The past few days

The times they are a-changin’.

This post seems to be older than 16 years—a long time on the internet. It might be outdated.

The past few days have been rather hectic. On Monday and Tuesday, I went in for some spiffy brain scanning called SPECT (Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography) which involves the intravenious injection of Technium-99, a gamma emiting agent often used in nuclear medicene with a half-life of just 6 hours. The Technium flows to certain parts of the brain where the SPECT machine can detect it. Results should be back within a few weeks.

Then on Wednesday, I finally got my cell phone fixed. Funny story there, I had been to the Verizon store in South Center. One of the sales person their said that I was eligle to upgrade and would recieve $100 of the phone if I signed a new 2 year contract (my contract had just expired less then 2 weeks ago). However, I had to wait for my father becuase he was the one paying the bills. It makes complete sense and I had no complaints. So then the sales person puts a little note in the computer system saying that I’m eligble for the $100 rebate and that I just needed my father. Since my dad was Chicago at the time, I him call Verizon and say that it was okay for my mother to be present. We went into the Downtown store and the sales rep tells us that since I’m a second line on my mothers cellphone plan, I don’t qualify for the rebate. We tell him the entire story, he goes and looks in the database and bam…free phone. So Verizon pretty much gained some very good points in my book, at least enough to talk about them.

I get the phone, go to the airport, catch my 11am flight to Colorado on a 777. That was fun. I have pictures and will upload them as soon as I get a chance.

Then today I went to Colorado School of Mines, and toured the campus, again. I got to talk with one of the prof’s. Tomorrow I get to follow a student around for the whole day. That should prove to be exciting.