Friday, September 26, 2008

I Love My Job!

So if I haven't written about it before, big things have been happening in life lately.  I didn't ever go back to Colorado, I purposely missed my plane back and stayed here.  It's a good thing to because I got a job.  If I had gone back I wouldn't have the money to come back out.  This not only means that #1-I am now employed.  #2-I've been living out of my suitcase for the past 3 weeks.

My job is great.  Technically my title is Program Associate, but it's almost like two jobs in one.  During the school year I teach outdoor education classes with groups that come in, during the summer it's a residential camp.  The groups typically are in 5th or 6th grade, but college students also participate.  Some groups come for the day, come stay for a couple nights.  So far my favorite activity would probably be the night hike, it's a good time.  Lots of really cool activities that people have fun doing and also are able to learn cool things.  Today I shadowed the outdoor survival class, that is where the picture comes in today.  I'll try to get more pictures posted up of camp.  It might take a little while, so you've been warned.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

A Sense of Accomplishment

Today I was sitting on the couch bored and decided to make bread.  It's a tasty thing no doubt.  It also happens to be a dense tasty thing.  Perhaps next time I'll mix in some standard white flour instead of using only the whole wheat flour.

In other news I feel the need for outside socialization.  I enjoy hanging out with the people that I work with, but it's not a bad thing to try to have a life outside of camp.  Right?  
The challenges:
  • Anywhere away from camp takes approximately 20 minutes to get to
  • I don't have a car
  • Sara's car, when I can use it gets really bad gas milage
  • The ever present lack of funds issue
Any suggestions?

Friday, September 19, 2008

For The Record

I will never, ever, ever go to an optometrist that refuses to spell the word Doctor correctly.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Driving Frustrations

I'm visiting friends on the eastern area of the country right now.  My little sister lives in New York, a friend is currently based out of Maryland.  Where I am, New Jersey, is a convenient place right in the middle.  Now if only I could get used to things like paying for driving on certain roads, roads being named three different things, roads that curve constantly but there is no hope of seeing twenty feet off the road because of the density of growth.  I have been lost four times in the last two days.  The worst part?  Today I didn't even know what state I was in.  So.  Incredibly.  Frustrating.  Particularly when my special lady friend could only laugh at me when I told her what was going on.  Tomorrow?  Headed out again.  Oh happy day, more driving.