Not much to talk about. I'm back at work again, killing time in between phone calls. I just called Travel Center on my boss's recommendation - he has a connection who might possibly be able to help me get a cheaper fare to the Netherlands - but I got an "all agents are busy at the moment" message, so now I'm waiting for my phone to ring.
This weekend was fun; Megan won the 100 fly for her age group (she's 12), and came something like 3rd in the 50 free. She made finals in the 200 IM and 100 free as well, but I didn't stick around for those because I had a 4 AM shift the next morning, so I'm not sure how she finished. Michael (9 y/o) didn't make finals in anything, but he just made his JO cuts a couple of weeks ago, so he was excited just to be there. They've both grown up so much; it's unbelievable.
As for my swimming, my shoulders are much better - I was able to swim without pain for a good 45 minutes yesterday - but then we had a set of 6 x (75 build, 10s rest, 50 sprint, 10s rest, 25 sprint, 30s rest), which totals out to 900 yards, and they started flaring up again around halfway through it. I finished the set, then took it easy for the rest of the time, but it's driving me absolutely bonkers. Why won't this crap clear up???
Grad school plans are on hold temporarily, because aside from retaking the GRE, I can't do anything else until the forms are posted in mid-August. My current projects: filling out and sending in the required UCU forms, finding a senior thesis topic, planning my October UK trip, and picking my next language. Whatever it is, I have to start learning it on my own, because when I get back to UF in the spring, all that will be available are Beginner 2 classes, not 1 (because those are in the fall). One professor has already told me I could do an independent study in Swahili with him, so I'm leaning toward maybe trying to pick up French or German - something I already have a bit of a basis in. I wanted to take one and/or both of those at UCU this fall, but they aren't available at the beginner level, so I guess I'm going to do Spanish again instead.
Guess that's all for now.