Saturday, July 16, 2011


Real quick post:

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 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.


  1. That's hilarious mike. Were these pyromaniacs doing this on July 4th or something?

  2. Haha, no, it was their version of flag day...America's birthday isn't celebrated outside of the U.S.