Hey hey… October isn’t too long… only three months. Haha.
A bit long overdue, I suppose. No worries, this blog hasn’t missed much. Then again, maybe it has.
I know, bullets! That’ll cut the lack of organization down to nearly nil. Perfect idea. Let us commence!
- Soloed on 11/26/07 in N6463Q… a bit nerve wracking on the first takeoff, but once I got over the fact that no one else was there in the plane and it was just me, I was pretty cool with it. By the third landing I was comfortable enough to go out of the pattern to make time for a Cherokee that was landing on a different runway. Got a lot of pats on the back from the Citation pilots on the ground after that. Heh heh.
- Got my drivers license on 12/14. Had to take the road test in Grannie’s car (2001 Buick Century… otherwise known as the “grandma car”) the day after a major snowstorm here in upstate New York. Unfortunately Hudson is well-known for their unbelievably narrow roads and bad drivers, and it didn’t help that the car itself happens to be a bit on the wide side. Even though the roads were about 15 feet wide, the guy made me do the three-point nonetheless, and though I asked if getting friendly with the nearest snowbank would cost me anything, he praised me on “quite possibly the best three-point turn performed by someone in these conditions”. License please? Thank you. Heh heh.
- Christmas came, and Christmas went. Same with the New Year. Nothing at all that was really too exciting… or that I can remember at least.
Guess that’s about it for bullet material. The only interesting things that have been going on lately are random events here and there and the occasional flying lesson.
Though there is one thing that I’ve failed to mention, which is my New Years Resolution (if you can actually call it a “resolution”). Over the Christmas break my pre-AP English class had to do a research project on the poet of our choice. For some reason I had a fascination with Carl Sandburg’s name and his resemblance to Peter Graves when he played Captain Oveur in “Airplane!”, so naturally I chose him. Nope, had no previous knowledge of his work… just picked him because he looked like Peter Graves. Pathetic, I know.
After going to the library and taking out about fifty books on this Sandburg fellow, I realized just how awesome he was. I spent more time reading his partial autobiography than writing the actual report itself, and it was about 15 hours before it was due that I realized I should probably put the book down and write eight pages of words. Trust me… writing an eight page paper on someone you’re actually interested in really isn’t that hard to do. It’s writing an eight page paper on something you don’t give a damn about that really gets you. Or me, at least.
Anyway, I’ve always been a bit of a poet myself, so I was glad that I actually had something in common with Mr. Sandburg. Made things a lot easier as far as the project went. But reading about how he published his poetry inspired me… so I went to the store back in the earlier part of the month and bought a really nice book-like notebook. My resolution is to keep it handy all the time to write whatever poetry might come to mind at the given time and edit it later… then when the “book” is about half full, I’m going to pick and choose the best ones and send them off. Who knows… maybe something will arise from it. That’d be pretty cool.
I was thinking, too, that I might start writing some of them on here… maybe the grand amount of zero people who read this might comment on them and be like “Wow, this sucks” or “Hahah”. Naah, tell you what… I’ll put the link to the “AllPoetry” website over on the side bar to the right. That has pretty much everything in it. Everything that’s somewhat decent, at least. Heh heh.
Anyway, I think I’ve rambled on enough for one post. I have the rest of the day off today because it was midterm/regents week at school, and my exam was at 8 this morning. Early start to the weekend, I guess.