Monday, December 7, 2009

Day 25!

  1. I had voice lessons today. I had practiced the song
    Non so piu cosa son, cosa faccio, Cherubino's aria from Le Nozze di Figaro and my teacher was impressed. Now we can focus on singing technique which is exactly what I want to do
  2. I had my diff eq test and I successfully survived it. I will be getting my grades back by Friday, so we are hoping for above a 40%. I think I can do it
  3. There was an RA meeting/secret santa. I gave an RA who I admire but don't know too well some very pretty earrings and a scarf - which she loved. I recieved a travel water coloring/painting kit ~ awesome!
  4. No choir today because yesterdays concert was so good
  5. I have finished my circuits homework
  6. my mechanics of solids homework is due friday rather than tomorrow
  7. I just came back from running on a treadmill. I think I will try that as an approach to running again. Felt good.
  8. 4 more days of classes!!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Day 24!

  1. I got cookies in the mail!
  2. I had a career fair yesterday, and I am borrowing the ukulele once more!
  3. It is a beautiful day outside, warm/cool december breeze
  4. I made a nice ppt for design 3, and in just one day it is all ova!
  5. Physical therapy and yoga whoo hoo
I think I want to join next semester
Love ya

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Day 23!

  1. I am having breakfast at Panera bread because the cafeteria is still closed, they have internet so I am going to try to work on as much physics as possible here.
  2. I got through most of my problems, I took a break to practice my music for voice lessons, the song in Italian I am singing a translation of is "Non so piu cosa son, cosa faccio" an Aria for Cherubino

Day 23!

  1. I am having breakfast at Panera bread because the cafeteria is still closed, they have internet so I am going to try to work on as much physics as possible here.
  2. more to come, hopefully saying I finished my work!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Day 22!

  1. I did 4 loads of laundry!
  2. i have done my circuits homework
  3. yesterday i went to Webster Hall, had a blast with my friends,
  4. The day before that I marched in the Thanksgiving parade
  5. The day before that I spent with people who are in Balloon clubs and skydiving instructors while I was helping out the inflation team!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Day 21!

  1. I have a fun new song to sing for voice lessons! It is an italian love song that I will be singing the translation of, and actually I will be performing a full scene from Figaro, but in english. The goal is to have it ready for the next voice recital around Feb. 24. It sounds like so much fun.
  2. I started up yoga in the hall once again, I had 5 people show up, and that was good. I have this weekly event scheduled on my busiest day, but it is a nice way to break up the madness!
  3. I have finished my Mechanics of Solids homework with my lovely tutor. First good tutor of the year, 1 out of 3 aint bad
  4. The weather was windy out today so I wore my beloved blue and yellow bird coat.
  5. No circuits homework due tomorrow!
  6. I have planned that on Sunday night to have girls bring their left overs so we can have a Thanksgiving Left-overs Floor Meeting. Eat and talk about the day. I gotta go make a proposal!
  7. One more day of classes!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Day 20!

  1. I got a letter from my good friend the architect from DC today. I am writing her one back today.
  2. I have my study plan officially switched to Civil Engineering, I have that paperwork behind me
  3. My friend Tamar is coming down from Boston this weekend, will be fun
  4. I have somewhat a head start on my design homework. Rather than waiting til 8 pm to start, I started a bit this weekend and I have worked on it for a few hours. Hopefully the work will ensure an early night.
  5. The prof. of Civil Engineering said that :I seem like a bright girl" in a complementary manner, not demeaning at all.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Day 19!

  1. I just got to talk to a really good friend about college, classes, and life. It is my old Chem Lab partner and close friend, Amanda. We shared mugs of Jasmine tea and hung out in my room for hours.
  2. It is the weekend, finally!
  3. I found out that I have weekend duty on accident, and by accident I mean that I accidentally found out. I had forgotten to write this in my calender, so luckily someone told me about it.
  4. I went the to Voice Recital held on campus with the students of the voice teacher. It was fun to see my friends perform. Next semester I may be ready to sing a little song. Some of the songs were "Shenandoh" and the intro to Sweeney" Todd, and my old room mate Alina sang a song called "Go 'way from my window" which was funny.
  5. I got a review of what will be on the circuits lab final next week.
Lookin forward to going on a jog with a friend tomorrow, studying mechanics of solids and circuits, and on Wednesday I have a concert to go to in the city for the band "Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros"

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Day 18!

  1. I just had some delicious fruit snacks from a vending machine. I forgot how much I love them! I will make sure to buy some this weekend at A&P
  2. I spoke with an advisor about my five-year-plan, got some solid advice
  3. I have times when I can meet my other teachers tomorrow to talk about classes
  4. I went on a tiny 15 minute jog, the first one in over a month, and it felt so released
  5. My floor had to do health and safety checks, which means that my supervisor and I go to each room and make sure there are no guns/candles/drugs/extension cords. my girls passed!
  6. A team mate I have in Design 3 had thanked me for helping her with the report that was due this morning
  7. There was free hot chocolate offered in front of my dorm today
  8. I have been studying for quiet a while for my physics quiz that is Friday. I have my time available to study for Mechanics of Solids tomorrow.
  9. No Late Night Art Club, which means study time
  10. I got advice on what I should register for next semester
  11. I solved my last issue with the Bursar today.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Day 17

  1. a good thing today is a I found a new way to relax: I have been studying circuits by laying on the ground on my new rug with an electric heating pad on my back and listening to the Enya Station on Pandora Radio. It really does the trick.
  2. During the weekly RA meeting on my side of campus my supervisor acknowledged me as being a "star ra of the week" and mentioned the work I did a month ago on the Doorstops and my yoga program.
  3. I got my Mechanics of Solids homework finished the day before rather than the day of. progress is progress. I had worked on these four simple problems on Sunday for hours alone, I met with my new tutor for an hour and we double checked most of them. I am grateful
  4. This morning I met a friend of mine who needed to know what the Diff EQ homework assignment was for class later in the day, and in return he fixed my printer - which has been broken for over 2 months.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Day 16!

  1. I am listening to the current to a song called "Science is Real" from They Might Be Giants, how crazy!!!!!
  2. I just came from Diwali, the Indian Undergraduate Association performance which was fabulous
  3. I got fitted for my choir dress
  4. I have my new tutors assigned
  5. I made a poster to decorate the hall with, with one of my residents
  6. I understood what was going on in one of my classes after studying really hard all week on the material (Diff EQ)

Day 15!

For Thursday
  1. Got to have a wake up call from Mom
  2. I wore my new boots bought this season. I guess the reason people buy nice things to wear them when they are needed.
  3. I figured out my transcript holds
  4. i made plans to work on physics with a friend
  5. circuits lab was canceled
  6. i did physical therapy and yoga this morning after talking to mom
  7. I spoke to a saint, lynn about making appointments with teachers
  8. i realized that i have a B in physics now,
  9. I am getting a new tutor

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Day 14!

  1. i made new turkey hand door decorations with my residents. i find out that arts and crafts are a challenge for some of my residents. it is confusing at first, but some girls are not as interested in crafts, which is why they are at a tech school. anyway, one thing is a little bit off my back.
  2. i saw my friend Alina when I needed to, I sat outside in the fall breeze on a bench with her talking about school, then she sat in my room and studied while I worked on a paper. It was really nice
  3. I did my part of a Design paper. For the first time in a few semesters I am not compiling all the parts of it. It is a little worrisome because I can't review all of it, but then again, I am not responsible for printing it out, and it is out of my hands.
  4. I went to a speaker held at school about over achieving girls. It was interesting, but made me wonder if I am even overachieving.
  5. I have now done physical therapy three days in a row

good night!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Day 13!

I have missed a day or two, just pickin up where I left off!
  1. Today I had my Diff EQ test and I left knowing that I had tried my hardest. I hadn't died after taking the test, and I wasn't so tense that I was arguementative, which I usually feel like post-test.
  2. I did yoga and physical therapy this morning. I am trying to get back on the boat with pt
  3. I ran into a good friend of mine who is now a graduate of Stevens and she told me about the farm that she has been working on for the last 6 months - which is awesome! It is a sustainable property where a family teaches classes on making your own soap, bread, and how to live in a more independent manner.
  4. She gave me some peppermint and oatmeal soap that she had made!
  5. I found out that I may have my bike in the first week of December

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Day 12! Happy Halloween

  1. I practiced singing send in the clowns which I very much enjoy. I had sent a video to my voice teacher of a link to the Krusty the clown version which I know so well. What a riot
  2. i did laundry/cleaned up/had coffee. Overall good weekend things to do
  3. I took care of some Res Life paper work, put in an evaluation for an old event and I made a new flier for Monday Night Yoga
More later

Day 11!

Mischief Night
  1. I went trick or treating with my friends to the houses of the faculty. Pretty fun. I got a chance to try out my costume and people approved. Walking around with a ukulele and not knowing any spanish doesn't help with my 'day of the dead' concept, but I can count up to four and play about four chords. Its alright
  2. I got part of my computer fixed. The issues involved with my computer currently are/were that the key on my keyboard weren't really attached, and that my shift key does not work. I went to computer service center and the key board more tightly affixed to the computer, but the shift key (on the right) does not work when I compress it. Going to the computer help center is a laborious process, and I am just plugging along.
  3. A friend of mine did help me fix my printer - magically - and now i have my boarding tix and concert tix printed out and put in a safe place weeks in advance
  4. I had my mechanics of solids class and it was fun, as usual. It turned out I got 15/20 on a quiz, which is tons better than I had expected. This grade barely counts for our legit grade, just an acknowledgment of our being present. We are dealing with less physics and more statics concepts - so finding the center of gravity of objects, which reminds me so much of what I had done in Freshman year of highschool. In Mr. Moening's class we had to find the Center of Gravity and now I actually understand what we were doing.
  5. I handed out candy to my residents and I think they liked it!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Day 10!

  1. I worked more on my costume, it is lookin awesome
  2. I received mom's cookies in the mail, delicious!!
  3. i am getting help ironing out my study plan/minor/major
  4. I had a resident totally help me out on my costume by giving me some extra skeleton hands she doesn't need.
  5. I didn't have enough time to swim 20 laps today, so I just sat in the jacuzzi for 15 minutes. Another plus is that I didn't have to redo my hair afterwards!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Day 9!

Good Thing the First!
  1. Design 3 class is over, our truss had the second highest strength to weight ratio, which means our truss could handle the second highest amount of force (due to compression) in relation to the amount of weight the truss has. This is remarkable because our design was improvised! When I can I will get an image of the "after" posted. I am taking credit for the quality construction!
  2. It is late at night, here I am completing this thing. I just came back from swimming 20 laps, good stuff.
  3. I had a dinner of sauerkraut and brats and root beer, some RA friends of mine were holding an Oktoberfest event and invited me to have some food. delicious!
  4. I studied for my Diff EQ test on Monday and I made a study sheet for Fridays Physics 2 test.
  5. The day was mostly cloudy, but I was outside during the one beaming moment of sunlight. It was wonderful

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Day 8!

Hey guys, end of a crazy day. Good stuff includes
1. Successful doorstop decorating, we used glitter glue, stickers that have 'eyes' on them as a substitute to googley eyes, paint, markers, and colorful duct tape. We had about 15 girls come and make them. Some are pretty crazy and the girls said they had fun.
2. I squeezed in 20 laps this evening, swimming always makes me feel accomplished.
3. I have scheduling for winter/spring break duty hours straightened out, thanks to Dad and Maria.
4. Yesterday I was invited to a study session for today's Circuits test, which was beneficial and fun.
5. The tests I had today were both open text book, which is better than closed.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Day 7!

1. My new Mechanics of Solids class was wonderful. The teacher is patient, descriptive, fascinating, and challenging. Too bad I have a quiz in his class tomorrow
2. I had voice lessons today where I am singing "What I did for love" from Chorus Line and "Send in the Clowns"
3. Since I have a circuits midterm tomorrow, the homework that was also assigned for tomorrow has been pushed back

Sunday, October 25, 2009

day 6!

1. I cut the wood with my friend Cas for the doorstops. Working with tools makes me feel good, I realize.

2. I got help from my Mechanics of Solids tutor for a full 2 hours. It was agonizing, but if I had been alone, it would have been wrong and three times as long. so, whoo

3. I just finished my Diff EQ homework, it is nice that I can go to sleep knowing something is finished. I worked with some nice people to get it done

4. Even though I didn't spend nearly enough time outside, it was a truly gorgeous day on campus

5. I found ukulele tabs to the Postal Service song "Such Great Heights" which, of course, are totally easy & fun to play.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Day 5!

I just got back from the city,
1. I have supplies for my Halloween costume.
Here is a website that I am using inspiration. Funny blog name!

It seems easy with less sewing, right? I couldn't get any contact paper, so I may just use duct tape, cut the duct tape in the shape of bones ( I have brightly colored tape ) and slap them on my newly purchased black leggings and black long sleeve shirt.

So the good thing is that today I went to a really cool trimming store called MJ Trim

I went to the city with my friend Alix, and she said that this is a store that the people from Project Runway go to get their supplies. Big & Expensive!

So I got myself some cool trim for the other part of my skeleton costume. I am going to be a skeleton from the Day of the Dead, so I have a bright blue skirt and I got some South-of-the-border type trim, and white pom-pom trim that I will put on the skirt, either with hot glue or sewing.

2. After shopping we went to a kosher restaurant called Ben's Kosher Deli, and it was delicious!
I got chicken soup with a big matzo ball. Very yummy.

3. I went swimming in the first time in weeks with my brand new speedo goggles. 2 sets of 10 back & forth laps. good stuff

4. I hung out with my friend Ethan and ate Reeses candies

5. hung out with my residents

Friday, October 23, 2009

Day 4!

Hey guys,

1. I have made a lot of progress on planning for a floor event that is making and decorating our own doorstops. It is planned for tuesday.
2. I did a lot of work for design class. I worked really well with one of my partners and she held the brass in place and we worked together in soldering. We got it finished!
3. I saw a friend of mine who graduated last year, Mary Kelly
4. I went with my friends to target and bought a ton of stuff, I got halloween candy, costume stuff, a sweater, a coffee maker, socks, and other fun stuff
5. I went out to eat at the restaurant Maxwells, had a delicious chicken pesto quesadilla. Yum!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Day 3!

1. This morning at the cafeteria there were pancake crepes with a delicious apple filling.
2. I saw my old roommate today Alina!
3. I got a letter from my old coworker Christina
4. I got a 25 out of 30 on a quiz for Mechanics of Solids: The best score I have gotten on anything this year
5. I have switched into the section of Mechanics of Solids that is taught by the best teacher on campus. Whoo!
6. I am working on my Halloween costume idea: a skeleton -> black clothes with white bones made out of contact paper
7. Today my Circuits lab only took an hour and has no follow up lab report due! Whoo!
8. I visited the teachers assistant for my math class Differential Equations and straightened out a few issues. I have a test in Diff Eq on Nov. 2, so I better start crackin down
9. After working for about an hour with the TA I saw some friends of mine doing handstands outside, so I joined them
10. My watch randomly turned on: When I had plugged in my microwave after buying it a few months ago, the first time I nuked something, my watch battery died. I felt like those events were correlated. So I noticed today that the battery works again. Awesome.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Day 2!

1 . I cut brass and sanded brass in design for a truss
2. I laid in the grass for a few minutes under the beautiful trees on campus
3. I made a proposal for a programming event about making doorstops for my floor, actually a big achievement.
4. I successfully switched into a course taught by the best teacher!
5. I found the harmonica mom had mailed me, awesome!

So, I have a lab report to do, homework, et cetera. Love ya!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Day 1!

Hey there,
This is my first post of good things that happen to me, or that I do, or whatever. I will strive for 5 a day, we will see how this goes
  1. I am going to switch into a class that I already have, but into a section that is taught by the head of Civil Engineering, and is the best there is.
  2. I am making plans to go shopping with friends of mine this Friday, some essentials include sour cream and onion ruffles and m&m's
  3. After a cloudy Monday, the weather was positively pleasant
  4. I found out my final exam schedule
  5. one of the friendly campus policemen just gave me a sucker!
See you tomorrow!