"Birdhouse in Your Soul"
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
"Birdhouse in Your Soul"
Monday, November 26, 2007
1) I finished up at the APS meeting by attempting to give Sherry's talk...it didn't go so well. I then snapped a quick picture of Ensign Peak from the convention center (see below) before hoping on a plane back to Michigan.
2) I had an awesome Thanksgiving day meal with a turkey that so good and some of the best stuffing I've ever had...good job mom. Plus I watched a lot of football...so a traditional Thanksgiving.
3) Got to play with Rey and Tom's dogs some. Plus Rhino left a nice puddle of pee for me to step in just before I left home...his way of saying goodbye.
Rhino wishing he could come into the living room and hangout
5) Went back to Ann Arbor to hangout with Demoree, since I've seen her for about an hour in the past week. We decided to get a Christmas tree for my apartment (I was pretty close to getting one last year and now with Demoree to help decorate it was a must).
Christmas tree and our stocking.
Demoree and I with my new Christmas tree, and it only took like 5 takes to get this picture.
Monday, November 19, 2007
Day two highlights...
1) I gave both of my talks today at the conference and everything seemed to go pretty well. I was pleased that at the end of each talk there were plenty of questions (meaning at least some of the people aren't asleep) and when I was leaving the conference room a professor that I know from his research (he had no clue who I was before my talk) came up to me and was really excited about my work.
2) I was then pushed to give sushi a try by my advisor who loves it and claimed he could find something I would like...sure enough I did like what I had (Dem so I guess this means we can go have sushi some time...hmmm I wonder if I shouldn't have told you and then acted like I was just being really nice offering to go...I'm young and still have things to learn).
3) I then decided to go for a run so that I could check out some of the area and get some exercise at the same time. I immediately started heading for the mountains (well more like large hills compared to the rest of the surroundings). As a result my run quickly became a jog and then shortly after that a walk...steep climb, high elevation, hot day, and I'm not in that good of shape. However I just keep heading towards this one peak because it had something on top of it...then I decided to attempt to reach the top. The final way was pretty difficult for me since I was getting pretty tired and the climb was starting to get pretty steep. Then I finally hit the top and found out it was the location that Brigham Young first climbed to when arriving to survey the land. It also turns out that there is a trail that goes up the back side making it really easy to reach the top...I'm kind of glad I went up the steeper side. So I didn't have a camera so I couldn't take any pictures from Ensign Peak, but I did find a website linked them for you...
Little monument constructed to remember Brigham Young and others surveying the land
The Great Salt Lake
4) I was asked this evening to give a talk tomorrow. While it is a good thing that I get more face time in front of the fluids community, I'm a little more concerned because the talk is in an area that I haven't personally done any research in...we'll see how that goes.
Sunday, November 18, 2007
1) A nice view of some mountains from my hotel room. I believe there are better views but need to get away from our location to see them...hopefully tomorrow.
2) Salt Lake City is a very unique city and I think I can only express this with a few observations I’ve made.
i) Front page headline of the Salt Lake Tribune “Utah less Morman than ever”…down to 60.65% (that’s just Mormon not Christian).
ii) I walked past a bridal dress shop called “LatterBride”
iii) The city seems so ordered and disciplined…I can’t even bring myself to jay-walk here (seriously multiple times I’ve started and just didn’t feel it was right)
iv) Salt Lake Tribune…”More citizens [Utahns] pack heat in plain view”
3) Swirling Tower of Fire!!!
I'll give more details later and (assuming I can figure it out) video of this, but now I must get to work. Enjoy some photos of the swirling tower of fire.
Monday, November 12, 2007
Tuesday, November 06, 2007
Thursday, November 01, 2007
They only thing I'm not a fan of is that each article online that I've looked up about this makes their own photoshoped attempt at what it looks like with half the tank invisible...why make up the news?
But seriously invisible tanks are awesome...