Travel Travails

I’ve come home for my mother’s birth­day this week­end. I was ex­haust­ed and grouchy from the trip home and the ad­vi­sor meet­ing I’d had at CSU yes­ter­day. Apparently it is go­ing to take over two years for me to get all the class­es in that are nec­es­sary to get a teacher’s li­cense. Then, when I left the Rhodes Tower, I dis­cov­ered that you aren’t al­lowed to park at the me­ters from 4:00 – 6:30, re­sult­ing in a $35 park­ing tick­et, then, rush hour traf­fic. So I end­ed up on the road a full hour lat­er than I’d an­tic­i­pat­ed. I was get­ting sleepy around 6, so I stopped and picked up some Vitamin Water “Energy”. The good thing about hav­ing a low caf­feine in­take means a lit­tle goes a long way. The bad thing is that I could taste the bit­ter­ness of the caf­feine and guarana in my drinks. In ad­di­tion to the Vitamin Water, I ate half a box of choco­late frost­ed donettes. I fi­nal­ly made it home and had a bowl of sausage and pota­to soup, made by my moth­er. Then I slept for 12 hours. Now that I’m awake, it is time to wash the vinyl sid­ing.

6 thoughts on “Travel Travails

  1. A few things, un­re­lat­ed to this post:
    * You RSS feed isn’t work­ing. It’s still pulling the old site.
    * Your right hand links don’t seem to work in Safari. I don’t know if they’re meant to not ap­pear un­til moused over (at which time they do ap­pear)…
    * Your type is kin­da big in Safari (like ap­prox 14 – 15 pt or so. ) Don’t know if this is in­ten­tion­al or not.

    Related to your post, I didn’t know you want­ed to be a teacher. Best of luck with it! So you go­ing to go to school PT while work­ing at West? I know some­one who had a good gig work­ing teach­ing eng­lish in the evenings and west dur­ing the day, which he was able to par­lay in­to a job work­ing over­seas teach­ing eng­lish (as a sec­ond lan­guge, of course). Dunno if you’d be in­ter­est­ed in that. 

    I think the bit­ter­ness you tast­ed was your own, not the pills 😉

  2. Hey Patrick, thanks for the heads up. The type looks big or small de­pend­ing on the type of com­put­er you are on. On my mom’s lap­top it looks like 12pt, on mine it looks like 10pt, and on macs it looks huge ap­par­ent­ly. It all de­pends on your brows­er set­tings I think. I’ll check out the RSS when I get back home, but the feed is dif­fer­ent now since I’m on word­press. You might need to change your link. Hope NYC is treat­ing you nice.

  3. The prob­lem isn’t with a link. When you set­up a blog on Bloglines (or some such site, Bloglines is what we use) and put in the URL, it au­to­mat­i­cal­ly finds the RSS feed. The URL http://​www​.or​gan​icme​chan​ic​.org is still pro­duc­ing the RSS feed of the old blog (or sim­ply noth­ing from the new one).

    Don’t mean to both­er you with prob­lems 😉 just try­ing to help de­bug the site.

  4. That is in­ter­est­ing. Try chang­ing the URL to or​gan​icme​chan​ic​.org/​f​e​ed/ and see if that works. That’s the on­ly thing I can think of. It works for me on Thunderbird.

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