the chaotic life of austin simmons

Archive for March, 2010

CAPE FEAR Expedition 2010

Friday, March 12th

[the day before we put in at Jordan Lake Dam]

Austin is putting the final touches on the customized topographic maps in illustrator. Ian is getting an MRI of a lump [later identified as a tumor] in his finger.  James is in class praying that his ingrown hair doesn’t flair up on his lower back. Alex is finishing his web assign homework due at 5:00 while his mother packs a bag full of 3 jackets, 2 pairs of shoes, 5 pairs of pants, and sunscreen for his precious bearded face.  Murphy is so excited his voice is cracks every time words come out of his mouth. Jonathon is the most stressed he has ever been in his life.  When asked how we are going to get two 16′ canoes on a 8′ trailor, Jon responds, “We’ll figure it out.” (more…)


Yikes….this is why i dont like new years resolutions!

So i know…its been a while.  My original 3 new years resolutions were [1] to not drink soda [still haven’t drank any!!]  [2] to start engaging in more physical activity…oh yeah, and [3] to do one blog post a week…which i know…fail.  I’ve been slammed with schoolwork.  In fact, im still slammed with schoolwork.  Of course this is no excuse.  I am a firm believer in the fact that you CAN and WILL make time for your highest priorities.  But im gonna make it a priority to get back into the swing of things.  (more…)