Tomorrow is the last day that i will be spending here in Kings Point for the next 4 -5 months. Its soooo nice to finally walk through the gate out front that has kept me locked inside for so long. It is going to be a nice break and one that i have definitely needed. So far I think that everything has gone farely well this week. I still do not know my economics grade which is the one that i am worried about the most.

Its time to raise the sails and let them fly!

Hopefully i get to see everyone back home!!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYBODY!! thought this was a pretty fitting picture for this blog.


I completed two of the hardest finals of the week, whether i did good on them... i don't know. we won't get the grades for a little bit. It was definitely stressful and made for a long day. tomorrow i a have SOLAS - Safety of Life at Sea - what to do if my ship sinks; how to surivev, you know the basic stuff. It is a pretty simple class.

So i checked the forecast and it looks like when i come home your weather turns to sunny. Maybe i'm just good luck or something because i don't think you guys have gotten any sunshine in Texas for the past month or two.

t-4 days until headed towards the west! Texas i'm almost home...

Finals Week

Alright, this week happens to be my most important week of the trimester, it is FINALS week. This is where one test happens to be half or 25% of your grade. Its crazy, you have worked soooo hard for the last 12 weeks and now it all comes down to one test! thats a major portion of your grade. So what i need from you is a prayer and good luck.

This is the most stressful week for any midshipman up here at USMMA! if only i did not have to go through weeks like this things would great up here in NY.

Tomorrow happens to be my hardest day with an economics test worth 50% of my grade, that is my hardest class this try!! please wish me luck!!!!

I'll try to update this as much as i can this week but i can't make any guarantees. HAPPY MONDAY... :-(

Sea Projects

I thought i would make this post a little more informational. Most of you know that i will be going out to sea in just a few weeks time, but what you may not know is that i have to do what is called Sea Year Projects... and is a lot of what seperates this maritime academy from the rest. It is very rigerous and difficult, its truly to be completed after 4 months and no less.

The reason why i tell you this is that its not all fun and games or a vacation, also today we had a lecture over how to deal with the projects and the stress it brings on. Although i will be traveling around the world, i will still be doing school stuff too! stinks, i know.

Just a side note, i just found out i could be stopping in Pakistan too.

Almost There

Well, here we go another week to get through! Sorrry i was not able to post for much of this past week, i had much going on up here at school. We had four major exams in span of two days, therefore i was doing my best to get through it studying pretty hard for most of the week.

For the most part the exams went by ok, except for my economics exam... but we'll save that conversation for a rainy day! haha

It's beginning to get really cold up here, with highs in yhe 40's. I'm just glad that i am out of here in a matter of two weeks. This is our last week of classes, followed by finals week. I'll keep you posted.

Awesome Quote

Throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

~ Mark Twain.

Coming Home

For all who are interested I will be coming home October 30 - November 4... i am pretty excited, this is the time off i get before catching my ship up here in the Port of NY! Things have been pretty busy up here at the academy... lots of test and homework and that sort of stuff, its all so much fun! NOT. it's definitely a lot of work and i can't wait to get out of here for a change.

So i hope everyone is having a great time back home and enjoying the fall weather. Up here it has been reallllly nice, fall up here in the north has been great, i am just glad that i am not going to have to be here in the winter.


It was Homecoming weekend this weekend, there were many alumni that came to celebrate. Even member from the class of of 1944, which is the second year that the academy was open, was in attendence. As always here, whenever there is a big event a major thunderstorm seems to always roll on through. At half time of the football game, the skies opened up and the rain came down. That ended the football game pretty quickly. We all went back to our rooms, and made new plans.
I decided to enjoy the night life with some of my in NYC. It turned out to be a fun night and the rain made it for a nice evening out.

Busy Week

Well guys, sorry i haven't been able to write in a few days. It has been a very busy week for me with lots of tests... hopefully i did okay on them, but you never know, i am always so nervous about tests.
Everything has been going great up here. I really think that we skipped fall and hit winter, boy it has been really cold up here. The highs have been in the 50's for the last few days. I officially have four weeks left until the trimester is over, boy how time flies. Nothing too new or exciting for me. This weekend is homecoming weekend, so many of the alumni will be arriving tomorrow. Thats always a good time and its fun to hear the sea stories that they all tell.
enjoy your day!