Where to start? A lot’s happened since the last post. I’m still taking 2 classes and working on my Mercury project. I haven’t gotten past the bug in the code I’m working with, although I feel like I’m getting closer and I’m less depressed by it now. My adviser has been visiting for the last week and will be here through this week, so at least I’ve talked to him about it a little more now. The big news: I think I’m going to Israel for 2 weeks to work with him before his sabbatical ends. The details surrounding the trip, and the fact that he asked me to go on such short notice, feel sort of sketchy, and I’m nervous about being over there essentially by myself for some of the time. I’ve pushed it back to cover my Spring break instead of missing the last 2 weeks of class, which would be harder to manage, but it’s still a big disruption, and I hope I’m making the right decision by going (I haven’t quite decided yet…but I have to get plane tickets soon).
Preparations for Galileo are underweigh of course, with auditions coming up in a couple of weeks. I’m glad I’ll be around for them, since I couldn’t find anyone to replace me. TACIT is still a little ridiculous, and the play is hopelessly ambitious, but it’s getting more reasonable every day, so *fingers crossed*. I made them a new website, and an online callboard, and an audition signup form, so hopefully I will have left some improvements of value behind even if I don’t get so involved next time. Now if only the undergrads would fill in some of the gaps.
I visited Boston for 2 days in early February, and had a great time. I still miss it, even when it’s cold and icy. I also went to Phoenix for a weekend to see Jon’s parents and brother’s family, and my parents came out to visit for a few days at the same time. Now all that’s over, so I have a couple of weeks at home to settle in before heading out again.
That’s it for now. I have to read a couple of papers and get help on a problem set before lunch, so it’s time to get moving.