Thursday, June 4, 2009

Fun with maps!

So I'm taking a GIS class (or was taking, I just finished my final project). I get to make maps. It's pretty awesome.

I'll probably turn my report into a blog post tomorrow or the day after, but for now, enjoy this fun map:

Saturday, January 24, 2009

I'm still alive (last I checked)

So um I've been kind of busy these past few weeks. Well, that isn't exactly true, but I've had exactly zero motivation to do much. Sometime soon I'll write up my travels to the Inauguration and all that fun stuff.

One thing that's fun to consider: so far this year, I've been on trips to Peoria, IL and Washington, DC, with stops in Virginia, Maryland and Buffalo, NY, along the way. In about 15 minutes I'm leaving for Ypsilanti, MI. Then next weekend I'm going to Long Beach, CA, and after that I'll either go to Boston, MA, or Indianapolis, IN. The next weekend after that I'll be in Eau Claire, WI. After that I'll stick around IL some more, with fun fun side trips to Peoria and Dekalb. But then there's a pretty good chance I'll go to Montreal, Quebec, in March, and in April I'm going to Akron, OH and Springfield, MO. Then there's always the possibility of Grad School visits. Oh and wherever I go during spring break.

I guess what I'm saying is that it's fun to go places.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

New Year Links

So, having spent most of 2009 thus far lying around and watching crappy TV, here are links n stuff.

  • On the way back towards civilization from the north shore, I saw a plane parked on the side of the freeway. Turns out there was engine trouble and nobody was hurt, but there was a very dead deer on the road nearby.
  • Bangkok is probably somewhere to avoid on New Year's Eve; two years ago, I left town about 6 hours before there were bomb blasts that killed a few people (and saw this on CNN Headline news in the Detroit Airport, where the old couple sitting next to me were more concerned about the turtle that fell in love with the hippo than the people that died). This year, a fire killed about 60 people.
  • Fail
  • If I drank pop, I would totally want this.
  • An excuse to gain weight.

Aaand that's it for the first post of 2009. Holy crap it's 2009.