Ever since our Ruddock president Sherman had passionately advocated this Thai place on Colorado Street (just north of the Caltech campus), my roommate and I had wanted to try it out. We thought it was decent, but not great. Service was a little slow and the pad thai noodles were rather undercooked. Entrees range from $10.50 to 12 or up.
The assignment (I’ll not say what it was for) was to poke a hole through a raw potato with a straw. A plastic straw! Well, I don’t go to a tech/engineering school for nothing… Secret: 2 straws and momentum. I saw some other kids get creative, and stick their potatoes through with mechanical pencils. Use whatever you have on hand, right?
My brother bought a bag of cookie dough powder from our high school orchestra’s fundraiser and we decided to test it out while I was on spring break. We wanted to see what it would be like to follow the instructions for once, so we used all of the recommended amount of butter–1 and a half sticks. The cookies ended up very buttery, very sugary, and downright delicious, albeit very rich. It wasn’t as bad as the time I tried to make snickerdoodles out of one of my mom’s cookbooks and gave my brother a stomachache, however.
I met up with some old friends on Tuesday, wandering our hometown, and decided to browse the local Hallmark. I’m not sure what these are, only that we found them in the wine section (what was actually being sold were bottle stoppers and Paris-themed miscellany, not real wine). You never know what you’ll find in places like these!
Usually, while writing this post, I would be at Caltech playing volleyball. I begin school eith preseason, which for those unfamiliar (or are planning on joining women’s volleyball, women’s soccer, men’s soccer, men’s waterpolo, or cross country) is a 5 week long period before school begins where the sports teams I listed before practice and compete. My life during preseason is basically volleyball 24/7. Two practices a day (during school only one) and game days three days a week. No school work to worry about, spending time with my teammates all day, a nice refresher before school begins.
Every year, the Caltech Society of Women Engineers attends the National SWE conference to network with other SWE Chapters and to hustle for jobs. Last year, the event was in Minneapolis, and the year before in Austin. This time around, it’s in Anaheim which is much more convenient for us. Since it is much closer, we were able to send many more delegates to attend and miss fewer classes in the process of doing so.
It’s truly Autumn in Scotland now. It reached 0 degrees Celsius today, or 32 Fahrenheit for you yanks. They’re setting up the Christmas market downtown (as thanksgiving isn’t a thing here they just skip directly from Halloween to Christmas). Snow isn’t falling, but it does seem to be raining every other day. And it’s pleasant, quite pleasant. The rain turns Edinburgh into even more of a dramatic and beautiful city than usually is.