22 July 2009

Application Process

Dear people,
So, It has been quite some time since my last post. Summer has been going well for me. I have mostly been working in the welding shop as well as doing research in the Biophysics lab on campus with Dr. Dixon Woodbury. Our research focuses on the proteins of synaptic vesicle exocytosis. Specifically we are working with SNAP-25. SNAP is an abbreviation for soluble N-ethylmaleimide sensitive fusion attachment protein.
Apart from work and school I have been putting several hours of work into the buggy each week. Currently frame is done, the wheels and suspension are on, the steering is set up, and the engine is in place. Now we just have the small detail stuff to put on. Its the kind of stuff that takes time but doesn't seem very impressive. I hope to have it drivable before fall semester starts. That is possible.
Yesterday my MCAT scores were released. I was happy with them and they should be good enough to get me into my first choices. We would like to go to UC Davis as they have a great Food Science grad program that Alexandria is interested in. My next choice would be UC San Diego. I am going to apply to most of the UC medical schools as I have residency in California. We are interested in completing medical school while using the Navy HPSP (Health Professions Scholarship Program). This program pays for tuition and fees while also providing a monthly stipend. Afterwards, I would serve active duty in the Navy Medical Corps for four years with a rank as a commissioned officer. It will allow us to finish Medical school without debt, which is great but, I also think that serving in the Navy Medical corps will be a truly rewarding experience.
Anyways, thats my current life situation.

12 July 2009

Mini Princess Apron

I discovered last week that DI sells clear grab bags of fabric for $3 each. It made me so excited! I bought 2 bags of fabric and 1 of ribbon and tulle and such and for 10 dollars got tons of decorations and probably 15-20 yards of random fabric to fuel random projects! :) Last night at the movie theater (we went to see Monsters vs. Aliens--very enjoyable) I saw the cutest little girl wearing a tutu made out of tulle tied to an elastic waistband and thought it was the most adorable thing ever and was thinking "I could make that, but I'd have to buy elastic." Today I saw a little 2 year old girl at church today that I really like and decided I would make her a cute dress-up apron with the stuff. It only took about an hour. She was asleep when I brought it over, so I hope she likes it when she wakes up. I'm really enjoying this new hobby. As fun as baking WITHOUT the dishes or the empty calories. Too bad I still bake... ;)

08 July 2009

4th of July

For the 4th we hiked the Y to watch the fireworks. We walked from our house so as to avoid traffic afterward. It was a good idea--it would have taken us FOREVER to get home. The fireworks were okay--some good pictures but a disappointing show overall. The moon, however, was beautiful.

05 July 2009

Recent Projects

I have been attempting to sew recently :) Gotta love the cow apron. It totally goes with my otto&sons internship.