Festival of Winds
Emmy and Gaby
Tuesday, September 30, 2003
To do list
There was a whole little nice intro here that seems to have been lost, but basically the content of this post was what to do between now and Friday when i leave for LA. Topping the list is getting my UNSW application out. Also on the list was coming up with a list of US schools that have a good BME grad program and narrowing those down. In addition I need to register for the GRE's and get packed and ready to go. That's the short list. I need to finalize our trip as well for the coming two weeks, find a job when i return and figure out the England situation as well. Lots to do, but its all pretty important stuff so I just have to get on it.
Thursday, September 25, 2003
Janice came up today to spend the day and dance and play. She came by my house at 10 or so and we proceeded over the Goethals into Staten Island where she laboriously tested mandolins at Mandolin Bros. to find one she liked. Her final choice was a Weber Y2K which she later named Lindy Fidelma. Before purchasing it however, we had to try out the local pub, and found that Duffy's hamburgers truely are amazing. After lunch and purchasing the mandolin we came back to Westfield, walked around in town for a while, and headed over to the farmers market where fresh fruits, veggies, and breads were in abundance. We bought a few things, and came back to my house dropping off our purchases and then heading down to Rutgers to hear the New Mexican Secretary of State, Rebecca Vigil-Giron. She spoke about women and Latinos in politics and a whole host of issues regarding voter empowerment. Following her talk and the ensuing Q and A session Janice and I came back to Westfield for a nice home cooked meal before she headed home to jam on her new mandolin with Dargan, Rich and a few others.
Wednesday, September 17, 2003
This past Saturday I took part in something known only as The Game. An annual occurance for the graduate students at Princeton, this combination puzzle solving/scavanger hunt and all things between is a grueling day long event which subsides only once the last clue is unraveled. This years theme was Indiana Jones and what follows (or will follow later for now) is a description of this years game as played by my teams captain Vincent, and the rest of the team members- Eric, Evan, Fiona, Zoe and myself.
We start in the graduate commons...
Monday, September 15, 2003
Happy Birth Minute Colby!
About those titles
Im not quite sure whats up with the titles, and this is as much a test post as anything else. Right now though my most recent post has a nice black size 10 title and my previous post has a slightly diminuitive size 8 and gray title. Both of which are an improvement over the giant titles which were present at first, but uniformity would be nice. Hopefully its just some kinks in bloggers new stuff and they will resume their normal size shortly, otherwise I'll just have to play with the template to ignore the given rules for handling titles.
Saturday, September 13, 2003
What are your thoughts on it? This is what comments are made for. Or maybe I need a set of forums (just what everyone needs, another set of forums, but anyway, try out mine here.
Thursday, September 11, 2003
I now have titles. Not so very significant in some ways. But nice in others. All thanks to new features rolled out by blogger today. I also now get cool abilities like drafting and editing the time and date of my post and spell check, something that was originally present when I started a few years ago, but had since been discontinued. Its good to get that little check with ABC written in it again.
Wednesday, September 10, 2003
Today was a day of catching up with everything thats happened in the past year with everyone from Westfield. It is interesting to think of what information is salient in our lives, and what stories are chosen to be told when a relatively short conversation about a decently long period of time occurs. And totally interrupting my train of thought is the death of my mouse. Wireless is nice, but this constant changing of the batteries things is getting old. It makes knowing the keyboard commands useful. Especially when programs start going nuts on me.
Tuesday, September 09, 2003
Sunday, September 07, 2003
I travel a lot. Especially recently. I dont know quite how the days manage to fly by, but I guess when you spend a lot of your time busy doing a million things and not having access to a computer or the internet for most of that time makes you forget to tell everyone whats been going on. Hence, a lack of posts for the past several days. Not too much to report since my brithday other than a few wonderful dinners with family and friends with several celebrations to ensue in the following week or so. Today was spent in New York once again, this time mostly up in the Bronx at PS 138 where Meg and I spent countless hours (ok, it was 8) making her room presentable for the first day of school tomorrow. Good luck to her with those kindergarten and first graders! And then sadly I missed meeting up with Anna and a few others from Kinder Ring at the Empire State Building. We were supposed to meet up at 7:15 but due to bus traffic in the Bronx I didn't get down there till 7:40 and couldn't find them, so I came home on the 8:14 train, running to catch it on track 18, which means little to most, but is extremely odd to those who frequent New Jersey Transit.
Thursday, September 04, 2003
22. and Ive gotten calls from around the world and across the country spanning something like 8 or 9 time zones. Now I have to stop talking to so many people to give me time to get ready to go into the city and have a fun evening. And i won't talk about whats planned for after today cause I should just enjoy myself and all that jazz. Yay!
Wednesday, September 03, 2003
Mere hours remain until the less celebrated than the year before 22nd birthday. It is odd that there aren't a huge nubmer of people around to share it with, save for some family and a few friends. Not that its lacking, but it was nice knowing in some ways that I would be able to see a large group of friends come together and go out like last year. Of course, this is an inopportune time for a birthday for someone who went to a school on the quarter system, since it meant that I was left alone at home after everyone went off to their respective colleges. I'm keeping busy though, and as long as I'm occupied I think I will be alright. And tomorrow I get to go into the city and have fun with Meg and see DaVincis Notebook and dance, cause dancing is always fun.
Tuesday, September 02, 2003
Wow, its September already. 22 in 2 days. Yay for palindromes. Hi anyone who knows me and is reading this for the first time. Say hi in the comments or something. When I have nothing to say I tend to ramble. The alarm this morning sounded exactly like the beeps a truck makes as it backs up and so my dream of course terminated with your typical truck backing up. I didn't want to get up this morning so my mind kept telling me it was not a real alarm. Eventually though, consciousness returned to me and I grudgingly got up. Then today I did too little of what I was supposed to do, but I did get my letter for transcripts completed, so I should be getting those in a few days plus three I hope. Now I must do stuff, and I want to make my scrapbook starting post school and then do whatever else needs to be done. I sound repetitive, don't I. Eventually this will be behind me and I can look for a job for a while, at least until I *cross my fingers* get into the grad school of my choice down under. Blarg! Just seemed to fit :)