September 21st, 2003

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Life got much easier on Friday, with my acquisition of a blue dot on my security badge. This means I can wear civilian clothes anytime except the school day, and have overnight weekend liberty. Both very good things. This was made possible in part by my 12:10 time on the 1.5 mile run that morning. I'd like to get it under 12:00. It's still better than the last physical assessment, when I ran 12:32, but lost probably a half minute because I had to stop twice to tie my shoes.

I saw "Underworld" last night with some friends. I was, to say the least, underwhelmed by the movie. I'm not much for horror movies, and this one didn't do anything to change my perspective.

Ryan's band is starting to take off a bit. They actually got a decent name (as opposed to "Three Guys and Some Instruments"). The Enclave has both a website and a cover to be checked out.

On the academic front, I got a 3.75 on Basic Electricity exam 4. Not too bad. The first exam in Electronic Fundamentals is this coming Thursday. I don't foresee any problems there. I've still got the highest overall average in the class, by a fairly healthy margin (27.75 points, out of 755 total available).

I successfully taught my mom to attach files to e-mails. This is probably the easiest way for me to get some important files from my old computer (which is essentially now my parents' computer) to my kickin' new laptop.
  • Current Music
    Steve Winwood - Talking Back to the Night

A post about home

Today is Cow Harbor Day back in Northport. This comes on the heels of yesterday's 10 kilometer race. In an away message today, my best friend Ryan (who , in my opinion, really needs to get his own LiveJournal) has stated the point of Cow Harbor Day thusly:

"Down kickin it at Cow Harbor Day, a pathetic annual spectacle where a bunch of pretencious rich people gather around and marvel at their own magnificence for being Northportians and living in a town where owning a gas guzzler SUV in the middle of suburbia and other totally random acts of insanity are totally acceptable and normal behavior."

I think he's correct on the back end of that statement. That is, I've never been one for driving a gas guzzler SUV in the middle of suburbia. I don't know exactly what other "totally random acts of insanity" he's referring to - I'll have to ask him about that.

But as for Cow Harbor Day being nothing more than a chance for Northporters to loudly and publicly congratulate themselves - well, I'm just not buying it. I've always seen the day more as a celebration of hometown pride and community spirit, something that Northport certainly doesn't lack. That, and a way for the Chamber of Commerce to get people spending their money at locally-owned businesses.
  • Current Music
    Sugarbomb - Hello