I wanted to wish a hearty welcome to the 156th A-100 class, which started today. They do their first day at Main State these days, so tomorrow will see the ranks of FSI swell by probably about 90 new folks. You can pick them out as the only folks required to wear a suit (trust me, we all feel badly for you, especially in the summer!).
Several bloggers from the Future FS blogroll are in the current class. They are:
A Diplomat's Wife
Andrew and Samathan Grillos
Freedom for Diplomacy
The Life Diplomatic
The Uncommon Life
Wanderings of a Cheerful Stoic (formerly Something Witty This Way Comes)
We Be Rolling Stones
Welcome to all of you! I hope you had a great first day at Main State and I look forward to seeing you at FSI. I'll be one of the 700+ language students wandering around in a fog with brain cramps.