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Seven Things: random facts

Friday, January 18th, 2013

As you may have guessed from the fact that it is now the 18th of the month and I have yet to post a seven things post – I haven’t been able to come up with a good theme for this month’s list. I thought about doing resolutions (so cliche) (also I didn’t really make […]

The year of the Mayans, or Seven Things: I want to do better

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

Happy 2012, dear readers. I hope the year brings you much prosperity, much dancing, and much brunch. At least, those are the things I wish for myself in the new year. I wish for you whatever you wish for you. Looking back at the I made out pretty good on last year’s resolutions, completing both […]

Seven Things: That Engineering Grad Students Keep Near By

Saturday, September 17th, 2011

So first off, school has started, I’ve been helping my advisor with projects for a conference she’s in charge of that’s had me on call pretty much all the time, we’ve been running around like mad people trying to finish up wedding check list items AND enjoy and put up the fruits and veggies that […]

In Grad School

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

I’m starting a new category here at macnamania.  Seeing as how I spend at least 60 hours a week doing grad school related things, I have a lot of thoughts about grad school.  Some of these apply to school in general, some to engineering, some to UofM.  So enjoy. How I know I’m doing a […]

How I know I’m turning into an Engineer

Saturday, January 29th, 2011

The other day in one of my classes, an international student asked me to explain what the word spurt means. I replied with, “well, it’s like when you produce a lot in a short period of time…” He still looked confused, so I said, “here, like this,” and then drew him this picture:Graphing word definitions. […]

everything at once

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

I’m leading a very busy life these days.  And working hard at becoming more efficient.  And definitely failing at spending less time doing goofy time wasters like facebook stalking friends. I decided it would be a good idea to take 4 classes this semester.  That’s up from the one I took last semester, and also […]

winter vacation

Friday, December 17th, 2010

If ever I doubt that school is worth while, please remind me about winter break. Seriously, 3 weeks with nothing to do but enjoy family, friends and holiday goodies? Right up my alley. I’m starting the baking tonight, because I head back to Minnesota bright and early in the morning, and will be making it […]

grad school and why I’m loving it

Saturday, November 20th, 2010

I’m doing research in a design lab in which we BUILD THINGS. How cool is that? A good portion of my days are spent reliving my childhood love of playing legos.  except way cooler, and also much more frustrating. Kinda like this, you know when you got the really big lego sets, where it was […]

Saturday, August 7th, 2010

3rd St. Promenade Dinosaur Last week I went out to California.  My first lab/school trip, so the trip was mostly research and work, but also a little play.  We visited a number of different places in the few days we were there: UCLA, HRL, NextGen, all on business.  And the fact of the matter is […]

Seven Things: To check off my list before turning 26

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

I generally try to do my Seven Things post on the 7th of the month, which this month happened to also be my birthday.  I’ve been planning this post for quite a while and just haven’t had a computer and/or been too busy when I have to actually get down to posting. So here I […]