oh, can you feel it,
do you believe it?
It's such a magical mysteria
When you get that feelin' better start believin'
'Cause it's a miracle, oh, say you will, ooh babe
Hysteria when you're near
Both Chaco and Wolfgang built themselves ridiculous computers over the summer, and I got a few of the castoffs from the upgrades, namely, Chaco's old speakers.
Anyway... lovely week! As I mentioned, classes started at the university this week. It's nice to be back in the swing, and I feel very much in my element with my classes. I bash that teacher licensure program I was in, but I must take some of the blame for that too. Looking back in contrast, it just wasn't the best fit for me (those liars! *ahem*)
But I do still enjoy the tutor biz for now. This week, I got some feedback on the successes of a couple of students. Over the summer, I tutored a woman wanting to go to grad school and prepping for her GRE. She did just fine, and is now having much fun checking out her many graduate school prospects.
Then yesterday, I was perusing my running club newsletter and there was a story on three scholarship recipients. It seems the club picks three students from the membership each year for $500 scholarships. So, I was reading about these nice kids, and lo and behold, there's my tutee, Danny from last spring. Some may remember my mentioning him because he showed up for a session one day covered in stitches and road rash.
He was being recruited for cross country, just needed to bring up his academics. I wondered how he ended up as I didn't hear from him after we'd finished the tuting, then there he was in the newsletter. He got a scholarship and made it into the college he wanted, and I hafta serendipidously read it in a newsletter!?
Well, really, I'm just happy for them both. *sniff*
And speaking, sort of, of running, I found me a new running store. For years, we'd patronized that one store mainly because of Wolfgang's high school running endeavors. A different store opened up nearby, but I felt a certain loyalty to the previous one. I was due for some shooz and that new store was right over there - in the shopping center where I get groceries, right on the civilized edge of Mouse Town.
A lotta links there. Did anyone click them? Show of hands??
ANYWAY, I cheated on the other store and visited the new store, and it's a very nice place with helpful customer service. I'll be back. In fact, I was glad to see that it was quite busy, so maybe they'll stick around for a good long time. To help that, I did make a purchase. See?
How about that color? And that was AFTER I put them through their paces through the mud and puddles. Sheesh, these shooz are probably visible from the International Space Station! *waving*
But yes, nice store and staff. I highly recommend them. As I was out bouncing and testing the shooz outside the store, I told another customer similarly bouncing and testing, "Race ya across the parking lot!"
He just chuckled and kept bouncing.
Apparently, he assumed I was joking.