Today is the day that Obama is sworn into office. Yay! I’ll be watching this on TV in half an hour. In the meantime, I’ve just gotten done speaking with Penny Kile about grad school figures and apparently there is a 34% increase in the number of applicants this year compared to in previous years. :(. This will trend will likely spread across the board to other schools and this just makes my pool more competitive. Bummer. I guess if I don’t get in, I can always get a job or travel doing something glamorous, but I want to be a scientist … so help me… please?
Finally, I finished knitting the turn a square hat designed by Jared Flood of Brooklyn Tweed. It is soo awesome and keeps my head warm! The best part is that I have enough leftovers to make another hat 🙂
I gotta head to a TV to watch the inaguration! Change has Come!
So I’ve come back to Austin from a long break from academics. My break has been a whirlwind of sorts and while I could say all that has happened, it would probably bore you and I don’t feel like going into it anyway. I’ll just suffice it to say I had a great break and life is good.
Some changes have happened recently. I found out that I will be teaching 2 sections of the advanced analytical lab this semester. Originally, I was under the impression that I would be teaching the non-majors section, but now I’ve been switched to the majors section which will likely involve tons of grading which I am not looking forward to. Other than that, not too much else is going on here. My latest project of finishing my knitted handbag has finally been completed! It was a super quick project and I’m pleased with the results…
I just finished my personal training semester orientation seminar and am now just relaxing. Despite my workout earlier, I may go for a run since it is such a beautiful evening! I’ve also begun knitting a sock… hopefully I will have 2 socks by the end of knitting them.
In any case, I’m going to soak up the sun before it sets and I promise to post more now that I am not so busy doing holiday stuff!