Monday, November 11, 2002

Veteran's Day

Eighty four years ago on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, World War I came to an end. Originally in 1926, the "Armistice Day" national holiday was recognized to honor those who served in WWI. At the time it seemed the "War To End All Wars", would be the last major war. However, within a decade war had broken out again and the holiday was later changed to "Veterans Day" to honor those who have served America in all wars. So on this day of rememberance please take a moment and think about the sacrifices some people have made to allow you the freedom you have today in 2002.

The preceding is a public service announcement to encourage the recognition of our veterans. Now onto my weekend. It started out kind of lame, I got home at eight and decided I would prepare the racks for my car. I tried to put the bars into the feet and no matter how I tried they just wouldn't fit, so I drove to the mall thinking perhaps my load bars were the wrong size. Fortunately, EMS didn't have any and I was forced to play around with the old bars. After some strange accident I realized the feet had a release which allowed the bar to fit.

Saturday was spent running errands and putting the rack on the car. I ended up going to my dad's house for help with the rack. It turns out the release I found on Friday, is extremely difficult to unrelease. My dad and I then figured out how to put the rack on after about fifteen minutes of trial and error. If it wasn't for my dad, my skis or bike would probably have blown of the roof of my car. Thanks dad!! On Saturday night I went to my friend Karen's wedding. It was quite amazing, which is not a surprise because she has been planning it since she was just a little girl. I had a very good time at the wedding and the reception afterwards. I would also like to extend my best wishes to them. I left the wedding around 12:30 and was in bed by 1:15, and then five short hours later I woke up and went skiing at Killington. I picked up my Killington/Pico Ski America season pass and skiied for a few hours. The conditions were very spring like with a lot of bare spots. I basically just practiced my mogul skiing and went home after I started to get tired. Once home, Travis, my brother and I went to Pizzeria Uno. The Patriots game was cool, I couldn't believe they pulled it off in the end.

Here is a picture of my car, by the way it now has over 700 miles on it since last Wednesday.

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