Homework is a bit of trouble with a cast. So is showering, sleeping, turing keys in a lock, holding an iphone, folding laundry, drinking from a cup, holding spoons, eating chips, basically anything to do with food, and - oh - putting shirts on is something you plan ahead for.
So apparently I got a little too turnt this weekend and actually broke my hand somehow…. Now I get to work my way through the incredibly efficientstudent health system of ucsd with the hope of getting the bones in my hand realigned before they heal in their current jenk positions.
I blame myself.
Towers’ is the name of the dormitory that I lived in in college; it’s made up of these two towers – North and South – my girlfriend lived in one and I lived in the other. It’s about falling in love, but also about what happens when you’ve long fallen out of love and those reminders are still there. You drive by them, these two buildings, and you look, and you realise that we really built that up. That we really built that love into these things, and for a long time afterward looking at them really made me feel sad; to see these empty buildings that I don’t go in to anymore. But then, as time goes on, they start to become kind of joyous in their own way: you can look at them and think ‘that love was great and these buildings still stand tall’. But there’s also an element of the fact that they’re just buildings – they’re gonna fall down one day, and they’re not that important because there’s new love in your life and you’ve got to break things down that get built up.
The Global Space Balloon Challenge is an international education outreach and collaboration project to encourage people from around the world to build and launch their own high-altitude balloon science experiments.
I’ve got to share this since it’s largely been a product of the project I was involved with with SSI. The basic premise is to create a weekend where people around the world who participate in launching experimental high altitude balloons can all plan a launch and present their findings.
So far, there are launches planned by teams on every continent from countries like India, Nigeria, South Africa, Canada, Australia, Russia, Poland, Morocco, and Brazil!
UCSD will be participating, and I’ll be helping with the launch and design process. Trying to get more people on board with this.
This is a great project to get involved with at ucsd!