Last night, I helped our CrossFit box move to a new location. Our little family has grown quite a bit over the past several months and we finally outgrew our space, so we needed a bigger home.
We had about 20 members come out and help with the move last night. Team work definitely sped things up!
Before we were knew it (seriously, it took like 15 minutes), the truck was all packed up and were were driving to the new, BIGGER box.
The new space is about 2-3 times larger than our old box. I can’t wait to workout there!
Mal and I stayed for awhile and helped unpack and organize equipment before our stomachs started to grumble.
We were starving, so we came home and threw together a quick dinner. I had avocado-chicken salad on gluten-free (Udi’s) bread with Sweet Potato Wedges and ketchup on the side.
After dinner, I satisfied my sweet tooth with some pitted dates.
My First Experience With The Internet
At one of the Manager’s Receptions at the Embassy Suites Waikiki Beach Walk last week, Mal and I started talking about Google, web searches, and privacy policies. I have no idea how we got onto the subject, but we did. (A Mai Tai + 3 Bay Breezes will do that!) Eventually, our conversation led to the first time we ever used the Internet, and a story from my sophomore year of high school (1995-1996) popped into my head. I literally hadn’t thought about it since then.
I look Chemistry my sophomore year of high school. I was a decent student (I graduated in the top 5% of my class), so I got good grades. I wasn’t great at Chemistry, but I worked really hard, asked lots of questions, and took advantage of after-school study sessions. For the most part, my diligence paid off, and I kept a pretty high grade in the class… until… I totally bombed a test. I knew it was going to destroy my grade for the term that I had worked so hard for, so I asked my teacher if I could do an extra credit project to improve my test score. He agreed and set me up with a project, which would introduce me to the Internet for the very first time.
My extra credit project: Download and print information about each of the periodic elements from the Internet.
Sounds easy enough, right? Well, think back to 1995-1996. Dial-up internet. Super slow browsing, downloading, and even printing. It took me weeks and weeks and weeks to print out all of the periodic elements. After school, I’d log onto Netscape, use Webcrawler to search for information, and then print out related information one page at a time. It took forever. I definitely worked hard for those extra credit points! Haha!
Telling Mal this story the other night had him totally cracking up. Maybe it was all of the cocktails we had enjoyed, but the both of us had a good laugh about my first experience with the Internet. It’s come a long way since then, huh?
Question of the Day
What was your first experience with the Internet?