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Here Comes the Rain

and man, was that difficult. In my 4 years of tour guiding, I think I have only experienced rain on my tour only one other time…it barely rains here in Pasadena, so I don’t think many tour guides are familiar with the protocol when we’re faced with bad weather. But, I was able to improvise and kept my tour dry with umbrellas from the admissions office. The show must go on, right? I really appreciated my tour being such good sports in continuing on with the tour and braving the pouring rain with me…you guys are AWESOME!!
After my tour, I rushed back into shop to finish machining my parts for my thesis. I finished!! (and just in time to catch my afternoon class) When I’m machining–I definitely get into a zone and it feels almost therapeutic to work on the machines (I worked solely on the end-mill this time) with my iPod of course…It’s weird that regardless how chaotic the environment seems in the shop…I feel RELAXED.

All right, I’m headed back out into the rain to catch my yoga class…stay dry guys!

Dannah Almasco ’10

Mechanical Engineering and Business, Economics & Management, Class of 2010

Dannah is a senior in Fleming House, originally from San Diego, CA. She is a tour guide, a student reader for the freshman admissions committee, and a food critic for the campus newspaper. A member of the Caltech Dance Troupe, Dannah also practices yoga and aerobics. After graduating from Caltech, Dannah plans to enter the work industry; she has worked at the Caltech Biological Imaging Center and has had internships with Boeing in Los Angeles and Schlumberger in Houston, TX (see previous Caltech blog, “Adventures in Internships”). Her second blog “Class in Session: E/ME 105” discussed her experience in an engineering course that involved designing for (and traveling to!) the developing world of Guatemala. Read her latest blog: “Sweet Life of a Second Term Senior” to see how she keeps busy with her senior thesis and extracurricular activities.