Austin City Limits

Some of my buddies came down from Kentucky for the festival, and we had a blast. Trev and Ope rode about 1500 miles, and they couldn’t have picked a better week to do it. 6th Street, Continental Club, ACL, Bob Schneider, and much more filled our time here. Throw that in with a bunch of motorcycle riding, and I don’t think I’ve ever had that much fun (or spent that much money) in a 5 day stretch ever. What a blast!

They’re on their way home now, so I wish them a safe trip.  Now I have to settle back in and get some work done.

Back from D.C.

It was a productive trip.  I met some people doing the same thing as me, and more importantly I thought of a research topic.  Some unanswered questions (an infinite number) remain, and there’s one I want to tackle.  Now there’s lots of reading and thinking ahead.

Trev’s in town, so we’re going to try and enjoy ourselves for the next few days.  ACL included, but he wants to see Bob Schneider and maybe we’ll get some riding in.

Pictures and stuff later.

Big Weekend coming up followed by an even bigger week!

Lots of stuff to do.  First I need to finish up with the lab.  Finally we got the magnetometer running.  Friday will see it complete.  Then on Saturday and Sunday I’ve got a field trip for my Hydrogeophysics class.  It will be interesting, but that leaves very little time for myself.  And Sunday night I’m flying to Washington D.C.!  Yea right!  It’s for a conference about Mars.

I’ll be back Tuesday night though – late.  And Trev and Ope will already be in Austin!  So lots of entertaining and probably a significant amount of motorcycle riding.  I hope I feel better by then – this cold still hasn’t gone away.

And to top it off I’m missing DS&T, the motorcycle rally here in Texas.  I’m going to try and make it for part of one day, but don’t count on it.  And best of all is my pseudo date tomorrow.  Yea, that’s a strange thing to call it, but I asked out a girl who already had plans.  So she invited me to go too; it’s not a real date, we’re meeting there, but at least I get to spend some time with her.  More on that later.

Anyway, wish me luck completing everything I have to do.   Homework doesn’t stop just cause I’m busy, and I still have other obligations!

Just hanging out

It’s my first day in a while to do nothing, well almost nothing. And it will be my last day for a long time to do nothing. Turns out all of my weekends between now and November are booked up. With 7 field trips, 10 year high school reunion, and friends coming to town, I’ve got no time for myself. At least I don’t have to worry about what I’ll be doing any time soon.

Today Aaron took me out throwing. First it was a football, but then we worked on my frisbee technique. Just a little work showed great improvement. I’m not good by any means, but I think I can contribute a lot more in a game now. And that’s a good feeling.

I still feel a little sick. And worse than anything is that it keeps me from sleeping at night. But today is much better than yesterday. I’ll try to get some more sleep tonight.

And one other thing, my cousin Paul who recently moved to San Antonio shared with me his blog. He’s pretty funny and an interesting read. He calls it Letters from Fat Camp. You can also find it in my friends section.  Enjoy.

Full swing

Things are up and running.  It’s been a week and a day, minus of course Labor Day.  Classes are taking up more of my time, and that is great.  I was really looking forward to being back in school.  It’s funny, but this time last year I had no desire to go back, but it’s really a good thing.  I like all my classes and look forward to what they’ll teach me.

There is a lot on my plate right now.  Currently the lab is still in disorder, but I hope to have it all running and my replacement trained by the end of next week.  In a couple weeks there is a conference in Washington D.C. that I’m supposed to attend.  I have to read a lot of scientific papers and learn about the new Radar systems we’re taking to Antartica, and on top of that I’ve got all my social obligations (and a blog to maintain).  See you around.