Week 3

 I waited in this line to get one of their legendary milkshakes. But when I got to the front, they told me they were out of ice cream... I suppose they will remain legendary.

This is what happens when I try to take pictures of everyone in a car together.

Why wouldn't I be matching her?

 Theoretically, I should be finishing that article on the social and cultural constructions of identity in relationship to technology. Or modeling parametric polar geometries as a design method. Or even getting really ahead and drafting another wall system. But I have everything done that I need to for tomorrow. Which is good enough for now.

The past two weeks have mainly consisted of work that I am enjoying for the most part, but it's hard to turn down socializing/having fun/being a normal college student sometimes. I went to the horse racing track on labor day with the swim team, which was a lot of fun. I haven't been to a racetrack in a while. I wanted to bet on one specific horse, BeautifulNightMare (just because of it's name, duh), but I had to leave, so I left my money with my friend* (as seen in photograph 2 throwing a peace sign) to bet. And then my horse scratched. So she bet on another horse, her choice, and it did not win.

It's okay, I only bet a dollar.

I was also worthy of receiving a package from Maggie, and her World-Renowned Fall Mix of 2011 (which I will listen to on the first day of autumn, guaranteed.) Inside was also a card that simply stated "You're A Fox." with a photo of the most dapper fox I have ever seen on it. She took my Honesty post to heart and it was flattering to read it.

In addition, I got all settled into studio, and have an amazing window seat.
Unfortunately, the squirrels outside also have a nice window seat... (see photo 3)

Most recently, our studio got to take a little field trip to a (small, sketchy, rundown) Science Museum located a half an hour east of school. We visited it not because of all of it's amazing features (that was sarcastic), but because it's actually our project for this semester in design studio. We're redesigning the museum. And it's not just like a "yeah we're architects just doing a project," but the dude who's funding the remodel is using us for inspiration. Like there is potential that one of our projects will get built, if not inspire the remodel.

Pretty cool. Really intimidating.

Regardless, the visit was a good time. We explored the minuscule museum, and ventured outside for much more of the time to scout out the grounds. We took lots of pictures, and enjoyed each others company, like always. Oh, and of course we ended the visit in a trip to an ice cream shoppe. Oh, and yes those are my amazing polka dot socks.

*This friend is actually like one of my favorite people ever and we're planning on living in an apartment together next year with some of our other close friends. I can't wait to have my own kitchen.
maggeygrace said...

Out of ice cream at a shake shack. Ha. Oh the irony.

AND YES IT'S THE JAWLINE. Double take. Weird. I feel like I've seen a lot of people that look like my friends but never anyone that looks like me. Which is kind of disappointing because I've always wanted a dopplehanger!

And that's super awesome about the museum design. Seriously. The closest I'll get to, uh, writing a book that gets published or being a doctor is... reading something I wrote out loud to my class and putting a bandaid on my roommate's owie?

Natalie said...

I'm jealous that you have a friend with a car and can go frolic off campus. And I'm sorry to hear that BeautifulNightMare didn't live up to the name. SUCH A DISAPPOINTMENT.

That's really exciting that you guys are redesigning the museum. I'm sure it'll turn out fantastic. Next step... blogger family cabin.

Of course those are your amazing polka dot socks. Of course.

Bookish.Spazz said...

Ahh! I second Natalie's proposal of a blogger family cabin!

And I sort of want to buy a racing horse just so I can give it a badass name like BeautifulNightMare.

mayte. said...

the first paragraph about all of the work you have to do made me want to slam my head against the keyboard because it sounds so fracking difficult and I'm here complaining about my marriages and family assignment.
WHAT IF YOUR DESIGN GOT PICKED FOR THE MUSEUM?! you could be the next Ted, except not as frustrating.
I hope your upcoming weeks are great. :D

▲my• said...

Maggie packages are always fantastic!
Apartment plans are exciting.
And I have never heard of Shake Shack, but it makes me want a milkshake even though I can't drink them.

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