Happy New Year! I know I haven’t posted for a long time. Turns out grad school (and helping to organize a conference, and all the other stuff I have going on) takes a lot of time, and posting more pictures on Facebook has made this seem kind of redundant. I’ve also kind of lost motivation […]Read more "Books of 2016"
Happy New Year! A little over a year ago, I wrote a post listing all of the books I read in 2014 and highlighting a few of my favorites. It was fun, so I thought I’d do it again. Once again the rules are: re-reads and graphic novels count (though I didn’t do many of those […]Read more "Books of 2015 (and my top 10)"
A quick life update: I finished up a few (hopefully) last experiments after the conference in Leeds, and now I’m working on writing stuff up! So far, this has mostly taken the shape of reading other people’s papers and theses, as well as a fair bit of so-far-unsuccessful wrestling with LaTeX on my work computer. […]Read more "Just a couple of things…"
I had a miserable cold for most of this week, so I was kind of a hermit and didn’t go out or do anything particularly exciting. To compensate, I took some pretty photos of spring flowers! I guess I did manage to get some things done, like spring cleaning my room, nearly finishing up my experiments, […]Read more "Posies and podcasts"
When I lived with a bunch of Nordic skiers in D House (just down the hill from the Green), we would occasionally cook house dinners. This was always pretty fun, and one thing that sticks out in my mind is that one ’14, Natalie, would ask people to talk about their “roses and thorns” (you […]Read more "Roses and thorns"
“Laura made a great chili. She used lean-cut meat, dark kidney beans, carrots cut small, a bottle or so of dark beer, and freshly sliced hot peppers. She would let the chili cook for a while, then add red wine, lemon juice, and a pinch of fresh dill, and, finally, measure out and add her […]Read more "Recipe: Laura Moon’s chili"
I read this book during my last few days at home over the winter break, and it’s been sticking in my head ever since. So, in the interest of productivity (getting it out of my head), here’s a quick review: READ IT. Okay, I can be a little more specific than that. I particularly recommend The […]Read more "Book: The Martian (Andy Weir)"