Typically I pride myself on maintaining my posting-at-least-once-a-week quota, however I have failed due to parents visiting, the crazy week before spring break, and of course, currently BEING on spring break (at least for a long weekend). So let’s fill in the gap shall we?:
Aside from both Chenny and I getting to cross off “Have someone’s parents take you to John Thomas Steakhouse” on the “161 Things to Do” list, we were able to visit a winery, play with my family’s new dog (finally named Rory), climb McGraw tower, and of course, have Sunday morning brunch at the Carriage House–
Pre-Spring Break Week
I seriously already can’t remember much of what happened last week. Most likely due to the fact that I don’t want to recall staying up till 2am most nights and not seeing much legit sleep for the week. The good news is, I finally got the code for the plate I mentioned in a previous post to actually work. The bad news is, this was about 1 week after homework #1 was due. Homework #2 was barely finished to the extent that I would have wanted it to be, and apparently homework #3 is the mother of all homeworks. Looking forward to it…
As for my grad school Structures project, the team presented our work so far at the Cornell Engineering Research Conference. I spent quite a few hours putting together this–
and despite a figure mistake or 2, it wasn’t half bad for a poster-making first-timer.
Spring Break…”Long Weekend”
Once again, I journeyed the lovely 5.5 hr drive back to Massachusetts. The minor details of 1) driving behind a truck loaded with guns and a “gut deer” bumper sticker 2) seeing the largest dead turkey EVER 3) enjoying my 6″ subway chicken bacon ranch & 4) blasting my “extreme roadtrip” ipod mix are examples of the things that make me enjoy the long yet scenic drive.
Only being here for a few days, I’ve somehow managed to pack in a lot of fun, and also a lot of work that I needed to catch up on. Enjoyed my first 9 holes of the season with Keith and his sister Yvonne. Managed a 61 for the par 9 course, and both par 5 holes are really what ruined me. Lessons for the future golf season? Work on my iron-swing.
Had a job interview. Good time to catch up and stay in contact; however, the economy is still my current demise.
Played with the dogs. The big one is Remy, who the family frequently dog-sits.
And probably lost about a year or so of my life after seeing Hurt Locker in the movie theater. I’m typically a pretty calm person when it comes to movies, but I’ve NEVER been so stressed out in a theater. A small part of me is glad they served beer, perhaps this helped calm me down a little. Don’t get me wrong, it was a great movie, just a bit intense. And for my good-night-dreaming sake, probably shouldn’t have come home afterward only to watch 4 hours of a National Geography special on 9/11 and the war on Afghanistan.
Tomorrow it’s back to Ithaca and back to the grind. It will be a tough April, but I keep thinking to myself “Graduation will be here before I know it!”