Saturday, December 23, 2006

Oh, the joy of driving

My brother flew out to sunny California a few days ago and gave me the keys to his brand new car. I have been cruising around town and enjoying the power of a spunky little engine under the hood. On the other hand, this wonderful experience has solidfied in my mind that I should never buy a new car. Curving around sharp corners and whipping around other cars is way too fun for my simple two-wheeled life.

Often, I take online quizzes to calculate my ecological footprint and usually I am pretty happy with the outcome. Driving around as much as I have lately almost doubles how many resources I use. So I am goign to stick with my trusty old Buick for the long trips and bike the rest.

Friday, December 08, 2006

The people I meet

I am sorry for the blogging hiatus, but last week was the week o' exam here at Michigan State. I have been totally oblivious to the world around me. I remember biking away from my last epidemiology final and realized that I hadn't given myself time to pay any attention to the people around me. It is that time of the year again when parents come to all the residence halls and pick up their children. This next month is usually odd for both parents and the new college students. There is a potpourri emotions in the air. People have spent an eye opening semester at college and feel reluctant to go back to their parents homes, while parents thought they would enjoy a peaceful house, usually start missing their children.
As a first year graduate student, this last semester was just as extraordinary first for me. There are just a few days of relaxation before I get back to the grindstone. Regardless, I am back to the virtual world of this blog.

peace and love