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Entries from August 2008

Floating over Asphalt

August 17th, 2008 No Comments

I took a break from studying for the qualifying exam to stretch my legs for a bit on my road bike. This was my first trip with skinny tires on the urbana pavement, and I was greatly pleased. This is the only place I have ever been where the pavement is smoother than the sidewalk. […]

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August 16th, 2008 No Comments

There seems to be a giant discrepancy in hours in lab between those who have wives/girlfriends, and those who are single. The otherwise committed ones mostly seem to work normal hours. Now obviously they work longer hours when it’s really crunch time, and sometimes they do analysis at home, but mostly they keep to a […]

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In Urbana

August 16th, 2008 No Comments

I just got back from a two week adventure helping Ruth move out to Boulder. It was a blast and I will write it up soon, but the story of the day is that I have moved off to Urbana. On Wednesday morning I woke up, ate breakfast, and drove 10 hours northward to my […]


Back in the US…Back in the US…Back in the USA

August 14th, 2008 5 Comments

It’s good to be home. I’m all for multiculturalism and experiencing new and different ways of living, but I got to be honest I like America. I never really thought too much about it before…In fact, if you’d have asked me before if I was truly happy with my life in America I probably would […]



August 11th, 2008 No Comments

I went on a road trip to Quebec with David and Jehan a few weeks ago, it was excellent. Apparently they speak French there! None of us knew any French, except for what we could learn from Flight of the Conchords.  But we still managed to survive somehow. Entering Canada We were welcomed to Canada […]


The Berkeley Hills Death Ride

August 9th, 2008 No Comments

I was browsing the web, looking for some interesting bike rides to do in the area, and I found The Berkeley Hills Death Ride. It looked interesting, so I decided to do part of it as a nice Sunday afternoon ride. Needless to say, it kicked my ass. But there were some beautiful views of […]


I found a place to live!

August 1st, 2008 No Comments

Finding a place to live in Berkeley is not easy. In one week of searching, I e-mailed about 30 people with adds on craigslist, 7 of which responded that they would like me to come by and see the place. 1 was not home when I showed up at our pre-appointed time, 3 were unhappy […]