Thursday, December 28, 2006

Legos: The building blocks of life

I miss playing with my legos that I had growing up. I ended up having a tool box full of them. I made all kinds of different stuff. I also had a few lincoln logs, but they just were not as cool as the Legos. I was using my Legos all the way up into high school. I was taking AP Physics, and entered in to an engineering contest as Cal State Fresno. Well I made the first prototype out of legos, then I just built it up to scale out of 1 inch square aluminum tubing. It was good times. I got like 36 out of 40 points on that, but bombed big time getting up and talking about it. I was the first one to go up and was real bad at public speaking.

That was until I took (ie: had to take) my public speaking class in college. I had a blast in that class and even learned a lot while doing so. As you can tell from my run on sentences and typos, my English 1a class didn't go over so well. Hell, I like physics and math....not English.

Where the hell was I going with this?

Oh yeah, my plan.

I got a kinda goodish ok job. I end up telling the boss man what I wanted, and some how I didn't get my self fired. So, we'll see how that works out. The only thing is that I do now want to grow up doing this job. I want to / will make $$$,$$$.00 a year.

So I am 24 (and a half plus 4 days) it is time that I start putting my foot into my career choice. I will become a Civil Engineer in time. I need to get my degree done with before I can even start that one. I don't want to take any more night classes. Where I work now has no part time jobs, so you can do the math with that one.

So I think I am going to go and get my welding certificate. Then head off to San Diego, or some place south Cali. To go to school for underwater welding. Entry level is around 30,000 a year and that isn't even welding. So, if I end up doing that for 10 years or so and get out. That is more than enough time to have my degree by then.

So at least I have a plan. That's more than a lot of people (even family members) can say.


RockDog said...

Legos are AWESOME! Welding is cooooooool...always wanted to learn how to weld just so I could make those big sparks!

bardouble29 said...

I loved my legos too..I always used to build houses.

The Lone Beader said...

I told U, Legos are an art form. U are an artiste!! LOL

Also welding is cool. I condsider that an art, too. I did it once in 6th grade metal shop. I made cool maple leaf, and I had to curl the metal to form the stem. Then, I welded it together. Not underwater, though.... LOL

My Truth Hurts said...

good luck with the career. don't ever give up on something you really want to do.

Dirk_Star said...

I am still a Lego geek...

I build the models all the time and will have to post a picture of my Star Wars models.

I must confess to loving the Star Wars Lego video games too.


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