Friday, April 28, 2006


Wow what a week! Let's see, what didn't happen today? We had a kick-off meeting to start discussing GIS Day. I know it's early, but we are planning on a big event this year. The meeting was LONG! I also got a call at 3:30 that our computer lab in our Library died! This usually wouldn't be a big deal, but I had an Intro to ArcGIS class scheduled there Monday. So I got to contact everyone that was registered to tell them we would have to try another day. Oh yeah, I also got to read a letter from my stalker. Without going into much detail, a former disgruntled employee from a past employer decided to send a letter to my current employer to express his anger. It was three and a half years ago!! Let it go!

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