Subject: Whassup whassup??
Received: Thu Sep 10 16:58:12 1998
From: Travis Vowles
HEHEH! How'd it going Jacob? I'm at work today. I've been working
upstairs in Development today instead of in Membership. The CRES
Celebration is coming up in a few weeks, so Mikey upstairs needs help, so
I've been up there all day helping me. It's actually really fun. Just a
new group of people. I'm mainly taking orders for people who want to buy
Celebration tickets over the phone...it's just kinda wierd, because I feel
like I know the Membership stuff pretty well, and yet now I have to go
back and learn all this new stuff about Development.
School's been going pretty weel actually. I still havent' had a chance to
drop that Playwriting class that I told you about, but once the line calms
down at the Registrar's office, that will be one of the first things that
I do. I REALLY don't think that I would make it very long in that class!
Latin actually went pretty well yesterday afternoon. I think that the
class will be pretty cool, and now TOO hard. The teacher said that he was
going to go really slow and that if we needed to, we could go even slower.
I don't think that that class will really be a problem for me. I had
another day of Philosphy today. I think that that class really isn't that
bad at all. The teach even used a Star Trek related example in class
today! :) It was the original series, but it was still Star Trek. :)
How's everything going down there in Texas? Is the weather still horrid,
or has it actually improved some??
I am considering getting an apartment somewhere...the drive to and from
Alpine to San Diego EVERYDAY is starting to kill me already...I don't
think that I will be able to make it through the semester without some
SERIOUS tension relief necessary...might have to whip out my phaser and
start blasting pople away! :) hehehe!
Other than all that, I don't think much else is going on...I'm working
almost a full day today, so I had to clock out and everything, and Mike
told me to go ahead and take my half-hour paid break and my half-hour
clock-out break together, so I'm about 45 minutes through my 1 hour break
now...but I think I'm out of stuff to tell you! ummm....yup...I am...
I'll talk to you later bud!
Received: Wed Sep 9 14:26:34 1998
From: Travis Vowles
It's me! Finally getting around to e-mailing you again! How long has it
been? Well...let's see...school started for me this week! :( I'm NOT
ready for all the reading and work. I had Philosophy yesterday.
Actually, it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. So far, I've had to
read about 25 pages in the textbook and then also read "The
Socrates. It's not too bad. The, I had Quantitative Business Analysis
this morning...UNG! You would NOT like this class! The next step up from
Calculus! I don't know if I remember enough of my calculus for this to be
easy or not. Plus, the teacher had a stroke less that 3 years ago, so
he's a little hard to understand, and what he says doesn't always make a
lot of sense. PLUS, QBA is 2 FULL HOURS!!! DIRECTLY after that, I have
Managerial Accounting...shouldn't be too hard I hope. The teacher seems
pretty cool and I think that I will be able to get the hang of it without
too many problems...I HOPE! Directly after that was
Playwriting...umm...well...REGISTRAR'S OFFICE HERE I COME! I am going to
drop that class SOOOOOOO fast! I don't do well with people reading and
critiquing my work in class workshops and stuff and me given tons of oral
presentations of my own work and stuff, so I am going to drop that one so
fast! I think I will add choir instead...don't know how well I can sing,
but at least I will be able to take it Pass/Fail and it's not like I'll be
singing by myself...there will be other people around me. It's only 1
unit, but it only meets Monday evenings, so it can't be that bad. Today,
I still have Latin left...actually, I have to run, because I still have to
get the book for that class...just wanted to drop you a line and let you
know how much I am SUFFERING out here! HELP ME! Some
body stop it!! AAAHHHHHHH!
Your friendly who is QUICKLY going even more insane,
Subject: Hello big bro
Received: Sat Sep 5 02:51:06 1998
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Anna C Naylor)
Wow! You are getting better at writing. I have to tell you my last
summer experience before I get on to telling you about school and stuff.I
was going to drive down to California with Diane so I could help her
drive. We left the Sunday before school started and I was supposed to fly
back on Monday night so I could spend Monday day with mom and the boys.
Well, we got to St. George before Diane's car broke down. It was a bad
day. The air conditioning in the car was out about halfway to St.
George, and it was 110 degrees. Diane, Megan, Lizzie, me, and all of
Diane's kids went to a hotel room right by where we left the car. Mom
called around and found me a Greyhound bus leaving for Salt Lake City and
I took it. That is something that I never want to do again. Seven hours
trapped in a bus is not my idea of fun. Plus, I got car sick on the way,
so that made it even worse. When I got back to Salt Lake, I called mom
to find that she couldn't get a hold of grandma or dad to come pick me
up. I finally got Dawn to come pick me up. It took her forever to find
me though.....I don't like hanging around downtown Salt Lake in the
middle of the night alone. I was sad that I didn't get to go see mom,
but I'm glad I didn't stay in St. George. They were stuck there for three
Let's see.....I'm happy to be back in school. l like some of my classes,
but some of them are horrible. Can you believe that I am actually taking
a bowling class? I think that's one of my favorite classes. Well, my
schedule is messed up right now, so I have to tell you about the rest of
my classes later.
I have a question....What's wrong with your hands? You never told me what
was wrong. I must not have gotten that e-mail if you sent one about it.
I hope that your hands are getting better. The mission president better
be taking good care of my wonderful big brother.
I went to Bryant's farewell on Sunday. It was really nice. He's going to
Houston, TX. I thought that was kinda cool. Another thing, my friend
Steve Steele got his mission call to Washington (Spanish-speaking). You
would know him if you saw him. Can you believe that Melanie is really
getting married this young? It's amazing to me.
I miss you tons and I love you lots. You better write me back. I want
to hear how everything is going. I gotta go get some furniture for the
new apartment. Dad, Megan and I are going down to the storage in Provo
to find stuff that we need. I think we will see if we can find another
mattress and we are going to get the couch on this trip. Well, I love
you and I will write more later.
Subject: Hey Jacob
Received: Sun Sep 13 22:57:47 1998
From: "Travis A. Vowles"
How's it going? Not too much really going on here. I got a raise recently at work. :) Went up something like $.55 an
hour...somewhere around there...i don't know the exact figure...all I know is that I am not really hurting financially. :)
At least not too bad...I do want to get an apartment tho, but I can't afford one on my own...WHEN ARE YOU
GOING TO COME BACK TO ME AMIGO??? I need a roomie!!!
My relationship with Lauren is a little bumpy...I don't know exactly what's going on...she was here for 4 weeks over
the summer, then she went home for a week and a half and I never heard from her! Then, she gets back to san
diego, and calls me to tell me she needs her books! (Which I was holding for her so she wouldn't have to carry them
to and from San Francisco!) Anyway, I left a message on her machine last night telling her to call me because we
"had to talk" and she calls me late that night, DRUNK OFF HER ASS! It was terrible! You can't carry on a rational
conversation with a drunk person! So, I'm going to have to sit down and have a talk with her sometime soon and
see what's going on! I am REALLY dreading it, but I just don't know what to do! I sure as hell don't want the
relationship to go on like this! That'd just be pointless! Anyway, as far as that goes, I'll let you know as soon as I
As for the rest of it...school started back again...I think I e-mailed you about my classes already, right? If I didn't, let
me know and I will write you and tell you all about those...anyway...suffice it to say, school is school. The social
aspect is great (tho a lot harder this year when I am not living on campus) it's just that all of the DAMN classes get
in the way! QBA is the one that I am the most worried about...THIS FROM THE GUY WHO MADE IT THROUGH
CALCULUS WITHOUT ANY PROBLEMS!!!! I think it's just because the teacher of the class had a stroke a few
years ago and now I don't think that he's fully recovered...he seems to be a bit on the off side if you know what I
mean...not quite fully THERE...oh well...hopefully I can at least do well enough to pass the class without any
difficults...lord know that my GPA doesn't need any more trouble that it's already got...I have to do SOOOOOOO
good this semester! I am really worried about it...anyway...i should prolly be going off to bed now...I have to wake
up at 5:30 so that I can get ready and be sure to make it down to san diego in time for QBA in the
morning...WOOHOO....yah...right...don't think so!
Anyway, I'll talk to you again later, bud. I miss you! COME BACK TO ME AMIGO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!