1) We managed to get a snow trip in this season. We visited big bear and we skied at snow summit. Oh my goodness every year I renew my love for cold weather and alpine imagery. It makes everything worth it.
2) I am so officially a grad student now. My first every graduate level classes are am Taking Finite element methods and the mechanics of sintering. It didn’t take long for those classes (only three weeks) to kick my butt and I am excited for the challenge.