One of my biggest goals this summer has been to save money. Save money not only for school and food, but for an upcoming trip to New Orleans for the American Health Information Management Associations national conference. Each pay check I get I put into my savings account right away, if I have a fun event coming up I take out what I think I'll need in cash and set a budget. This has worked well for me in the past, and having a goal to reach, like being able to go to New Orleans in a couple months, is really motivating me in this process!
Tomorrow night at Bayfront park there is the Howling Moon music festival. Artists such as Jon Pardi and more will be playing music starting at 6pm. Tickets are $15 dollars in advance and $20 at the door. Bayfront events are the best, it's all outside right on the lake with a great view! I'll head down to the festival around 8 with some friends and enjoy some great music all night!
Decided to try out a couple new places this past weekend for some good eats! I took my girlfriend up the North Shore to the Clearwater Bar and Grille. It was a great environment for a nice little dinner. There was a wonderful view of Lake Superior from the outside deck and not to menton the food was wonderful. Also, It was only about a 20 minute drive from the CSS campus area.
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Being at the end of finishing our summer research, we have to think now of what we are going to do with it. Being a SSC scholar, we are expected to present our research twice. Once at the St. Scholastica Campus, and at another conference off campus. My partner and I are looking at possibly going to a an undergraduate science research conference in North Carolina next spring to fulfill the second part. To present, we put together a poster of the informed we have gained throughout the summer. My poster will be on comparing habitats of the different mother chipmunks we have followed this summer. I have spent a lot of time lately doing vegetation sampling an identifying every plant species around the chipmunk holes we have found. It will be rewarding to show others what we have discovered.
After finishing my last assignment today, I am officially done with my summer class. I took Intro to Ethics through an online class at Mesabi Range Community College, and would recommend it to anyone who is looking to fulfill there philosophy general education requirement in the summer. I had to complete an assignment by Wednesday and Saturday of each week. Each assignment was comprised of doing a chapter reading, usually around 20 pages, and then answering discussion questions. The set schedule is nice when summer can be very hectic. It is a relief to have it done and one more goal accomplished for the summer!