End of the Year Banquet

Wednesday, 1 May 2002


the ban­quet clos­ing out the year for the fenc­ing team was full of good­byes, many se­niors and our head coach will not be re­turn­ing to the gym next year. a year from now i will be in the same po­si­tion, stand­ing up to give my farewell speech in front of the team that has been the on­ly tru­ly great thing that i have ex­pe­ri­enced while be­ing here. Notre Dame might be full of hypocrisy, but at least in the fenc­ing gym i can feel the pride and ca­ma­raderie that is sup­posed to be felt every­where. i’m go­ing to miss the­se guys. the awards pre­sent­ed were given to the ex­act right peo­ple as al­ways, and the gifts given to yves our coach were very nice. in a side note, i had this ex­quis­ite dessert called ‘spi­moni’ (sp?) and i think the wait­ress was hit­ting on me.


then we went to mccormick’s (the ‘INT’ stand for ‘in­te­ri­or,’ moth­er) and drank with the se­niors, played some pool, and ba­si­cal­ly had a last good time to­geth­er as a the 2k1-2k2 ND fenc­ing team. we’ve got some damn at­trac­tive girls on the team, and some mean pool play­ers as well. watch­ing game af­ter game and rack af­ter rack (not bo­soms, per­verts) through the smoky room i am con­stant­ly im­pressed with how much i suck at pool. i had my stan­dard V&T (vod­ka and ton­ic) and en­joyed the evening.


Thursday, 7 March 2002

is it be­gin­ning again? am i get­ting my hopes up? will she tell me? the new site is done. what do you think? i love. go­ing to McCormick’s with the team. good­bye.