Unlike my last trip to NYC, this week’s trip did not involve any drunken sailor-bachelorette party-piano bar antics. I know, I know…how boring. The reason I was in NYC this past week was because my work sent myself and a co-worker to take a day and a half class, which was basically a crash course in geology-chemistry-finance-engineering as relating to our industry. At one point, I found myself calculating the pressures of various onshore and offshore wells, all the while thinking oh-my-god-nobody-told-me-math-would-be-involved-and-where-are-the-calculators? Amazingly, I somehow came up with the correct answers on my own, sans calculator (those of you who know me should be quite amazed right now). I’m just a regular reservoir engineer now, aren’t I? Also, I think I finally understand how to balance chemical equations – a skill that would have been helpful, oh, say NINE years ago when I barely passed my high school sophomore chemistry class. To be fair, I did quite well in my junior-year geology class, although I think that was mainly due to the awesome mudslide cake that Sarah and I baked for extra credit (envision a crumbled chocolate cake, topped with white icing for a snow effect, with little Lego people trapped throughout…brilliant, no?).
Houston photos up soon…Pittsburgh on Saturday and Sunday…leaving for Armenia on July 4th!