Thursday, December 1, 2011

November 21st-24th

Rome will come, just maybe next weekend once I have a moment to relax, in the meantime, here is last weeks postings!

Well, as it turns out, school has really gotten in the way of me posting these puppies and I am NOT happy about that. So as you can see as the dates for the post, this is going to have to be another week update. Not a whole lot other than homework happened last week but it will still be good for me to give an update or two of what happened each day.

Monday 21st:
I woke up early and started working on my project for a little bit before I had to go to my lighting class. I wanted to make sure that my presentation was exactly what i wanted it to be so my teacher could see all of my progress that i have made since the previous week. I am building a custom book case that will be installed to another one of my finals and it is coming along quite nicely. We went on a field trip to a few local stores to look at their choices for their lighting fixtures and to evaluate them. It was interesting and much more informational than when we had to go on our own for our midterm projects. We have to write a paper about the lighting choices and analyze the stores. In sustainable design, we showed our progress for our final projects and our teachers were pleased with our work. I am happy with the progress of my group because, unlike last time, it seems like they are willing to put in the effort that is needed to complete the project and have it be presented professionally. After class I went home and spent the rest of the night doing homework.

Tuesday 22nd:

Woke up and went to my Revit class which was very productive and emotional all at the same time. I found out that I have been selected to be published in our school's catalog of projects and that my work is going to be on display in our final showcase of the year. I am very excited but also very nervous to have my work on display. It will be a week filled with little sleep in order to get my work done, but I know it will be very worth it to put all of the extra hours in. I came home and had lunch while doing homework. I skyped with mamma for a few minutes and then headed off to Italian class to dominate the quiz. After class I came home and spent the rest of the night doing my Revit project.

Wednesday 23rd:

I went to wine class and it was a very exciting day. We presented our wines we had made the previous week and tasted each groups version of the wine we had made. My partner's name is Summer and so we decide to have our wine's name be "Moore of Summer", our slogan of course being that everyone wants some "Moore of Summer". Seriously, I should change my major to advertising. However, I should not change my major to wine making because ours tasted absolutely horrendous. The one that tasted the best was of course mixed by students who are studying wine as their major, they are here on a year long program taking only wine courses. To be honest, I am not sure how they function during the day. On my way home, I got dried ginger from my fruit man at the San Lorenzo market. It tasted horrible. I love ginger with my sushi and I love eating candied ginger from time to time, but this ginger made me want to vomit. I even gave it a few more tries on my way home, but I just couldn't do it. In order to remove the taste from my mouth I got a kebob for lunch which is always a delicious thing. I can't wait to make them for my friends at home and to introduce my family to the goodness that is the kebob. Once I got home I ate my kebob and waited for my roommates to get home so that I could try and give them my ginger. Success. Each of them tried it and then had the exact same reaction that I had. Even though it is mean, watching their faces was a rather funny thing to see. I finished the day with homework and trying to get as far ahead as I could on my project before the weekend and Thanksgiving the next day.

Thursday 24th:
I started my morning with laundry and Revit. So much of my time has been devoted to this project but I am so nervous that I wont complete it in time that it is difficult for me to focus on any other project that I have been given. Horrible, I know, but for those I have more time. There is so much of a time crunch and pressure when it comes to getting this project completed on time. I spent most of the morning working on my project and then I skyped with my mamma for a few minutes, as is our normal tradition on Tuesdays and Thursdays. It was definitely weird waking up knowing it was Thanksgiving and that I would not be spending it with my family. I went to class and our teacher gave us what were basically eclairs from her favorite bakery. She said that this was the best she could do in order to try and give us a Thanksgiving, it was so sweet of her to think of us. I got back my quiz and I received a very good grade on it so I was very happy with that. I went to the grocery store with Valarie to get what I was assigned, two loaves of bread, and headed home to start my homework before heading out for the thanksgiving festivities that were to begin around 730. After about an hour of productivity I helped Ellen make baked apples and also a cheese-rice-broccoli casserole. We got ready and headed out to her friends house where everyone was gathering together for dinner. We unfortunately had a vegetarian dinner unintentionally because no one cooked the bird and then no one had any meat in their dishes. It was definitely different than I am used to, but I was so thankful to be around such nice people and to have a feast on Thanksgiving. After we ate all of our food and finished the many bottles of wine, we decided to go out to a bar in town that everyone really likes and spent the rest of the night there. It was a really great night and it is a Thanksgiving that I will remember for a very, very long time.

1 comment:

  1. 21st-Your first true bad group experience. You will have many more teams like this so this was a good learning experience.
    22nd-That's my girl! GO N PLCZ
    23rd-Is dried ginger something you are suppose to eat by itself?..
    24th-We will never have a tofurky