I have quite a bit I could blog about. Should I start with the most important, or the least important? hmm.
So I'm getting married in a little less than 8 days. Thats pretty sweet. It hasn't really hit me yet, thats for sure. I feel like I've been waiting so long that its more of a "Finally!" instead of a "yay we're getting married" type of feeling. I know, I know, I haven't waited as long as other people. But hey, we could have gotten married over the summer. hehe. I think the honeymoon will be a much needed vacation for the both of us. We've had a lot on our plates recently. A lot goes into a wedding. A lot more than you can really grasp unless you go through it- not just the crazy amount of things to plan, but the family dynamics that change as you get up to your date, and after. Things change quite a bit- you have your *own* family now, instead of being part of a different family. Priorities shift around, and I hate to say it, but allegiances change. First and foremost, you need to be attentive to your spouse. Everyone else falls behind that one person. (Sorry fathers, mothers.) We've come through some pretty interesting problems, and some amazingly wonderful times as well. I must say, we've done as much preparation as we can, for being married. You can read all the books in the world about how to be a good spouse, but it can't compare to experience. I just pray I can be the best husband possible for Rosemary. She sure deserves it.
Okay! Less serious topic. :)
So I went to the track last saturday and did my first race! It was a novice race, with 5 people in it. I aced both qualifiers, and smoked everyone to take the first qualifying spot. Then, in the main race, I got more nervous... and did lots worse. My best lap in the quals was a 16.5 or so, and my best lap in the main was a 17.4 or something. ha. So I got second place, but looking at the track times, I was fairly consistantly better than him (and I was reeling him in pretty good the whole race) but a couple of key mistakes let him keep the lead.
I was planning on going to the track again on tuesday, but it just so happened that Mike and a few others planned a surprise bachelor party for me that night. That was quite a bit of fun, and we played in a poker tournament. Daniel did pretty well, and I'm sure he'll tell you all about it :) but since I didn't get to go to the track, Rosie mentioned the next day that she'd like to see me race, and we should go to the track. I don't think I'd ever give up that opportunity, hehe (I love you Rosie) so we went, and it was a triple qualifier. There was no race, just 3 quals. They were for a big triple race next wednesday. I raced a *LOT* better than on saturday, and I got a few 15 1/2 second laps, and my mistakes werent nearly as bad. There were a ton of guys there that were smoking good, because they were qualifying for the big race, so I didn't qualify very well, but I still feel like I did great, for my second time on the track competatively. I'm having some problems with my gear, unfortunately. My power supply didn't work, so I returned that, and my batteries don't like to charge up all the way sometimes. I guess they are old. But man, I'm really starting to have a blast with this RC racing thing. Its a lot more fun to race competatively than to just drive around- the intensity and the announcer going just really makes it a much, much more entertaining time than just driving around.
Who knows, maybe next post to my blog I'll be married. :)