Friday, November 30, 2007

Goggle Lines

Since the first time since AP Chemistry my junior year, I once again have goggle lines from working at my UROP. I feel like such a nerd, and I'm not at all ashamed. ;)

So, first semester is almost over...mixed feelings there. It's getting more difficult for me to post long blog entries - partly because I have less time than I'm used to, but mainly because the entries I want to write tend to be on pretty complex subjects - so I hope you don't mind the short ones. ;)

Finals are coming up in just a few weeks, but I'm confident that I'll do all right if I take the time to study. All my classes have only or two p-sets left to turn in, and I have just one test left (18.02 on Tuesday!), so that's sort of strange to realize. It's been...a pretty crazy semester. Ups and downs all along the way, that's for sure. I'd have preferred a more level curve, but sometimes there's only so much you can do.

That's all I have time for now. Keep it real, guys. :)

Saturday, November 24, 2007


Did you know that Indiana is the only Midwestern state that prefers the SAT over the ACT? 'Tis true.

In other news, I now feel like Sam.

In other other news, I'm home for Thanksgiving. Woo. Studying now (aren't I such a good MIT nerd?), Notre Dame game with the family later. Yes, in spite of this being the worst season in Fighting Irish history, everyone in South Bend still watches the games. It's not like we have anything better to do. ;)

More to say on this later, perhaps.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Rhodes Scholarship

Because this is a lot cooler than anything else that has happened today. And also because MIT is one of the very few places something like this could ever happen. Just one more reason why I love this place.

Click me!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Death by Physics - Avoided?

My second 8.012 exam is over.

I didn't die.


Now, off to turn in 18.02...

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

We interrupt this irregularly scheduled blog posting

...with a hilarious comic from Dilbert.;_ylt=AvsVf4vIN6ZJKH599UikSUDccLQF

The irony of this made my day. Beautiful.

So much to blog, so little time

There's a reason I haven't blogged lately. It has three letters, begins with M, and ends with T. The middle letter is imaginary.

It's not that I don't want to blog, or even that I don't have things to blog about. Cases in point: my classes, p-sets, tests, why I love Pass/No Record (but am trying not to overuse it), UA Senate, my UROP (!), reflections on being in a fraternity, thoughts on East Campus/West Campus, general advice on college applications...and so on.

So much to blog, so little time, right? Actually, as it happens, I probably won't be able to blog this week at all, because I have an ungodly amount of work to do over the next three days (3 p-sets, one assignment for F/ASIP, and the mother of all 8.012 tests). I've already started on most of that stuff, but even so, I have a sinking feeling that the next few days are not going to be pretty.

But enough of pessimistic proclamations. My point is, I have lots of things I could blog about. At the moment, I'm planning on having my next entry be about general advice for applying to colleges (MIT and elsewhere). But I also wanted to open this up to the people who still bother to read this, especially since a fair number of you are prospectives. What are you most interested in hearing about? Whether it's one of the topics I've already mentioned or something totally different, let me know!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Good News / Bad News

Bad news: 18.02 test this Thursday.

Good news: As long as I don't mix up flux and divergence, or something similarly idiotic, I feel reasonably confident I'll do well.

Bad news: 5.112 and 8.012 p-sets due this Friday.

Good news: I've already finished my 18.02 p-set - which is due Thursday, the same day as our test. Cruel, huh?

Bad news: 8.012 test next Thursday.

Good news: It's next Thursday.

Bad news: Most of the V masks are gone from the Infinite.

Good news: Hacks still make me happy.

Super-amazing-awesome news: I STARTED MY UROP TODAY!

More to come later, when it's not three in the morning and I have time to write more than a five-minute entry. ;)