I Just Started My New Job

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. Of course I am not quite old enough for that and I will not be 21 for more than two years. So I suppose I am not even supposed to be allowed in that part of the place. It is not that big of a loss to me, obviously if I wanted any of that sort of stuff I could find it on the web. The job is mostly easy. People ask me questions about the games and the movies as if I know all of that stuff. Obviously I know some of it and a lot of it I have not seen or played. I do not even have the latest game consoles, so if a game is not on the Xbox 360 than I have not played it. I get a discount on game and movie rentals, but that does me no good. I do not want to rent movies, my uncle has a satellite dish and it has plenty of stuff to watch on it. I did not bring my xbox with me and so being able to rent cheap games is not a big deal to me right now.

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The Goal is the Triple Crown

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. The horse can only run if the trainer is willing to put in the work to help it run. The trainer helps the horse get stronger with special diets and exercise. The horse learns how to jump higher and ride with a passenger on board. At the same time, the trainer has to make sure that the horse stays healthy and they as trainers are in good physical condition. The trainer must be able to withstand the speed and movements of the horse while it races.

I've won countless times on the local circuit, but I think it's time for my horse and I to think about going to the big leagues. There are 3 major horse races that happen each year, and each time the jockeys try to win all three of them. Many have tried to win all three races, only to come up short by one. Last year one lucky horse and jockey finally won all three races after many years of it never happening. When I saw the winning jockey and horse take the trophy, I couldn't help but think that it should have been me.

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Racing Has Grown on Me

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. Sadly the girl won't be there, because she moved to another country. I still talk to her occasionally on the Internet, but she hasn't seen me do any riding.

I've been practicing riding for so long, that I actually came to like it, even without the girl being here. Even if I never talk to that girl again, I'd still do racing because its something that feels good to me. It's like I've discovered a hidden talent of mine. Of course, I don't know for certain how well my hidden talent will be in comparison to all of the other people who weren't initially motivated to ride because of a girl. Their motivations might have been a little stronger than mine, but I'm going to give it my all, and so will the horse.

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I Found a Very Nice Room to Let in Edinburgh

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.

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