You know when you wake up and feel like your late? Your stomach drops, you can't breathe and of course you can't find a clock even though there is one right next to you. Then you finally find the clock and realize you still have another two hours to sleep. I hate that, and of course that is exactly what happened to me this morning. From that, I knew it was going to be a good day.
In case you were not at the MIP tour stop in Spencer, it was a little windy. And when I say a little windy, I mean that a tent flew over one of our trucks and snapped a leg off. That was the end of tents being up. Also, it was a little warm, and by that I mean 95 degrees. I don't know about you, but I prefer colder weather. But once we got everything tied down and I crushed four bottles of water, the stop went very well.
But now back to me, today is my last day of work (only for the week, sorry to scare you) before our little 4th of July vacation. So it is imperative that I get my blog and articles up on the website tonight because I know as faithful readers you would be concerned if I did not post one for a couple of days. This means that I am currently trying to type as Pat crosses three lanes of traffic. Let me tell you it is going well.
I have this car charger for my laptop just for situations like this. However, one expected kink in the plan is that it is not working properly. Thankfully, Brian had the magic touch and we are up and running.
You know those day's where nothing seems to go right and you just want the day to be over as soon as possible? You know what I'm talking about?
Well yesterday was certainly not one of those days. I was in charge of set up for the MIP tour and with the help of my fellow interns, everything went fantastic. Pat was able to make cars disappear so the two Indiana Blood Center buses could pull in. Liz took over camera duties so I could roam the tour stop and make sure everything was dandy.
All in all it went fantastic, that is until I had to do my interviews. I was interviewing the grandmother of one of our cheerleaders. She said the word phenomenal and I just stopped. I happen to be one of the worst spellers ever. You have probably noticed this from my blogs and articles. I have spell check and still misspell things. But anyways back to my interview. She saw how I had spelled phenomenal and was actually laughing at me. That in itself was phenomenal.
I also learned a few things on Tuesday. First, one of the guys from Army that comes to all of our MIP tour stops is an American Hero. He was given the Bronze Star for Valor for his service in Iraq. Basically, he saved a lot of lives. He has his own action figure, trading card (I have an autographed one), and the Army is even making a video game about him.
Also, I learned that Alison is MacGyver. While Liz and I hung out in the Kids Club gazebo, Alison decided she needed a sharpened pencil. With no pencil sharpener in sight, she whips out a pair of scissors and starts sharpening the pencil with it. It took her all of two minutes to get the pencil to a fine point and completely even on all sides. Liz and I were amazed.
That is all from Peru. Today we are headed to Spencer from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM at the Owen Valley Community High School.
And like always, feel free to email me at MIP@colts.nfl.net if you have any questions, comments or fan mail!