Books of 2016

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 […]

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Just a couple of things…

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. […]

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Posies and podcasts

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, […]

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Roses and thorns

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 […]

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Recipe: Laura Moon’s chili

“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 […]

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Book: The Martian (Andy Weir)

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 […]

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