March 31, 2008

Happy late Easter!  I arrived back in Daytona Beach in the evening on Easter Sunday.  I was amazed at how packed the Atlanta airport was and my plane coming back to Daytona was overbooked, so they were asking for people to give up their seats and take a plane the next day.  Well, I gave it some thought and decided that I would give up my seat, however; they didn’t need me after all and I was able to board the crowded plane.  I am glad to be back in Florida because the weather is so much warmer here than at home.

As I mentioned in my last entry, registration has begun and this semester the whole process didn’t go as smoothly for me.  I arrived at the wrong time because the line was extremely long and then I was registering for classes that were supposedly junior level classes, so they wouldn’t register me without the instructor’s approval even though my advisor approved it.  Eventually, I got it all worked out because my advisor, Dottie, is very helpful and now after several hours of running around campus I am registered for all the classes I wanted to take.  I am planning on taking classes over the summer back home and before you register for them Embry-Riddle has to approve them or else they will not accept the credits.  I filled out all the necessary paperwork and am now okay to take classes which I am excited about!

Last week was the room selection process for next year and how this works is you are given a lottery number and the higher your number the longer you have to wait to pick a room, unless the people you are rooming with next year get a low number then they can pull you forward.  I ended up getting a really high number and so did my potential roommates, so by the time my turn came to pick a room all the dorms were practically filled.  However, I did end up getting a room in the dorm I wanted because of sheer luck and I hope I won’t have to go through the process again!

This past Friday instead of doing PT I got to go play paintball!  I had a lot more fun this time than last semester because we were in smaller groups and I had an idea of what I was doing.  I did actually manage to hit some people and in return my sweatshirt was covered in paint, but it was well worth it because my team won!  The semester is winding down for ROTC and I am pretty sure we only have about two weeks left which means Pass-In-Review and finals are coming up.

Silver Wings participated in Relay for Life this past weekend and I had a good time!  The event was held on the West Lawn and all throughout the night people walked around the path (track—but it wasn’t on the track), competed in contests, and hung out with friends.  I had never done a Relay for Life before so I wasn’t quite sure about what to expect, but I had a good time and am looking forward to doing it again next year.  Silver Wings is having their Induction Dinner next weekend and I am excited because I will be officially inducted into the organization!  Next year when you are on campus looking for a club to join, think about joining Silver Wings because it is a great service organization and you have lots of fun doing the activities and hanging out with the people.

I donated blood for the first time the other day and was surprised at how painless it really was.  I had never donated before because I hate needles and the sight of blood, but some friends convinced me to do it and I am glad I did.  Now, I plan on giving blood every time I can and you get a free t-shirt!  My classes are going well and I am starting to spend more time in the computer lab finishing up group projects.  Also, my Computer class has started Dreamweaver and I am spending several hours in the computer lab for each homework assignment.  If you have any questions, please send me an e-mail.

Until next time,


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