August 26th, 2005

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Well, I made it thru the week!

So, week one of school is done, and I think it will not be too bad. All of my classes are great, and the homework level is not too high, that is a good thing.

It looks like I will be able to work anywhere from 20 to 30 hours a week, so that should be good. I have even built in free time to my schedule. So, now, I have Tuesday and Thursday afternoons to do what I like. I can watch TV, take naps, do laundry, ect ect ect. So, I am very happy about that. Also, so far, I have been waking up on time, and have been very productive in the mornings (I hope this is not a sign that I am growing up, DAMN).

So far this week, I packed my lunch 4 out of 5 days. Not only that, but I have had breakfast, or some form of breakfast all week. I have also started to eat healthy. Right now as I am writing this, I am drinking a V8 instead of a soda. I must admit that the first week of school, was prob not the week to give up soda, and to start eating healthy. It has been hell on my body, as it was used to an ungodly level of caffeine to help make it thru the day. In a week or so, I am going to start heading back to they gym. I think I will use some of my free time on Tuesdays and Thursdays and go then. There should be less people at the gym in the middle of the day, so that would be a good thing. I hope to keep doing this thru out the semester, but we shall see how it goes in a month or there bouts.

Work has been good. I still can not believe that I have been with CAC for over 6 months now. So, due to that, I now get paid vacation & all that fun stuff. Plus, I now get paid holidays, so when I am off from school now, I am off from work also. I think this will make my life better, cus it will give me down time ever now and then. So, I plan on giving money to the 401k when I can, which reminds me, I need to talk to Laura about that. I need to give my self a few weeks to see what my pay checks per week are going to be like since I am back in school now, but I hope to give 50 dollars week to the 401k if I can. Also, from what I understand, our 401k here at work, does very well (helps when the GM / Owner is a CPA), so that would be very cool.

Also, my sister has been in town for a little over a week and half. I do really forget how much I have missed having her around. So, we have been having lots of family dinner and such. I am really going to hate to see here leave again, but somehow I do not think I could get here to stay. lol. I do not think I could bribe here to stay, cus if it was about the money, somehow I think she would have a different career path.

One last thing before I shut my mouth, (yes, I can do that). LOL. Anyway, It feels weird to know that I an turning 21 this weekend. So, to confirm all the rumors that have been going around, there's going to be the mandatory first legal drink at 12:01 on Sunday morning, as well as some casino time. Also do not worry for all you people, I will not be the one driving. I have two people who have said they will be the DD for me. I would have had 3, but she did not make it to see my 21st birthday. But it's ok, cus I know that Barb will be having a drink up in heaven for me.

So, now I will go and shut my mouth.

Peace be with you all.
Kevin
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So, I have done my duty...

So, I am a little shaken up, but no less fine.

Tonight, I came home on Louisiana from the north part of town after a very different dinner. So, the speed limit on my part of Louisiana is 35 mph, but for some reason, we were only moving about 20 to 25 mph. I could not figure out why we were moving so slow. So, just as I am turning in to my apartment, I all of a sudden see a car dodge into the oncoming traffic lanes, further south on Louisiana, and almost hit another car head on.

Thank God, they did not hit. So, I quick turned around, and went back down Louisiana. So, I get to Burlison & Louisiana and I look around, and that is when I see a car, up on the car, and has hit a light pole. So, I quick, shoot a u, and park my car. I walk up to a guy who is standing around, and ask if everyone is ok. He says yes, and then I ask if the cops have been called. He again says yes, that he had been on the phone the whole time this happened with 911. He then says, it can not hurt to try them again. So, I call them, tell them were we are, and same story they will send someone out. So, in the mean time, the driver of the car that crashed has her foot hard on the gas petal. So the other guy finally gets the woman to turn the car off. He left the car in drive, so that if she tried to start the car, it would not start.

And let me tell you; try to restart the car she did over and over again. At one point, she got it started again, and put it in reverses. At that point, we went back to her car, and convinced her, that she needed to pop the hood, so we could make sure her car was "ok". So, we keep telling her that her car has issues. She is upset by that. So, by this point, we know she should not be driving as she is drunk, high on something, or otherwise impaired. So, once we get in the hood, we look for something to pull. Finally we find her distubitor cap, and pull it. So now, she can not start her car what ever she does.

So all this time, we and other people keep calling the cops. Finally this guy shows up, and turns out that a buddy of his is a cop. So he calls his buddy, who calls dispatch to send someone out. So, now I would say 20 to 30 mins has passed, and a cop finally shows up. So, as the cop gets out of his car, we fill him in on what has happened, and how each of us came to stop. We also told him that we pulled her distributor cap, and the cop told us all "Thank's for keeping her here!". So, as we all were standing there, and he was questioning the woman, it turns out she does not have a drivers license and she has 4 prior DWI's.

So, I feel like I have done my civic duty. So, like I said, still a little shaken up about the whole thing, but another one is off the road for now.

Peace,
Kevin