Sunday, September 18, 2011

Marathon

Today I attended the annual Miles with The Giant Marathon here in Thunder Bay. Not as a competitor mind you, only as a spectator.

It was quite interesting. I wake up at 5:30am, which is probably the earliest time I've been awake in well over a month (aside from staying up that late). I drive to the marathon, arrive a bit early so I can get a coffee, and set up camp.

The turn out is amazing; hundreds of people gather in front of me in the once busy city street. The announcer counts down to the start, and the massive crowd takes off around the corner (one can only imagine what an unaware pedestrian around the corner was thinking).

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

School

Well, today I moved to Thunder Bay. I'm currently repeating grade 12 for the second time. Most of my friends have moved to various schools around Ontario, so I've decided to move to a different high school in a different city.

I'm taking a 6th year of high school because for the longest time I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with my life. It's a big decision, and I never really found the time to just sit down and think about it. I've never really ever loved one single thing, I've always just kind of liked a lot of things. I thought for a while that I wanted to get into film production (in fact I was even accepted at Carlton University last year), but then I realized that there's very little money in it, as well as very few jobs.