Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Snow Day!

One of the sad things about college is that there are rarely snow days. At least in Vermont. Many professors live very close to campus, and there are fewer of the transportation issues that gave us unexpected days off when I was younger. Yesterday, though, came pretty close. About two feet of snow fell, covering the recently-exposed grass and creating chaos across campus. It was great weather for sledding and ignoring schoolwork (which I'm beginning to regret), and it made me a little more excited for spring break and traveling to Georgia.

Today, it's back to work. The semester's definitely in full swing...I had my first exam today, and life in general is rather busy. But life is also good. This year for Lent, I've decided to give up Facebook (rather than dessert) so we'll see how that goes. I'm going to try and make an effort to have more meaningful interactions with the people in my life, as well as waste less time online. It'll be a tough 40 days, but I'm up for the challenge.

Here are a couple interesting reads:
-Trying to make silk in the lab: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/08/science/08silk.html?_r=1&ref=science
-Who are the 7 billion people on Earth?: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2011/03/age-of-man/face-interactive
-And The Cave by Mumford and Sons (even though my brother doesn't like them...): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KkUeRPjc-Y

Enjoy the week!

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