My school offers a course called Intoduction to Engineering Design, known by its abbreviations, IED. In this class, we work on technical drawings, Inventor, and sometimes, the technology lab. Recently, my teacher has allowed my class to listen to music while we work on out plethora of projects on Inventor. The way this works is someone plugs there phone or IPod to the speakers and the music fills the room. Usually, I work extremely well while listening to music, but it is hard to work efficiently when friends are trying to talk to you.
Yesterday, my friend, Emma, introduced me to a new song. She loves country music, and so do I, so she always updates me on her new favorites and old classics. This time, it was “Austin” by Blake Shelton. Emma usually likes songs because of their lyrics, so she makes me focus on the lyrics the first time I hear them. All I can say is that she was right yesterday. “Austin” describes a girl who left her boyfriend in order to return to Austin, Texas. She finally calls back a year later, but after three rings, she gets the answering machine. However, the boy reset his answering machine every day with a new message. It starts off with what he was going to do that day and any notifications, and it always ends with “And P.S.if this is Austin, I still love you.” After a few calls later, the girl finally left a message that ended with “Can’t you tell this is Austin, and I still love you.”
Today, during IED, only 1/3 of the class was here (9 people). This was because part of my grade took a field trip to MJSS (I’ll be on the trip tomorrow). It was a great opportunity to catch up on work and start homework that would be do after spring break because the noisiest ones in the class were not there. My IPhone was connected to the speakers so the first song I chose to play was “Austin.” Then, I put it on shuffle and “Austin” came on by itself! It must be a sign! I have to thank Emma. Without her, I would not have known the most wonderful songs that I listen to today.