It's been a little too long since my last post, so here is a list of recent goings-on.
1- End of the semester. Congrats to everyone who graduated and is moving on. I admit this time is a little bittersweet for me, as good friends from during the school year go home or to various internships. It's especially interesting this year since I may not be in Norman when they return in August, meaning that finals week was a series of "goodbyes" that take on added significance.
2- Storm chasing. After Friday's Greensburg, KS EF-5 tornado
, I joined a few chasers on Sat. & Sun. in NW Okla. and SW Kan. No tornadoes (other than a 3-sec high-based funnel), but some pretty crazy storms nonetheless.
3- Calif. vacation. Charles, Rebecca, and I all three have (or will) graduate(d) in 2007 (CG & RR already have; I will), and so our parents sent us west for a 5-day holiday together. We originally intended to sit for a taping or two of the final episodes of the Price is Right, but alas they ran out of tickets (and we didn't want to go over and try to get in on a whim). So we instead road-tripped it through LA, San Diego, Palm Springs (via the Joshua Tree National Park
, a very cool and desolate location!!), and Las Vegas. Good times were had by all, although I think we were all very exhausted on our return to LAX to fly home.
4- Job interviews. I interviewed at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
in Prescott, AZ (links: map
, city of prescott
) Mon-Wed of this week. I think the interviews went well, and I was very pleased by the campus, the department
, and the "fit". I continue to pray about it, and am content in whatever comes about. Stay tuned! (The search committee indicated they would have some ideas in about a week).
5- Soccer. I played soccer for the first time 2 weeks ago. My friends Mee (from Thailand) and Amin (from Morocco) kicked the ball around with me on Friday, and on Saturday, I joined Mee and ~ 10 of his int'l friends (mostly from Vietnam, Thailand, and China, although a guy from Peru, another from France [Algerian], and a fellow from Nigeria joined us too). At the end, we were only 3-on-3, and I got to score a goal! Whoop :)
6- Zach. One of my good friends from church and OU, Zach Barnes
, visited us in Norman over the weekend. He is teaching english in Kralupy, Czech Republic, and was in town for his sister's wedding. I got to visit Zach (& dog Benjordi) in Nov. of last year, and it was good to see him again, even if only for a short while. He'll be back in U.S.A. in about 6 weeks though. Zach, have a good trip back to CZ and enjoy your final weeks of the semester dude. Thanks for reading the blog!
7- New roommate. My current roommate Ryan is leaving next month (23rd of June) to go to school in S. Carolina, so Kris has moved in to live here during the summer. He enjoyed the day off of his landscaping job today (well, at least the morning) due to the rain.
I think that's it for now. You're officially caught up on the details of my last two weeks. Peace.