6/21/18: Daily Post

Yesterday, I spent most of the day working for SSP.  I have quite a bit of work to do, getting things arranged.  The participants arrive soon, and I want to make sure that I have met all of the requirements.

In the evening, I went for a long walk to try to learn my way around the CU Boulder campus.  I logged over 27,000 steps, and have a much better understanding of where most things are on campus.

I also baked some chocolate chip cookies, just because I could.  I say that, but really I spooned premade dough onto a cookie sheet and watched them get too flat.

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6/20/18: Daily Post

Yesterday, I spent the day working with the folks at the SSP.  I spent the day in the observatory discussing past SSPs and expectations for this year.

I also got a tour of the observatory.  They have two 20″ telescopes for the students to use, and one 24″ in the dome.  I learned how to open the roof for the 20″ telescopes, and a little about how to run them and take photos.

In the evening, two of the TAs and I roamed around Pearl Street.  Pearl Street is the bar/shopping area in Boulder.  There was live music, and there will be more every Wednesday.  We also saw a guy working for tips, playing trumpet, tap dancing and reciting speeches from Rocky, all at the same time.  It was crazy!

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6/19/18: Daily Post

Yesterday, I had my first day as the Site Director for the Summer Science Program (SSP).  I moved into my apartment late at night, and then spent the day meeting the Teaching Assistants (TAs) and other folks that will be my colleagues.

I missed out on the storms that formed to my north and west, which was unfortunate, but there was no way to pick people up at the airport and chase storms.

In the evening, I went for a long walk and called JoAnna to chat.  We had been going for a walk every night and talking, so perhaps we did it long distance; I walked and she made her dinners for a few days back in Rio Rancho.

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6/16/18: Daily Post

Yesterday, we took Joey to the airport so that he could visit his father and his family.  I won’t see him again until August 😦

In the evening, we went to Annapurna’s, and then to the Solid Grounds Coffee House for music.  I spent some time dealing with the pile of emails that I received from the SSP, as well as prepared a speech for the first day there.

We went for a walk around the park before returning home for the evening.

Tomorrow, I will drive to Boulder, and so I will talk more about that as I learn more about what I will be doing there.

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6/15/18: Daily Post

We celebrated my birthday yesterday.  Technically, my birthday is the 18th, but I will be driving to Boulder, CO, that day, and Joey will be spending a bunch of time in Georgia, flying out today.

We started out the day by lounging around a bit.  I did some blog posting and such, but overall, it was an easy day.  In the afternoon, we did a bit of quick shopping and then went to Tucanos for dinner.  As always, it was delicious.

In the evening, we went to an Albuquerque Isotopes game.  I was originally afraid it would get rained out, but it didn’t.  It even went into extra innings, and I will talk about that more in another post later on.

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6/14/18: Daily Post

Yesterday, I was supposed to go for a bike ride, but it was hot and a bit humid, so I instead worked on a few things around the house.

In the afternoon, JoAnna and I did some light shopping.  I had to run a few errands, and she had to take care of a few things for the elderly lady she assists.  We had some Albertson’s coupons, so we picked up quite a few things really cheaply- $5 off vegetables, $5 off meat, $5 off sushi, so we got all three.  I also picked up a micro-SD card at Walmart.

In the evening, I moved quite a few apps to the micro-SD card on my phone to try and boost its performance.  It seems to be working alright.  JoAnna and I also went for a walk around the park, as we have been doing in the evenings.

We also did some cooking- we tried making zucchini tacos, but it came out very Italian instead.  They were good, either way.

Joey and I then watched two episodes of Justified.

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6/13/18: Daily Post

Yesterday, I took a trip to Socorro to get a few things done at NMT before heading to Boulder for most of the summer.  I spent about four hours working on Dynamo-related work, and a little time working on chemical engineering projects.

In the afternoon, I did some playing around in GIMP, though I have a lot to learn there.  There is only so much I can do to clean up old, poorly-taken photos, but GIMP does have a lot of capabilities.  I’ll see what I can do.

In the evening, Joey and I watched two episodes of Justified, though I was struggling to stay awake.

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