Sunday, May 30, 2010


So the past saturday we had what is known as "Discovery Day" in my town. This is when all the local shops in the town center put out booths and have sales, etc.

There was also a special sale of random old stuff from who knows where. The historical society, maybe? So I ended up getting a tea set, 4 other teacups, and a whole bunch of silverware, all for $8.

Life in 3D!

3D glasses with the lenses poked out! :D

Aquarium store!

So when going to see the Jade Buddha, we also went to an aquarium store! Which I have pictures of before my phone died.

First Day on the Job

So I just survived my first day of being a math tutor. 2 hours and 20 dollars later I guess it wasn't that bad.

I was really worried that I wouldn't remember enough Algebra 2 to be helpful, but I guess it turned out I did!

Next time: Probability. . . this I will definitely need to study up on. :/

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


'nuff said.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Cornell Adventures Part I

The flight to Ithaca required two hops, the second of which was in this tiny 20-person jet with propellors. There were about six people on the flight.

So I get to Cornell and after some exploration of the dorm and a delicious dinner of poser Mexican food, we headed over to the community center to watch Glee. Obviously I was more entranced by my mocha smoothie than the show. . .

My friend's roomie didn't want me to sleep in her bed (even though she wouldn't be there at night) so we used a semi-abandoned room instead. Apparently this room had been adopted by two guys who lived across the hall (both friends of my friend) and was also sometimes used as a hookup room. Great. . .

Somehow I managed to fall asleep anyway.

Monday, May 24, 2010


Today my sister told me she had made chocolate pudding. Being hungry, I went downstairs to the kitchen to have some. On the counter is the container of pudding mix, still 3/4 of the way full. Sure enough I open the fridge to find four cups of very watery looking pudding.

Turns out she read the 1/4 package serving size as the amount of mix you were supposed to use to make it, but still used the full 2 cups of milk.

It's safe to say I'm somewhat worried about her. . .

And yes, I am back from Cornell, some more posts about that later.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Learner's Permit!

Today I went down to the DMV and after forever of waiting I finally got my permit!

Be extra careful when crossing streets in my town. . .

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Playground Stargazing

Finally got to hang out with High School friends today. We went to see "How to Train Your Dragon" which was very cute. Afterwards we headed over to Emilie's house where we played apple to apples. I ended up being "shiny." We had pizza from upper crust (nomnomnom) quizzed eachother about social and academic happenings (mostly about bfs for those of us who have them.)

Afterwards we ran off in the dark to the nearby elementary school and climbed around on the playground for a while. I got spun around on a tire swing. Eventually we all retired to the normal swings. It was really awesome when you swung high enough and tilted your head back to look at the stars.

It was also determined that at least one of my friends was super jealous of me going to cmu purely because we have all the nerds. :P

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Was also running around outside my house a bit yesterday. I forgot how awesome our garden is.

Also, the tree out front is just epic on it's own.

Wild Willy's

Went to wild willy's last night with my dad and my sis. They have the best burgers around. Maybe not the best ever, but grass fed beef with local vermont cheddar? Mmmmm...

Friday, May 14, 2010

Mocha cheesecake and ginger ale is a surprisingly delicious combination.

Broken Down Bus

So I'm home now, but on the way to the airport from CMU the bus I was on broke down. We had to wait for the next bus to come, which took a good half hour. By the time the next bus got to the airport I was running late for my flight. Luckily a bunch of other people on that bus also had the same flight, so they held the flight for us.

So it was an adventure but I got home just fine.