Hey Everyone,

It’s been quite a while since I’ve posted so I thought I’d get back in the swing of things after a long and much deserved break.  Summer was a relief from the fast pace of 8th block.  I coached for the second year in-a-row the Under 13/15 Colorado Select Boys Lacrosse Team.  I had the pleasure (with a hint of sarcasm) of traveling with them to Ohio, which made it visit lucky number 3 to Ohio this year.  I also worked in the Colorado Office of Economic Development doing policy research directed towards business retention and biotechnology.  Otherwise, you could find me fly fishing in the mountains, groovin’ at Red Rocks, or enjoying the mellow Colorado summer.

I had to pack in a whole summer’s worth of activities into two months because my abroad program started almost 6 weeks ago from today.  I’ve been in Argentina since July 19th and it’s been a whirlwind since I’ve gotten here.  The first month or so, we had an extended orientation because of the Swine Flu Outbreak and subsequent extension of winter vacation.  I am happy to report that I am Swine free and classes finally picked up in the last few weeks.  I had the horrible realization that I’m not on vacation anymore with a frenzy of reading; over 400 pages this week for just one class!

Although school is becoming more of a primary focus, I have done a bit of traveling, most notably to Bariloche to go skiing.  Yes, I have already started counting my 2009/2010 ski days.  Spring is rapidly approaching and I am ready for more adventures outside of Buenos Aires after exhausting this city and myself!  Some nights don’t end until 9 AM the next morning.  Anyway, just a brief account of my whereabouts the last few months, and much more to come from the Southern hemisphere and the wonderful city of Buenos Aires.

-Max