Tuesday, November 1, 2011

My Apologies

Last week I was very busy with school, and over the weekend I was experiencing some issues with my gmail account, and thus couldn't write a new post. That is all settled now and Google has deemed my gmail no longer suspicious, why it was ever suspicious in the first place I don't know.

I was swamped with school work last week, and will be pretty busy today with another assignment, but by tomorrow I will have an easy time for the remainder of the week. Next week will be a different story however, as I am going to receive 3 new assignments due in the next few weeks. With some careful planning however I might be able to simplify that work load by getting absolutely everything else out of the way this week/weekend.

On a non-school related note, I just bought plane tickets to Paris for December 4th to December 7th, to meet up with some friends who will be there. Got a crazy deal on airfare and only paid 48USD for the roundtrip. Granted I land in an airport that is about a hour bus ride outside of Paris but the bus only cost a few euros, and I am arriving much earlier than my friends. Who get in I think around 10 hours after I do. But I'd imagine Paris is an easy city to spend time just wandering around. I have to look into a hostel to stay at as well, but I can't imagine that will be too difficult. Especially since there are 3 of us. It should be an exciting trip. And when I return I will still have 6 days to study for my only exam on the 13th.

In a depressing note, my flight home is not until the 22nd of December so I will need to find something to do for those 9 free days I have after my final, and with Paris probably eating a healthy portion of my funds, I think I will have to stay pretty close by. I'm going to try to save the Edinburgh Zoo and Museum for that week, and maybe I'll plan a trip to Sterling to see the William Wallace Memorial, or to St. Andrews to see the course. Hopefully I can stretch those into a few days. I'll likely have to fight the urge to pack up all my stuff as soon as my final is over. With no scholastic hills between me and my trip home for Christmas I won't have much else to think about. And with the rest of my young freshman friends busy studying for their 3-5 finals I think they will be pretty busy and won't be able to join me in any adventures. Although I do know one of them wants to go to Amsterdam for a few days and maybe that would work out for us. But I'm not going to hold my breath on that. I'm sure I will find something to occupy my time those 216 hours before my return to the US.

Weight wise I am doing very well. I've dropped down to 242lbs from about 270lbs. Which is more than half way to my overall goal of 220lbs. The down side to this however is now all my pants are HUGE, and will continue to get larger as I continue this transition. I already had to buy a new belt, and will likely need to buy some new pants in the next few weeks. Such a tragedy, I really like these pants. I also had a very big day on Friday in terms of fitness. I traveled a total of 23 miles, and walked 43,000 steps. Not too bad for a days work.

That's all for now, let the good times roll my friends and remember, the Dude abides.


  1. Hey Scotty Boy!
    Soon you will be in London for your Top Gear show and then off to Paris! boy, you are the world traveler! I am so proud of everything you are doing--working so hard in school and exercising and getting so healthy! You are just an amazing fellow!
    Have a wonderful day and I will talk to you later.
    Lots of love sweetie.
    PS--Dad got his new fitbit yesterday and he will try and keep up with all your studly step achievements!

  2. Hi,
    I don't think you will have any trouble finding things to do the 9 days waiting until the 22nd.
    I say you are really doing great with your weight congratulations.
    Love you, NANA