This entry is going to be a completely random collection of things because right now I’m a little too tired to do a coherent entry. The end of term will do that to you. But hey, I’m DONE (sorta).
I — Apologies to any random prefrosh that have contacted me lately. I’ve been really hosed and have kinda been brushing people off. It’s not because I hate you, it’s because MIT hates me.
II — Yesterday, while sitting in the kitchen, I decided that I hadn’t roller bladed in a while and I missed it. So, like any spontaneous college student, I walked over to Boston and bought a pair of roller blades.
I forgot how much I really enjoy skating. I’ve been skating everywhere lately and I’ve been loving it! Tunnels + Roller Blades = awesome. Rumor has it that I can get a fine for skating inside buildings but nobody has yelled at me yet (well, except for CopyTech and LaVerdes) so I guess I’ll just keep going until somebody complains.
This morning I woke up at 5:30 and went skating for a couple of hours. I went down to the Museum of Science, over to Boston, all down the shore of the Charles, back into Cambridge, and then back to MIT. I guess I should talk a bit about transportation at MIT. Things you’ll see used are:
— Roller Blades
If you want wheels then just bring/buy what you’re most comfortable with. You by no means need transportation, walking works just fine, it’s completely up to you.
III — I saw geese the other day. Well, not just geese, but also baby geese! It’s officially spring when you see bouncy little furry yellow things running around.
Seeing things like this just makes me happy. I tend to forget about all the crap that’s going on around me and just think about what it’d be like to have no cares or worries. As it is, I can only pretend, but it’s almost the same!
IV — I walked by the dome the other day and saw a bunch of facilities guys doing something on it.
I have no idea what they were doing, nor will I probably ever find out (unless I ask them or I can dig around and find a hacker to ask but I don’t think I care quite enough to go through all of that). All I know is that random people walking around on the dome isn’t something you see everyday.
V — 2.007 was the other day and, although I didn’t get to stay for the whole thing, I got to see a couple of rounds of competition. Maybe some of you recognize what this guy is wearing from CPW?
I wish I could have stayed and seen more but I had to rush off to toy lab and work on my toy.
VI — SHAMELESS PLUG: Toy Design PLAYSENTATIONS on Tuesday May 13th, 8 pm in 6-120. BE THERE!
In all seriousness, it’s crunch time in toy land. I still don’t want to tell you what we’re making, but I can give you a picture and you can try to guess, how about that?
What is it? Guess in the comments.
VII — I finally got a new hard drive for my laptop and am in the process of reinstalling everything, readjusting all of my user settings, and trying to get everything back to normal. PAIN IN THE BUTT. Even though I didn’t lose much data, just getting all of my settings back to normal is a massive undertaking.
That’s it from me, for now. I’ll be slaving away on toys all weekend and then that’s the last thing I have due before finals. After next week it’s just three more tests and I’m done with freshman year at MIT, woo-hoo!
Finally! When you pick your athena name and e-mail address, please please please don’t:
Use underscores _
Use numbers 0-9
Be a middle school girl with a new AIM account “[email protected]”
Be classy and you’ll do fine. Remember, you only get to pick this name once, make it count.