Friday, May 19, 2006

dinner party :)

Last night, we had the opportunity to put in the two leaves of our new table! Mariann, Shawn, Andrea, Shane, Bret, and Sarah all came over for dinner. Our table is huge when it is expanded and doesn't quite fit in the little room alotted for it. But all of the food fit on it which was nice. I made the taco crossiant thing (Adrian's favorite) and lumpia (Mariann's favorite).

Even though our new table came with 6 chairs, we still didn't have enough chairs for everyone and had to use a stool and my computer chair, but I think it's better to have more friends than chairs then the other way around. It was a good time. We will have to entertain more. I am hoping that we'll have some perfect summer nights so that we can eat on our picnic table at some point.

Alas, I wish I had pictures to share of everyone around our huge table, but we didn't think to take any until everyone had gone...

Thursday, May 18, 2006

it's here!

The Austin City Limits line-up is finally here! And Nickel Creek WILL be there! I am most excited about Nickel Creek, Ben Harper, and the Shins. I will also be interested in seeing the String Cheese Incident, John Mayer, Ray LaMontagne, Aimee Mann, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Willie Nelson, and Van Morrison.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

too many papers...

Blech, I am trying to clean the purple room and get everything organized in there, but it is muy overwhelming. I have an insane amount of papers and binders that I need to keep as resources, but there are so many, and they are not all that organized...

Friday, May 05, 2006

funny wedding stuff

hee hee, this is a sentence from an article I happened to read about wedding planning on the internet. It goes like this, "Your wedding is a show - this is show business. This may sound crass or insensitive but let's get real. Your obligation is to put on a show that impresses the women, period. Forget about the fathers, the brothers, the uncles, the male business associates invited - plan your wedding specifically for the women planned to be in attendance. Give the women a good show and your wedding will be a success, guaranteed."

Isn't that horrible and weird???

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

tonight, Adrian and I went to the basketball banquet. It was quite fun. we got to see a lot of famous people (famous to Aggieland anyways), and I shook Antanas Kavaliauskas's hand (I had to look up how to spell his last name).

Also, I am taking a mini-mester course on Wetland Delineation. It is from May 22nd until May 27th and it goes all day, from 7am until 7 or 9pm. I went to a meeting for it today. It sounds like it will be somewhat intense, but I think it will be some good, practical experience. I almost think that with my experience with my thesis work (being in a wetland) and this class that I could possibly get a job as a wetland scientist...

sigh, I still don't really know what I want to DO. I'd like to do something interesting that leaves at least some sort of impact. I'm not too sure of the REAL importance of wetland scientists, but maybe I overthink things like that.

I had thought about teaching every once in awhile, but I don't know if I really want to do that full time, and I don't want to deal with discipline of little people at all, really. I also think that I might miss the opportunity to be directly involved in science, but I have enjoyed my TA stints and some of my experiences in the 5th and 6th grade classes. However, it usually takes me days and days to prepare one lab, and I don't think I could make a good, hands-on lesson everyday.

I think one of my favorite parts of teaching is when talking with a student makes both me and the student really explore and think about the topic. I think it's fun when BOTH of us learn something from our discussion. Perhaps that is selfish of me, I am not sure...