Fridays are meant to be days off reserved for recruiting activities and academic catch-up, but when you combine these two tasks what you get is very much NOT a day off. Outlook usually has three or four items on my Monday thru Thursday daily calendar, but Friday often approaches ten - today is eight.
Today is also my first day as a member of the M-Trek Core Team. I'm one of the Operations crew, not to be mistaken with Co-Leader, Marketing, or Finance. It's the position I said I was most interested in and I'm glad to get it; there's leadership potential here but also the opportunity to roll up my sleeves. M-Trek is a great organization with a goal that I identify with, a means that I encourage participation in, and a resume bullet that is hard to replicate.
Apart from being busy, the last day of September, the day before the UM/MSU game, and a gorgeous fall Friday, it is Jenelle's birthday today. The White Stripes seem appropriate:
Fall is here, hear the yell / back to school, ring the bell
brand new shoes, walking blues / climb the fence, books and pens
I can tell that we're going to be friends
Walk with me, Suzy Lee / through the park and by the tree
we will rest upon the ground / and look at all the bugs we found
then safely walk to school / without a sound
Well here we are, no one else / we walked to school all by ourselves
there's dirt on our uniforms / from chasing all the ants and worms
we clean up and now its time to learn
Numbers, letters, learn to spell / nouns, and books, and show and tell
at playtime we will throw the ball / back to class, through the hall
teacher marks our height / against the wall
And we don't notice any time pass / we don't notice anything
we sit side by side in every class / teacher thinks that I sound funny
but she likes the way you sing
Tonight I'll dream while I'm in bed / when silly thoughts go thru my head
about the bugs and alphabet / and when I wake tommorow I'll bet
that you and I will walk together again
cause I can tell that we're going to be friends.