Sunday, February 24, 2008

Procrastination

So I am fed up with trying to get MATLAB to print a freaking arrow on my plot, so I decided to blog instead (especially since no one has posted here in a week - oops!).

I have actually been getting my ass out of bed early on saturdays for our group long runs. These days "long" means five or six miles for me, but hey it's all good. Unfortunately I am running over 11 minute miles. How the heck did I run a half-marry at 10:14 pace a month ago and now I am running over 11 minute miles for a five mile run? It better be the snow.

I'll find out soon enough as next Sunday I descend upon land of sunshine and giant rodents for a week of pretending to be an oceanographer. As much as I love winter, I am excited to be warm and run in shorts.

But before I get to Florida, I must get through my oral exams on Friday. I am soooo looking forward of three hours of being grilled on fluid mechanics. So there might not be much in the way of training this week as I freak out and cram (while trying to finish my conference poster - which is why I need the stupid arrow).

So I'm not going to lie - if I can find willing partners in crime down in Orlando, there will be some celebrating of the end of two months of prepping for this exam by showing off my fluid mechanics mastery. So, we'll see if I get up early enough to run...
(Ah, the black and tan! A fine example of a stratified flow! It's just like a lake or the ocean!)

12 comments:

Rainmaker said...

I'm with ya on 'long runs' being only 5-6 miles. :)

My 'long run' this weekend was 6 miles as well. Thank you knee gods!

Joe said...

i screwed around with the logo a bunch this past week, so the site was updated, just not with "words." :)

Audrey said...

conference posters are weird. i hate making them and i just cannot believe they are still the norm in academia when the business world has moved SO FAR BEYOND. can you imagine getting up at a business meeting with a poster? i feel like i can say this b/c i've SOOO been there with the poster!!

Wendy said...

Most excellent presentation of stratified flow!!!

Florida sounds very, very good to me right now!

Wendy said...

Most excellent presentation of stratified flow!!!

Florida sounds very, very good to me right now!

Laurie said...

Black and tan. You are such a nerd ;)

Jenny Davidson said...

Yes, good visuals; and kick some ass on the orals, that will be a great thing to have 'em done with!

Joe said...

audrey: granted i do R&D in the corporate world, but for technical conferences, we still have poster sessions. it is inescapable...

Steve Stenzel said...

Yep, it's the snow. I blame that white crap for everything!

And I'm NOT that fast on a "real" bike - those spinning bikes were set rather "generously..."

Brent Buckner said...

Hmmm... Black and Tan perhaps available in Epcot's _Rose and Crown_....

peter said...

Those beers have good heads!

Duane said...

Good luck, kick ass, and have fun!