Thoughts on the 2012 FIRST Championship (In Bits...
Warning: may be kind of long. ~~~ Techno dub-step chicken dance remix. What’s up with that? ~~~ St. Louis is really flat. For a Seattle girl—that’s kind of weird. There’s no mountains! There’s not even hills! But their sky is really pretty. And so is the Arch. ~~~ It’s funny—it’s not until the last day of the competition that I realized how...
Whooo St. Louis
So this day was much better. :) To start with, the opening ceremonies was awesome in an epic kind of way, what with all the FIRST celebrities they had there. And Woodie (Woody?) Flowers autographed my sketchbook and said he liked my art! :D He even knew of the college I want to attend (Arts Center College of Design). I was fangirlin’ all over the place. Secondly, I rembered to give myself...
Trying out the dialogue thingy
Core: You're tired.
Ryoko: Am not.
Core: Are too.
Ryoko: Am not.
Core: Silly youngling, go to sleep.
Gosh I love you guys. One dinner at the Spaghetti Factory, some quiet time, phone call to parents, and a comment or too from Interadulation later, and I’m feeling much better. :) Thank you! I wanna draw snugglies and post them up here to express the quiet happy I’m feeling right now, but I don’t have my tablet and so the point’s rendered moot. There’s a big day...
Waaugh St. Louis
So first day of the FIRST world championships. Later, I’ll talk about the ‘wow, I’m actually here’ and the awed-ness of it. But right now? Now I’m just burnt out. I’ve learnt that my mind is not made for doing one thing—one repetitive task that doesn’t change—for more than six hours straight. After a day of QA, I was feeling like I was on the...
This is me falling. And this is me dying. And this is me hoping and wishing and...– Somewhere
Ever since this old world began A woman found out if she shook it She could...– from the musical Hairspray
Good morning from Oregon
Our little old loaf of a dog is sleeping in this morning—it’s been a long and tiring journey for her! At all the rest stops, she sniffed and sniffed and sniffed everywhere, and it took my parents a total of three hours of walking just to get her to make one pee. She’s been too excited to go potty, I guess. The rest of us are just stirring. Budgie (my nickname for my little...
Applying FIRST in my daily life
When you’re a part of FIRST, you continually hear about the skills you’re getting by participating—public speaking, better understanding of science and math, teamwork, etc. And it’s true. I’ve used the confidence I’ve gained from working on my team in social situations. I’ve got a better handle on public speaking now, and I can now tell a ratchet apart...
Hope you all are enjoying the pretty day. :)
So happy. So so happy.