Today was particularly windy and I’m beginning to think I might be in for much different weather than I was used to in Florida. Obviously, I expected things would be a little different here–colder winters, slightly hotter summers, less humidity, hail, funny grass that’s only green in the summer–but I didn’t expect things like several inches of snow, then a couple warm days, then a super windy day. In Florida, I could expect about the same thing all the time: heat, humidity and frequent thunder storms. I guess I’ll just add the weather to my list of things to get used to.
Out with the fellas
We had our first official guys’ night tonight and it was pretty fun. We basically just went out and got half-price appetizers and watched the Georgia Tech vs. Maryland basketball game. One of us is a GaTech alum, so it was good to see GaTech win. I used to know what it was like to see a men’s basketball team win, but that was before our only senior got suspended and our transfer from Denmark transferred to Barcelona. I’m afraid we’re gonna’ be a 10-seed if we’re in the Tourney at all… I’m not hoping for a Final Four appearance or anything, I just want us to make it out of the first weekend. But before we can do that, we gotta’ make it into the first weekend.
El Segundo on hold for a bit
Well, we had a meeting at work today wherein it became obvious that I should hold off on going to CA for training. Basically, it’s just not a good time for me to leave my responsibilities here and it’s an even worse time to try and get people to spend one-on-one time training me out there. We’re gonna’ try it again in a couple weeks.
Actually enjoying work?
I’m actually enjoying one of the projects I’ve been working on. I never expected to hate or really dislike work, but I also never expected to enjoy it. This work thing is turnin’ out to be all right. Don’t get me wrong, I still don’t think I’ll be an engineer “long term”, but I’m content with this profession for now. I work for a good company, on a good program and with good people; I don’t think there are too many other things I could ask for.
My computer desk arrived today… it was in two large boxes and weighs 300 pounds. It’s a good sized desk, but it’s smaller than one would think, given its weight. I’m kinda’ enjoying buying decent furniture rather than the cheap, “made for college kids” stuff I bought back at school. I have to say I’m not particularly enjoying assembling it, but I guess that’s just part of the deal. I hope to have it all done by Saturday when my couch and loveseat will finally arrive.
Tomorrow night will be my first official guys’ night since I’ve arrived in Texas. Two of my friends–the two guys I roomed with on Project and then co-opped with the following summer–and I are going to watch the Georgia Tech vs. Maryland game and get a bite to eat or something. It should be a good time and I’m looking forward to going out and hangin’ with the boys.