NASCAR has basically become my life now. Well that and school, which I was doing to get into the racing area, but anyways, racing fills up practically my whole life. It does get very stressful sometimes and it’s probably one of those reasons that it did not make it to my list of things keeping me alive, because it has always been so much work, but has increased in the amount of work that it now involves. Before all that was really required of me was to keep explaining why I watched NASCAR and why it was a sport et cetera et cetera. It was annoying having to explain myself over and over and overall that’s not too much of an issue anymore. I have more NASCAR fans in my life now that understand that passion. My first year in college, I became an admin of a group, that is rather dead now. I was the communications admin. That translates to I was in charge of messaging the members on the race results and the newest points results for the trucks, nationwide, and Cup series. It doesn’t seem like much, but mixed with keeping up with school it became a hassle. Even then, things were fairly simple. I didn’t watch practice or Race Hub, or RaceDay, or really any of those parts of the racing televised stuff. On occasion I would watch practice, but you were more likely to see me watching qualifying than the rest of it. Overall my race weekend involved turning on the television when the prerace started, logging onto Facebook, and half watching the race and half trying to do homework. Looking at it now, I miss it being that simple. Of course that wasn’t that simple then. It was a very complicated and a very random part of my life. Now, ironically enough, I am still sort of in charge of communication stuff with the race chat recap stuff. But now, I have to be on call for if Bobby or Kasey will be on NASCAR Now, Race Hub, RaceDay, practice or qualifying interviews, et cetera and putting up videos on YouTube. I cannot tell you how many DVDs I have gone through trying to record everything. It was nice having the recaps sent to me and then editing them the next day, because it was easy to work around then having to be stuck in front of my computer not being able to eat or get a drink just in case my internet goes out and I miss copying and pasting something. I think the thing that bothers me the most is that people just expect these things now. Everyone expects me to have everything recorded, to always now what happened in practice, to know where Bobby goes out in qualifying, et cetera. I am not part of the team. It technically is not my job to know the answers. For awhile, I could count on Landon to get the Bobby interviews up, but now I am not sure that he is doing that anymore. Which is fine, I understand that he has things to do with his life. I guess my point is that maybe I wish some of you could understand that I have other things going in my life as well. Let alone it would be hard to copy and paste while at a race, so I guess no races for me. However, there is no one else willing to help me out, you know take shifts or something. Oh sure you all say you would help, but I know better. Yes a couple of you have helped me go back and find snippets that I missed when my internet cuts out occasionally and I thank you. I do appreciate it. I guess I just want you guys to know, that this may eventually have to stop. I will have to get a job and chances are I will have to work weekends, which means no more chat room. I will miss it terribly, because I love being in there with you guys, most of the time. Now remember that I do not have that job yet, just a warning that it will happen eventually.
I guess that’s it for now. I cannot think and watch the Pit Crew Challenge at the same time. Might write more later.