Wednesday, February 3, 2010

I feel like all my homeworks this week involved a lot of creativity (i.e. fudging). Anyway, I did the best I could. The sad part is that it's not the best I could do under any time constraint. I've been working on these things forever and it doesn't seem like anything else will clear up. I slept pretty late last night (around 3 or 4am). I think around 1 or 2am, something finally clicked and I solved one of the problems for my fluids homework. It turned out to be extremely easy and straight forward. Not sure how I managed to miss it completely for the past few days. So I guess now I can start studying for my two midterms next week....

I went to a SEAONC dinner last night. It was the annual student night for Stanford. We left campus at 3pm and took a tour of Degenkolb's SF office. There was a short social and dinner. I didn't really network as much as I would've liked. I didn't see anyone I knew there, which was disappointing. I was hoping to see some people I knew from PB. It's just that much harder when everyone is structural. I chatted a while with a 3rd year PhD student who is also in the Blume Center. He also took finite element last quarter. Turns out, he worked for two years for Brown and Caldwell before coming to Stanford. He was surprised that I knew about Brown and Caldwell because they do mostly environmental work. That was actually the first engineering consulting/design firm that I interviewed with back in freshman year. haha. Back then I only knew about civil engineering companies related to environmental stuff.

Running a half marathon in SF this Sunday. I can't believe I'm going to do this. I am so out of shape right now. My knee is feeling a lot better nowadays though. But I got extremely out of shape. I "ran" the Dish again today. Took me 50 minutes and was definitely out of breath after going uphill for just a little bit. Anyhow, we get like 3 or 4 hours to finish the course. So I think I'll just go slow and see what happens.