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Oh, the Things You Will Do

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Nolan Photo To those of you who read this blog, know that there are only six school days left. However, there are still approximately 1.8 million things I need to do between now and the time I can ship off to my summer unit in Alaska in the beginning of May. Fortunately for you, one of those things is writing you another blog entry! Unfortunately for you, I don’t have the time to write you another blog entry, so instead I bequeath unto you my to do list, so that you may perhaps see what the “day in the life of a cadet,” really is all about.



2/c Nolan’s To Do List: 

  • Write a 3 page government paper due Thursday
  • Write a 5 page Spanish paper due Monday
  • File a travel claim for conference trip
  • Send paper on Helicon Plasma to DEPS
  • Finish preparing Presentation on Helicon Plasma for Senior Symposium Day
  • Write a 7 minute speech for Spanish
  • Practice giving Helicon Plasma Speech
  • Write the Biochem Lab Report for Thursday
  • Help write a summer command philosophy
  • Make a summer rooming chart
  • Create the summer recall log
  • Naut Sci take home test
  • Waves and Tides test
  • Spanish test
  • Biochem Oceans test
  • Organize room for the COSAS walkthrough
  • Final T-Boats lab practical
  • Morning Drill Practice x 2
  • Afternoon Drill x 2
  • Prepare uniform for Ring Dance
  • Meeting with Academic Advisor
  • File and route OOD packet from yesterday
  • Organize and schedule the 3/c Boards
  • Create Boards Questions
  • Administer Boards
  • Complete group Naut Sci project and submit it
  • Fill out the Arctic Conference AAR
  • Finish “un diario” for Spanish
  • Meet with photographers for the “Day in the Life” project
  • Choir Practice
  • Distribute summer OOD list
  • Write a blog entry 

This is my short-term list: they are things that have to be completed within the next week. Thankfully as of right now I can cross the last one off the list. Hopefully with a couple of late nights, I can slowly start whittling this list down so that I can start studying for finals, packing, and preparing to leave for my first half of the summer. After that it’s just a quick jaunt back here to the Academy where I can see my fourth R-Day in a row, this time as an XO.


Well, now that I’ve shared the things I have to do with you, I think it’s time that I actually go ahead and do them. Have a great evening and if you have any questions at all, feel free to email me at


Semper P,
2/c Stephen Nolan
Summer ’12 CXO


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