When is it Spring?

This semester has been off to a slow start due to the storms. We had 3 or 4 big storms in a row, and as a result most of my Monday and Tuesday classes were cancelled each week.

I am hoping that there will be no more storms and that the semester will start picking up in the next week or so. Right now it just feels very disjointed. Some classes feel like they’re just beginning even though we’re a month into the semester.

It’s been a pretty crazy winter, and I am definitely over it. We’ve been stuck inside our apartment for the past 3 weeks in a row, and have suffered from cabin fever.

In other news, I have a new workstudy job as a Media Consultant at the Multimedia Lab in Lamont Library. My job is to assist people with their projects and to edit various video projects. I’ve only been working there for about a week, and am excited to see how the semester progresses.

As things start to pick up, I hope to share more here about my experiences.


Snow Woes

It’s the second week of classes, and we’re experiencing yet another snow storm. I can definitely say the novelty has worn off for me after having had to dig out our car last week, only to wake up this morning and see it completely buried in snow again.

As a kid, snow seems really fun and magical. It totally is. Until it gets brown, slushy, and gross. Or when you have to shovel it out of the way. I was originally open to working anywhere after HGSE, but now I’m definitely looking at living somewhere warmer, preferably closer to home.

Most of my classes last week were focused on getting to know each other and forming project teams. I’m really excited to see how our work develops over the semester. Today we had a virtual class meeting for T561 (so thankful I didn’t have to trek in the snow to class) and started diving into some of the course topics. I’m really intrigued by the prospects of virtual and augmented reality in education. We still haven’t found out what our project team assignments are, but I’m really hoping I get my first choice of working with EcoMobile and augmented reality.

In other news, I’ve joined the Team Fitness Challenge with some other HGSE students. It starts next week, and it’s basically a competition to see which team accrues the most workout minutes. I’ve been doing a pretty good job of consistently going to the gym these last couple of weeks. I’m hoping being part of a team will keep me motivated throughout the cold weather and busy grad school projects.