November 24, 2010

Happy Birthday Danielle!

So today was my second foray* into the world of crafts. My first started on Monday and ended yesterday, but I don't have my camera so you'll find out soon enough.

*To tell you the truth, I make birthday cards all the time--it's really the only type of craft that I consistently do...but it is a craft, and it's my second craft since starting the list, so it totally counts.

My office-mate and fellow structural geologist (not to mention fellow female, there were only two of us that started this year) is turning twenty....six? I think? On Saturday. But this being Thanksgiving weekend, I gave her her card today. That is, if she shows up today with the blizzard conditions and all.

Soooo here's the card:

Outside of card
 Inside of card (I forgot to flip the photo, but you get the idea)
One more outside shot demonstrating the folding capabilities.

So there you go! Happy birthday Danielle!!!

PS: today I am thankful for my boyfriend. I'm sure it will be one of many times I am thankful for him. This morning I was running late and he cleaned off my car and got it heated up. Then he dropped me off at school so I wouldn't be late and parked the car out in bum fuck and walked in. And it was like, less than 20 degrees this morning. He's the best!

November 16, 2010

November 15, 2010

My view

Things I'm thankful for entry number 1.

The view out of my office. I wish I could take a picture but there are people in here and I think it would just be weird, so I'll describe it.

I am on the top floor of an east facing office. I don't have a wall in front of my head, rather a desk-to-ceiling window. Immediately in front of me are campus buildings, old and new. Between me and the buildings is a field of grass crisscrossed by a half-dozen sidewalks. I get to see all of the co-eds bustle about their days, and something about this particular view of my [extremely large] campus makes me feel like I am attending a [rather small] college. It's quite quaint. Also, being on the top floor makes me feel like I am secretly watching all of the co-eds bustle about their days. Sort of like I am presiding over them and when I am bored, I put thoughts into their heads.

The trees on the quad form an intermediary between me and the ground and right now they are exploding in color--which is nice because lately it's been overcast.

Beyond the buildings are the mountains. They are blanketed in snow and the tops are cut off by the clouds. Winter is on his way, and I get a front row seat.

I love the fact that I get such a huge panorama of the greatest mountains on Earth. I feel so lucky that I am not stuck in a basement or in a lab. Whenever I get sick of looking at my computer I just gaze out my window and relax.

November 11, 2010

Total ripoff know how a few blog posts ago I was lamenting the fact that I really wanted a cute artsy inspirational blog and just couldn't get it? You know how I said that the only reason why I was starting a blog was because I was inspired by some cute artsy ones? Well, I'm gonna start having one of those blogs god damnit! And I'm totally ripping off this girl's: A Little Diggity by Steph Turmelle. It's on blogspot, you can find it if you want. I'm not linking to it because the only reason why I know about it is because we did one group project together and she always links to it in her gchat profile and yeah, I'm sort of a stalker that way. Sort of. And getting back to the not linking to it portion--I once heard that if you link to someone else's blog they are notified. And then she would know I'm a creepy blog stalker. In summation: I'm all about giving credit where credit is due, but not to the point that some random girl in my English summer class thinks I'm stalking her. Even though I am. Well, just her cool blog.


If you didn't go in search of her blog, the gist of it is this: she created a list of things she wants to do in her life and then she's doing them. Anything from making good soup to learning how to snowboard. Though this is the main purpose of her blog, it won't be for mine. I just think that there is something lathargic about checking things off of your bucket list.

Now, I'm supposed to be doing Matlab, but I'm taking a *quick* break so I'm not actually going to write out a whole list, just two things to get started:

#1. Write (and frequently add-to) a list of things I want to do in my life
#2. Document things I'm greatful for (also ongoing) as I'm really good at complaing about my pretty cool life.

November 9, 2010

So uh....

Sortakinda forgot I had this thing. So uh, I'm back on here I guess.

Things I've done:

Chose the University of Utah for grad school.
Graduated magna cum laude.
Drove out to Utah with him.
Spent the summer doing nothing...and it was glorious.
Started grad school.

Books I've read:

Reading Lolita in Terhan
Love Medicine
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The Time Traveler's Wife
The Girl who Played with Fire

***Graduate school is hard, NYT best-sellers are easy-do the math***

Parents got a dog.
Going to his house for Christmas (read: eek!)
Gained a zillion pounds.

Anyways, school's great. Love it. Could take or leave being back home. Need to lose weight.

Will update more