Friday, July 16, 2010
A Late Night Surprise
Today’s class was yet again devoted to working on our project. As I’ve said before, we completed the lab part of the experiment yesterday. However, we still need to put on a PowerPoint presentation Friday. Today in class finished the PowerPoint, which allowed us to work closely as a group but necessitated some homogenization of styles. The presentation will take place in front of our fellow students but also a few professors, a fact that I’m not particularly happy about given that they’re some of the foremost minds in their field and spend most of their time working with graduate students. Hopefully it will all run smoothly.
In the evening I went to a Shake Shack, a locally acclaimed burger chain, with Jamie and one of our chemistry classmates. It was very good, if not a tad overrated and it’s always fun to try something new.
At about two forty this morning the fire alarms in my dorm, John Jay Hall, went off. The entire building was evacuated and all of its mostly sleeping occupants had to go to the quad outside. At this point it’s unclear what happened; the fire department did enter the building although we were let back in only twenty minutes after we were sent out. I imagine that I’ll learn more about it tomorrow. The fact that I had not gone to bed and was wide awake when the alarm went off is probably a bad sign for my sleeping habits.