Lots of Aluminum Lately

 I have been handling lots of aluminum lately. I attended MakeMIT 2020 this weekend as a mentor and sponsor staff member for Shell Techworks. I saw a lot of interesting projects being built by many people I know around campus. I spent a good chunk of this past weekend working on psets. I feel that my approach towards psets has drastically changed this semester. While I am getting a slight bit of senioristis (or general malaise), I have a small enough course load to focus more on individual assignments. Anyways, I built a laptop stand with 80/20 at the event and got some good food talking with hackers.
Cryotel CT Engine!

Small RTD

I've been eating a lot of french toast

Painting!

Post-Valentine's Day: Running 26 Miles in 26 Hours

 Yesterday was Valentine's day, it was mostly a normal day like any other. I woke up a bit late behind schedule and rolled into a meeting about 2.014. After that, I went and picked up flowers from the AXO charity event in the Stata center. When I got back to East Campus dormitories to give the flowers to Ally, I found she was in bed. The flowers were a bit long so she trimmed them and put them by her TV.

Today, I am running 26 miles over the course of 26 hours. Each hour I have a task or two to complete. The running helps to break up the work into manageable chunks without letting me get too distracted. A friend of mine, Sarah W., is running with me. One of our example routes (1 mile) is shown below. I think things will get harder when we start running at 4AM.

A bright but cold week ahead :)


Apartment Considerations for the Coming Year

 My current plan after graduation is to live locally in Cambridge/Somerville for at least a year. I am in a group of five MIT class of 2020 undergraduates who seek to live together. Last night, four of us got together and figured out some main points about living together. We addressed some potential apartments in the area that are within our price range and living considerations.
One example we considered is self-called 'SSDH'. This alumni house is listed as a 4 bed, 2 bath apartment unit. It exists as an example we can judge our options against.

I am looking forward to getting outside of East Campus. While it has been a great place to meet interesting people, I am starting to value a clean, organized space more.

Outside in the EC Courtyard

Vancouver Art Gallery photo

Cooking before the Semester Starts

 Ally says I don't cook enough vegetables. So last night I made a duo of roast root veggies. I seasoned carrots and red potatoes with pepper, salt, garlic, onion powder, and rosemary. After, I set them in the oven at 350F for about 25 minutes. In addition, I made some porkchops and scrambled eggs. I actually ate very little of it last night and instead snacked on it this morning. I should get better at cooking roasts and vegetables since I should probably consider getting off the dormitory cooking lifestyle once I get my apartment.


Out in the Fells this Weekend

  Instead of driving out to New Hampshire, the Cedar St friends decided to hike closer to home and visited the Middlesex Fells reservation. ...