hello china?

i am leaving the country, very soon, i hope that everybody is doing well. i hope to add a little more about this later…

what a strange tuesday

I feel like I have somehow managed to contract Typhoid from the immunization I received this morning. The preparations for going to China are actually rather expensive I guess that is why international travel is such an adventure of privilege. I had to go to the Johnson County Health Department to receive my shots. (On a side note DJC compared me to Jaccie?s dog which also had to get shots today, a comparison I still am not pleased with and honestly do not understand.) The department of health was an interesting place that does not really accept health coverage and charges flat rates for such things as a Typhoid thought it never entered my mind before how lucky I have always been to have health coverage.
My parents have always been working professionals and I have been lucky enough that both of my parents have insurance. I actually thought for a while that I would be loosing health care at the ripe old age of 24, but it turns out that my fathers coverage actually extends until for an additional year. That means that I have to find a job and get out of school by the age of 25. That is one year of time to get my life in order and make sure that I am on the path to a solid career. Of course, this means that I have to stay enrolled in an accredited academic program. I found out today some good news about my life and education I have managed to muddle through my master?s thesis with a passing grade. Like anything else, this good news came with a hint of bad my advisor was not entirely pleased with paper.
It is actually a rather funny story. I wanted to make sure that I got a draft turned into my professor before the end of the month of April so I stayed up all night in the midst of the fabled red bull festival. At some point in the middle of the morning that fateful Friday, the day before my deadline of Saturday the first of May, I printed off a draft and during the morning hours slipped it under the door of the professor. I guess the professor thought that my draft looked like a final product and graded away! Now this was a true draft and was not intended at all to be a final product in fact the only truly polished section of thesis was the chapter that involved model explanation.
So if you do not think this day has been a little strange, from Typhoid, to Thesis, all the way to later tonight. DJC has managed to get on the guest list for the band Godsmack who just so happens to be opening for the Mighty Metallica. I have not been to a Metallica concert since the whole Napster confrontation. Napster was not just a program; it was a movement that opened the door, to a broader social acceptance of peer-to-peer file sharing. I will try to collect my thoughts later and let you know how the concert turns out. This is the first time since I have known DJC that we are going to a concert together, which will be an interesting scenario. I was trying to figure out why we have never been to a concert together before and I concluded that we really do not like the same kind of music.
My favorite type of music to listen to is mostly blues and fusion guitar with a distinctive heavy metal flavor. The last few albums that I have purchased have been Tool, A Perfect Circle, and Joe Satriani. I know what you are thinking, but I actually buy the albums of these artists because DJC says that if I do not, I will have to listen to the music that teenagers and seasoned citizens pay for on a regular basis.

Black Canyon

Not every national park offers a patch at the gift sore, which means that the backpack does not always receive additional decoration.