Wednesday, June 07, 2006

I'm officially am a *junior* and though I had long since deemed blogging as a "ridiculous waste of time meant only for the care free frosh and fall semester soph"... I've gone back on my words and decided blogging may help me improve my MCAT essay writing score to that perfect unattainable "6" or "T".

What have I been up to since my last post (oh IAP so long ago)? Well, I suppose my life unexpectantly changed when Angi finally convinced me over Christmas break to enter the Biological Engineering lottery "Jess, BE Lab even counts under Premed requirements!" LOL.
I entered, accepted, and am now going to be part of the first class EVER at MIT to graduate with a degree in Biological Engineering. :) That being said, BE put me through alot my spring semester which is why I may not have had the time to blog, breath, or do normal teenager things (22 days left to enjoy teenagerness!). I know, it was a sad semester in which I completely stopped working out and became best friends with my laptop.

I'd say it was worth it because I like all my fellow Course 20ers and for me it's that tight knit bond that keeps me going :). Plus, I always liked building and creating and Biology just seemed a bit too dry. Picture from the end of the year BE Lab party. Notice the cool green shirts-


So winter was depressing but then there was spring break! I went with a Ptar, a Kwang, a Paul Yang, a GLin, Angi, CSK, TChen, and an MZ to a ROAD TRIP from Boston to NYC to D.C. just in time for the Cherry Blossoms. Beautiful. It was eventful, stressful, hilarious, and unforgetable all rolled into one week of craziness. Road_trip_like_whoa forever. RESPEKK!!! Us in Times Square.Then the semester quickly wrapped up with Ring Delivery ( I GOT MY BRASS RAT <3 onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/7835/1188/1600/IMG_1534.jpg">

and then there was Sigma Kappa rose sales for Alzheimer's Research! We sold a record breaking 1700 roses and though it was such a hard week to organize The money we raised was worth it. And seeing 1700 red roses was pretty amazing as well.
My amazing little who helped out like none other-
only some of the roses-


Plans for the summer currently include continuing my UROP in the Lippard lab (studying the electron transfer pathway in touluene monooxygenase a.k.a. selling my soul and free time) and studying for the MCAT test in August (eeeek!). But I'm living in the air conditioned New House (right next to Next House) and among some of my favorite girls ever.

Come visit me this summer! I won't really have that much time but in any case email, im me.

Monday, January 23, 2006

IAP is ROCKING MY SOCKS!

Highlights:
Ballroom dancing PE, I <3 the Cha Cha.
Losing calories during kickboxing. Intense dude.
Not logging as many lonely lab hours. Hooray!
Going out to eat alot. quincy/fanuel, prudential, harvard square, and branching out with my culinary explorations.
Meeting so many new people. Oh I do love it.
Erin and I officially have "righted" our room! It's back to its beautiful bunk-less state. The world is good again.
Going out to dimsum with buddies.
Sleeping excessivly til my eyelids get screwed up.
Being blissfully ignorant of any other work I need to take care of.

To look forward to...
Sorority Recruitment yay SK!
and..wrapping up all the lose ends before next semester begins.

COME VISIT ME WHILE I"M CAREFREE AND NOT STRESSED OUT CRAZY.
That is all. :).

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

what a year! and a good time to reflect.
So since my last posting...
I've wrapped up all my courses and emerged, slightly scarred and mentally exhausted from 4 consequetive finals. God, the pain, I never rememebered it being this bad but alas, I am a wimp and tend to fortunately have retrograde amnesia towards unhappy events. ITS OVER *hurray* :)
No more late nights/early morning spent in my home away from home, the dining hall! Not for awhile at least.

The UROP presentation went amazingly well and I'll be continueing my research into IAP, but not too seriously during the school year. One of these days I'll tell you all about my exciting escapades with the electron transfer pathway in Toluene monooxygenase found in the friendly bacteria Pseudomonas Stutzeri..but I'll save that lovely bedtime story for later.

So my plans for IAP include finishing up my current research and taking all the PEs I can! I really really want to do Ballroom dancing and am currently regsitered for kickboxing (hiya!). I've also registered for a truffLE making class and medieval food class. Anyone up for waking up early on Saturday morning to learn how to ring churchbells? And on Sundays I'll be on EMT shifts most likely. So look for me in my sexy uniform. In terms of sisterly bonding I can't wait for sorority recruitment at the beginning of February. Basically I WANT TO DO EVERYTHING and hopefully rest a bit in between so I can be all ready and rearing to go for spring semester.
*rawr! take that MIT*

New Year's resolutions
1. sleep at least 6 hours a day (and during vacation not to exceed 13)
2. don't spend too much time studying in the dining hall, attempt to study in 3rd west lounge (a.k.a. vortex of unproductivity)
3. be more involved in the things I am already in without spreading myself thin over bunches of random things
4. really get to understand the material in my new major BE!
5. Meet more people on campus, just be more social, go to more parties?
6. Strengthen old bonds with friends (supposedly women are really bad at this)
7. Learn a few pieces very well on the piano. Perhaps pick up the violin again? such a pity to lose music in life. or dance for that matter! I vow to dance more.
8. Do more things that make me happy. :)
and some other resolutions that are more personal.

MWAH GOOD BYE 2005, YAY 2006!