Buuuut before I get into that, I gotta tell you about the totally rad stuff that happened over the summer. I meant to make individual posts, but I'm too good at procrastinating, so I'll give you a big recap now.
My coworkers were very friendly and helpful, and the manager was always willing to answer any questions I had. Mostly what I was doing was sorting shelves and putting price tags on items, and sometimes I would direct lost customers. I made pretty good money, but honestly, I've never cared much for money unless I have a specific purchase in mind.
I think my favorite part was this sign they had in the back room, with funny customer questions and comments. I liked it so much, I took a picture of it. Check it out!
I was hoping to spend my time there working on my Game Boy Player project (which I'll elaborate more on once I get the Kickstarter up), but I didn't really get the chance. But they had a few 3D printers there, which was AWESOME. For those of you who don't know what a 3D printer is, it's a machine that can take digital 3D models and turn them into physical objects. For the first week I was there, I focused mainly on making a case for my iPod, which didn't turn out too well, because the plastic kept deforming. But it was fun.
At the end of the week, though, I started to not feel too great. By the middle of the day I didn't even have the energy to get out of bed, where I had gone to rest. Eventually, I got taken to the nurse's office, where I stayed for the duration of my stay. On the second day in the infirmary, I got taken to an urgent care to get looked at, and they said I might have some sort of a stomach flu. And then I puked. So they called an ambulance, and I got to go to the hospital, which would be fine, but they tried to stick a needle in me. I know it was for my own good, but I absolutely hate needles. I can't stand them. I finally got through it when they did it while I was looking for Waldo. I never did find him. While I watched the third Jurassic Park movie, they ran some tests, which I can only assume were inconclusive, as I continued to be sick when we left. The next day, I got really sick, so they took me back to the ER. They didn't stick a needle in me this time, but they figured out I had pneumonia, and while I wasn't going to die or anything, I couldn't stay at Roger Williams. So the next day was my last there, and all the guys from my dorm pitched in and made me a really big goodbye card. It was really sweet.
The 5th Annual School Smash Bros. Thanksgiving Tournament), and since I'm hosting it this year, I decided to make a trophy for it. and might I say, it turned out pretty awesome.
To put it lightly, it really bummed me out. The senior class was really the heart and soul of the school. There are more people there now, but it feels a whole lot emptier without them. And I think that sort of affected my schoolwork at the beginning of the year. but I know they'll be back for Thanksgiving at the...