I “less than 3” the Chorallaries by Laura N. '09
My relaxing and enjoyable vaction draws to a close. *sigh*
Well, it’s been quite a week of spring break adventures! I basically did absolutely nothing productive, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
I visited my church youth group on Sunday, did absolutely nothing important on Monday, spent some time at the public library on Tuesday (I’m not ashamed to say that I adore that place), and picked April up at the bus stop on Tuesday night. I spent the rest of the week showing her how the real world works out here in NJ. We spent Wednesday with my mom and aunt at the mall. I also picked up my good friend Sarah, who had overslept and panicked when I called her as I was leaving my house in the morning. But when I told her I was stopping to pick up bagels, everything was ok. I was so excited to be eating real life, actual bagels. Yum. Thursday I visited my old high school and was the “guest speaker” in the AP Physics C class. I got to introduce inductance and RL circuits. I love physics. The seniors all made fun of me and my blog, which makes them so uncool. Tsk tsk. (If you guys are reading this- while you should be doing calc, no less- just know that I disapprove!) Thursday night April and I went to the MIT admitted students meeting which happened to take place in the town of Princeton, NJ. This is not the be confused with a meeting of students who have been admitted to Princeton University, even though there are so many reasons I would go to one of those. *rolls eyes* The Chorallaries were there, which totally made my day because I absolutely love them. (Just to go off a tangent for a second, I have to say that one of my absolute favorite things about MIT is the names of our a capella groups. The Chorallaries. The Logarhythms. Resonance. The Christian group is called the Cross Products. Come on. You can’t get any cooler than that.) Anyway, the Chorallaries performed a few songs (including their rendition of Cake‘s “Short Skirt, Long Jacket-” one of my favorites!), did a little skit about MIT, and answered questions. In the middle of all this, I found out that Jonathan- an old FIRST teammate- was accepted. That was pretty sweet. =) Friday and Saturday involved shopping and hanging out with some old high school friends who happened to be on break with me. Oh, and eating REAL pizza. Now I’m sitting around, thinking about all of the work that I never actually did this week and wondering how in the world I’m going to fit all of my junk back into my duffel bag.
Mostly though, I’m thinking about CPW. I’m so excited. I have been assigned to a prefrosh, but I won’t be able to pick up my assignment until tomorrow. This whole week will be hectic, but I’m still looking forward to it.
Also, I now know my CPW schedule for working the Registration and Help Desks, so you can come by and say hi:
Thursday: 7 PM to 12 AM
Friday: 11 AM to 1 PM
(Looks like I’ll be spending a lot of time with Anthony this weekend. *grin*)
Plus, Friday from 8:30-10:00 PM is the Meet the Bloggers Party! Be there!
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And, in case you haven’t seen this, you can now vote on your favourite “FIRST anthem”: http://www.usfirst.org/wsurveys/FMPro?-db=wCollector_.fp5&-lay=web_survey&-format=start.html&t_spu=81-zbhc&-new
I personally voted for the “rocking out scientifically” one, just because it got stuck in my head longer and therefore fulfilled its purpose as a theme song. So there’s your FIRST update for the week! See you tomorrow!
Adelaide…while I thank you for finding the link for me, and while I absolutely adore you….those songs are both AWFUL. Plus, most of the ChiefDelphi Forum agrees with me. It was a nice idea but…”kings and queens of the laboratory?” Yuck.
The robots are so cute! Wow, I’m incredibly excited about MIT!!! I’d love to do this!
If you’re coming to CPW, be sure to check your schedule for open houses and info sessions- there will be tons of them, and plenty of them involve robots, cars, and all kinds of awesome hands-on projects. I believe that last year it was actually called the “Cool Projects Open House” (no joke), and it’s definitely an event that all FIRST nerds should go to.
And the waterjetted diamondplate is just…. hot. I can’t think of any other words to use (darn you Paris Hilton).
I do believe that the first words out of my mouth when I actually saw the waterjetted diamonplate were, “Oh my God that is so hot!” Because it is. Then I remembered that Paris Hilton has somehow managed to take over that phrase and make it hers, and then I felt disgruntled. In the end, I think “hot” is the perfect adjective for it.