the future belongs to the few of us still willing to get our hands dirty

It’s a nice reminder…especially when studying soils, dirt, and site information. I’m cranking through the SPD study guide and hoping to have it done by Friday. Thankfully it’s going much faster and more smoothly than the PPP guide. While putting this guide together is probably too time consuming for 65 multiple choice questions, going through all the messy NCARB knowledge and skill divisions should prove worthwhile in the long run. After all, I’d rather roll up my sleeves and get my hands dirty now rather than being forced to wipe the sweat off my forehead at the examination.

I finally got around to checking out the helpful links on dwg’s website, starting with this youtube video:

It’s pretty basic and really only touches on one small topic, but it’s nice to have someone concisely walk through the technicalities of soil testing. I wish he had more videos, listening is so much better than reading sometime, y’know?

In other significant news, the Timbers pre-season home matches started up again last night (on a chilly 30-some degrees evening), which means I’m back to getting squat done at least one night a week until…oh…October. But honestly I wouldn’t have it any other way. Surrounded by my best friends, singing and at times screaming our hearts out, it’s a constant reminder that being a supporter is an all-or-nothing lifestyle…much like the architecture profession now that I think about it. I’d be lying if I said I enjoyed every second of either, but so far the good always makes up for the mess that one has to plod through in the process. As is the case with both the Timbers Army and the ARE, I’ve learned that if your heart is in it 115% you probably won’t even notice how dirty you get.

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