I’m majoring in soccer!
I am going to Houston this weekend, and I’m really excited, because I’m going to spend the entire day Saturday at a soccer match! I am not big on most sports, but I love gymnastics, high diving, martial arts competitions, fencing, basketball (sometimes), and soccer! They are the sports I’ve seen that are closest to dance, and I really admire the refined techniques and skills of the athletes who do them. I don’t know that I’ve ever seen a professional soccer game, so this is going to be a lot of fun.
When I was a freshman in college, they made us play a lot of “getting to know you” games. In all fairness, they were trying to get us acquainted and acclimated, but mostly the games just seemed like exercises in being nosy (my college has a NOTORIOUS rumor mill). Anyway, I had the following exchange with one of my classmates while we were roaming the room with the goal of meeting ten new people and learning three facts about each of them:
“HI! I’M KARA!”
“Hello, Kara. I’m Jack.”
“WHAT’S YOUR MAJOR?!”
“I’m double majoring in Dance and French with a minor in Spanish. And you?”
“I’M MAJORING IN SOCCER!”
“Ummm… hmmm… Kara, I’m not sure you can major in soccer itself.”
“WELL, I HAVE A SCHOLARSHIP IN IT!”
“Ah. Well… And there you have it.”