Joe

About Joe

Sophomore

Air Traffic Control

Class Year: Sophomore
Position: Student Assistant - Embry-Riddle Summer Programs
Hometown: Buffalo, NY
Summer Activity: Working Embry-Riddle's Summer Academy - and more!
Why I Chose Embry-Riddle: I chose Embry Riddle with no second thought in my mind. I knew that I have always wanted to either be a Pilot or an Air Traffic Controller and with time I realized that I am someone who is meant to be in the tower!

June 2, 2008

Hey Everyone,

Hope everyone is doing well and that summer is going great. Summer here has been going pretty well so far, not much to do but I’ve been managing to keep myself busy. I’ve been working two jobs and going to class so the weekdays have been going by the fastest, but weekends have been pretty boring besides the whole sleeping factor!!! Anyway, I have done a few things that I will talk to you guys about, so I hope you enjoy this entry!
AT300- This class is amazing! It is my 9:45 class every day (Mon-Thur) and the professor, Marv Smith, is pretty much the most amazing man in this entire world. He knows how to make class fun, funny, but still gets the information across to you. The class is so easy too, I got a 90 on my first test without even studying! So we have our next test very soon and I hope to do really well on this one as well!
AS254- Aviation Legislation is going a lot better, as I told you all last time, we have to do two presentations and write two papers and blah blah blah…. Well I’m done with both of them and now I only have to worry about the final. I really am learning a lot in the class though and I’m really enjoying it.

So I will tell you exactly why I don’t have much to write about and it can be summarized in my weekly schedule:
Monday- Thursday : Class 9:45- 11:15, Lunch, Class 1:15 to 2:45, work til 5:30, Homework
Friday- ERRSA stuff
Sat & Sun: BOREDOM!

That is seriously what this past month has been like, but in a way it’s kinda nice because I don’t have to worry about meetings popping up or things like that. I really like having a set schedule it just gets a little repetitive!

Okay so FUN STUFF!!!

I WENT TO THE SHUTTLE LAUNCH!!! WITH PRESS PASSES!!!
That’s right, I was in the press site! It was amazing! So the night before the launch they do a tower rollback and we, as press, get to go to that and it is literally like 1000 feet away from the shuttle where we get to stand! So that was the night before the launch. The next day we got to Kennedy Space Center at 10:00 for a 5:02 launch… We got to go to crew walkout and we were like 50 feet away from the crew and astrobus! I was in awe the whole day and when that shuttle took off and you’re the closest that anybody can get (3.1 miles) you experience something that not many get to. The beauty of it, and especially the sound that you hear, it was so loud it shook me, it is something I will never forget! PLEASE GO CHECK OUT THE PICTURES ON MY WEBSITE www.virb.com/joejaworskiatc they are truly amazing!!!

So that’s been my much needed excitement for the past two weeks, but coming up I’m looking forward to my mom visiting me next week so I’ll be sure to write about that in my next entry. I really hope you all are having a great summer and if you have any questions at all about anything on campus or anything in general please feel free to contact me whenever you want!!

Until Next Time,

Joe Jaworski
AIM: HYPORBOY226
Email: Jaworksj@erau.edu
Pics: www.virb.com/joejaworskiatc

May 14, 2008

Hey Everyone,

Well this is my first Journal of the summer session and I hope you all are enjoying your summer so far. So, I’m taking two classes and I’m working three jobs this summer. It’s been going really well so far except for the fact that this campus is dead!!!! Let me break it down for you. When you can go from your room to your class during the time of class changes and not see anybody until you get into the building of your class, you know the campus is pretty empty. The upside of that is the fact that a lot of my friends stayed for the summer, so its been nice to hang out with them a lot since there is nothing else to do. We have been going to the pool a lot after work and class and whatever else needs to be done. This summer is actually going to be relatively busy for me and I’ll let you all know what I have planned, what you all can look forward to, and some GREAT additions to our campus this summer.

So for the past two or three weeks I have still been pretty busy with AcaFellas. On May 5th we sang at graduation where we sang the National Anthem and the Alma Mater. We then were able to sing at a fundraising even on Friday the 9th for the Army of Hope which raised money for veterans and the families of those whom have lost loved ones in war. This is actually our second event for the Army of Hope, because we also sang at a picnic on May 3rd for them as well. Some other events we have sang at were the ROTC ceremony and the Masters hooding Ceremony. The group had ceased for the summer but I’m looking forward to bigger and better things next year.

So now that we are in the summer, and as the Vice President of ERRSA, I am already starting my plans on newer ideas for the ERRSA Office next year and some office renovations that have been long awaited. The executive board for next year could not be more perfect for changing the ways ERRSA has run in the past to a more professional yet less strict way. ERRSA is supposed to be a fun way to get all the residents involved and we are here to serve them. We may have slacked a lot last semester, but we are on the path to a bigger and better ERRSA!!!!! I can’t wait!!!!

One of the jobs that I am working this summer is with The Summer Academy here on campus. I am a counselor for those kids who come here to go to an Academic Camp to either pursue their interest in Aviation or to learn about aviation. We are here to make sure they are taken care of and that they do what they are supposed to do. The people at Summer Academy are absolutely amazing; Pam Peer is the coordinator and she is one of the nicest women I have ever had the privilege to meet and I am grateful to be working for her!!! If anybody is coming to Summer Academy that is reading this then I look forward to possibly meeting you!!

Another thing that I am highly looking forward to this summer is the opportunity to go see the Launch of STS-124 on the Shuttle Discovery! Now you may all be asking why I’m so excited because its like the 3rd one I’ll be seeing but this time I GOT PRESS PASSES!!!! That means I’ll get to be right near the countdown clock and within 3.1 miles of the launch pad!!!! I will hopefully be getting a new camera before then and I’m going to take SOOOOO many pictures of the experience. It’s on May 31st at about 5:02pm!

So this summer I am taking 2 classes and this is what they are:

AT300 – Intro to ATC – Professor Marv Smith

This class so far is exactly what I expected it to be which really isn’t a good thing. It’s not anyone’s fault it’s just the fact that the class is so tedious with the little things we have to learn and its just not the most exciting material, but it’s necessary. The Professor is awesome, he’s a funny guy and he understands that this stuff isn’t the most exciting material so he does the best to make it fun. I’m in the class with 2 of my friends so it makes it a little bit easier!!!

AS254- Aviation Legislation- Professor Frank Gallup

This class is an okay class but its run a little bit different. The class is basically run by the students. We each have two presentations that we have to do throughout the semester we do one on a piece of Legislation that has affected Aviation and then we have to do one on an Airline Case Study. Each presentation requires a four page report, a one page summary, a power-point and a 20 minute presentation. It sounds like a lot and I pretty much FLIPPED out when I found out, but I don’t think it’s going to be as bad I feared.

This summer is going to be filled with a whole bunch of my activities outside the norm, and I’m going to make the best of it as possible. One thing that I am most looking forward to is when my Mom is coming to visit me in June. Since I can’t go home this summer due to my job it will be nice to have a little bit of home come to me!

I hope that everyone is enjoying their summer so far, or are finishing up a great year and looking forward to a great summer. I’ll be writing every two weeks like I did during the year and if anyone has questions, comments concerns, feel free to contact me.. ALSO.. Please continue to send ideas of what you would like to see on the campus so that I can include it in the Admissions video that is going to be made!!! This is for your benefit so get your input!!!!!

Until Next Time,

Joe Jaworski

AIM: Hyporboy226

Email: Jaworksj@erau.edu

Pics: www.virb.com/joejaworskiatc

April 21

Hey Everyone,

Hope everyone is doing well. These past few weeks have been slightly more busy then the previous weeks, but not in a good way! The end of the semester is finally near and it’s just been crazy with end of the semester projects and homework and studying for exams. I’m tired out and I really can’t wait for exams to be over. This is the final week of classes and then we have exams next week, well, mine are on Saturday and on Monday so I get done early!!! Other than school nothing really exciting is going on in KDAB (Daytona Beach Airport Code).

So next week after exams I’m actually going to visit my grandfather in Punta Gorda, FL which should be a lot of fun. I haven’t seen him since last semester at Thanksgiving time. I’m going to spend two days there and then coming back here for a few singing events with the AcaFellas. We are singing at a charity picnic for soldiers and their families and then we have the Masters Degree Hooding Ceremony, and then Commencement for the seniors. That is three days in a row, so we are going to be mighty busy. After that, in about another week, we are singing at another event for soldiers and then a few of us are going to be in a play at Daytona Beach Community College with another local Barbershop group. What is not so good right now is that I’m sitting here typing and I can feel my throat starting to hurt so I really hope I’m not getting sick!

What else is there….. hmmm….. well tomorrow is the ERRSA banquet where I will be sworn in as next year’s Vice President, and then we are probably going out afterward to our favorite restaurant just to hang out because that’s what we do!!! On Thursday the AcaFellas are singing at a picnic which should be fun and a nice way to wrap up the semester before exams, and then Friday is an ALL DAY STUDY DAY!!!! I have two exams on Saturday so I have a lot of cramming to do.

So last week there were five ERAU students arrested for attempting to steal an alligator out of a mini-golf place. I thought that it was too funny not to share with you. Seriously, how ridiculous is that. What is speculation right now is that they had to do it for a fraternity. It’s just speculation, but they were all pledging the same fraternity so it’s something very interesting to see how it will unfold!!

Just to let you all know, I will be here this summer so I’m hoping to continue to write journals for you all so that you know what ERAU life is like in the summer, so please keep reading this summer! I’m not sure if this will be my last journal or not so I wanted to thank you all for reading this past year, if anything, I hope I provided you with some insight about life here on campus and in Daytona Beach. I’m still always here for anyone who has questions or who needs to talk, so feel free to contact me at any time! “No Other Road, No Other Way, No Day But Today” – Rent

Joey

Email: Jaworksj@erau.edu

AIM: HYPORBOY226

Pics: www.virb.com/joejaworskiatc

P.S. Im going to the Space Shuttle launch on May 31st with press passes so I should have some nice videos and picures for you all to look at!!!

April 12

Hey Everyone,

Well the past two weeks has been pretty uneventful, but I’ll let ya know what I have been up to and what’s in store for the rest of the semester. There have been a lot of things going on with AcaFellas and ERRSA, as always, so I’ll let you all know about that stuff but otherwise, it’s been a lot of work finishing up classes for the semester!

SF-210- We have been doing presentations for our Information Share projects. I presented mine already and I got a 95 on it, which was awesome. I presented mine on the crash of United Airlines flight 173.

COM-219- We just got done presenting our group projects which I got an A on. My group did a project on the non-verbal communication signs of hotel lobbies. Yes, I know, what kind of project is that, but it went really well and we got a good grade so I wasn’t complaining. We are now working on our speeches to persuade.

MA-111- OMG….. all I have to say is that I used to like math, but I now officially can’t stand it! I mean I love my teacher and she really knows how to teach the material but I just start to tune out when things don’t make sense to me and all I’m going to say is that it’s been really hard to concentrate lately!

AS-120- This class has actually turned around to be a pretty good class. I got a 93 on my second test and I have actually been enjoying the class.

AcaFellas- We just had our Spring Concert and we did SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO good. I don’t mean to brag but we seriously got everything together kind of at the last minute and we put on such a great show. My solo was the last song of the night and I didn’t forget any or my words like I thought I would!!!! I’m hoping to get a taping of it soon so I can put it up on YouTube or something so that you all can see it!!!! It really was an amazing experience and a lot more people showed up than I thought.

ERRSA- ERRSA has been crazy! We had a four hour meeting the other night to go over constitution stuff and it was so crazy. I loved it, of course, because I love doing that kind of stuff and running meetings by Parliamentary Procedure!!! It was almost like heaven.. . okay not almost!!!

For the rest of this semester I’m just going to be getting ready for summer. I have been interviewing for a summer camp counselor job and It looks very hopeful, so if I get that I will be doing training during summer A and then be a counselor for Summer B!!!! On top of that I will be taking two classes each summer session AND hopefully starting to fly!!!

Also this summer, I know I told you all about the video that I wanted to do in order to give like a tour of the residence halls so that people can see the rooms they will be staying in opposed to the floor plans that the university has on the site now. I will be working with a friend on that to get it out to you all as soon as possible so make sure you are watching out for that!!!

Otherwise, that’s about all I got! I think I will be posting one more time before the end of the year, but since I’m staying for summer maybe I can get some out during the summer as well so that you all can see what summer life on campus is like!!! I hope everyone is doing well and drop me an email to say hello or IM me or something!!! Also, if you have any ideas on what you would like to see in the video please feel free to email those ideas to me, as we are doing this to benefit you guys!!!! “Dreams are just dreams when their stuck inside your head…. Dreams are for real!!!!” – Dreams, by Diana DeGarmo!

Until Next Time,

Joey

Email: Jaworksj@erau.edu

AIM: HYPORBOY226

Pics: www.virb.com/joejaworskiatc

March 28

Hey Everyone,

I know it has been a while and I apologize for that. It’s been 3 weeks since we last talked and I have bunches of news to share with you all. I’ll let you know the results of the ERRSA elections, I’ll tell you a little bit about my spring break, and the week that has just passed. I hope everyone is doing good and I hope you enjoy!!!

Okay so the last time I posted I was telling you all about ERRSA elections, now, I was running for Vice President, and I was bidding for the position of National Communications Coordinator. Now elections are voted upon by all of the residents in the Resident Halls, and a bid process is where you are selected by the President to fill the position. When the election results came, I won the position of Vice President and I was selected to fill the position of NCC. I only could choose one, and in the end I chose Vice President. This was a great ending to the week before Spring Break.

On the Saturday and Sunday of the first weekend of spring break, I was at the beach for most of those two days. They were absolutely beautiful days and I had to take advantage of them. That Monday, I went to Orlando to visit one of my friends who was at a resort on her spring break. We spent the entire day together and went to downtown Disney at night to eat dinner and then saw the movie Vantage Point, which may I say is an amazing movie. On Tuesday, my friend and I got a hotel at the Orlando Airport, since I was leaving for Buffalo REALLY early on Wednesday morning. We sat by the pool and watched planes take off all day!!! Then I got up the next morning and went HOME!!! No one knew I was coming home so I went to my mom’s work and I surprised her, and then I waited for my sister and my dad to get home and I surprised them, and finally I was able to surprise all of my friends. Due to it being Holy Week and Easter weekend I spent a lot of my time at home in church. On Wednesday we had choir practice, on Friday we had the Passion of Christ, Saturday was the Easter Vigil and Sunday was Easter mass. I was only able to stay until Sunday, so it was a short and sweet, but AMAZING visit!

The first week back was pretty rough, getting back into the swing of things, but it didn’t take too much before we were rollin’ along again. This past Friday night we had our Relay for Life, which is a committee that I am on through ERRSA. We have been raising money all year for the American Cancer Society and at this finale we were up all night walking to raise more money. We walked from 6pm on Friday night to 5:30am on Saturday morning. After that I had to go directly to take some friends to the airport in St Augustine which is an hour away and then drive back. By the time I got home I had been up for 26 hours and was pretty much ready for bed!!!! I woke up at 4 so that I could get ready to go to dinner. As I told you all I sang at that event a few weeks ago and one of the coordinators wanted to take myself, as well as two other who  contributed to the event out to dinner. We went to one of the finest restaurants in town and had a wonderful dinner.

Classes have been going very well, it’s getting down to that time of final projects and getting in that last home stretch for the year. I am applying for a summer job on campus as a Camp Counselor and was just called back for a second interview, so I will let you all know how that goes. I hope you are all doing well in the Academia World and I hope to hear from some of you. Remember if you have any questions, or just feel like chatting I’m here for you all!!! Take Care!
Until Next Time,
Joey
AIM: HYPORBOY226
Email: Jaworksj@erau.edu
Pictures: www.virb.com/joejaworskiatc

March 12

Hey Everyone,

BUSY BUSY BUSY BUSY BUSY!!!!!!!!!!!!! That’s how I can describe my past 3 weeks. It has been insanely crazy, but it has been a lot of fun as well. I’m getting ready for spring break right now with only 2 days left!!!!  Classes have been going extremely well. I am finally understanding my Safety class which is awesome, because I didn’t do so well on my first examination. Speech is going well, we have now given 3 speeches, all of which I have done well on, Math… Well we won’t go there!!! No, it’s been going well, it’s just been a lot of work and it’s exhausting sometimes. Aero Sci is going well, I actually like that class, it’s really interesting, but it’s a lot of information to memorize. I’ll tell you about some of the extra things that I have been doing that have been keeping me so busy.

For Air Traffic Control Organization, we had the President of NATCA come and give a Q&A session for us, and it was really awesome to meet him. There was a lot of information that he had to share with us. He is featured in an article that the Vice President of ATCO and I wrote about the event:

“NATCA President Visits ERAU

On Thursday, February 21st Patrick Forrey, president of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) spoke to the students of Embry-Riddle. Mr. Forrey’s speech covered the current issues of the air traffic control industry and NATCA’s involvement in solving these issues. Forrey spoke briefly about his involvement with NATCA before opening the floor to questions.

Some of the major topics discussed included: Air traffic control salary issues, shortage of air traffic controllers, the elections and candidate endorsement, and the relationship between CTI schools and the Oklahoma City training facility.” When he spoke to the students, it was motivational and he encouraged them to be the ones to change the future.

Overall, it was a rare opportunity to receive some insight through the eyes of someone who has so much influence on the future of the air traffic control industry. Embry-Riddle looks forward to his return in the fall of 2008.

It was really a great experience for everyone who came. It was a little on the short side since he had previous engagements in Jacksonville. Nonetheless, it was really awesome for him to come here.

ERRSA: Well I told you all last time that I was bidding for the position of Vice President for the organization, but unfortunately I did not get it. I am, however, running for the position for next year. ERRSA has been going well besides that little “set back” and I’m really looking forward to elections for next year!!!

Bike Week: I hate bike week!!!! Just thought I might mention that! Since I do ride a motorcycle it was really cool to see all of the bikes, but there were just so many it was ridiculous and they are all showing off so there were like 6 deaths due to people not being careful. I don’t have much else to say about it but the fact that it was a CRAZY week!

Ryan Skipper Event: About three weeks ago, I was asked to sing at an event and so I decided to meet with the planner and discuss what it would be for. Well, I found out that I was singing at a vigil for the one year death anniversary of a young man who was killed due to a hate crime. I also found out that his parents would be there and I’d be singing to them. Well I knew right away that I was going to sing the song, “On Eagles Wings” so all I needed was a piano player. The event was on March 7th and I didn’t get a piano player until the 5th so we had to do some major practicing. The event was very inspiring, influential, and sad. It was such a mix of emotions. There was a documentary about his life, which brought everyone to tears and then we went over to the campus ministry for the vigil and that’s when I sang, and it was so emotional for me to have to sing, but at the end of the song I knelt down in front of his mom and held her hand, so it ended up being fine after all, and I was offered so many compliments which helped because I was so nervous to do this, but I’m so glad that I did.

BEACH:  The weather has been getting so much warmer now and it’s definitely BEACH TIME!!!!!!! I have gone to the beach more times this semester so far than I have in like the past 5 years of my life.  Every time I go to the beach I call my Mom back home in Buffalo, New York and rub it in her face! She tells me its like 5 degrees and snowing and there I am sitting on the beach. It’s sooooooooooo nice!!!

Space Shuttle Endeavor Launch:  So this past Monday night slash Tuesday morning the Space Shuttle Endeavor launched at 2:28am… OMG!!! It was so amazing to see a night launch. I will have pictures on the site for you all to see. When the shuttle lifted off the night turned into day, and it looked like the sun had just come up, it was AMAZING!! Unfortunately, that was the last night launch. Truly, a great experience!

So this is what I have been up to lately, I’ve been having a lot of fun, but I definitely need a break!! I hope you all are doing well in school! I still have not heard from anyone about getting accepted!!! Let me know!!!  Take care everyone!!!!

Until Next Time,

Joey Jaworski

AIM- HYPORBOY226

Email: Jaworksj@erau.edu

Pics: www.virb.com/joejaworskiatc

February 18

Hey Everyone,

So these past two weeks have been pretty uneventful until this past weekend. School has been going very, very well. It’s been a lot of work and a lot of studying, but all in all it’s been going by pretty smoothly. I can’t believe we are already coming up on the end of February. This semester is just flying by, spring break is in like 3 weeks already and then midterms are even before that.  I must be super busy because I don’t think I’ve ever felt a semester go by this fast, but I’m not complaining at all!!!! I’ve decided in the past two weeks that I am going to stay at school for summer. I decided that I could go home and have fun all summer for four months, which really does sound awesome, or I can take classes so that I can just become that much closer to finishing. I’m going to miss being at home for the summer but I also realize that I’m doing it to better myself.

This past week in Daytona Beach has been INSANE. Not sure if everyone is aware of it, but the Daytona 500 was this past weekend and so Race Week events were all last week. There were so many people here that I could not believe it.  However, since Riddle is located so close to the track, the traffic was ridiculous around school. It wasn’t even worth going off campus because you would just be stuck in traffic and have to sit there anyways. The positive aspect of race week was all of the different aircraft that came into Daytona Beach. The airport closes down our North-South runway in order to provide parking for all of the private aircraft that come.  On race day, during the National Anthem, the Thunderbirds did their fly-over and I got some video of that, and I also got a shot of them lined up on the tarmac after the race. It was definitely a cool experience to be here for.

So this past weekend, I was able to attend another conference. We traveled to Tallahassee to Florida State University for FARH (Florida Association of Residence Halls). This was almost like the SAACURH conference that I attended, but instead of different states being there, it was just all of the Resident Student Association’s in Florida only. We attended a whole bunch of different programs in order to come up with ideas to bring back to our schools. There was also an amazing Keynote speaker, Ed Garahty who spoke on leadership.  So this has been a weekend that I have been looking forward to since before winter break, and of course what do I get?????? THE FLU… that’s right… Thursday morning I wake up with all of the symptoms and I go through the entire weekend feeling like death. But I made the best out of a bad situation and managed to still have a great time.

There really has not been much else going on around here, a lot of people have been getting sick, so it’s felt kind of dreary around campus, but other than that it’s the same old stuff. I hope everyone’s life has been more exciting than mine!!!  Hope all is well and I will talk to you all soon. Make sure you check out my blog for more pictures and videos!!! www.virb.com/joejaworskiatc Until Next Time, Joey Jaworski

Aim- HYPORBOY226
Email: Jaworksj@erau.edu

February 4

Hey Everyone,
So it is definitely apparent that we are back into the swing of things here in Florida. Classes are getting intense, the homework keeps flying at you, exams dates are coming closer and closer. This semester has not started off in the ways that I thought it would what-so-ever… It’s been for the better and the worse. I have become more distant with some of my closest friends down here, but I have started to make or grow in other friendships. Also, with friends back at home it seems like things are starting to get hazy,  what I mean by that is just that things are not the way they used to be at all. When they say you have to sometimes fight for friendships, they weren’t kidding… Just keep your friends close!

So classes, like I said, are getting crazier than ever!!! I feel like the never-ending man of homework… if it’s not one thing it’s the other. This is definitely not like last semester… last semester was more laid back, but this semester is just go GO GOOO!!! I have changed my schedule around a lot and have been trying to limit my extra-curricular activities. I’m still involved with the AcaFellas, ERRSA, and ATC Org, otherwise I’ve been trying to leave more time open for me. I feel like I have been over-doing myself because I have felt so tired lately, I’m not one to take naps during the day, but I haven’t been able to get through a day in a while without one. I think that has a lot to do with emotions, school, extra-curricular activities, and just LIFE!

Oh!!! I got a new roommate. My roommate from last semester decided to transfer to another school so my room was empty and one of my really good friends down here Bobby, was looking to move out so he decided to move into my room. I finally have a roommate whom I like and I get along with. I have not had much luck with roommate situations and I’m just glad I have one that I’m actually friends with.

So, on February 1st, the first newly painted US Airways plane landed at Daytona Beach Airport for the first time. It was a pretty big event and many people went out to go see it. When the plane landed, as it was taxiing to the gate they did this ceremonial thing where they sprayed the aircraft (I’ve never seen it before so it was new to me) but what they did was lined up two fire trucks so that when the plane was entering the gating area, the trucks sprayed the plane on both sides. It was pretty cool to watch! I actually will have pictures posted on my blog site of it (www.virb.com/joejaworskiatc) and hopefully a video of it!!!!

So that’s been my life for the past two weeks. It has had its ups and downs, but, as usual, I have gotten through it! I hope you all are enjoying school and life, AND LET ME KNOW WHEN YOU ALL GET YOUR ACCEPTANCE LETTERS!!!! I’ll leave you with a little piece of wisdom from yours truly. “If you’re not going to fight the battle, don’t expect to win the war. Go into battle with an open heart and an open mind, and any factors working against you cannot beat the convictions that you have for yourself.”

Until Next Time,
Joey Jaworski

January 21

Hey Everyone,

Well, school has started back up – obviously – and it is already heading toward being a more hectic schedule then last semester. So far, my classes are going extremely well, I like them all and they seem to be fairly easy. I have been SO busy it is ridiculous, between school, homework, work, and all of my extra-curricular activities; it keeps me on the go a lot (and trust me I’m not complaining). I thrive on the busy life, it’s just that sometimes the busy life and your personal life add up to be too much.

There really has not been a lot going on around campus, it’s a lot of getting back into the swing of things and trying to keep up with all aspects of life. I’m still involved with the AcaFella’ s and I’m still doing ERRSA (Embry Riddle Resident Student Association) which are like my main activities, but on top of that, I’m still trying to balance Air Traffic Control Organization, and we are trying to keep the choir together, so it’s still crazy in my life. I have really just been getting re-acquainted at school and just trying to have fun.

It’s amazing that a break can bring friends so much closer, but this managed to happen over break, and I feel so much closer to many of my friends here then I ever have, so thank you Jo, Erik, Brent, and Davey, you guys are the best!

Here are my list of Classes:

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
Aviation Safety 210 (SF210) – Bill Martin
Communication 219- (COM219) – Sarah Fogle
Math 111 – (MA111)- Debbie Edwards
Tuesday and Thursday
Human Factors 201- (HF201) Eric Vaden
Aeronautical Science 120 (AS120) – Pete Rounseville

As I said, I love my classes so far and all of the Professors are awesome, which makes life easier. I’m hoping this will be a great semester and I am hoping that you all travel through it with me before you get you chance to shine here at ERAU! “… and did it MY WAY” –Frank Sinatra
Until Next Time, Joey Jaworski

Aim: HYPORBOY226

Email: Jaworksj@erau.edu

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January 10

Well Everyone, I JUST, literally JUST got back to school and I thought I should write to you all to tell you about my break!!!! Even though there is not much to say, I’ll still tell you everything I did.
I got home on Monday the 17th as you all know from my last entry and I basically just crashed that night, I was soooooo tired. So the following day was a bunch of running around doing laundry and getting my room back to some sort of order. I waited patiently all day for my mom to get out of work, and I was so happy to see her when she came to pick me up!!! When I left for school, it was the hardest to leave her, so I knew it would be the most exciting to see her when I came home. We just hung out for the night and I was still tired, but I don’t think I went to bed too early that night. Well, one of the following days, I went to school with my friend Laura and I met all her friends and basically sat on a college campus all day (like I
haven’t done that before) but it was fun and it turned out to be a better day then I thought. So, due to the fact that there was like 3 days til Christmas at this point, I decided I should do my Christmas shopping, so I
got it all done in 2 days and I was so happy that it was over with!!!

I woke up on Christmas Morning at my dad’s house, and then I went to my mom’s by noon and spent the entire day there. It was so nice just to relax for the day and eat a good home-cooked meal, I had been dying for one!!!! Mostly, after Christmas I spent the entirety of my break catching up with friends, I did so much with my group from work, we have this A.C. Moore bonding night every Friday so we went Ice Skating, we had game nights, and then we went to the movies once, it was a lot of fun hanging out with them. OMG I saw the movie Sweeny Todd and it was so good, I don’t think many people would like it to be honest though, because it was a musical for one and it was really gory too. I know those two don’t normally go together but it did in this movie…. okay sorry for that sidetrack….. anyway, I got to go to Canada over break as well and that was so much fun… you see in Buffalo the fascination with Canada is that the legal drinking age is 19. So since I wasn’t there for my birthday in August, I celebrated it in December,
of course we did it responsibly!!!

I got to catch up with people that I haven’t seen since high school, and with frineds that I just missed like crazy –  which is what made my break so awesome, because without these freinds I don’t know who I would be because they have been there through everything with me and I love them, if you check out my blog site, www.virb.com/joejaworskiatc, I’ll put pics of them on there!!!

Something else that meant a lot to me over break was being able to sing with my choir again, I got a solo for the Christmas Eve mass which is the biggest mass we have and it was just so amazing to get up there and sing with them again. I went to see this display of lights with some people from choir and we went out to eat a few times, it was all a lot of fun.

Then, like the last 3 days before I left were like the most fun EVER…. I spent Friday Night, and Saturday Night with my AC Moore ppl and then the night before I left, EVERYONE came over for one last Hoorah before I left! We had so much fun!! Then, the day I left, I met another new friend that my friend Michelle knows from school, his name is Chas and Michelle said that we had a lot in common, which was so true once I met him, LOL. It was a good topping on top of a great break!!!!  Of course it was sad to leave, but I
knew with school starting I would forget about it soon…. I miss home sitting here right now, but I am also looking foward to a great semester!!!

Hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and I will talk to you all soon.  “Im flying high, defying gravity, and you can’t pull me down” – Wicked

Until Next Time,

Joe
AIM- HYPORBOY226
Email: Jaworksj@erau.edu
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