Saturday, July 16, 2011
First of all, I can't believe how quickly time flies. I only have two weeks left here! But at least that means I get to see everyone in the U S of A pretty soon. I managed to climb my way to the top the highest peak on the island and I took a bunch of pictures, but for some reason I can't upload them. So possibly look forward to a better story with pics about that if I can upload them.
This whole time I've been staying on this campus, there have been no versions of RAs. Withour RAs being present, and it being the summer where nobody has class the next day and there being a drinking age of 16, I thought for sure the campus would be unbelievably loud and crazy every night. However, I haven't had to ask a single person to be quiet at night and I haven't seen a single person consume more than one drink in a night. Well, now I'm feeling kinda stupid; apparently I have a defunct job at VT. Finally, last week I felt vindicated. I feel like my job is worth something again because if this was at tech, there's no way this would have happened with any of our RAs present. They finally did something irresponsible and boy, talk about go big or go home. These kids filled this giant tank with lighter fluid and wrapped it, fuse and all inside another container. Then they built this launcher thing that shot it straight in the air. They lit the fuse (which theoretically was supposed to ignite when the container was at its highest) and launched. It was supposed to go about 100 feet in the air...it went about 50. Luckily everyone had already moved quite a distance back. It didn't explode in the air like they wanted, but it did when it hit the ground. There's now a giant scorch mark on the lawn and I know which of my hallmates to avoid because they're pyromaniacs.
Goal for the next semester. Don't let my residents do this.
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Friday, June 3, 2011
On another note, in order to still be available 24/7 to my parents they’re making me carry my normal Droid phone (for international texts), a magic jack (for international calls), a local phone I got here (obviously for local calls), a Verizon Wireless Mobile Hotspot (which has stopped working) and my dad’s iPad (for emergency Skype sessions I guess). I may be bogged down, but I can contact anyone, anywhere in the world, from anywhere in the world...only by phone though. Since the hotspot broke, I still can't find reliable internet anywhere on this island. So, I just keep moving around from place to place. This blog brought to you by the business center of a hotel that would probably kick me out if they knew I wasn't a guest here.