaper alloted,) but above all, i will remember the chills i got, everytime Allen fieldhouse exploded when the players were announced and the rock chalk chant echoed. the warmth i felt before the game, while i swayed back & forth singing the alma mater, can never be created anywhere else…the energy felt on Mass Street the night of the championship quickly reminded me of the present & my tears of happiness/sadness disappeared & the celebration proceeded. it was a night i will honestly never forget.

so heres to some of my favorite parts of the season…

-sitting in the student section for the first time, as a student.

-game nights with susan.

-my sign for darnell, which was well received. mario pointed and smiled and showed darnell!

-kansas basketball history night

-senior night.






-max and i’s dedication. & camping out.

-geoff coming out to watch the NCAA FINAL 4 game vs. North Carolina with me at Max’s



-the championship game & Mass Street celebration.





-the homecoming.





so that is just a glimpse of the memories ill forever have from this season. & ill have even more after tomorrow’s parade.
check these out from the 1988 parade celebrating the championship team.


crazy.
calling it a night, i am excited for the new days ahead. for it can only get better.
get ready for new updates (hopefully daily)…

&i love my jayhawk family.

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