Last week was my first week at my new lab and it was utterly exhausting due to the highly impractical orientation process where you have to go through several steps before getting badge access to the building (which means after going to the restroom you are locked out until someone comes by). I'm hoping to have free reign to the bathroom and beyond sometime tomorrow.
Having a long weekend was definitely appreciated and I had serious plans for this weekend too. But I ended up doing almost nothing at all, I cannot remember the last time I was this lazy and lax on my goals.
I did manage to do some homework for an online class I've been taking, because I have something highly embarrassing to admit...
I've never taken a formal physics class before. I've read books about physics, I've met physicists (including Neil Degrasse Tyson, the "sexiest astrophysicist"), but never actually took a class.
A few months ago I came across Coursera, which is a website offering full, free courses from top universities from around the world. They are really well done too, you have assignments and lectures, and even receive a grade at the end. It is an amazing resource allowing me to take a physics course from Georgia Tech!
While I was learning the secrets of the universe, kitty stared at me wondering when I'll ever get around to planting an herb garden, and then she ate some bugs.
I have gotten a little bit of knitting done, but I just have too many projects to focus on right now! You may recall that I've been knitting Skew, but that plan has changed somewhat. I finished the first sock and absolutely hated it, so I ripped it all out and started with a different pattern Charybdis.
Isn't the yarn so pretty and colorful?
So, that's some of my lazy weekend, what have you been up to?