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Dominic Lount

Thursday, May 21, 2020

I woke up today and drove with my dad to Redford to pick up a play set for my sister. I then went inside for a little bit, came back out to pull weeds, and the I helped my neighbors put a TV into their car. Then I had pizza for dinner played some baseball with my brothers and dad.

ONE MORE WEEK, I’ve been waiting and waiting and high school is finally almost over. I bet I will miss it in the future, but for now I excited to be done.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Today, I woke up, laid on the couch for a little bit, and then hung out at my girlfriends most of the afternoon. I then went to my grandparents, ate dinner there and mowed their lawn. I then went home, played some family games, and went to bed.

I can’t for the country to start re-opening. I’m tired of life how its been and it’s about time for normality. I cannot wait to see everybody and have one last good summer with my friends.

Monday, May 11, 2020

Today, I woke, up, did my schoolwork, and then played some playstation. I continued to play for a couple hours until it was time for dinner. We had leftover pasta, and honestly it tasted even better then the day it was made. After that I had some blueberries for a snack, played a card game with my whole family, and played more playstation for the rest of the night.

It was nice getting my cap and gown from Utica, but at the same time, this whole graduation thing just still does not feel right. Maybe it will feel different when we have our “virtual” graduation, but it doesn’t feel like it can be all over already.

On a sports note, major league baseball owners have reached a proposal on starting the major league season back up in late July. This is great news, considering I am a diehard baseball fan as well as waiting for a sport to return (so I can keep my sanity). The next step in the proposal now is getting the players to agree on salaries for the season, which may take awhile. I just hope an agreement is made as quick as possible, so I do not go insane.

Monday, May 4, 2020

Finally, May here we come. If the school year went as originally planned, I would be savoring and enjoying every bit of my senior year in High School. I would be doing water wars, enjoying the nice weather with my friends, finishing up my final assignments in my final classes before we leave high school forever. Unfortunately, none of this will happen, and although I am sad, this is necessary and we all must take steps to save the lives of everybody.

Today I woke up and forgot to eat breakfast, just starting right away on my homework. Then I went over my girlfriend’s house for a few hours and returned home to eat dinner. After I ate dinner I went to my grandparents to rake all of the leaves, sticks, pine cones and dead grass out of their lawn. I then went home and watched a Star Wars movie.

I read the email about the virtual graduation and honestly, I am not as bummed as most people are. I mean it sucks we never get to walk across the stage and have everybody see you and be proud of you. But I feel like my family will be proud of me nonetheless, and I am claustrophobic so it is kind of nice to not have everybody not crammed into one area.

I ALSO heard that the teachers are hand delivering the caps and gowns. I guess it is okay to see my teachers again but I hope they do not come when I am in my underwear.

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

After a horrible sleep, I got out of bed and drank some coffee. After laying around for about an hour or two. I got a call from my grandpa, who asked if I could help dig some plumbing thing up in his backyard, so I donned my mask and gloves and got to work.

After around 3 hours, I went home and had a hamburger for dinner. Then for dessert that night I had a root beer float. The rest of the night I spent playing video games. So all in all not much for today, more updates on my boring life to come tomorrow.

Monday, April 27, 2020

I woke up today and got right to my school work. Today’s work has been surprisingly easy, and I got done fairly early. I then walked my dog around the block and went to a baseball field by my old elementary school to practice and sharpen my baseball skills with my brothers. Then at night I had some chicken for dinner and played a family game over a zoom call. It has been way to long, and being the extremely social person that I am, I miss everybody.

The NFL draft was better than I expected for our hometown Detroit Lions. They drafted a solid defensive back in the first round named Jeff Okudah. I really thought they should have traded down to get more picks later in the draft, but he should be a shutdown corner. I also love the second pick. Even though I thought a defensive lineman would have been ideal, it was for sure a steal taking possibly the best halfback in the draft in Deandre Swift out of Georgia, and probably too good of an offer to pass up. I like the third round pick the best, taking a defensive end Julian Okwara out of Notre Dame. He has ties to the team with his brother Romeo playing for the Lions, but he also has a very high ceiling.

I have been so bored I also joined an e-sports league on MLB the Show 20 to compete in a realistic baseball season. I had limited choices on what team I could be due to the fact I joined later than others, but I settled with the Pittsburgh Pirates, as I could not handle playing with the Tigers, as there is not enough talent at the major league level. From having a bunch of inexperienced developing players to have old struggling veterans such as Miguel Cabrera and Jordan Zimmermann, there’s just not a lot to root for.

Whew, that was a lot, I can’t wait for life to get back to normal!

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

I tumbled out of bed at noon (I slept 12 hours!!) and did homework until around 3 P.M. After that I decided I really needed to get out of the house, so I took a drive. I had no idea where I was going, I had no plan, I just wanted to drive and clear my head. I just went north and more north, until I was driving on all dirt roads. After I found a complete isolated area. I stopped my truck, got out and sat on the bed. I just gazed at nature. It felt nice to really get out, and appreciate all the things we really take for granted in society.

After that experience, I drove home, and my family and I ordered some pizza, my first carryout in 2 weeks. It tasted so good and I couldn’t stop eating. For the rest of the night, I watched TV and had even more pizza and played some video games for the rest of the night.

The NFL draft is tomorrow, and I couldn’t be more excited. It is so exciting to have anything sports related happening live, and I’m ecstatic. I am just hoping the joke of a franchise (the Lions) make either a GOOD pick or trade down to acquire more picks. That would put me in an even worse mood than I am in now.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Today I woke up early again for school, did work for my last 3 hours of the school day, and then went onto the newspaper zoom. I then had a quick lightsaber duel with my brother and thought the rest of my day would consist of laying around.

It turns out I was wrong, as my grandpa called and needed my dad and I to move a fridge into their house. So, off we went, I threw a mask and gloves on, and we got it done in around an hour. At night I laid around and watched “Terminator”. I hope tomorrow is a tad more eventful.

Monday, April 20, 2020

For the first time this whole break I woke up to an alarm. Today was the first day of online learning, and I was not ready. I did homework for my first 3 hours, which was surprisingly pretty easy, and had a zoom meeting for my english class.

Right after, I looked outside and saw how nice the weather was, so I took my brothers to my old elementary school field to play baseball. It was a lot of physical activity, and I was super worn out by the end because it’s the most movement Ive had in a month.

That night I had a good pasta dinner, watched my recording of “The Last Dance” basketball documentary, and went downstairs to play a wide assortment of different video games the rest of the night. I would hope the quarantine ACTUALLY ends on April 30th, but that’s looking more and more like it won’t happen.

 

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

I woke up at 1 (again), and ate some Mini Wheats for breakfast. I haven’t shaven in 3 weeks, and I look homeless. I went for a drive today at night but other than that, that’s all. Once again, I hope tomorrow is more fun.

No sports is also killing me, and video games are fun but not the same. I wish they could come back, I wish everything could come back to normal. Now I’m just counting down the days until the NFL Draft.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Today I woke up around 1 and I realized I had a ton of messages from my teachers. I was super confused until I saw the email from Mr. Leitz that online learning resumed, and that they were for actual grades now. Personally, I like this but I still have no motivation as senioritis has hit me in full force.

The rest of the night went the same as every night. I ate dinner and played video games the rest of the night. I hope tomorrow runs more smooth.

Monday, April 13, 2020

After a week of forgetting about blogging and school in general, and another week of spring break. I am back and nothing has changed. I wake up around 1 P.M, eat, watch TV and play video games every single day, and Monday was no different. I just hope everything goes back to normal as soon as possible. I’m trying to at least have a normal summer.

Friday, March 27, 2020

Day 12, I woke up earlier than I wanted today (9:30), and had zoom conferences for AP Statistics and AP Lit. I have done a good amount of work at home during this layoff, but my lack of motivation at home mixed with senioritis has me doing less and less every day, so I hope I stay at least a little motivated to finish out my senior year strong. I am not super worried though, because Governor Whitmer did say all seniors would graduate on time, so as long as I do what is required, I should be fine. My AP teachers are mostly concerned for the AP tests, but I thankfully am not taking any, so that is some stress taken off of me.

The rest of the day was spent eating and playing video games. My parents stocked up on some food at target, so I am loaded up in the basement (which is also my room), and I played games with my friends for the rest of the night.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Day 11, I got out of bed around noon, and spent the rest of my day between chilling on the couch with my family and playing o my PS4. At night I watched a couple of movies with my dad, and after that, ran up some games on 2K20 with my buddies.

This same cycle happens every day, and I do enjoy relaxing at my house but at the same time I miss my old life. Going places, seeing my girlfriend, seeing my friends, playing sports. It all stinks, especially since it’s my senior year, but everybody else is going through the same thing, and I am just going to have to be able to roll with it.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Day 10, I woke up around 11:30 this morning, ate some cereal, and went on a jog through the park. It was a very nice day today, and therefore there were a good amount of other runners and dog walkers, but don’t worry, I kept my six feet of distance and still was able to burn plenty of calories.

I then set up my baseball tee and net and did some batting practice. My season starts in June, so I’m really hoping this epidemic is over by then. I then pitched to my dad to keep my arm fresh, and even though he didn’t catch a lot of them, it still was beneficial.

I then took a quick nap and had pasta for dinner. Old re-runs of sports are being played all over, so I have been tuning into those to make up for having no sports available. I then played video games, as always for the rest of the night.

I really hope this is all over by around Easter, but my hope of that happening has faded. All I want is to graduate and to have a good, normal summer. I that too much to ask?

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Day 9, and today I didn’t do much except eat my three meals of the day, play board games with my family, and played video games. Maybe tomorrow will be more fun.

Monday, March 23, 2020

Day 8, and today was the polar opposite of yesterday, today was my worst day of this break. I woke up and like literally every morning, had that Cinnamon Toast Crunch. Then, I literally watched Youtube and played some PS4 the whole day. I did buy the new Star Wars video game, so that was interesting. Tonight looks like more of the same for me, every night over this break my friends and I all get in a group chat and play NBA 2k20, and we play until very, very late at night.

I really forgot about running, and I should really keep up on that. It really did make me feel accomplished in a sense. Also Governer Gretchen Whitmer made some power moves and now we have to stay isolated in our homes for three more weeks. With no outside contact, I think I may go actually insane.

The Olympics also got postponed, possibly to next year, but does it really bother me? No, I really didn’t watch. I just miss baseball season. Baseball brings me excitement, the start of the season means more to me that just a game. It brings the start to spring and summer, but all of that is delayed due to the great COVID-19.

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Day 7, today was actually a little more interesting, the best day I’ve had in awhile. I went outside a lot!!! After waking up and eating some breakfast. I watched a little TV and ran some errands for my parents. I had to drop off food at my mom’s friends, and then I had to drop off food at my grandparents.

After all of that I played some PS4, and had an amazing steak dinner, the best dinner I’ve had in awhile. Then I went to my girlfriends house for the night and after that, played some more PS4.

I miss being outside, I miss my friends, I miss sports, (the NFL draft is not even going to be allowed to have fans, it will be broadcasted in different areas all over America). I even miss fast Amazon Prime shipping, as it will take weeks to get anything. I guess we’re going to have to just ride this out and hope for the best.

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Day 6, and another day stuck in my house. I’ve been waking up at 11:30 every morning and going to bed in the wee hours of the morning, so my schedule is kind of screwed up, but I have no complaints. I ate breakfast and played with my baby sister in the morning, and binge watched different shows most of the afternoon.

I then played my PS4 for a few hours and came upstairs to binge watch more TV shows and movies. I hope tomorrow will be more fun, but there are still three weeks of quarantine so it looks like more of the same.

Friday, March 20, 2020

Day 5, and wow this is getting repetitive. I feel bad saying this, but if I didn’t have Disney plus and my PS4, I would probably go nuts. I woke up, ate Cinnamon Toast Crunch, and then sat around and watched TV all day.

At night I drove to my grandparents to pick up dinner, and then played 2k, and MLB the Show 20 for the rest of the night.

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Day 4 of “Coronation”, and boredom still looms over me. I did do a little more though today then yesterday. I woke up and went for a run, and then binge watched my favorite childhood show “Star Wars the Clone Wars”.

In the afternoon I tuned into some ESPN and then went into my room to organize my baseball cards. I have a few authentic ones that could be worth a good amount of money, and a few that probably aren’t worth a lot at the moment, but maybe will be worth something a couple of years down the road.

I then ate dinner with my family and then spent the rest of my night at my girlfriends house. The fatalities from this virus are growing in America and other countries, and to be honest it really is getting scary. Many people that are not seniors are also ending up in intensive care, and I’m really hoping all of this will come to an end sooner or later. Whether its a whole country shutdown or just relying on social distancing, we will just have to rely on the government to guide us in the right direction.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Day 3, but feels like I

have been out of school for a month. I woke up, did some AP Euro, took a shower, and sat around most of the day in sheer boredom. I watched a lot of TV, as the NFL free agent market was still very active.

I had some pasta for dinner and spent my night playing PS4, I hope tomorrow is at least a little more eventful than today.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Day 2, but it already feels like day 23. I woke up and went for a run, going a little slower then yesterday due to being sore, and had a bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch for breakfast. and then did some AP euro homework. Then I laid around for most of the afternoon, stopping at Target to pick up my new Playstation game MLB the Show 20, which was released today, and then I loaded up with food for my pantry.

When I arrived home I played a little catch with my dad, and then came in and had some corned beef and cabbage for dinner (Happy St. Patrick’s Day!). I spent the rest of the night rearranging some baseball cards, and pondering what I would do for the rest of this free time being stuck in my house.

Free agency in the NFL was active once again, most notably with veteran quarterbacks Phillip Rivers and Tom Brady signing to different organizations, and I am just counting down until draft day.

Monday, March 16, 2020

Wow, surreal to think this would actually happen, but here we are locked inside for a month and waiting for everything to blow over. Believe it or not, it’s hard to get accustomed to–I am usually a very active person and being cooped up inside is not my cup of tea. But like most people, I am trying to make the best of it.

I’m starting to run two miles every day to keep my strength and endurance up, and I’m trying to eat a little healthier as well. Today, I had one bowl of cereal for breakfast, some fruit for lunch, and some chicken for dinner. For the remainder of the day I either talked with my family upstairs or played video games in my room, and I hung out with my girlfriend at night.

The cancellation of sports is really hitting me hard due to the fact that I am a sports freak, but at least NFL Free Agency will keep me occupied. These will be stressful times, but we all have to roll with the punches.

 

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