I’m done with all my work!!!
Well, I do have some grading to do for Ge1. That’s only going to take a couple of hours though…and I don’t have ANY OTHER WORK to rush home to do. I guess no excuses to leave the grading room anymore…darn?
Friday was so great. I turned in my thesis to my advisor Professor Cindy Weinstein at 2:55pm, then went to a Blogger bakery session which was really delicious! Chocolate cake and cookies, for blogger appreciation :) I hope you all liked us, it was the first time we all got together at Admissions, and we talked about the program - definitely let us know if you all have any suggestions! Then I went to my house (Page) at 5pm for a class picture and Sparkling Apple Cider celebration for the end of term, yay! Tom Mannion’s dinner was at 6:30 and boy were we hungry…that menu I posted proved to be just as delicious as I thought it would be. Pictures of the food are below, look at that extremely classy (and totally edible, even the ink!!) dessert!
Saturday was just so relaxing and fun. My boyfriend took me to the mall and I bought myself a graduation present - all 6 seasons of Curb Your Enthusiasm. I finally have time to put them all on and just watch! Without worrying about registration for next year, my summer reading, some essay I got an extension on…nothing. Just how my graduation cap and gown will look, and whether I will go get my hair done before the ceremony. :)
These are some pictures of the dinner and the fun we had on Friday:
My last “final” was actually today, for cooking! It was nice for me being a senior because we spent 7 hours cooking, and I’m glad I didn’t have other finals and last minute sets to worry about finishing. I was just worried about having our bacon-wrapped shrimp done in time for the judging! I don’t think it has hit me yet how I’m done with Caltech…but maybe it won’t fully, I’ll probably start having the nightmares soon about whether I’ve finished a really hard set in time for class, or not studying for a super difficult final. Either way, I don’t have to do that anymore, wooooo!!!
Graduation is Friday, more events to come before then!! Yay!! I have two degrees and diploma is coming!
Note: I’ll hyperlink some of the concepts I think are cool in this article, but generally, the topics I mention from classes should not be too difficult to research with some googling. I definitely encourage you to learn about these things on your own if they look interesting to you!
If I could give one piece of advice to all incoming freshmen at Caltech, I would say this: find an organization and time management system that works for you, and stick to it! Between classes, clubs, house events, and everything else that occupies my time, I barely ever remember where I’m supposed to be at each hour of the day, every day of the term; I rely heavily on my calendar to tell me where to go next, from wherever I currently am. So, I’d like to share my personal schedule from a few weeks of this term here on the Admissions Blog.
At Caltech it is a graduation requirement to take a “menu” class, courses which introduce you to areas of study outside of your major. This year, there were three courses offered in the third term: ESE 1, Ay 1, and Ge 1. I took Ge 1: Earth and Environment for two reasons. First, ever since the first term I have been interested in the idea of minoring in geology (I might major in it instead!) and the class piqued my interest. Second, the class has an awesome multi-day field trip. While I’m not usually a fan of the outdoors, preferring to stay inside and read books or watch anime, this trip was the highlight of my term. As we went up the 395 along the Eastern Sierra’s, the geological makeup of California was revealed before my eyes. So come on a journey across California with me through my Ge 1 field trip photo gallery.