Elizabeth C. '13
May 30 2013
Ah, readers, we meet again. I'm sorry it's been a while. Much as changed since our last exchange (the way I begin blog posts has obviously not. Oops.) - I finished my last MIT classes, I ate my last meal in the Simmons dining hall, I graduate in about a week...!
...But we will not talk about that right now (read: I will not get sentimental about that right now). Instead, let's talk about all the movies I've been watching since finals week ended! See, I love movies. Funny movies, serious movies, foreign movies, mindless/escapist movies, deep meditations on the human condition movies, indie movies, blockbuster movies, I LOVE 'EM ALL! I have never seen a movie involving time travel that I did not like. I can truthfully make that statement because I have never seen Hot Tub Time Machine. I do love the Back to the Future trilogy, Primer (best, best, BEST movie about time travel ever made; it's one of my favorite movies of all... time... haha, see what I did there? I should stop.),... read the post »
Apr 8 2013
Posted in: Miscellaneous
Many thanks to the Global Grand Challeneges Summit staff for the photos, and to Ed McCann and Mark Murcko for some of the anecdotes and quotes of the scientists featured here.
Mar 21 2013
Hello homies. It's been a while, right? I feel like I start off every blog entry like that. I should work on it. Anyway, I would like to formally welcome you admitted and delightful goobers to the Institute. Four years ago my Pi Day was filled with lots of screaming of excited expletives (that I can't post on the blogs) with my dad. I earnestly hope that you celebrated accordingly, and similarly.
Flash forward four years and you'll see that my 2013 Pi Day was equally exciting, though in a totally different way. Actually, I had a week that was a little nuts. Shall we recap? Let's do it!
It all started a couple weeks ago, when I had an email exchange with my academic advisor that went a little something like this:
Advisor: "Yo dawg do you want to go to London next week?"
Me: (Calmly) "UmmmmOKAY."*
*Note: Liberally adapted from original discussion.
Figure 1. My internal reaction to my advisor.
Wednesday night: Travel agent books my airline tickets and hotel... read the post »
Jan 20 2013
In which my brother and I embarassingly parody a song (first one to recognize it gets some brownie points):
Edit: Evidently I am not so good at predicting outcomes of NFL games. But seeing how this post-season has been going, I can't possibly be the only one...