Things and Stuff

Yeah, yeah, yeah. I think we’re past the point where I need to apologize for not posting for so long because by now you may have noticed a severe lack of posts for this semester. I suppose that is due to the fact that I am taking a full load and, I gotta tell you, a full load is basically like pushing a wheel barrel full of bricks up a steep hill. If you stop to rest for too long, the wheel barrel will roll all the way back down the hill. (Ok that may be an over-exaggeration…).

Any who! So may be you have heard, but Sate College is getting a lot of snow. This is very exciting for me because I love snow and even though I live well within a day’s driving distance from State College, we receive much less snow at home.

Here are some pictures of said snow:

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Nice πŸ™‚

So here’s what I’ve been doing for studio:

First of all, I finished my final ‘board’ for our first project, which was looking for point, line, plane, and volume in a space. You don’t really have to understand what the assignment was, just look at my pretty layout!

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And now, I’m working in wood shop making a stupid box. We have to make this box to be ‘certified’ to use to wood shop. I am not very good at wood shop, partly because I’m afraid of the table saw.

Here is my box so far (I’m not done yet):

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But what an artsy picture!

In other news, I am competing atΒ my first club gymnastics meet this weekend and I’m very excited!

The Second Longest Week of My Life

If you recall, I titled one of my blog posts during the first week of the first semester “The Longest Week of My Life: Day Three,” so this is me being clever and bringing the title back for the first week of my second semester. Only this time, the week went faster! I apologize for not writing sooner but I had lots of stuff to do. Not much happened over the week. Disappointingly little actually. But I really like all my classes and professors. I also made some delicious pasta (see last post).

Well competition season is coming up for club gymnastics which means that I actually have to get my butt moving. And I must say that it is going pretty well if I do say so myself. I haven’t taken any pictures or videos yet because that’s how hard I’m working haha

Studio? Oh yes, that class that I always have something to say about? As a matter of fact, I do have stuff to say. We are doing a project on finding points, lines, planes, and volumes in the landscape that were intentionally done by the designers of said landscapes. We had to take pictures around campus which sounds like a pretty normal task until you realize that people get really confused when you’re walking around taking pictures of shrubs and sidewalks. It was also really cold out the day we went out to take pictures. I had to take a few pictures and then quickly put my hands in my pockets to make sure I could still feel them.

Here are my pictures:

Pretty exciting stuff.

I also took a picture of this cute squirrel:

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Spaghetti and Meatballs and Broccoli

My fanciest dorm cookin’ food yet! (Sorry for the blurry picture)

Ingredients:

  • Frozen Meatballs
  • Frozen Broccoli
  • This spaghetti or angel hair
  • A jar of red sauce of your choosing
  • Some butter
  • Salt and Pepper

What to do:

  1. Break up desired amount of pasta so it fits in a microwave safe dish. Add water to cover the pasta (plus some more) and salt to taste.
  2. Heat in the microwave (uncovered) for 2 to 3 minute intervals until done. At each interval, stir with fork to test for level of cooked-ness.
  3. In a separate bowl, place meatballs and frozen broccoli. Add sauce on top.
  4. Cover and heat. You’re guess for time is just as good as mine.
  5. Drain pasta somehow
  6. Put pasta back in bowl and add meatball bowl and butter.
  7. EAT!!!!

Like always, I don’t have exact measurement. Just eyeball it.

College, Round Two

Hi internet! Happy various holidays, including (but not limited to) Hanukkah, Christmas, Boxing Day, Kwanza, and New Years! I am back and classes start on Monday. So there’s that.

How was my break you ask? Let’s see… IT WAS WONDERFUL!

It’s great to not have anything to do for three weeks. Although, I also realized that I had no idea what to do. For the first few days, I basically wandered around my house, watched Netflix, and ate. Then my mom said something along the lines of, “You know I love having you around all the time but I think you should really go to gymnastics practice.” Gee thanks, mom. So I went to practice a decent amount and I enjoyed it quite a bit. (Shout out to my awesome teammates and coaches for putting up with me over break! I miss you all so very much! πŸ™‚ ) Nothing all that eventful happened otherwise. It was nice just to be home (Shout out to the fam!)

And now here I am. Back in my dorm room, enjoying my last, fleeting moments of freedom.

Not much else to say, but please enjoy this pun that I made up today:

When asked if lettuce wanted a body, it said, “I’ll just romaine a head”!

 

Also, this pun that I made up during the soils final:

What does an introvert soils scientist say?

Leave me a-loam (loam is like a kind/texture of soil)