Waiting to board


Today was the last day of my summer internship. I'm sitting at gate 7 in a JFK airport terminal. My flight is delayed. I am hungry. But I have too many things (two backpacks, one guitar, and an enormous umbrella) with me to justify getting up and going to McDonald's. 

I can't wait to be back in Berkeley and seeing all my classmates again. In our Class of 2009 Google Group, there was chatter about a 100 push up challenge earlier this month. Some of us thought it would be cool to do 100 push ups in one sitting. Discussions evolved into challenging the first-years and making it into a charity fundraiser event.

I am embarrassed to admit that I quit the push up training program after 5 days. It was way harder than I thought it would be. Hopefully there are enough second-years who stuck with the program. I don't want to lose to the first-years!

Okay, now I'm thirsty. McDonald's vanilla milkshake, here I come.

—Helen Ip

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