Skip navigation

Monthly Archives: December 2010


I turned in my energy and natural resources take-home finals this morning and just submitted my final term paper for ecology. The only thing I can say is that I just exhaled a huge sigh of RELIEF!! Hope everybody has a good winter break.  Here’s to some rest, sleep, mom’s home-cooked food, and a few […]

Almost Done!

I feel like I’ve been repeating myself each time I post and say something along the lines of “this semester is just flying by!” In reality, it did zip past me quicker than I had imagined.  Now, I am getting ready to complete the first set of finals of my first semester of graduate school […]

Back to life in the US

Well, for those of you have been keeping up, you’ve noticed I’ve been out of touch for quite some time. Things got busy at the end of Australia and then we got to go to Thailand for my cousin’s wedding. Pretty excellent! I’m not going to try and talk about everything that happened in Australia. […]

Time To Take A Break

1 paper officially turned in, 1 paper ready for review, and 2 take-home finals to finish… I’m already exhausted after typing that to-do list.  I literally have spent all day today looking at one of my finals so I decided it is now time to put it to rest and catch a break. I, like […]

One Day Down, Seven To Go

Well, the first day of finals is over! I am so relieved. I made a decision to only look at one of my take home finals today.  I didn’t want to get stressed out about the second one while working on the first one. Tomorrow I am going to spend all day working on my […]

DC in Winter

When I first moved to Vermont, everyone warned me that I was in for a real New England winter. That I, silly California girl, wouldn’t last. Well Vermont had an unseasonably easy winter last year, while Washington DC got hit by “Snowmageddon”. I then moved to DC following the completion of my MELP, confident that […]

First Day of Finals

Finals have arrived, and with them snow and very cold temperatures. Fine by me, I love winter. Besides, it is beautiful to spy out the windows of the library and see everything coated in a dusting of white. The Faculty and Staff host “Student Appreciation Days” these first two days of finals. The Chase Center […]

Baby, It’s Cold Outside

Having previously lived in Tennessee and Florida, I will admit I felt really nervous about a New England winter.  I think I tried to find every online post to help me figure out how to be prepared and what I should have.  It’s not even winter yet but we’ve already had a few days with […]

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

I never thought I’d get to say that it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! To me, dreaming of a white Christmas is just that, a dream. When I woke up this morning all I had to do was look up at my skylight to see that it snowed last night. My roommate and I […]

You Live, You Learn

Almost every single one of my professors reminded us of how much we have learned in such a short amount time.  When I attended orientation I didn’t know how to synthesize cases or write a memo.  I didn’t know how to cite a case.  I knew nothing about the Clean Water Act, the National Forest […]