I haven’t been able to find an internship yet, but I did land a job coaching soccer this summer which was nice. I’ve known for awhile that I wanted to get involved coaching soccer, but I hadn’t actively sought out to start until now. Its typical for coaches for any sport to start with younger kids, and I will be starting with the U10 boys at the Tri-City Storm Soccer Club. I’ll be working with two friends and teammates, Sage Thornbrugh and Ben Vuicich. The team will be practicing three times a week, and traveling to three tournaments as well. I’m pretty excited to get a start with coaching and look forward to meeting the team and working to help them with the help of my friends too. Regardless or what job or internship I end up getting this summer, I know that I will have coaching to look forward to which is comforting. I have to fill out an official contract before I can begin, which isn’t hard but feels sort of strange to do. I don’t feel “adult” enough for something like that but it’s not really that big of a deal. The coaching will start before classes are done, so I’m excited to transition into that.
Both times I’ve come home to South Dakota since starting the second semester of school, there has been heavy snow storm. It’s somewhat strange considering usually the Fargo Moorhead area is colder and has more snow than Sioux Falls in my experience. Both times I have came home, the weather has made driving on the interstate quite difficult and dangerous. For a majority of the drive both times, there was very little or no snow for a majority of the drive, up until about Brookings. Then things changed rather suddenly, and the roads became icy with snow blowing across the road and also covering the lines on the road, leading to very difficult driving. Luckily I made it without any serious issues both times, safely arriving at home a little later than usual as traffic was slowed way down. As strange as the quick transitions from spring feeling weather back and forth with the freezing sting of winter weather is in Fargo, it’s even more strange in Sioux Falls. It can go from 60 degrees one day to having a blizzard the next. I brought home some shoes to play basketball in, anticipating a pickup game outside with my friends, but it appears I won’t be needing them.
In intramural basketball here at Concordia, playoffs are approaching fast. They start next week already, as its the last week for regular season games. It’s been a long season for my team, the Swaggy Peas. We haven’t won a game yet, and have lost twice in overtime. We haven’t ever really been blown out however, we just can’t seem to catch a break and win a game. This year there was only two leagues- A and B. Previously, there was an A, B, and C league. We were in the C league which was nice, but with less teams participating it made sense to only have two leagues this year. That being said, there has been a lot more competition this year as a result of the larger B league. As a result of all of this and some unfortunate streaks of play, the Swaggy peas are winless as I said earlier. I’m fairly certain that all teams make playoffs, but we will obviously be the lowest seed given our record. If we win our last game we could possibly climb a spot higher, but either way we will be playing a very high seeded team. Playing a high seeded time could mean we lose out fairly early on, so I hope to win our final regular season game at least so that we can end the season with at least one win.
This past Saturday, there was a St. Paddy’s day parade in downtown Fargo. If you’re 21 or over, there was also a pub crawl you could attend. Being as that is not me, I know nothing about the pub crawl. I was however, downtown for the parade. I originally was planning on going downtown to eat at Rhombus Guys with Emily, as she was really craving a slice of their creamy alfredo pizza. In a moment of utter and total unawareness, I didn’t connect that there was both a pub crawl and the parade going on downtown and that all businesses would be packed. As a result, the wait to get into Rhombus Guys was around two and a half hours, so we opted to pop into Spicy Pie and get a slice to go instead. Although we hadn’t planned on it, we decided to stick around for part of the parade since the weather was so nice. The only issue was I hadn’t worn green since I didn’t remember the parade was going on that day, and as a result was the only person not wearing green for miles. It ended up being a pretty fun spontaneous time, and I look forward to coming back more prepared next year.
“Captain America: Civil War” is set to be released May 6th, which isn’t quite as far away as it would seem. That being said, Marvel just released a new trailer for the film, and in my opinion its fantastic. If you haven’t seen the new trailer yet, you should stop reading this now and go watch it before reading about it here and ruining the effect of the revelations included. The biggest reveal in the new trailer comes at the end, as Iron Man calls out to a seemingly unknown character who isn’t pictured on the screen. Then, a web shoots onto Captain America’s shield and we see none other than Spider-Man swing into the frame. I’m not super into Marvel comics so I’m not as knowledgeable about everything as some fans of Marvel movies, but this really got me excited. While I’m not a comic book fan, I really enjoy watching the Marvel superhero movies and think they are almost always really awesome. This will be Spider Man’s first appearance in a Marvel movie, so I’m pretty excited to see what his role will look like. There are also a handful of other Marvel characters that make appearances in the movie, so although its officially a Captain America movie, it’s much more as far as entertainment value. I already bought tickets for opening night.