Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Rolling Backpacks

First of all, blog frequency will increase next week when I start the new job, I promise.

As most of you know, I attend classes at IU Southeast. Being in southern Indiana and all, there are plenty of stories I could tell about the various people in my classes, but I won't. Those kinds of various peoples are everywhere, no matter where you work or go to school. I do, however, want to talk about the people who insist on carrying their school items in a rolling backpack.

If you haven't seen them before, these things look exactly like a backpack, they even have straps so you can carry it on your back, but they also have wheels and an extending handle so said item can be pulled behind. Ok, so here's my problem with these: Our campus consists of 5 buildings and it only takes 4.5 minutes to walk from one side to the other, I'll allow six minutes if you're walking at a leisurely pace. I would expect to find these at larger campuses where there really are blocks and blocks between buildings.
Therefore, I see no reason that these fools take up more than their share of the sidewalk/walkways with their stupid bags! Folks, I carry a lot of books (last check 12), most of them are average thickness for a college text (about 250ish pages). And guess what, I don't feel like I have too far to walk to carry them on my back. Mind you, I don't always carry all of them, but a majority of the time I do. Yeah, it might get a little strenous from time to time, but I deal with it. The other thing is that these people usually walk in pairs thereby not allowing me to pass in a busy hallway. They also ALWAYS walk at a subnormal pace. Making my trip across campus more than 4.5 minutes which is irritating as I like to be punctual.
Holla if ya hear me!

Daily Fortune Cookie: Do right and you'll feel better.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

First Blog EVER...sort of

Hello there, and welcome to my blog! I've decided that since I'm starting a new job on Monday where I actually get to sit and use a computer, I want to be added to the seemingly endless list of bloggers. This is to be my first blog ever. Sure, I've posted on other blogs and commented on even more, but this one is all me.
Being Bean's wife, I've got plenty of stories to tell. Some of my own, some of the same ones he's told, but from a different view, and some are just plain made up. It's up to you to decide what you want to believe. Maybe this new job will provide a gob of blogs unrelated all together. If there will be work blogs, and I believe there will, I'll keep them on the DL so as to not make the same mistakes as others.

Daily Fortune Cookie: Things are not like they seem.