09 August 2010

It's the Little Things

Most of the time, I miss the obvious things about MIT: my friends, challenging classes, La Verde's infinite selection of drinks, Boston's awesomeness. Every now and then, though, something little catches me off guard and I spend the rest of the day pining for the T and Sebastians sandwiches.

Today: chirping at a crosswalk.

I was biking to class, and as I was stopped at an intersection, I heard that familiar chirping noise. I was oddly disappointed when it seemed to stop short, and then I realized I wasn't standing at 77 Mass Ave, waiting to rush across four lanes to get to a class or meeting. And then I really realized I wasn't standing at 77 Mass Ave and wouldn't get to for a while (at least not as a legit MIT student).

04 August 2010

Something To Be Excited For

Howl comes out September 24th, and it's probably going to be awesome. James Franco, David Straithairn, and Jeff Daniels in a movie about Allen Ginsberg? Yes please.

Post-Scavenger Hunt

A few weeks ago, some friends and I got together and had a massive scavenger hunt. When I say massive, I mean massive. Like covering 8000 square miles and taking 12+ hours massive. We had a grand total of nine people/three teams competing, and all three teams ended up driving over 400 miles each between Eugene, the coast, and around Portland.

Challenges included stops at Voodoo Doughnut in Eugene and Portland, the world's smallest park, the Oregon Coast Aquarium, sunset at Mary's Peak, and taping a package of muffins to a random street sign. Here are some photos for your viewing pleasure...

Sunset at Mary's Peak

The world's smallest park


23 July 2010

Mama, Don't Take My Kodachrome Away!

It always makes me sad when I learn about some type of film or another going extinct. Kodachrome couldn't have had a better send-off, though.


It's clearly been a while... My apologies for that, everyone. I could give you a million excuses, but I'm not going to. I could also give you a lengthy update on my life, but the details even bore me. Instead, here's the short version:
  • Spring term sucked. I hated my classes, I passed all my classes, and I realized I want to go back to MIT.
  • I'm taking summer classes - physics and vector calculus. More along the lines of what I'd take at MIT, and I'm so much happier.
  • I have a job at a local pizza place washing dishes some nights and serving pizzas/cleaning up after people on other nights. I work weekends, which is unfortunate, but the people are awesome and the pizza's delicious.
  • I'm going to be on the newscrew for the National FFA Convention in October! Needless to say, I'm beyond excited.
There really haven't been any other major things going on, unless I'm forgetting something. Anyway. Expect more regular posts here! Well, hopefully. I'm toying with the idea of switching to a tumblr site that's a little less text-heavy and energy-intensive (the thought of sitting down and writing out a blog is a little boring these days), and continuing writing about focused topics on another site. I'll keep you all posted!