Today was a very hot day. The air conditioners for our office building are seriously underpowered, especially considering the number of servers and PCs we have running. Our office gets hot! Today, one of the summer interns was up in the attic preparing to drop an air conditioning duct into the server closet when he noticed that the ducts for feeding air to our office was knocked out of line. Only about 50% of the air was getting through. Tomorrow he is going to get up there with some duct tape and fix it. Go figure, duct tape being used for its intended purpose. By the end of the day it was nearly 90 degrees in our office with very little air movement. I had a hard time not falling asleep.

Class last night was pretty interesting. The first hour was used to complete paperwork. The second hour we used as a time for introductions. Each person got up and said their name, employer, and a little of their background. We also had to answer a couple of questions:
  • What would you do with a million dollars if you could not give it to family or charity?
  • What is something you have always wanted to do?
  • What is the craziest thing you have ever done?

There were a few interesting answers, but we all lead pretty boring, conservative lives. We live in the middle of the midwest and are going to school to earn an MBA. Not very many wild childs here. Following our introduction our instructor began a discussion of personality types. I had heard a lot of this before in my Organizational Behaviour course at Purdue. I kind of tuned it out. At 9pm, we took a personality exam. It wasn't the Meyer's/Briggs test. Instead it was called DiSC. I scored evenly in three catagories, but very low in the demanding category. I guess that is a good thing. We broke into groups to discuss our personality type a bit more. After a bit more discussion, class was over and we went home. Not bad for the first day of class. We have two homework assignments, but I don't think they will be any trouble to get done by next Monday. I'm more worried about getting my work done for my job.

Tomorrow we head back to fabulous Churubusco. You just can't say that without a little smile inside. Hopefully we can do a run through of all of the operations that need to take place for our first manufacturing step. If we can do that, it will be a very successful trip. What is more likely is that we will have a lot of minor things blow up on us. Hopefully we can make some progress, and know enough about where we need to go from there to be ready for a runoff with the customer in Lafayette next week. That will be the true test of the system. Hopefully Murphy's Law will take a break that day and leave us alone.

I'm pretty exhausted from class. I need to get up around 5 or 5:30 tomorrow morning so that we can pack everything up to leave. I think I'll play a couple hands of euchre and then hit the sack.

Breakfast: SlimFast
Lunch: Three Hot Dogs and some peanuts. Diet Vanilla Coke
Dinner: Two Manicotti tubes, applesauce, and milk
Current Weight: 224
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Jade Mason