Saturday, April 30, 2011


Jenn 4.30.2011

Our camping spot for the night in Greenwater Valley, just east of Badwater Basin in the Black Mountains in Death Valley Nat'nl Park. I am watching the sunset and washing dishes or something.


Romy 4.30.2011

Exploring Monte Blanco, a huge mountain made almost completely of borax in Death Valley!

Friday, April 29, 2011

Jenn & Romy

Jenn Romy 4.29.2011

Today we had a field trip to the Oakland Airport where the National Weather Service releases weather balloons twice a day (once in the early morning, and once in the afternoon). The weather balloon is filling up with helium behind us and its really loud!

Thursday, April 28, 2011


Jenn 4.28.2011

Packing for our trip to Death Valley tomorrow, for a nice long 4-day weekend to celebrate the end of a productive semester! I can't wait!!!! We're packing our Selk Bags!


Romy 4.28.2011

Working on my presentation for CE105 that I have to give tomorrow morning with my assigned group members.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011


Romy 4.27.2011

Going shopping at Target. They had some okay cereal deals.


Jenn 4.27.2011

Waiting for class in Davis Hall. Its all empty.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


Romy 4.26.2011

I finally picked up my diploma for my Master's degree, and I was in the last class to graduate at Berkeley that still had Arnold's signature on it!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Jenn & Romy

Jenn Romy 4.25.2011

We took a walk this afternoon in Redwood Regional Park in Oakland. It was rainy this morning, but all the clouds lifted and it turned out to be a really nice day.

Sunday, April 24, 2011


Jenn 4.24.2011

Today I helped Romy work on the bus.


Romy 4.24.2011

Working on fixing an oil leak on the bus. We worked pretty late into the night. We're getting the bus ready for a trip to Death Valley next weekend.

Saturday, April 23, 2011


Jenn 4.23.2011

We stopped at a big fruit stand between Monterey and Santa Cruz on Hwy 1 on our way back home from visiting the Monterey Aquarium today. I got some strawberries, oranges, and grapefruit.


Romy 4.23.2011

Today we went to go see the Monterey Bay Aquarium. We took a coffee break and saw dolphins, seals, and otters swimming in the bay behind me.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Jenn & Romy

Jenn Romy 4.22.2011

Crashing a chemistry happy hour at Berkeley for a quick beer before we get on the bus home.

Thursday, April 21, 2011


Romy 4.21.2011

Today we almost stepped on a brown banana slug! It looks like a piece of poo!


Jenn 4.21.2011

Time to go home!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Jenn & Romy

Jenn Romy 4.19.2011

Celebrating Andrew passing his qualifying exam today!

Monday, April 18, 2011


Romy 4.18.2011

So much frozen pizza! It made its own shelf.

Sunday, April 17, 2011


Jenn 4.17.2011

Relaxing, watching Dexter! Ahhhh! I am sooo obsessed with it :-)

Saturday, April 16, 2011


Jenn 4.16.2011

At Cal Day today, my group did a demo about fog at the SFO airport. We used dry ice to make fog.


Romy 4.16.2011

Today was Cal Day, an open-house thing at Berkeley. The class Jenn and I are in had to do demos at the Lawrence Hall of Science. We did a sailboat demo. A really fat person came to see our demo!

Friday, April 15, 2011


Romy 4.15.2011

Talking to Mark who's in Switzerland, planning our trip to Norway this summer!


Jenn 4.15.2011

Washing dishes after dinner.

Thursday, April 14, 2011


Jenn 4.14.2011

We took a walk just before sunset today in Chabot Regional Park.


Romy 4.14.2011

Today we found a new trail we've never walked on before off of Redwood Rd.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


Romy 4.13.2011

Making funny faces at Jenn on the bus.


Jenn 4.13.2011

I can officially cross this day off of the calendar! Yay!!!!!! I am now a PhD candidate and I get a raise too!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Jenn, Romy, Nicole, & Marcel

Jenn Romy 4.12.2011

I PASSED MY QUALIFYING EXAM! I hosted a party at Raleighs (a bar in Berkeley) with the other graduate students in my department and then we had an after party at home.

Monday, April 11, 2011


Jenn 4.11.2011

It's the night before my exam and I am freaking out!!!!

Sunday, April 10, 2011


Romy 4.10.2011

I am pulling out some rocks to test Jenn and see if she can identify them.


Jenn 4.10.2011

Today Romy helped me practice how to identify the minerals in different rocks and how to classify and name them. One of the professors on my qualifying exam committee might bring me a rock!

Friday, April 8, 2011


Romy 4.8.2011

Working at my desk at school.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Jenn & Romy

Jenn Romy 4.7.2011

Today we took a walk through the redwoods by Roberts Regional Park in Oakland. I needed a study break!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


Romy 4.6.2011

Finished the rough shape of the baja hood! I've got to grind the welds down, but it's basically done!! Now to make the nose section that the hood will latch to...


Jenn 4.6.2011

Jenn looking super happy about her Qual date!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


Romy 4.5.2011

Still working on the baja hood.


Jenn 4.5.2011

Studying for the Qualifying Exam.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Jenn & Romy

Jenn 4.3.2011

Jenn's impressed with my cleaning job.

Sunday, April 3, 2011


Romy 4.3.2011d

Working on making a metal hood for the baja.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Jenn, Nicole, & Romy

Jenn Romy 4.1.2011

Every first Friday of the month, Drake's Brewing in San Leandro opens their brew house and lets people drink their beer in the parking lot. There is BBQ and music, too!