17 May, 2009

A massive blog post, overdue

I made a to-do list last night at way past midnight, because I just wasn't sleepy yet and Kenny was still up too, attempting to fix my incommunicado iPhone. It actually was quite a scene, complete with sharp kitchen knife and insufficient lighting. I avoided trouble by making to-do lists and casting a discriminatory eye over the trouble brewing on my desk. Now that the Master's Degree Shiznit is almost over, I can start thinking about a rehaul of the massive amounts of papers that currently clog my desktop(s), both real and computery.

So on that to-do list was "do a catch-up blog post" and of course that sounds like way more fun than completing old Brain Gym homework so that I can finally get my certificate. Here we go, then:



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Last weekend I went to Prescott, AZ one last time to present my thesis work at Colloquium. See, don't we look happy to be almost done? I stayed in a cabin (again) with Gina & Maria (again) which proved to be an excellent idea (again). Love renting cabins in Prescott. Definitely the cheapest and most relaxing option, although couchsurfing that one time was pretty awesome, too. At the cabins, though, we can walk to school and all around town, which makes the weekend all the more special.

I finished TWO pairs of socks while listening to all the presentations and on the planes coming back:
My 1st picot edge; yarn from Ellen's 1/2 Pint Farm (bought at MDSW 2008)

Laurie's "Secret Power Socks," made by special request for taking the MCAT.

For some reason, I always get more knitting done faster at Colloquium than anywhere else. Sort of sad that I won't be going to them anymore! I'll also seriously miss getting to see all my new MAP buddies all in one place. Also, I really love the weather there and how light and fresh the air feels. Plus the deliciousness of The Raven cafe, one of my favorite eateries ever. Here are our celebratory orange-pomegranate mimosas, so cold and perfect:


When I got back, I had only 3 days of work before a luxurious 4-day weekend, which was spent hosting my soon-to-be brother-in-law (can't have enough brothers, eh?) and having an absolute blast doing every possible activity one can do in Williamsburg and Virginia Beach. Soccer, go-carts, Ghost Walk, aquarium, kite-flying, beach jogging, many meals out, many meals cooked in, picnicing all over the place... it was pretty awesome. For all the pictures, go to Kenny's comprehensive Flickr set.

(I also spent a happy evening out with Kenny, in which we decided to live it up in full VA Beach style and drink tequila and walk around on the beach in the dark. Ah, love.)

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