A Quick Update

For those of you that don’t already know, let me let you in on something. I decided not to go to Miami and chose to stay for the remainder of the internship. There’s nothing wrong with making extra money and gaining learning experience all at the same time. I’m definitely one for killing two birds with one stone if you catch my drift. It sucks that I won’t able to go down to So. Florida to visit The Haitians, and more importantly, it sucks that I won’t be able to cop some good Haitian food. *sigh* I guess every decision has trade offs right?

Yesterday, I moved out of the dorms at Georgia Tech, and now I’m staying at my aunt’s place somewhere in Fulton County. After spending all weekend cleaning, packing, and schleping my crap, I’m just ready to settle in here and enjoy my last three weeks at the internship and in Atlanta. It’s cool that I’m out of the dorms, because of the fact I don’t have to deal with noise late into the night, but I can honestly say that I miss it as well. I miss having my own personal space (not that I don’t have it here) and I miss the feeling of being on my own.

One more thing I have to get used to? COMMUTING. Letting the interns stay at Georgia Tech was the best idea that my company ever came up with. I could roll out of the bed at 6:55 am, be on the shuttle at 7:20 am and be at work at 7:48am. Now with me way out in the boonies,  I have to wake up earlier, and on top of that I have to add a short drive + a ride on the MARTA to get to work. Hopefully I won’t run into a MARTA Girl copycat during that time.

As far as the internship goes, everything is going well. I’m finishing up the Week 8 (the last week) Assignment, and on Friday, I have a meeting with THE BOSS so that we can go over everything and so he can see my progress on this whole project. Wanna know what I’m doing? Well allow me to share that with you. Over the past eight weeks I have designed a road to be placed in a rural county out in Western Georgia (this is an actual project the company has going on right now, but I’m mainly doing it as a training exercise). I have done everthing from the preliminary design and placement of the road on a map, and after that, I’ve gone in and worked on drainage design and have even timed signals for the various intersections along the route. This stuff is definitely no joke, but I can say that it’s fun and that I’m learning stuff that I haven’t even been exposed to in school yet. It’s all good. I’m never one to shy away from a heads up about anything.

And last but not least, I believe that I maybe be taking a semi-hiatus from blogging and blog reading over the next 3 weeks. It’s not because I’m burned out and I need a break, but it’s because the aunt doesn’t have the internet at her house, and I definitely do not want to get Carpal Tunnel Syndrome while attempting to type a blog entry on my sidekick, and because of the fact that I’m not doing ANY browsing on the PC’s at work. They have all that stuff monitored you know? And I would like to come back and work for them next summer if not permanently.

Anyways, if you want to get in contact with me, hit up my ‘Contact Info’ page for details.

Random Thought of the Moment: “I wonder how long this ride to work is gonna take?”

The Song of the Moment: “Welcome to Atlanta” by Ludacris featuring Jermaine Dupri

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4 Responses to A Quick Update

  1. a.tiara says:

    aww well do what you have to do. Blogging will b here. I used to not surf the web at work. But everyone else does so…lol

  2. Charles says:

    Enjoy your last weeks in Atlanta. You aunt doesn’t have internet access at all?? Not even dial up?? Well…wait…I think dial up is technically lower than no internet at all…
    Yeah…sidekickin’ it doesn’t sound very healthy for the wrists or fingers. Bloggin’ ain’t going anywhere…

    And upgrade already to a blackberry….I never looked back

  3. dang folk thats foul

  4. Tiffany In Houston says:

    Find a coffeeshop with WiFi dude!!!

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