I am working on my last assignment for first semester…Marketing. It’s honestly the least enjoyable, as I have to analyze theories and determine the benefits and limitations to my company, the Northern Ireland Tourist Board. I’m at 1,000 of 5,000 words and really hoping to finish by this weekend, although it is not due until the 30th. Classes start again on the 23rd, with all new material to delve into.
I have to say, I’m really finding myself quite disappointed in some people’s reaction to Mayor Ray Nagin’s comments on the rebuilding of New Orleans and efforts to maintain a black population. I don’t see why people are so quick to label him a racist. If you look at his record, he’s done many good things for New Oreans, which benefit all of the people there, and his comments, to me anyway, simply acknowledged that in light of the fact that so many minorities were displaced, it is important to make sure New Orleans maintains its strong cultural traditions and that black residents are able to come home, despite being the hardest hit by the hurricane.
So, no one asked about my date…man! Well, ya’ll did via email, so I’m just joking. Had a great weekend. The ice skating was fun, finally checked out the ruined monastery I can see from my window, and had some good chill out time at the pub. Types of things I should/would like to be doing every weekend. And, I’m afraid I will now be breaking my resolution not to visit London while here;)