The summer, for most college students, is a break from classes and stress from school related activities. It is a time to enjoy free time to do anything that one desires! (Well, legally of course)
There is a wide variety of things people my age like to do during the summer. Most college students try to get a job in their hometown during the summer. Luckily for me, I am living at home while attending college, so I have a job year-round. Some students like to spend their summer drinking energy drinks and spending time in front of the game system from hours on end. (I imagine not much different from what these subjects were doing in their dorm rooms) Some sleep the summer away. Then there are those who take advantage of the free time and have fun! I try to seize every day throughout summer, but there is one problem I would like to conquer: waking up earlier. Continue Reading
…is one tough thing to do when I do not have a goal or something to save up for. Some people say spend it while you are alive because you could die tomorrow. It is not realistic, but true. I really do not have anything materialistic I need (want) to save for. I should be saving as much as I can for my college loans that I will be left with when I graduate. Continue Reading
Yesterday evening I participated in something call Trek the Trails. Every Tuesday people meet up to go for a bicycle ride on Fort Wayne’s Rivergreenway Trails. It was a pretty cool sight to see everybody out and about on their bicycles. These rides last no longer than 10 miles at a time. It is somewhat of a slow-paced ride. I think most people like to take in the nature scenes. I do as well, but I think I can do it riding faster than 8 mph… There were some points where there was enough room to overtake the riders in front of you. I believe the front of the pack is the place to be if you want to ride a little faster. About halfway through they stop and take a short break and let everyone catch up. I took some video clips of this ride and put them together. Enjoy!
I have had my truck since March of last year (2011). This truck is a 1991 Chevy S10 pick-up. I borrowed some money from my dad and bought it from a private owner I found in the Peddler’s Post, which is a weekly issue of a big booklet of things people are trying to sell. I bought it for $2000. The only thing that needed to be replaced was a couple of exhaust parts that cost around $200. The interior was in pretty good shape. I can clearly see at this point, that this price was a steal. I cleaned the interior and bought some seat covers that look pretty sweet if you ask me! The truck came with a high-rise cap, but I really did not care much for the cap. I removed it and gave it away. When I bought the truck it had about 88,000 miles on it. This is crazy low mileage for a ’91! The couple I bought it from did not need the use for it any longer. They were the second owners of the vehicle. They stated that the first owner was an older gentleman who rarely left home. Continue Reading
It just so happens I purchased my bicycle during Bike Month and this week is “Bike to Work Week”. I was planning on riding my bike to work anyway to see how far it was and to see if I could actually tolerate biking to work. So far I have ridden my bike to work every day this week, today being day three. It is not bad at all. It is almost exactly seven miles to get to work from my house. I try to ride on the sidewalks as much as I can on the way to work. When the sidewalks are not available, most of the time there is some extra room on the road between the solid, painted line and the edge of the pavement. On the way home, I take the street where I would normally take the sidewalk during the day. There is less traffic at night. Continue Reading