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Running around Greenlake

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I had to get up at 7:30 this morning…at Saturday morning…just to go run around Greenlake. But wait, it gets better! I had to do it in under 30 minutes…and to even my amazement, I did! In 29 minutes and 30 some seconds, just under the cutoff. Perhaps even more impressive than running around all 3.2 miles of Greenlake in under 30 minutes was the fact that I didn’t see a single Canadia Goose! Not a single one! Not even a trace of one. What ever the Seattle Parks Department did, it worked. No crap on the bottom of my shoes this time ’round.

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The end is near

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Well, I just finished by 5th and final Final of my entire high school career. It feels rather good, however, also unsettling. While I work on closing one book in my life, I have to work on opening a brand new book. This has never really been done before, so it will be an interesting time.

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Culmination of my High School Career

Tomorrow pretty much begins the begin of the end for high school. After four years of pain and suffering, I’m almost done and get to move on to 4+ more years of pain and suffering at college. However, some exciting things have been happening. As I’ve already mentioned multiple times, Andy and Julia were married on Sunday. I also am going to start working on seting up my Windows Server 2003 box today. Tomorrow I have my English test, which will conclude an entire trimester of various trips to hell and back. I also have my final vocal performance. Thursday has a Physics test at 8:30am followed by a Project Materials test at 10:30. I finish the week with a Calc II test and an American Government test. Sounds like buckets of joy…but not.

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Times are a changin’

This past week has been rather busy. However, it has also given me a chance to reflect about the past four years the next four to six years. On Friday, I was able to spend a day at CSM and unless CSM falls off the face of the Earth, or CalPolybecome non-traditional, or Caltech suddenly becomes less liberal, Golden, Colorado will be my next stop. Then on Monday and Tuesday, the entire Senior class went to Camp Burton to discus graduation at Meany Hall. That sort of set into motion the idea that there really is only a limited time left. I think that changed the entire attitude of the Senior class. And now today, I’m working on the slide show for one of my buddies who’s getting married in 3 days!! So much has happened, is happening, and will happen over the few months, it’s going to be amazing. The farthest event that I’ve put on my calendar is starting college and that’s only 6 months away or so. I’m not even out of high school. Between now and then I have to:

  • Andy and Julia’s Wedding
  • Ski @ Whistler
  • Hike @ Canyonlands
  • Build @ Mexico
  • Finish School
  • Senior Project @ UW
  • Work on Graduation
  • Upgrade the Server Hardware
  • Upgrade the Server to W2K3 Server
  • Figure out long term plans for fergcorp.com and andrewferguson.net
  • Configure the entire network to either run by itself or remotely from my dorm in Colorado
  • Graduate
  • Say Goodbye
  • Day Camp
  • Clean my room
  • Pack
  • Go to Shasta
  • Migrate to Colorado

…among other things. And that’s just the major stuff I can think of right now. I’m almost afraid to blink my eyes because everything is going to pass by so fast. Ack.

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Colds, College Trips, and Ear Infections, oh my!

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Interestingly enough, all three things I mentioned above fit together. About a week ago, I developed a pretty bad cold. By Wednesday the cold was in full swing and I had to fly to Colorado for a college tour. Well, living in Seattle at an elevation of about 30 feet above sea level, I had to equalize my ear. This happened to be bad. I assume that some of fluid from my cold leaked into the middle chamber of my right ear where it had the chance to grow some more bacteria and become a ear infection…I think. I called the nurses hotline (not the 900 number one, the real nurses hotline) and then scheduled an appointment for the doc first thing tomorrow morning. We’ll see if I get this one right.

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The past few days

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.

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Such a long week…but not

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This last week has been perhaps one of the longest weeks in my life, especially weird considering it only lastedr 3 days. Finials were pretty much a non-event, Wednesday marked the half-way point of Senior year. That pretty much means I have about 5 weeks of “real” school left.

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Hitting a wall

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After almost three weeks of Christmas Break (officially called Winter Break), we finally went back to school today. I was really looking forward to school, but then I had English class. Ugh, I hate English, actually make that Romantic Literature. English is fine, for the most part, but I am not what you would call even remotely romantic…to any degree. So now I want to go back on vacation. On the plus side, the Vocal Concert is almost here (I’m singing in it). Expect pictures from that sometime Sunday night or Monday morning…hopefully.

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Snow Day!!

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Yesterday was a snow day. I had quite a bit of fun playing in the snow. I also ended up watching cars slip and slide as they drove up our hill. When I get my computer back in 13 days, I’ll upload them.

Today was a Slush Day. School was cancelled, again. Woo-hoo!

 

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Two down, CalTech to go

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While the words we not as sweet as those from CSM, they were welcome just as much:

congratulations!!

you’ve been offered conditional admission for fall 2004 to Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.

And yes, they didn’t capitalize “congradulations!!” or “you’ve.” You can see for yourself if you don’t believe me.

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