I am on a semi military base with highly restricted acsess to email. I did get this correspondence off by hauling my laptop 2 miles in the rain. My book bag is over 50 lbs with a lap top.
A few classes do train with gasmasks. I thought it was a Mr Beamish in 08 rally but it was just the class from the department of prisons. An amazing group of them sat near me and my class mates were chiding me about not asking one of them out. Asking out a babe who has just qualified with an M-16 is best attempted by Mr B himself.
There are some amazing herps on campus. Students have been feeding these turtles for years so they swim up to you looking for food. There are three species on my walk Softshelled, Mobile (similar to the familiar Red Eared Slider) and a couple of massive snapping turtles.
My classmates are great people. I am in a suite but the person I share it likes the heat at 88.
Keep me in your prayers, but things are going much smoother after a rocky start.
I will detail some amusing misadventures when I leave in a spoof called Beakerkin Privates.