Monday, August 25, 2008

Back to School!

Time to go back to school!

How can we tell?

For K-12: frantic parents in school supply aisles at retailers, clogged roadways in school zones, and tax-free weekend.

For College students: busy bookstores, registration rush, busy phone lines, and nerves!

How do I cope with the madness? I bought my books on, registered online, sent emails to my professors, and tried to calm my nerves with breathing exercises. Minus the breathing exercises, I solved all of my problems on the Internet. If only I could figure out how to use Blackboard...

How do you cope?

Monday, August 18, 2008


Anyone following the Olympics?

I have been totally blown away by the achievements of Michael Phelps .

Are there any events you are keeping your eye on?

Certain Olympic events are more popular in the United States and are given more media attention (basketball, Track and Field, Swimming). Are there any events that are comparably more popular in your home country and given more media attention?

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Tropical Storm Aftermath

How did everyone fare with the tropical storm? Lone Star College System was closed yesterday and I was overjoyed to stay off the slick roads. We received a good amount of rain and my plants revived themselves during the heavy downpour. This morning I stepped outside into a steamy bath of humidity and took 5 minutes to clear the 10,000 pines needles covering my car. Other than rain and the occasional stray branch, I fared OK.

How did you do? Did you lose power? Experience any flooding?

Monday, August 4, 2008

Hurricanes Revisited

It looks like I will be blogging about tropical disturbances again! An out-of-nowhere storm developed in the gulf and appears to be heading right towards Houston and Galveston. Don't rush to Home Depot and Lowe's for plywood just yet. It appears this storm may not reach hurricane status before landfall.

What does that mean for Texas? Rain, rain, glorious rain. My last blog consisted of my gripes regarding my parched lawn and perhaps it will get some relief. If the rain is plentiful, please pay attention to flash flood warnings and avoid areas prone to flooding.

Are you prepared for a storm? Make sure you have plenty of drinking water, food, and batteries. Be prepared in the event of a power outage.

In the meantime, try to count how many times Scorpion's "Rock You Like A Hurricane" is played on the radio. Let me know how many times you hear it!