Sunday, November 20, 2005

one of the worst weeks over. can't wait til finals .
life is sad when you realize you can't do what you always wanted to do because you're just not smart enough. Not a good round of second exams.
life is amazing when you're with the most incredible friends.
I've found brothers and sisters here and I can't belive how lucky I am to love this place, this group of people so much. <3
Lab is consuming my all non school hours and its very lonely since my grad student Leslie is in Paris for the next two weeks... and the rest of my subgroup is traveling abroad as well. So I get really really freaked out when its midnight and its just me and the creepy cell plates.

things to look forward to-
(bringing 8 AWESOME MIT kids back to CHELMSFORD)
SK semi formal masquerade ball (12/3)

things not to look forward to-
UROP research presentation to entire lab (aka. being verbally abused by professor) (12/15) ENTIRE FINALS WEEK (sometime mid december- i've chosen to pretend I don' t know when this occurs)
GAH and that is all i have to say for now.
pictures to share:

lovely fall formal with peter, heeday, christina, erin, and dayan

swept off my feet.........

Thursday, November 03, 2005

so the boys next door like to call me "squirrel killer" because I told them about the time I ran over a squirrel in highschool (not my fault, it was the squirrel's choice).
Kenny sent me this hilarious article today via email: I felt it necessary to share.

Electrocuted Squirrel Starts Grass Fire

Mon Oct 31, 7:06 PM ET

An electric lineman believes a squirrel started a grass fire Monday after the critter was
electrocuted and fell from a power line onto parched ground.

It's been more than a month since significant amounts of rain have fallen in central
Mississippi, though some showers were expected late Monday. Burn bans are in effect in
this Jackson suburb and many other nearby communities.

Passing motorists saw a flash and heard a loud pop, then saw ashes falling from the power
line. The spark ignited a grassfire, which spread to nearby pine trees and charred a
fence. Byram volunteer firefighters responded within minutes.

An Entergy lineman arrived as the flames were extinguished and found the probable cause
of the fire — the squirrel's charred body.

One of the motorists, Calvin Russell told Jackson's WLBT-TV: "I'm a country boy, so I'm
thinking dinner time."

and...week from hell is almost over!