January 26, 2006

LBT Engineering Design

It has been a while since I last wrote, that just says how busy I have been. I have been following a working out routine if going to the gym everyday at 6 am; taking a shower at 7:30 and then going to class at 8. Classes are really interesting this semester. There is finally airfoils in the chalkboard. Parallel to the academic commitments, after being motivated by my friend Shane, and going in for two interviews, I was hired as an assistant design engineer for the Large Binocular Telescope project in the Steward Observatory at the University of Arizona. I, along with the team, have to design and model parts for the telescope structure which climbs above 8 stories on the top of Mount Graham, the highest mount in the state of Arizona. I work 15 hours a week and I am learning fully what the engineering world is about. Overall, this semester is awesome and look forward to what else it will bring!

January 07, 2006

En Casa

Back at home now, things look really good. I mean, after Scottsdale, Tucson is not as nice but definitely the break opened my eyes to the beauty of the desert. The blue skies are just unbeatable. It's good seeing everyone and catching up after the past three weeks that in the end felt like a couple of days. This semester will probably go by faster than the fall which puts pressure on me on figuring out plans for the summer. However, yesterday prooved that 2006 has a great potential to be an extraordinary year!

January 03, 2006

Arizona, Another year, Another city

Well, I am back in my home state. I am in Phoenix now, I was lucky to get a flight from Newark yesterday morning. I was able to take photogtraphs, with my eyes, of Times Square for one last time and they are present in my mind. I had to fly to Phoenix because the flights to Tucson were way too full. I was going to get to Phoenix and take the shutttle to Tucson and then figure out where to stay, perhaps a park. I talked to my friend Natalie on new year's eve and mention my plans and she said "well guess what, I am picking you up and you can stay at my place". I accepted her invitation and here I am relaxing for the last couple of days in her house in Scottsdale. C'est la vie, no plans sometimes works out amazingly...don't quite get how though!
see you soon Tucson.