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Project 22 – 12 November 2007

For Klose, the butterscotch cookies post-baking:

Warm and Yummy

This is where I admit with shame that this photo wasn’t actually taken on the 12th, but I really don’t like the photo that was taken that day, and cookies are more fun, so here we are. To be fair, the cookies were a large part of how I got through the afternoon, what with 4 hours of optics and all.

My evening was spent trying to cut a 21 minute presentation into a 10 minute one. We still haven’t quite achieved that one, unfortunately, even with the vodka and pomegranate juice I resorted to at 10.

Project 22 – 30 October – 4 November 2007

European?  Really?!

In walking around the Commons searching for the perfect top to complete my Halloween costume, I came across these signs. I must say that they truly have my hopes up. Actual German-style baked goods?! I hope so!


Since Halloween marked the return of the Deatheaters, Stephanie and I decided that the only appropriate thing for us to carve into a pumpkin for the department Happy Hour was a Dark Mark. We were pretty pleased with how the skull came out, especially as it was the result of carving based on a quickly drawn sketch by yours truly.

Dark Eyes

On Thursday, having been sick for four days, I went to Health Services to see if they could do anything for me. They couldn’t. I did learn, however, that the dark circles under my eyes were apparently my most noticeable feature because they were the first thing the nurse commented on upon entering the room.

Cable C

I spent Friday chasing equipment problems and data errors that were crippling my research progress. In the end, I discovered that the source of my difficulties was none other than this cable. It must have been pulled or bent one time too many and developed a faulty electrical connection. Fortunately, we have a spare.


Yesterday Joe and I got out my Turkish backgammon board and played a couple of games before watching SNL.

Dead Batteries

The batteries in my external keyboard died today. Unfortunately, though my desk is littered with batteries, none of them have any juice in them anymore. This has left me constantly forgetting that the keyboard won’t respond when I start clacking away on it.


There’s nothing like finding the source of all of one’s equipment problems to improve one’s mood. Also, it’s Friday afternoon; the rest of my day is dedicated to making hotwires; and, did I mention, Friday?!