Month: March 2010

Excess

This country is fantastic is so many ways. One element which I wonder about is the amount of excess. Things like food, choice, technology etc etc. Above is a photo of a hot fudge chocolate delight. The picture on the menu looked manageable. What came to the table was huge! They say never eat something…
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No more distractions!

We had a great time in DC. It was great to catch up with family there and see the sights. There was a spontaneous change to our schedule when it was suggested we drive to Manhattan for the weekend. As this was only eating into our existing holiday we agreed! All round it was great.…
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Chillin’

We are staying at a friends house for a couple of nights before leaving for DC. Spring Break has officially begun and this means all residents of our dorm are required to move out. Nobody is allowed to stay. We actually didn’t know this before we arrived, so it is fortunate that we arranged this…
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Momentum

Well we are nearly at the end of week 2. My wife has just left for a conference in Houston and has promised to visit a steakhouse for me. I opted out of this trip, thinking in terms of budget and purpose, but felt a distinct twinge of regret when I heard about the bbq…
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I think I’m good to go!

Well it has been a strange week. A few ups and downs. No good reason apart from the obvious stresses relating to being in a new place.We have moved into our dorm room and all is good. We have been placed amongst the students on the boys level of the building…..directly opposite the bathroom and…
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Beyond Ready!

My Mac delivery was missed yesterday unfortunately. Fedex needed a signature and didnt leave it on the doorstep as we had hoped. luckily the service is phenominal here in the US and they are delivering it today. i opted to stay at the house today instead of tagging along with my wife at IU. She…
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Focus

Since arriving I have spent the last 48 hours recovering from a touch of jet-lag. Nothing I haven’t handled before though.One thing this period has revealed to me, or rather reminded me, is the issue of focussing….keeping one’s eye on the ball.It’s easy (especially in a university like this one) to be distracted from my…
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We’ve Arrived

Well after an arduous 24hour trip including 4 flights, we arrived in Indiana last night at midnight.One day in and I have ordered my new Macbook Pro, and tomorrow I hope to pick up my office software.My wife has checked in to the University and taken care of the mountain of paperwork. All very exciting!…
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