Thursday, November 12, 2009

Just Another Day At West Point

West Point offers no end of opportunity, and M takes every possible advantage. He stays stretched to the limit. Until he takes on something new. Then he stretches just a l-i-t-t-l-e bit more.

Every day starts dark and early for him. Formation and duties and whatever all they have to do, then breakfast, and classes, which for him start immediately after breakfast. Tuesday offered up a few extras:

  • Lunch with Walker, Texas Ranger, aka Chuck Norris. West Point habitually plays host to hosts of heavy hitters, and you just never know who is going to show up to join the cadets for a lunch of luscious lasagna. Yum! Good food and good company.
  • An afternoon of packing with one hand while talking on the phone with the other, tracking down all manner of trivia and other obscurities in order to fill in the blanks on 82 pages of questions in the quest for a Top Secret Clearance which he will need for his internship next summer.
  • And then a sprint to catch the bus with the rest of the debate team headed for the airport to get on a flight to Merrie Olde Englande.
My last word from M, right after "Boarding, boarding, boarding," was a txt msg saying, "The guy sitting next to me is a Russian. Cooooollll!" M's language is Russian, so, knowing M, I'm sure he spent the next couple of hours practicing on his captive audience. I was rather hoping he would get some sleep, but sleep is the one opportunity of which the cadets are chronically deprived. Well...there will be sleeping enough in the grave...

One thing about West Point: It never lets schooling interfere with education.


Sterling River said...

HUGE amount of adventures!

Just Say No to Cardinals said...

Almost true. WP frequently lets schooling (and other BS) interfere with education. It's up to YOU to ensure that your education still happens. Thus the thin spreading :)

Angie Lou said...

I have two favorite things about this post:

1. "host to hosts of heavy hitters"
2. "luscious lunch of lasagna"


The Accidental Housewife said...

Hi! I found you because you commented on my blog way back when. It's great M is keeping you in the loop, I totally shunned my Mum when I went off to school! Too busy learning to shoot I guess ;)