Category: Five Minutes

Lying is popular.

A few years ago I wrote about Adam Silver and the harsh penalties he brought down on then Clippers’ owner Donald Sterling for some comments that he made. The basis of that article was that authority rarely makes the right…

The Greatest Year in Sports

I think there’s an argument to be made that 2016 has been the greatest year of sports ever. I know that’s a pretty big claim, but there are events to back my claims. The first major title was captured by…

Test Try #2

In order to move forward at my current job I have to pass the nationwide mortgag e licensing exam. I’ve taken it once, and the first try was far from where I wanted it to be, and I didn’t pass.…

The Drive To work

I went a really large portion of my life never having to consistently drive a long way to work every morning. The closest I was ever to it was the summer before my junior year when I worked at FS…

I Failed

I took the mortgage licensing exam for the first time this past Friday, and like the title of this column states, I failed it. I didn’t fail it terribly, I needed a 75 to pass and I fell just short…

Lunch time.

I grew up in a school system that puts a really heavy emphasis on the lunch portion of the day. Schools build their entire day around the lunch period. There’s even lunch recess, until you get too old and they…

I Need to Know What?

I just graduated college, as mentioned in previous columns. That means I took and earned 120 college level credits. That was enough to earn me a bachelor’s degree. I know a fair amount about a very small sector of all…

The Return

I went to my first Cubs game of the year the other day, and I was able to walk there and back. Chicago is finally starting to feel like home. I also went to Whole Foods and it took me…

The Comfort Zone

As aforementioned in previous columns, I recently made the move to Chicago Illinois. There are a lot of things that come along with the move to a new area, or a new city, and one of them for me was…

Aside

I’m a freshman again, but a real life one this time. I’ve spent one day in Chicago and I’ve already made the mistake of walking way too far to a place and had to pay to Uber back, because there’s no way I was about to do a 40 minute walk twice. It’s a very similar feeling to that of being a freshman in college. It’s a really weird, surreal feeling. Everything is new again and I have to start over in a sense. College this time is the job, and the people who are employing me are my professors, and the final grade is me keeping my job. I think it’s also the same in that a lot is going to change from the time I’m 22 to 26. I’m going to go from never having a full year of employment to 4 years of it. I think the thing that I’m going to love the most are all the different and new restaurants. That was arguably my favorite part of Bloomington-Normal as well, so I’m glad that I’m continuing on to a place that has great food, and a good variety of it as well. If anyone has any recommendations for places to try in Chicago I would be open to trying them. Another plus up here is this time instead of a Division 1 college team I get to step into a city rooting for some of the best professional teams in the business. It’s nice to get another 4 year look back on life and seeing what you did well, and seeing what you need to improve on and making the next 4 that much better than the previous. Aaron Boma DTHS and ISU Graduate