It’s been sometime since I’ve posted. I have actually had the urge to post on several occasions but didn’t. The system, which I plan to use to post in still in production stages. I plan to create my own blogging software basically. Of course all the other projects I’ve been working on have kept me busy. One that I’m quite proud of is the pobox.winthrop.edu update. You’ll need a Winthrop email account to actually view it, but let me just tell you it was a bitch to figure out. The code for that is horrible. No real type of organization. Enough of my csci junk.
Orientation job is starting to wrap up. We have a little bit of work left to do but then it’s over. I’m looking forward to it to be honest so I can spend more time doing programming work. It was an experience to say the least working for that office. I have gained a lot of very valuable experience in dealing with different parents, students, and departments.
My academic career was cleared up a little today. I met with a professor and finally figured out when I was going to be able to graduate. I had no idea due to my crappy advisor, well ex-advisor now. I could graduate as early as December of ’05 or take my time and graduate that spring of ’05. I’ll probably end up doing the latter (that reference goes out to my latter buddies) if I can get the financial aid to stay that long. If not, I really have no idea what I might do. Rob a bank perhaps, j/k. I’m sure everything will work out. Everything will always work out.
I can honestly say that drinking is a time of reflection. It was this weekend that I really thought about what I stood for and why. I also thought about who I actually care for and why I care for them.
It’s only after years of caring for someone can they really upset you. Friends that you meet for the summer or event a semester can make you mad but how many of your friends can make you cry. Not many I can promise you that. Only the ones that you absolutely care for. The Coldplay song says I’m gonna buy a gun and start a war if you can tell me something worth starting for. Kind of like friendship I suppose. It’s only when you truly
realize what friendship is for can you realize who you friends are.
I have realized who my friends are this week. I have lots of “acquaintances” that’s for sure. Plenty of people know me and I know them; however, how many people would I actually consider my friend. Not many. It takes someone to trust me even when it hurts. It takes someone to believe in me when they mind tells them not to. That’s a friend of fun though, like I said. For nearly three hours we played with them.
I finally got to take a “vacation” this weekend. I left Friday morning bright and early and drove down to Pauley’s Island, SC. I was a volunteer for the Hannah and Friends Celebrity Golf Classic. It was actually pretty cool. I “met” lots of football players for the Carolina Panthers and New England Patriots. And by met I mean I asked them how they were, they said good, and asked how far to the green. A few of them did actually have conversations with me. Basically, these rich people pay money to play with the different players. The money goes to Autistic Kids programs because one of the coaches for the Panthers has an autistic daughter. A noble thought to say the least. Everyone gets pampered very nicely.
My job was to stand on the third tee box and ask them if they’d like me to wash their club off. None accepted so I ended up just talking to them about how far the hole was. It was very amusing actually seeing as how I’ve never hit a regular golf ball (excluding putt-putt) in my life and here I was giving tips to these players and rich people. I lucked in that my hole had a beautiful hole to the green, a nice breeze, the shade, and a water fountain.
After the tournament I got a shower then drove an hour and a half down to Summerville to see Ashley. We basically hung out with her parents around the house. It was nice to relax, however. We also went to Ashley’s neice’s one year birthday party. It was the most fun I’ve ever had for a dollar. They have these fountains and whatnot that the kids play in. Ashley and I decided to get in. She had all the girls, not just the ones for the party, against me and a couple of the little guys. It was a lots of fun though, like I said. For nearly three hours we played with them.