I have been staying up at my uncle’s place on the lake for the summer. Of course he wants me to look after the place, even though he suspects my friends and I are going to drink beer and have parties on the weekend. There is a little town about five miles or so away from his place and I went up there looking for a job. I ended up catching on working the counter at a place that rents movies and video games. They have a back room where they sell sex toys and porno movies, but I am not working in that part of the place. Continue reading “I Just Started My New Job”
I think every horse owner has the secret urge to climb on the back of their horse and just have it run a top speed. I get to do this everyday, because my horse is a racehorse. My horse has been conditioned for racing with the help of skilled racehorse trainers who have been working for years. When they first started working with me and my horse, we were only novices, and the horse barely listened to me. The horse and I have bonded since then, and when we ride together, it’s like we become one being speeding down the track.
When training with a racehorse, it is important to realize that you have to do just as much work as the horse. Continue reading “The Goal is the Triple Crown”
There will be a big race with all of the local racehorse trainers this weekend. I’ve been preparing for this race a long time, and it is actually my first real race against other trainers. I’ve been having smaller races around the track for practice, but this one will really put me and my horse to the test. This is the moment where I see how much my hard worked has paid off. The horse and I have gone through a lot of hours to get on a level that was good enough to compete with other people.
Training to be a racer is something that I didn’t always want to do. I wasn’t interested in horses at all until one day, a girl in school that I liked told me that she liked horses. I wanted to impress her by racing horses. It was a pretty silly thing to do, especially considering that horse racing is no easy task. I worked at it, and I’ve become pretty good at racing. Continue reading “Racing Has Grown on Me”
Higher education comes with costs. I have childhood friend whose parents are quite affluent. He is working on his postgraduate degree while staying at a flat that has ample room. His parents are leasing the space for him. My parents are of the working class, and I do not burden their budget with my expenses for an education. However, I do insist on having a comfortable space to live in while at school. I am very happy to have found a room to let in Edinburgh from a landlord that provides very nice university flats. The space is affordable, clean and comfortable.
My childhood friend has enough room in his flat to host another family if he wanted to. I'm not complaining. I insisted on a private bath for the room to let in Edinburgh that I found. I could have saved even more money by sharing a water closet and shower with another tenant. My time in America kind of changed a bit of my European thinking on student flats. Well, over there they are called apartments. I spent the summer in America completing a studies program when earning my Bachelor of Science degree. I rented a flat that had two rooms, a small kitchen and a private bathroom. I was spoiled against dormitory living or sharing spaces when I got back home.
I had to look a long time to find a room to let in Edinburgh that was both affordable and nice. Some landlords are not too picky about tenants or the condition of their flats. I found a family-owned business that caters to students looking for a place to live. Their flats were all clean and very well maintained. They had rooms to let that had private as well as shared bathroom spaces. I chose to spend a bit more for the private space.