Rain Drops Keep Falling on my Head

Well, despite the beauty of yesterday’s weather, today leaves a lot to be desired. I know rain is important, but I wish it would rain when I didn’t have to walk around outside and have conveniently left my umbrella at my parents’ house. Lucky me.

Anyway – this week was packed full of fun and exciting things. First off, my fiance graduated from Michigan State this weekend! Congratulations to him! He’s now officially back in Columbus. Yesterday he started working for Animal Sciences and he’s now a Buckeye! BuckID and all!

Yesterday I started my GAA position with Materials Science and Engineering. They took me on a tour of all of the different labs within the three buildings which house MSE. It was pretty awesome. Apparently there was a fire in the Foundry a few weeks ago. For those of you who don’t know, like me before yesterday, a Foundry is where molds are made and liquid metal is poured into the molds to make pieces and parts. I think this position will be a lot of fun. Definitely a learning experience, but fun nonetheless. It will also be a chance for me to come out of my shell a little bit. One random part of yesterday is one of the guys who is a student worker in the department is a friend of mine from when I worked with the Marching and Athletic Bands. I haven’t seen Shawn in a while, so it was good to see him and know that I’ll be working with him a little bit with my GAA.

Group projects seem to be overwhelming my life right now – that and my project for IMS, which I still have to put the finishing touches on. I need about 4 more hours in the day to get everything done. Our compensation project is delayed because all of us are so busy. But the good thing is that we got a lot done in our last meeting, more than most groups have done, so we’re a little bit ahead of the game at this point.

Oh! And great news! After studying for about 20 hours leading up to my 854 exam (it was a midterm, not final like I said in my last blog) with only a 6 hour break for sleep in the middle, I managed to pull off a 95%! My only regrets were that extra credit was only finding the equilibrium in a monopoly and a perfect competition. I wish it would have asked us to find the profit difference between the two. After all, I did study that a lot with the expectation that we would have to do some math. Oh well.

For now, I hope every stays out of the rain, and if you can’t, hopefully you have an umbrella. Happy Tuesday!


Well folks, after submitting my resume to more than 30 businesses, and a lot of interviews, I still don’t have an internship, but…I was offered a Graduate Administrative Associate position with the Department of Materials Science and Engineering! This was quite exciting news this morning! I’m very, very excited about this opportunity. I’ll be working with the undergraduate and graduate academic advisers and developing recruiting events and coordinating visits with potential students. I think recruiting will be very interesting. And in addition to 1/2 tuition and the stipend, the more gratifying part is that someone finally finds value in my skills. I know the other places I’ve applied to and interview with know that I have skills, they’re just not the skills which are most beneficial to them at this time. Which, I understand, it was just to stomach at the time.

Anyway, a small update in the life of the bulls who escaped and ran wild last week. There is now a Facebook group dedicated to them. Apparently they’ve been named Pedro and Herbert. My fiance gave a shout out to all of my faithful readers on my Facebook wall and provided the link for your enjoyment.

Tomorrow is the first of two midterms this week. I have severely procrastinated and am not done with my review sheet, but I am working on it. I’m bound and determined to finish it before midnight tonight, read through it once or twice, go to bed, and then study throughout the day tomorrow. I don’t think it will be too bad, it’s just the fact that there’s so much to remember. I suppose it all fits together, it’s just small minute details which I don’t see as important to the overall staffing picture, but apparently they are, which will trip me up a little bit.

Benjamin and I finally had engagement pictures taken Friday night at my elementary playground. Even if the pictures turned out bad, it was a blast. Apparently I was entertaining. We’ll see. I’ll post some pictures as soon as I get them! I’m very excited to see them.

For now, good luck to everyone with midterms. And if you’ve procrastinated like I have, even more luck your way. Challenge for the week. Do something nice and unexpected for someone you think really needs a pick-me-up, without expecting anything in return. You never know how much it can lift someone’s spirits just by doing something very simple.