Bud Sugg- Circle Event

26. March 2013 13:28

The circle event that I did included me and four other Ambassadores. We went to Strikes & Spares Bowling Alley. It was fun. Circle events are events that make students and their students have free time aside from all the work they have to go through. It’s a nice break for everyone. It’s a very unique thing that they do and always something that I look forward to every time I meet with my Ambassadores.

At Strikes & Spares we played two games of bowling. The two scores I got were an 83 and a 95. Of course, when I played, I was usually 3rd or 4th place. I went up against some really good bowlers! Mark and Ajan always share jokes together. They’re very funny. Linda and Chelsea are nice to be around.

If I had to pick my favorite part, it would be hanging out with my Ambassadores, sharing a few laughs, and bowling. Mark ordered some French Fries with Nacho Cheese and Ketchup... It wasn’t very good. I’m glad I got dinner before I went to bowling!

We had a little bit of trouble staying together while driving. I was able to figure it out on my own. I looked for her car and made sure to follow. I made sure to drive on roads that I was familiar with and find landmarks that I knew about.

I’m hoping to get a second circle event on a Friday night so we can go do karaoke. Every Friday night I do karaoke. It’s one of those deals where you can go and hang out as long as you want. I love karaoke because I love singing. It’s fun and I get to hang out with a lot of cool people. I usually go with some people I know from work at Sonic. And the food there is really good! 




Will- Spring Break!

21. March 2013 12:50

As a senior, I get to experience a whole lot of new things. One of which is how Matt, Carrie, and I went to New Orleans for the Best Buddies Spring Break.

The drive there was fun because I got to watch some of my movies, like Battleship and Finding Nemo. Matt and Carrie are awesome to hang out with. I’ve known both of them for a long time and I’m glad we’re friends. They are some of the best friends I’ve ever had. No matter where we go, we’ll always have a lot going on. 

The things we saw were amazing. The aquarium was my favorite. We also looked at some buildings that were destroyed by Katrina. Katrina was one of the worst tragedies that happened to New Orleans. It was hard to see the buildings, but it reminded me of what happened to us here in Nashville during the flood.

While we were there, we helped a church that my sister is involved in. We helped the kids out by cooking and building bookshelves, but I like cooking more! I cooked quiche and chicken potpie. I think the kids really liked it, especially the quiche, which I was excited about. The kids we were helping go to different schools. They church is trying to expand their program to a bigger house.

I got to hang out with all of the Best Buddies, and see my brother and sister again! I’m glad I got to see them because it’s been awhile. I had a really good time. With the Best Buddies I watched movies, hung out, got to know one another. Sometimes we got lost, but it was ok! While we were at the aquarium, we saw an orange fish, and we joked that we found Nemo!

Coming back was hard because it was so cold here in Nashville! I can’t wait to go back again. It may be awhile, but I know that I’ll go back no matter what. 



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