Monday, May 31, 2010

Day before Woods Hole

hey dudes and dudas,

To start off: My apologies for not mentioning that WILL CAME BACK YESTERDAY yay! shame on me for not mentioning it on yesterday's post.

Today was my last day at Boston/Cambridge before leaving for Woods Hole to take ocean classes for 4 weeks. I really hope they have boats for me to sail because if not I am going to go crazy. Talking about boats, today was a great sailing day. Will, Reece Ameyo and me went to the friendly toast for some lunch, they gave us an hour wait for our table and I used this hour to go sailing.

I headed off to the Friendly Toast and ate lunch. After that I took the gang sailing. At the pavilion this random black dude asked us if he could sail in our boat so he boarded our boat. I had a lot fun in the boat with heeling the boat (heeling is when the boat tilts over to one side). The wind was good and the boat was big so heeling the boat without capsizing it was very easy. After sailing the catboat I took a Tech out and sailed it. Just as when I was going to leave because of the lack of wind, this huge gust came from the South. It was like God was giving me some extra wind to end my day. I had fun with the strong southerly wind and then headed back in.

After sailing I went to next skyped for a bit and then packed. That was pretty much my day.

Moment of the Day: Me: "Hey Reece you are going to be the photographer when we go sailing" (hands over camera) Reece: "I am not a good photographer, people in the Asian tour groups always hand me over their camera assuming I can take a picture because I am Asian but I still cannot take pictures" Me: "Wow I did not even think of that... my subconscious is racist too!"

Sailing Sailing and more sailing...

I've been out of this blogging thing for the last couple of days. I was too tired at the end of the day to blog my adventures but here goes a quick summary of my life in the past three days,

Saturday I woke up and started packing my stuff for Woods Hole (I leave tomorrow), then I got together with my ex-roomie Edgar and went to the Galleria to buy stuff for my trip. After failing to find woolen socks we left the galleria. It was raining and we had our bikes so we biked back to MIT in the rain. Biking in the rain was fun but during a curve my bike tire slipped and I fell on my knee. Not a big fall but a fall nonetheless Then on saturday night we went moonlight sailing! This was pretty awesome and had some good burgers and good company. We also met some guy on the boat from Milan and then everyone started talking about their bad experiences in Milan which was kinda funny.

Sunday was probably one of the best days ever... (First of all it was windy!) I woke up at 8am and went to the pavilion to help teach the Sunday sailing class (a class which all of YOU should take). Helping teach the class was pretty fun there were only two capsizes so no major harm was done and i got to go around in a Tech Dinghy telling people what to do. I was glad to see my friends Keesling and Oscar take the class and do very well in their first day sailing! A certain curly haired Jewish girl on the other hand never showed up for the class... After the class we went to Shaws with Keesling and Oscar and then returned to the pavilion. We sailed for another 2-3 Hours and I enjoyed watching them learn and sort of freak out when big gusts of wind came their way. However as I said before they did an awesome job sailing on the first day!

Ohhhh.... also I've had really weird dreams lately... on Saturday morning I woke up after having a dream that involved me turning into a strange flying energy animal. I was also being hunted down by Ellen who wanted to kill me because apparently I was a danger for mankind. The dream also involved me sailing, Megan Fox and getting a brass rat for my friend Luis back home. And Sunday morning i woke up after a dream where I was at 3rd East with all the gang and me and Mario were explaining to everyone what an op amp did. I also vaguely remember talking to some of the course 16ers about working on an altitude controller.

Random Thought of the day: I love almonds. RAW almonds, roasted almonds are ok, but salted almonds are a crime against mankind.

Friday, May 28, 2010

this blogging thing is addicting...

Hey guys welcome to another day in my life. Had a pretty good day today... I made a speaker out of a styrofoam plate and then drove it with a function generator. I then played with the frequency of the input current. After that I hung out with my awesome friend Ade who decided she wants to kill me for writing about her on the blog...oops. Then I went grocery shopping and forced a certain curly haired Jewish girl to make rice and beans with me. (Notice that I said WITH me and not FOR me, I'm not that lazy)

I also discovered a new love in my life today... Dunkin Donuts' Danishes...mmm (hopefully I used the right plural for Danish there). Unfortunately I could not go sailing today but I will go moonlight sailing tomorrow which should be fun... if you wanna join us then call me or message me!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Let's Practice...

Knowing myself, I am sure I need some practice blogging before my trip and make it a habit cause if not, I'm sure I'll either forget to blog or just find a reason to blog. Thus, this random entry! I'm gonna tell you about my week here at MIT before departing to Woods Hole MA.

I 've been working at Edgerton Outreach every day of the week and putting up with "delightful" children and confusing them and my boss with my multiple names: Roberto, José, Pancho, Alejandro, Paco and Andrés. I also enjoy working with Adedoyin (my nigerian friend). Working with Ade has been an experience for the last couple of days in which daily she punches me (sometimes in front of the children). Everyone at work has been teasing her with the date she had on Monday in the esplanade. If you get to talk to her please ask her how her date went and enjoy her reaction.

After working I normally either go to my UROP or go help someone in the machine shop. Today I went to help the RoboCup dudes for a little bit and then went sailing in the gorgeous day. I'm excited for Moonlight Sailing Saturday plus the wind forecasts show good wind for that night!

Random fact, today while doing a roll-tack* today my crocs slipped. I am pretty disappointed because my crocs were rated as "boating" and were supposed to not slip when wet.

*Roll-tack= type of turn in sailing

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

First Post

Hey guys,

Soooooo... i finally decided that the best way to document my trip this summer is to set up a blog that anyone can access. Due to popular request the blog will be posted in English but if I get enough requests I will be posting stuff en Español tambien. Hope you guys enjoy it and any suggestions please email me or fb message me. Below are a couple of the kayaking pictures from this weekend.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Testing out the blog

Im testing this whole blog thing out