Today was Labor Day, but at App Academy the only REST we know of is REpresentational State Transfer. As usual, I woke early, showered and breakfasted, prepared my lunch, and went out the door.
There was a strange silence on the street as I neared the Bart station. The road was practically deserted; everyone one of the hundreds of busy morning commuters was free to sleep in this morning, and in their absence there was nothing. It was peaceful and a little eerie, and sweetened the start to a busy day.
I’ve been working so much that that almost felt a vacation in itself – a little bit of silence in the fresh morning air. Tomorrow the rush will begin again, and I’ll join it as usual.
It’s been a busy weekend, and I walked home tired with backpack and groceries, an evening of work still waiting for me. It was good to be outside, though, and to catch the low light as it fell through the trees.
There’s been a lot of work this week, but this little invasion I’ve been dealing with has made it heavier. Next week should go well – I’ll be glad to take it on.
I managed to catch Anton’s reaction to another conversation this evening, an echo of his laugh captured yesterday. We had only an hour or so with him tonight, and in just a few hours he’ll be flying away. This is how it’ll be for some time, it seems, but in the future there is a Someday where we will have all the time we want to spend with our friends. In the meantime, we’ll keep working hard, making ourselves better, and sneaking in these moments when we can.
I could taste what you were thinking
Anton returned to the Bay this week for some very professional adult-like interviews. The first, and his favorite, ended up going very well, and I finally had some time to celebrate with him, Jacob, and Laurel this evening.
It’s been a good night. ¡And I am so tired! Looking forward to seeing more of Anton when he returns this winter to continue pursuing his Future.
rocky collapsed in the corner
Anna and John here are the other members of Team Smiles, the Dream Team. We tend to sit together during lectures, exchanging our how-do-you-dos at the early edge of the day, and talk again when break comes.
Normally we work in randomly assigned pairs, but today was a Solo day, each of us working independently on the assigned project. That meant the three of us were free to sit together, helping each other over stumbling blocks whenever one of us tripped.
I am worn out, but it’s been a good day, and these people are brilliant.
A team of cross-trainers crowded Pearce out of the gym today, so he did a few workouts at home while I prepared my dinner.
Pearce is climbing again now, but my time is completely absorbed by App Academy; any free moments I do have are reserved for friends. It’ll be good to climb again when I’m free two months from now.