31 janv. 2011

Bucket List

So I will start this blog with the apologizes of not having written in awhile, but I will give you a recap of what has happened here in Lithuania since my last blog!

So basketball- We did redeem ourselves for our last Euroleague game. We played Tarbes at home, and pulled out a thrilling 1 point victory. Our team played very well, and it was a good game the entire way. I personally think i played well, but think my defense is what I am most proud of.. I don't usually play that well, so I am very happy with my effort. Another win means more bonus money, so that is always good (Don't worry already spent it). So now we were left waiting to see the result of another game in our group. We wanted the Czech team to win their game, which means we would sneak into the playoffs.. unfortunately they did not win and we missed the playoffs by a tie-breaker.

This just goes to show, that you always want to be the one to control your outcome, and not rely on others. So now we do not have anymore Euroleague games, but our team exceeded expectations and we finished on a high note!

So now we have had a little more free time, and Amanda and I (Leesa... :P ) have used this time to cross off some things on our Bucket List! Yes we made one of all the things we want to do here in Lithuania!

We can now proudly cross off: trip to Vilnius (capital), attending a Zalgris game, and finding Amanda's family

I will post more about our Vilnius trip, as it deserves its own blog entry, but I know Amanda was very excited to get in touch with her family here, and they even came to one of our games! The Zalgris game was just like you imagine a crazy European sporting event.. things being thrown on the floor, fights breaking out, lots of noise, and the occasional F U chant towards the refs! The one things that really surprised me, was that the fans of the home team (Zalgris) would boo every time an American came into the game. They did not like not having 5 Lithuanians on the floor. I could not imagine playing a home game, and getting booed!

 Amanda and I on the way to the game.
 an action shot
 The crazy fans
Me and Giedre at the game!

These are just a few pictures, so you can all remember what I look like! 

In other big news.. I was told I am in the Dunk contest for the Lithuanian All-Star game... yes I said DUNK contest. I still don't really believe it, but all the girls tell me that they lower the rims and its an actual event. No I have no idea what dunks I will do.. I am just hoping I do not get hurt, and that I do not make a complete fool of myself!

I will of course blog about it, so you can share in the experience.

I promise to blog about my trip this past weekend to Vilnius, but that will be later in the week. Hope everyone is doing well and enjoying North America for me!

Until Next time, 


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