bunnyfish adventures

i miss you
April 6, 2009, 3:34 pm
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I’m working on my multisensory presentation, listening to Freezepop, reminiscing about the Steer Roast at which they played, and then I come across this: Tosci’s Blog

And that put me over the edge.

I just got my ticket back to Boston for a week. I’m actually looking forward to it. Those who know me may know that excitement is a rare occurrence.

I will be missing the notorious Queen’s Day for it, though. And I already had tickets for a Yeah Yeah Yeahs concert.

Coincidentally, I think it will be Steer Roast, and I really didn’t expect to come back so soon as a crusted alumna. Despite all the excess of stress, depression, social blunders, worry, and feelings of incompetency, there’s a lot I miss and could get emotional over once I get there.

And the food, oh the food…


i miss you
February 24, 2009, 12:54 am
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My faculty has a weekly drink night on Wednesdays. This past Wednesday, they played a remix of “Sweet Caroline” that only I out of my friends knew of because of the whole Fenway tradition. It was a small reminder of pseudo-home, but messed up a bit with the techno. In that way, it feels more Dutch. Here’s a link to what it sounded like, I thought it was a different remix but I can’t find it readily on youtube.

vertical-movement only gesture exercise

Also last Wednesday, I started a figure drawing class at the Cultural Center in hopes that if I get into the class next quarter, I won’t be starting cold.  At the end of the class we were supposed to show something we liked, and unfortunately mine was from the first half of the class when we had to do gesture drawings.

The one on the right is a challenge from the teacher to just use vertical movements.  When I was making it it didn’t feel like anything, but stepping back it surprised me.

And today we had a remote lecture from a Delft student who is currently at the Media Lab for an exchange, I think.  The lecture was pretty bad just because of the logistics of having someone video conference with us (he ended up just using skype audio), so it just gave me time fool around more with a drawing I made earlier during class.

And to top it off, my next lesson in Dutch is about asking for directions to Beaverstraat, or in English: Beaver Street.  Sigh.

MIT bunnyfish is dead
January 23, 2009, 12:12 am
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bunnyfish.mit.edu is dead

and so is my email account

four years and yet email seems to be the most important documentation of what I actually did?  lame.

when all this finals crap blows over, expect to see some website stuff migrate over to here.

Donald Norman went to MIT too
November 20, 2008, 8:36 pm
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don_normanReal quick before I head out to dinner, I went to Eindhoven today with Caroline (and ran into Sverre, Silje, and Gøril) to see a talk by Donald Norman. He wrote the books that are popular with designers such as “The Design of Everyday Things” and “Emotional Design: Why We Love (and Hate) Everyday Things.”

I brought my books for the train ride, in case I wanted to review them or ask him about anything in particular. don_norman(I ended up not.) Or if anyone else would want to read some of his books.  (My friends didn’t either.)  However, several people came up with the brilliant idea of having him sign my books.  (How novel!  No pun intended.)

Either way, I tried to keep it short but he noticed my American accent, I mentioned that they referred to his books in some courses at MIT, and he was like “Oh yeah, I went there too, I was Course 6.”

And actually, I knew that.  Dammit!  I had read that at one point and thought, “Oh cool,” but didn’t bother to remember it since I didn’t think I would actually ever meet him.

Regardless, he agreed to look suspicious in a picture with me, during which he said, “You seem like you should belong to the Media Lab,” and I think overall it was a win.

The adventures of …
September 8, 2008, 7:03 pm
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Help Desk Guy!
Really, MIT?  It’s cute, but in some of the scenarios I’m a little confused as to whether Help Desk Guy is actually rubbing it in rather than helping.

… Passport-less Girl!
I was screwed over today because I left it at home.  Short story: I still have a balance of 0.01 euros in the bank, I am still without a T-mobile contract, and my prepaid phone is still out of minutes.

… DHL Guy!
After being pretty sure my degree and transcript should have come already, I asked for a tracking number from MIT and saw that indeed, they were somewhere near.  And indeed, someone has to sign for it (crap).  As I read the tracking information I almost felt a little sad for the delivery guy (as if it’s actually the same person).

… Ethiopian pasta sauce!
Tsigereda asked if there was something she could do to make anything better, and I suggested that we make dinner together.  Through the course of this I found out that (1) she doesn’t know I have been cooking, (2) she doesn’t like pasta, and (3) she had actually already eaten dinner.

Oh well, thanks for the food…  (I actually liked the ground red pepper.)