Wednesday, February 07, 2007

What A Day

Today was a great day! I took a couple of exams this morning and they went okay. But the best part was when I walked outside after my classes and it felt warm outside. I had almost forgotten what spring felt like. I came home and studied for one of two more exams I am taking tomorrow. Then I could no longer sit inside. I got my bike out and hit the road in 70 degree weather. I had the best ride so far this year. I never let off the pedal for 30 miles of sunny skies. It was a perfect ride...I didn't have to stop for lights, cars did not ride too close, and even the guys and gals on the Base waved as I rode by. They must have been loving the weather too. So I got back home and realized that despite a stiff wind, I rode almost 2.5 mph faster than I normally do. This was a good thing, sense I needed all the time I could get to study for my second exam.

Next stop...NYC!

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

A couple of more days

Over the next two days I will wrap up four of my classes that I am currently taking. This leaves me with one online class. What does all this mean? Road trip!!

On Friday I am heading up the east coast to visit DC, NYC, and Boston. I am going to meet up with lots of friends and family along the way. I am really looking forward to seeing everyone and catching up on things.

In the mean time, I have secured my visa to China. I was able to get a multiple-entry visa which allows me to leave and re-enter the country as many times as I want and with minimum paper work. My future manager at Colite has given me the go ahead for a visit to Thailand and hinted at a possible trip to Hong Kong. I am so excited about it all!

Wish me luck on exams!

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Snow!!! ...well, sort of

In true southern fashion, school was delayed at the hint of the possibility that snow and ice may hit the area. This is something I had forgotten about the South after being away for several years. People freak out when the weather man suggests that it may snow.

I remember working at one of the grocery store's (Seessel's) in Memphis, TN for a couple of years during high school. I hated the weatherman (I know it should be weatherperson, but just go along with me for this posting...thanks) for telling everyone that it might snow. For me, this meant an endless sea of people at the grocery store stocking up on bread, milk, and other essentials, because "you just never know...this could be a big storm and you might not be able to ever leave the house again." Or at least this was the mentality of the shoppers.

I assumed that the grocery stores or local government had an agreement to give these forecasts every so often to boost sales or clear out access inventory. Needless to say, at the end of the proposed storm nothing ever happened. The streets were to warm to ice over and the only snow to stick might have been on the roof tops and grass. Now to the weatherman's benefit, there were two times in fifteen years that he got it right.

Having these type of forecasts are not all bad. Such was the case today. I got to sleep in and miss one class. Also, I know a weatherman now! If you work for a grocery store and would like to scream at the weatherman for the rush of customers that you had to deal with yesterday, email me for his contact information.