Friday, July 21, 2006

One Quiz, One Project, No Sweat

Having taken the accounting quiz and turned in my first group project, I felt confident that I would score great on both. Now I have gotten my grades and they confirmed my thoughts. I wanted to start out strong and I did. Whew!

I could feel the nervousness in the classroom last Thursday as we waited for our quiz. Most people in the class had not taken a test in years. Afterwards, most of were smiling and feeling good, a few were worried and anxious.

Over the weekend I saw Pirates of the Caribbean. Great movie! I will being seeing the third one when it arrives on the big screen. Saturday I read and studied all day. I cleaned the house and relaxed as well. Sunday, I got in a good run in the morning and continued studying. I prepared a bunch of food for the next few days, so that I can quickly and easily cook it when I am hungry. Sunday evening I went up to the gym for a swim, but they had closed the pool, due to the rain and thunder. Luckily I ran into a couple of classmates playing raquetball. I love raquetball and had not played in years. So, I joined Adrian and Jason for a few games. My shirt was soak with sweat when I was done. The pool was now open, but I was only able to do a few laps, since I was so tired from raquetball.

Today I went and got my new drivers license, plates, registration, title, and so forth from the good state of South Carolina. It took a few hours of running around to different places, but now I am official. This is the fourth state my car has lived in.

One thing I found strange about South Carolina, is that they have no emissions testing. I asked about it and the woman did not know what I was talking about. I said something like, "you know...the place where you get your wipers, headlights, tail pipe emissions checked?...so that cars are not spewing out more toxic fumes than they are supposed too." Needless to say, all I got was a smile and a firm "no, we don't have anything like that here. Do they have that in MD?" This is something that will have to be instituted, if Columbia gets to be a bigger city.

The Tour DeFrance just ended yesterday. I don't think anyone from my class was interested in it. But an American won again! It was a very exciting race to the very end. The winner, Floyd Landis, will now be enduring hip replacement surgery. He has been living with constant pain throughout his training and the race, because of the arthritis in his hip. Crazy, is what you call that!

Here is some pics of Lance Armstrong's Team Bike and Time Trial Bike. They were on display at the Discovery Channel Headquarters, located in Silver Spring, MD. I loved visiting their lobby and looking at all the exhibits.

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