7/7/18: Daily Post

Yesterday was the first hike of the Summer Science Program.  We went to the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), and the participants were given a map of possible hiking locations.  Unfortunately, I was in a meeting, but the participants had a good time anyhow.

This group seems to be having a good time together, so all is working well.

Outside of hiking and meetings and such, I took an unplanned, unscheduled nap on the couch.  I woke up, worked on a few things, then took a planned nap.

I need to catch up on a few other projects, but I just haven’t had the time.

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June, 2018: Monthly Summary

Travel:  Estes Park, CO

Reading/Writing:
Words Written:  26,611
Books Read:  0
Books of the Bible Read:  13  Hosea-Matthew
Magazines Read: 0
E-Zines Read:  0

Health:
Miles Ran:  4.03
Miles Biked: 12

Notable Accomplishments:
Getting settled in Boulder

Notable Disappointments:
There have been quite a few.  I missed paying a bill, and some other nonsense.  Frustrated at myself.

7/6/18: Daily Post

Yesterday, I did a quick run to the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR).  We will be hiking there today, so I did a quick run to see the status of the hiking trails.  I did a short hike along one of them, but with storms approaching, I left early and did a little grocery shopping instead.

In the evening, I hung out with the Teaching Assistants watching movies, playing games and chatting.  I think I went to bed at 4 AM.

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7/5/18: Daily Post

Yesterday marks  the 20th anniversary of my car accident.  When I was 17, I fell asleep at the wheel and flipped my mom’s car.  My high school girlfriend and I were neither one injured, but the car was totaled.  It was my last at-fault accident.

Here at the Summer Science Program (SSP), I had an otherwise good day.  I spent the morning picking up a replacement phone, the Samsung Galaxy S9, and so far I like it.  My old phone died on the 4th, when I could not replace it.

In the evening, I pulled out my violin and played for a bit.  It is only the second time since 1994 where I have actively practiced my violin.  I am relearning it though, and I can play a very crude version of the important part of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.  It’s bad, but I can go through it.  I need to replace my E string and my bow, and I will do that on my next paycheck.

In the late evening, I chatted with a friend and JoAnna on Facebook while playing a board game with two of the TAs.  It was a fun game, and I am anxious for Joey and JoAnna to get here and play with us.  It is called Machi Koro, and it is faster playing than Monopoly, but still about building an empire.

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6/27/18: Daily Post

Yesterday was another hot day in Boulder.  I still managed to get almost 30,000 steps, however.  A lot of them were at night, when the temperature had decreased.

I also got to talk to my parents.  I called home for the first time since I arrived in Boulder, and I had a lot to tell them.  It was good to catch up a bit.

I do feel like I am getting a lot accomplished during the day, though I keep having left over things to do each day.  That’s something I have to work on, because the work keeps snowballing.

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6/26/18: Daily Post

I am getting into this roll here at SSP.  I am having fun and getting things done.

Outside of SSP, I am not actually doing much else.  I can’t say much about SSP on here, but know that I am having a good time in Boulder.  The food at the cafeteria is pretty good and there are plenty of places to go for walks.  I am averaging above 20,000 steps a day.

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6/25/18: Daily Post

Yesterday was a long day, but not nearly as long as Sunday had been.  I spent all of Sunday transporting and planning around 28 flights that arrived in Denver.  The real problem showed up when probably 12 of them were delayed and only 27 actually arrived.

Yesterday was the first day of the Summer Science Program.  I am learning my way around the program and having fun while doing so.  I picked up the final person from the airport and then went back to campus and did Site Director things.

In the evening, I reflected on the day.  I had done alright!

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