I kicked off break with a ski trip at mammoth mountain with some friends from Viterbi Summer Overseas, which was EPIC!
I considered that training for dealing with snow on nature’s terms when I got back to Wisco, but it turned out to only snow once the entire time I was home actually, so that was almost a let down. Don’t worry, I still got to shovel the driveway…
ANYWAY, I did manage to read the “Design of Everyday Things” by Donald Norman and work on learning C++ (which Biomedical Engineers don’t usually learn – I just really enjoy CS) in an effort to prepare for some upcoming interviews I’m super excited about. If you’re at all interested in a design oriented career, you should definitely check out that book. It’s outdated in some ways, but it’s still amazingly helpful.
Other than that, I accomplished what I would consider to be a truly productive break by completing a Nintendo first party circuit. I played Skyward Sword, Kirby’s Return To Dreamland, Donkey Kong Country Returns, and 7/8 worlds in Super Mario 3D Land during what felt like a really short break. That was fantastic. In case you didn’t already know (ie you’ve never read any of my posts or tweets), I’m kind of a geek. If you are also a geek with a 3DS and you have trouble finding streetpass people- can you do me a favor and tweet @IAmWolfman (that’s me) with the hashtag #lonelyfanboy ? I’m really trying to get that started, haha.
I also got some pretty nasty food poisoning on christmas eve, but that just resulted in a Dr. Who marathon while I recovered, so I still count that as a win.
Now, enjoy some holiday pictures of my break!
I found some old pictures from a high school orchestra concert – so that’s neat
We checked out the holiday display at a local bank:
Here’s a picture of Happy Steve after opening all my presents:
I hope you had a great break too! I look forward to another fun semester of blogging and tweeting, and hopefully meeting some of you when you get to visit campus!
It’s great to be back!