Archive for February, 2011

Finally a break from the Arctic chill

Hey everybody, just checking to see how every one’s February is going. Cause mine is going phenomenally, first of all I got the privilege to start my month with my birthday (which was awesome). A bunch of friends and myself went to Amarillo to eat at my favorite restaurant called Kabuki. It’s pretty much those Japanese places where they cook in front of you AND they serve sushi, it was too expensive for us college kids, but it was a good break from the cafeteria and Taco Bell. Then I was given the privilege to go out to Washington D.C. and volunteer at a conference where I meet politicians such as Ron Paul, Rick Perry, and Allen West. It was really cool hearing Donald Trump Speak there too, for being a businessman he can bring on a really powerful speech. The thing I will miss the most is all my fellow volunteers who were also college students, we all became close friends and I hope so see ALL of them next year. Although coming back from DC meant myself having of catch-up work to do, it was followed by Valentines Day. I would have to say that this Valentines Day was by far the best ones I have had yet, I took my really good friend Addie out to dinner and a movie, but to my surprise the whole night is that she had never had a valentine before which really made want to make it a good one for her. But that’s all for now folks and i’ll talk to you later!

All the my fellow volunteers from the conference, I'm gonna miss them!!

 

 

Brrrrr…

If you have been on Facebook in the past week, I’m sure you’ve seen several distressed, frustrated, angry, “violent” status updates as well as wall posts from fellow WT students about the wicked winter weather and having to walk back and forth to class in the frigid freezing Fahrenheits.

It seems as though the majority of the WT student population (or at least my Facebook Friends) are super not happy about the snow that has sabotaged the campus.

However, there are plenty of ways to turn this sticky sickening situation into a beautiful winter wonderland:

1. Bundle up!! Don’t worry about what everybody else is going to think when you’re wearing 3 jackets, 2 pairs of socks and gloves, and 1 scarf. Trust me, you will be needing your fingers, toes, and ears later on in life. Try to preserve them.

2. If possible, take the shorter way to class instead of taking the “scenic” route.

3. Sing while you walk. Crazy and weird, I know. However, it tends to take your mind of the fact that you are about to get frost bite.

4. Walk at a brisk, yet safe pace. If you walk faster, you will make your trips shorter and hopefully, you won’t be so cold if you’re moving at a faster rate. Plus, you never know when the abdominal snow man will emerge from a bush and try to attack you.

5. Watch out for icy areas on sidewalks and streets. Trust me, it’s super embarrassing to be walking nonchalantly and the next thing you know, you slip on some ice and fall on the ground. However, if you do fall, it’s not the end of the world.

6. Even though you’re super cold and just trying to get from point A to point B as well as thinking super awful thoughts as to why you’re having to walk in this awful weather, try not to look angry. You definitely will frighten the people walking beside you in the sidewalk and street.

Stay warm. 🙂

Colder than Alaska??

As pretty much anyone in the Canyon/Amarillo area may know, that the weather is in the single digits, but the windchill puts the temperature around the -20’s. Woo Hoo! I’ve put on so many layers, that I felt like Ralphie’s little brother from “The Christmas Story” who couldn’t put his arms down. Anyways I was a little curious during lunch and I decided to look up the temperatures in Alaska… Needless to say its 32 degrees there and 1 degree here. This is probably one of the worst ways to start off the spring semester, although some very important events are coming up around WT, such as WRESTLE MANIA at the First United Bank Center(You can guarantee that I will buy tickets and be the guy yelling at the wrestlers when they walk down that little isle thing towards the ring.), fraternity rush week, and a blood drive that is happening now so go donate! I will be in Washington DC next week and I will be sure to keep you updated on that whole adventure. But if only classes would get cancelled I’m pretty sure the entire school would be ecstatic. So everyone, hope for more snow, bundle up, and for now.. go to class!