My first Shirt.Woot!

The Russian name “Спутник” means literally “co-traveler” or “traveling companion” or “satellite.”

I finally ordered mine yesterday afternoon. Last week as you might know, was the 50th anniversary of Sputnik. An amazing achievement in human ingenuity, it flew around and beeped over and over again… Nothing huge in todays terms but then, it was the only thing up there man-made and the whole world watched for it to streak across the sky every 96 minutes or so.

This 23 inch sphere lead to the creation of NASA, intensification of the Cold War via the Space Race, an eventual series of men in space and finally man walking on the moon in 1969.  A small thing the caused such a great stir in the world that even to this day some feel it was a spying device used by the Soviets to undermine something in the US. Poppycock of course but when you can get emotions like that from people after 50 years, you’ve definitely found a defining moment in history.

It’s just a shirt, but I’ve been pining over it for a while now. I got mine here.

Planning the fantasy; living the dream

I really must say that things all in all are pretty dang good. I’m flat broke, I’m about two shakes from leaving my job and finding something else, and school starts in about a month. Life is going well, really it is. I’m stressed, but not so much now, things are just floating along again, and that’s how I think I like them.
I spoke to Matt today, good things. Heh. He’s doing well and should be home for his R&R in about 7 weeks. I’m excited to see him and catch up on some “garage time”. He’s been talking to Ali a lot lately, so I think that’s keeping him sane. It’s good.
Erin and I had a great weekend really, for having a bad day, it went pretty well really. Friday we just chilled out, made a Papa Murphy’s pizza and just watched movies. Good things. Papa Murphy’s has great pizza, if there is one near you be sure to check it out.  On Saturday we started out going to the Butterfly Gardens in Indy at the Zoo. That didn’t happen, it looked like rain and I just don’t think that either one of us were really in the mood. We went to Broad Ripple and then over to the Fashion Mall, good things. The only thing I bought was a new shirt for church that night, since I had something on mine from lunch/breakfast/the day before. We got back to her house and crashed for a bit, then off to church. I’m kind of starting to like her church, but the sheer size of it is still a bit intimidating for me really. I’ll get used to it.
After that we headed to Street Dance. Quite possibly the coolest thing I’ve seen done in a smallish city in a long time. Kokomo has Ribfest, but I think this is better. We had fun, did a little dancing, ate a ton of food. Good things.
Yesterday was the first day of my boss being gone for 3-4 months at a contract site, this means that basically everything falls on me now. I’m the main point of contact for just about everything, it’s cool I guess to have the responsibility but I don’t’ know if I really want to have the stress and whatnot. We’ll see how it goes.
Tonight it’s off to the circus in Peru… Jake has a gig on the courthouse steps; Erin and I are heading up to see him and just chill for a bit… I gotta get back in my workout routine…
Anyways, time for lunch… catch you all later

The girls of Sociology

I’m at school… What more is there to say really other than the fact that I’m bored out of my mind. I just got done eating some BK and going over my L201 stuff. Business Law, what fun! :-/ I just wanted to write a few things in here and I’ll get as many as I can before I have to go to class at 7. First of, entitled “the Girls of Soc.” There 35 people in my soc. class, 30 of them are girls. Being that IUK has a 3:1 ratio, this is nothing new. But since this class started and since I don’t’ pay attention that well in class I have made a few observations about the girls in my class. First of, there’s H, she’s a typical college student, 19, somewhat pretty and slightly on the shy side. She seems nice enough but totally reminds me of Emmy, both in looks and in demeanor. There’s not a lot to say about her other than that really. The other girl that I have noticed, K, she’s a bit different. She’s 21 and from the Tipton area I believe. She is nearly married and has a baby. She doesn’t seem like the typical college student in that sense or because of the fact that Tuesday was her first day of college, ever. She also has this thing with noticing the way people act and dress. She seems very naive for her age and just seems like she has lived a sheltered life at least in the past few years. She made a huge fuss about the girl who wore a mid-riff revealing shirt to class, “Why is she wearing that, doesn’t she realize her belly is showing?” The girl wearing the shirt was perfectly suited to wearing the shirt, albeit a little cold out to wear such a garment. K also has a slight tomboyish quality to her, she wears boots, not black heeled boots but work boots all the time. An interesting person for sure. I’m sure there will be more stories to tell about them both as the semester drags on.
The other thing I wanted to write about was last night. I was supposed to be studying but instead, I talked to Emmy from about 11 til 2ish I think. We had a very good conversation. She made her “5 year old voice” and I was putty in her hands. We talked about us and where we’re going and what we’re doing. I’m encouraged but still waiting on a definitive answer. Only time will tell.
This weekend promises to be both exciting and dull at the same time. I am going to work on a computer for a friend on Saturday, then out to the movies with the gang I think, and finally to see some people sing Karoke at around midnight. Then on Sunday is the AFC Championship game. Of course I’ll be watching that. I should probably get to class now cause this post is probably getting longer than I intended it to be.
Can’t wait to see my surprise tonight! 🙂