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Drop It Like It's Hot (S&D)

by Brian Cook
(Larkin North, Stanford)

PREFACE: If you knew my coach, you would have nightmares about being late to practice also.

DREAM: I woke up to my alarm sounding, "SnoooooooooooooooooOOOOOP," from the song Drop It Like It's Hot, by Snoop Dogg. "What a great start to my day!" I thought to myself, but for some reason it was 1:00 p.m. I didn't think much of it, even though I had just slept through my IHUM and ECON classes; instead, I proceeded to climb down from my bunk and got out my homework, which today was to decide which water bottle had a larger volume. Although it was easy and obvious which one really had a larger volume, it took me hours to decide because I went to absurd lengths evaluating the intricacies of each bottle.

Eventually, I looked over at the clock to see what time it was...... It was 4:30.. Practice started at 3:15. "SHIT!" I shouted while running out of my room without finishing my elementary homework problem. I darted out the door and got on my bike. I rode as fast as I could in the highest gear I have, but I didn't actually get any closer to my practice. At this point, I was in full panic mode. Then, I really woke up to my real alarm, which was "Teenage Dream," by Katy Perry. Needless to say, I was drenched in sweat from that exhausting bike ride.

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