Friday, December 4, 2009

Hooray Finals! (Gerrit) (Archive)

This week I started finals. I only actually had one today, but next week I have three... on tuesday.

This semester has been ridiculously busy. Some say I should have guessed that by the fact that I registered for 21 credit hours worth of classes and was holding down a part time job. Trust me... I guessed it, but there's no way I could have predicted how crazy the last few weeks have been.

Between three group projects worth around 25%-30% of my grade in each respective class, scores of tests, and starting training for my internship I haven't hardly had a chance to breathe... much less blog.

Despite all of the business, there have been some incredible events of various life-change that have happened over the past few weeks.

  • The Dan Mullen Era at Mississippi State ended its first season with a victory over Ole Miss

  • I secured A's in two classes in which my average was below 90, just by talking to my professors and explaining why I deserved an A

  • My systems design team tied for first in best system of the semester (we built a website called ""... I wish I could devote a whole post to explaining its awesomeness)

  • I started training for my internship with Garan Manufacturing. I'll officially start in January and work full-time throughout the Spring semester.

  • oh... and I got an incredible job offer from ExxonMobile in Houston, TX for after I graduate...

On top of all that, I've been working on re-designing the website, reading nerdy books about technology, and trying to figure out how to be an accountant for a semester...

I'm so looking forward to getting done with this semester and heading home for christmas! Almost there!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

It's Great To Be An Auburn Tiger (Erin) (Archive)

This past weekend I went to my first Iron Bowl ever. I know this is kind of hard to believe, considering how I have grown up being indoctrinated by Auburn everything. But it was my first (and hopefully not only considering our move to Houston) Iron Bowl and it was a fantastic experience.

I really don't think I have ever been so proud to be a part of Auburn.

First of all, even though we lost we played amazingly. Really better than anyone thought we would.

Second of all, I have NEVER seen the student section so excited and crazy. I actually had to sit down because my stomach was starting to hurt from all the jumping and screaming.

Third of all, after it was over no one wanted to leave. We all stood around and then someone started the "It's great to be an Auburn Tiger" chant, and then when the football players went back to the locker room from the field we just cheered and cheered for them. And I swear I almost started crying.

The day just really exemplified why I love Auburn so much. Time with my family. Being around other Auburn families. Watching the team play, and cheering even when we loose because we played a good game.

Even though we are moving to Houston, I hope hope hope that I will still be able to come back to the Plains occasionally. Auburn has always been such an important part of my life, and I don't intend on letting that change just because we're moving to Texas.