Michael Battalio

Sunday, July 31, 2005

times keeps on slipping

I have less than a week before I go back up to Starkville. I am trying to decide whether or not I am excited about it. There certainly isn't anything marvelous happening here. I just finished work, so now I will be insanely bored this week. I guess that will be okay, relaxing before I actually have to do stuff again. Having to do work and being bored are just pulling me in two different directions.
Well, I went to my friend Caitlin's child's birthday party. Very cute, but then again, most babies are. It was a birthday party for a kid that I almost never see, but it was better than nothing. It took up time (I'm counting on Caitlin never reading this.), and that's all I could ask for.
Well, her's to all my newfound free time.

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Tuesday, July 26, 2005


Yesterday I got a $200 bonus for not doing anything. Wonderful. This weekend I decided to build a retaining wall. Why not I say, what did I have better to do? I only have three more days left at work. I am looking forward to my week off in between the end of work and me starting back school. I'm not sure I ready to go back. I know all I have been doing is complaining about being bored, but now I realize that I only have a couple of more weeks to let my mind sit and do nothing, I am anxious about having to study and think again when I get back. If there were no classes in college, I would be looking forward to going back, but alas, there are.

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Friday, July 15, 2005

Work was crummy today. I had to work an hour and a half overtime. Oh well, I'll make it up somewhere else. I am looking forward to the weekend. I am not doing a single thing this weekend. Not a thing. Oh, I got my housing contract for next year. I'll be in a single dorm. I am thrilled. I'd rather be in the crummy dorm and single than stuck with someone and in the nice honors dorm, so I'm happy.

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Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Today was a quick day at work. I had a dentist appointment, and it lasted an hour and a half. And we had a meeting today, so that killed a couple of hours. So, I really did even less than usual. It was wonderful

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Monday, July 11, 2005

So, I finally got to do something cool at work today. Amazing, yes, I know. One of the people I work under is an ecologist. And she works with restoring mined and destroyed land. And she has to map out all of the bodies of water in the area to be restored. These areas are multiple square miles, so simply surveying the land would be impossible. What she then does it take arial photographs, but simply to look at arial photographs won't work because there is no way to tell what is water and what is a shadow. So to find the water one must look for depressions in the ground and not just a dark place. To do that she uses a steroscope and two overlapping photos. Once the photos are alligned through each eyepiece the photos jump out in 3D. It is really amazing. And I got to use it, and she completely trusted me. I felt really cool.
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