Ideas

Things to look up/get ideas about:

Materials specs for a supersonic combustion project:
-Stainless Steel 304
-Copper
-Aluminum
-Inconel
-various sundry coolants

Bridal shower favors that are inexpensive/easy to make/procure (ideas about this are most welcome)

Does anyone know what happens chemically when milk thickens in heat? Does it have to do with protein chains folding/unfolding, or is it just magic?

I have pictures from Dallas’ white Christmas and the Lancaster Cold War Air Museum up on Facebook. I also may or may not put them up on Flickr.

“…if you trust in yourself…”
“Yes?”
“…and believe in your dreams…”
“Yes?”
“…and follow your star…” Miss Tick went on.
“Yes?”
“…you’ll still get beaten by people who spent their their time working hard and learning things and weren’t so lazy. Good-bye.”

-Terry Pratchett, The Wee Free Men

Entering the Lists…

It’s Thanksgiving break! And we all know that “break” is actually code for “time to catch up on things/do things that you’ve been putting off until ‘break'”.

First on the list is, of course, to make a list. (While being distracted by a Champions League game. Even though I don’t really like Barca, but they are being fouled like crazy.)

The List:

  • Find a thesis topic (yeah, that will be easy)
  • Do Orbitals homework (this will probably take, oh, most of break. I am not kidding.)
  • Do Rocket Prop homework
  • Study for Orbitals test
  • Write up Jet Prop homework
  • Do Math homework
  • Clean … everything. Normalized against my roommate, I think my Entropy powers are on the order of +2. Or +3. When I walk into a room, things just seem to accelerate toward chaos. So room, bathroom, kitchen – and now common room. Bah.
  • Give my car its long-overdue monthly check. And find an old towel to keep in it, because it’s so humid here that fogging glass is a real problem.
  • Groceries may have to happen at some point
  • Email/message people. The whole “grad school” thing where you eat, sleep, and do homework tends to cut you off from the outside world. Continue reading