Wednesday, May 14, 2008
My students day got to start 15 minutes later! They told me that they had to leave at 6:30am, instead of 6:15 am like yesterday. I’m sure that they could use those extra 15 minutes of sleep. Today I will be having a lot of visitors in the pits. It’s Static Consumer Acceptability presentation day, and my students will be showing me off to some judges. I have a great poster and some brochures all about me for them to learn how special I am. I also have to do my AVL drive quality test- I hope that goes okay. I though finals were over…I guess I was wrong.
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
My students arrived today in Englishtown, New Jersey. We are being hosted by the Drag race track here, it’s quite exciting. During my annual checkup, it was noted that I had gained a bit of weight; I guess that’s what happens to you in college. I got some new stickers, and my students made sure I was okay after my long journey. Anything that they need was provided by this huge semi that was a garage and tool box on wheels. Most people called it a toy box because it was amazing. They had everything from glass cleaner to welders. My exhaust was completely taken out of me because I had 9 leaks at one point in time. Once we got my exhaust leak free, I passed tech inspection and even did a lot of my dynamic events!
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
On this journey out East, I wasn’t with my usual Texas friends. Instead, I was with the California cars. Those guys are a lot of fun. Last night, my students spent the night with me in order to ensure that I was ready to be shipped. Hopefully when we arrive, they won’t have to make many repairs and pass tech inspection on the first day.
Friday, May 2, 2008
It’s finals time, and my students have been studying really hard. I have a feeling that I will be seeing a lot of them in the near future. I’m getting ready to get shipped out east. They have been working on final presentations for the last hurrah of Challenge X. I’m going to be sad when it’s over. Could we consider this my graduation? I mean, it’s my fourth year here, so it would make me a senior. I think that they’re even having a ceremony for all of us vehicles in Washington DC.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
I’m so exhausted from all my publicity appearances lately. Being “green” means that Earth Day for me is like Christmas for Santa Claus. I was on new channel 8 this morning as a celebration for Earth Day! There were lights, cameras, and interviews. A copy of all 4 up close and personal appearances are on the website. It was so exciting, and the weather was true Oklahoma weather. All of green country got to see me inside and out, and learn about why I’m so special. Later that day, I was on the U for the University Students to learn about me as well.
Monday, April 14, 2008
Today, I spent all day at the zoo, along with some other hybrid and alternative fuel cars. I was by the Lions and the penguins! Andrew and Kyle showed me off the people at the zoo. I even learned some stuff about the cars of the future, and hybrid vehicles in general.
Thursday, April 3, 2008
I’m getting excited to go to the East Coast for the final Challenge X Competition because I’ve never been out east! My students were going to ship my battery off to be inspected because it was giving me problems, but I couldn’t bear the thought of missing another important part of me after being reunited with my beloved IPT. Now, all my parts are back together, including my battery. The students have been spending a lot of time with me. It feels like Valentine’s Day, only in April.