360 seconds

360 seconds

Typically there is not much you can accomplish is six lousy minutes (360 seconds).  I just timed myself as I washed my dishes in the sink; that even took me 6 minutes and 38 seconds.  For my inspiring 37-year-old marathon-racing cousin, six minutes is all it takes for him to knock out one mile.  The infamous Marine Corps Marathon takes place each year in Arlington, Virginia on the last Saturday of October.  Military members of the Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Navy compete in teams for bragging rights and the title of the fastest service.  My cousin, Matt, represents the Navy.  He finished in 2 hours and 36 minutes.  Along with his wife and two sons, we cheered him on during his final strides to the finishline.  I coudn't even snap a picture since he flashed by us so quickly.  The website has not posted his final overall standing yet, and I still haven't heard which military serivice claims the 2011 title.

Stiff competition, ya think?



"got milk?"

One of our programming assignments requires us to interview a person in a position of interest.  With a few emails, calls, and some finger-crossing, I was able to touch base with the Field Marketing Manager of the Milk Processor Education Program.  What a special 45-minute conversation and highlight of my D.C. experience so far.  Glad I took it seriously.  Having this connection landed a surprise FedEx package in the mailbox!

A "got CHOCOLATE milk?" t-shirt is one of the freebies:



InternshipWe're headed to New York City on December 1st!  Our scholarship dinner is at the New York Marriott Marquis hotel by Times Square.  This will be a one-of-a-kind hotel experience.



Another "First"

First Washington snowfall is in the books.  No sunshine, nippy temperatures, and a snowy wet mix coming out the sky...forcing me to stay inside and finish my mid-term exam on a Saturday.  That's positive, I guess.




I love the Ohio State Buckeyes.  Let me inform you that we upset the Wisconsin Badgers in football last night for our Homecoming game!  Below is the "Script Ohio" performed by the best band in the land before every Ohio State football game.  I just have to spread the spirit. ;)




Until next time...our candy bucket is ready for any Trick-or-Treaters!

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