OPI is in 5 days! Everything’s been coming together in the last week; we finished up putting the plywood on the temple using the scaffolding, and now the tip (which you can barely see in the picture) goes 28 feet up in the air:
We also got up the wallboards on the bottom of the temple, which water will flow over.
most of the cityscape and mountain background is in. The cityscape is cut
out of drywall or OSB, about 5 feet high, and placed 3 feet from the
dance floor. Another foot behind that, we have a full wallboard of
mountainscape. It’s actually really cool – in one corner, we have a
sunset and the sky fading from yellow and orange to dark blue on the
other side of the party. Here you can see us touching up some of the cityscape, and one board still has to go on.
The courtyard is a lot messier than it looks; we’ve got tons of tools and spare plywood and drywall lying around on the dance floor. It also started raining earlier today, which is not really great for drywall (it tends to disintegrate), so we had to cover a lot of the cityscapes with plastic. Here’s an overall view:
We’ve also finally started on the water system, which is probably going to take up most of our time for the next few days. In my next post I’ll detail exactly how it works, and exactly how much it leaks! Exciting.
Now, based on the title you may be wondering what kind of story this will be. As you will soon find out, it’s a story of adventure born out of the pure, dark chaos that fills the minds of sleep deprived Caltech undergrads.
I’m starting a new miniseries on the blog – Film Club! Each episode, I’ll share a short clip from a popular piece of media, and then completely dissect and overanalyze it, because let’s face it, I’m doing it in my head already anyway. You say “buzzkill.” I say “science.” We’ll kick things off with a clip from Gravity Falls I discussed a bit in my previous post: Season 2 Episode 12, A Tale of Two Stans. If somehow you haven’t watched this show yet (?!)… spoilers incoming!
It’s crazy to think that I began applying to college almost three years ago. I still remember spending hours looking at college websites, admissions blogs and reddit pages to try to get a sense of what college is ACTUALLY like. To help you get through these stressful times, here are a few tips that I wish I had listened to. Hopefully, these will ease your worries and maybe even make the process more enjoyable!?