Done and Graduated.....
... more or less ;-)
Wow, almost a whole month with no updates? Gosh, I can hardly remember what I've done this past month... oh yeah, get ready for my Master's project defense, which successfully took place on Tuesday, July 5. It didn't look like very many people were bored to tears, and I didn't have anyone fall asleep, so I consider that a success :-D
So let's backtrack through the month since the last update:
Friday, June 17: dinner with Allan's classmates (yet again!) at the Dutch Gardens restaurant, a German restaurant. Ah, how I missed the schnitzel and potato pancakes!
Saturday, June 18: BBQ at the Geekhouse. Was really nice and laid-back, and the boys managed to grill up some nice eats with their dinky little grills (good thing Golnaz brought hers along). I didn't know what to bring, so I just got some carne asada, beer and strawberries at the grocery store. All in all, delicious food and a good chance to kick back and relax and catch up with friends.
Tuesday, June 21: Summer solstice and girl's night out with pizza-- for the 3rd time in a row since we've started this, one girl was missing. Will we ever get a girls' night out with ALL the girls present?
Friday, June 24: dinner out with the gang (me, Allan, Sara, Jesse, Ingrid, Jason, Ryan, Mike) at Dargan's. Got a chance to try out some Irish food, and ordered a Shepherd's pie-- delicious! They're not big on vegetables, though! The seating ended up being kind of funny-- there were 8 of us, and so we pushed 2 tables together to make a long table, but somehow the guys ended up on end, and the girls on the other-- talk about gender division!
Friday, July 1: met Mom in Oxnard so I could do my urinalysis for Amgen. Got a chance to see Todd for a little while as I ate lunch afterward.
Tuesday, July 5: the big day! As of this date, I officially have an MS degree :-D
Afterward, Allan and I joined the gang for pizza at Gina's, then we drove to LA, crashed for the night, and brought Todd back with us to Santa Barbara for the rest of the week. More details in Todd's weblog... once I get a chance to update THAT as well :)
Posted by helly
at 8:00 PM PDT
Updated: Monday, 18 July 2005 2:07 PM PDT