Sunday, May 17, 2009

Spock Rocks!!!

And I am most certainly squelching any and all comments about my nickname and Captain Kirk with more vigor than before from now on, thank you very much. I don't care if he does have blue eyes and is attractive and a bit wild. I don't like him, and that is that.

Fortunately I am upheld in my opinions by my roommate who shares them wholeheartedly. Hum, does it have something to do with the fact that we are both engineers? I mean, our two humanities friends liked Kirk way better than Spock.

Nonetheless, I have just seen an amazing movie, and am now wishing I had watched Star Trek more often when I was younger. Such zoomings! and blastings! ...and why was the elder Spock's spaceship designed that way??? (that was my roommate's question: wouldn't it create a gyroscopic motion that would cause the ship to curve when flying?)

And my little toe may have a small blister again. We went dressed up on the spur of the moment so I put my new sandals on. It was because we were all so fat and full and lazy from an amazing tea party we held in honor of my roommate's birthday...speaking of which: Happy Birthday Roommate M! May you live long and prosper!

Anyway, nearly all the guest had left save two good friends, one of whom is staying several nights. And we were all fat and full and lazy and dressed up in dresses and skirts and scarfs and hats. So we decided to see a movie. And I was the only one who hadn't seen Star Trek yet...but they all didn't mind seeing it again. In fact they claimed it improved on second showing. I don't know about this. I've only seen it once. And that was enough. Man, I really wish I had studied coordinate systems and basis transformations better...maybe I'd have gotten a better grade in my Spaceflight course this past semester.

And on the way home, we argued over whom we would rather marry, Kirk or Spock, with the nice divide I mentioned earlier.

And time paradoxes are always interesting and puzzling to my brain. Hurrah!
Also, there was really only one objectionable part which was probably considered okay because a lot of girls wear bikinis in public, but I still call a bra underwear. And therefore not to observed. I promptly closed my eyes for the minute or two of that. Pretty sure that was all though...which is always nice.

And now: do you think there is one reality or multiple? 'Cause if you've got multiple, you can end up with one person in two places at the same time, but otherwise one ought to disappear, at least I think so. No wait! It's like Schrodinger's Cat! I'll stay awake thinking about this.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Semester is Done

And now I can think again. We made it through five finals and two projects and came out exhausted but done presumably only by God's grace. 'Cause let me tell you, Elements of Mechanical Design was a most boring class in which every week you look and say "Oh! more homework due" even after having an exam. And the Spaceflight final exam was nothing like expected and my calculations were seriously off because why on earth would a spacecraft carry four times as much fuel as it actually needs unless my numbers were wrong? And the Mechanical Systems Lab had incredibly long and intensive lab reports that did not fit the two-credit class expectation of work. And I discovered that three hours of sleep and fasting all day makes me look like a ghost.

But the Modeling and Control of Dynamic Systems class was fun. The course work used many Laplace transforms and partial fractions, which I just love. And the Aero Structures Lab had very little work but five fun experiments.

And I met and bonded and formed friendships with people in my classes. And my roommate introduced me to Zumba which is an amazing way to exercise since it incorporates dancing into the exercising. And my family and my friends supported me when I thought I was going to lose it. They told me to get some sleep. And God told me I need to trust Him more and give Him my love.

(By the way, it is amazing what sleep can do for you! How happy you feel and how much things look better when you've slept full nights of sleep several nights in a row! The change is dramatic and you must all try it sometime.)

So all in all...
I think it must have been a good semester.