Well, it’s official. I have a job again, but this time thankfully it’s something a lot different than dealing with annoying customers at a retail store. I’m now a physics lab assistant! I have a ton of work to do in the labs and help the physics professor out, but tasks include maintaining science equipment, taking care of the observatory among other things. It’s a ton of work, and first thing was getting the workstation actually working and online! So a shot of accomplishment at the end of the day’s work after that.
I’m sorry I didn’t get a whole picture as the lab has cameras and they don’t like disturbances, but this is how it looks where I typically access the computer when I’m at Walters State. All my deviantART uploads, browsing the Internet, checking e-mail, using Myspace; you know, the usual. Things I don’t get to do when I’m at home as dumb as that sounds. I pretty much visit here every time I get to campus to catch up with things.
While the headphones are dumb, I sometimes use my own; but the computer is a whole lot better than that 850Mhz Windows Me machine I use. So there’s that, I guess.
If things change in the future, I hopefully don’t have to spend so much time here.
So I decided to get a smaller tank for my room, mainly that I can put some different fish that wouldn’t fit in a community tank; I always liked bettas and gouramis, but while I’ve had success with them in the past, they seem to be better off apart from community-friendly fish. This was partially an experiment in that direction.
I already did the shakedown and cycle with it, so my first three residents is a cleaner shrimp, a freshwater mussel and a pearl gourami (male with the red fin). I named him Guti, after the character in my sci-fi stories I write who is a sentient fish that causes a lot of mayhem.
I really like this 5-gallon tank because of the bio-wheel filter system, it’s certainly a lot different than the cartridge thing I use on other tanks! While it as a bit tricky to find appropriate other equipment such as a tank heater, it was worth the trouble I think.
I’ve had some people asking me about Orion’s interior, specifically the inside. So I decided to grab this shot before I headed out; considering it’s Monday and all. So what’s going on here?
Well first, you get quad power outlets, leather boot for the shifter, pedal plates, steering wheel cover, rubber liner for the handbrake well and while it’s not visible, a temperature/compass/clock on the floor of the console. I also have a neck brace on the seat belt to make it more comfortable when driving long distance.
Upper section you get to see my radar detector (which works better as a scanner for everything else BUT police radar), a notepad to jot down something quick and an dolphin amulet I had bought from Pigeon Forge a few years ago.
The blue switch does light up, and controls the runner lights on the windshield sprayer nozzles; they’re a bright blue, and illegal to drive with in Tennessee. So I have a manual switch to control them separately from the main lights. The hole to the left of it was for another switch that toggles with a nice green light, and is supposed to be setup for a pair of fog lights in the near future.
So yes, my cockpit ladies and gentlemen. Now you know what it’s like to be at Orion’s helm.
It’s been awhile since I’ve flown, and it’s been a very long time since I’ve gotten onto a larger plane that’s not a CRJ. So as soon as I got seated on this Airbus 319 to head out to LaGuardia, I knew I had to get some sort of photo. Just look at the size of that wing!
Honestly, it was a very great feeling; almost felt like I was on a starship.
I swiped this from a relative’s phone. On our way back home, I decided to be super silly, making it out that my glasses had a pair of eyes. I had no idea they snapped the photo till later, but it did give them a laugh, at least! The hat isn’t too bad, though.
This was my favorite building out of the entire WSCC campus besides the library. It always had a science feel to it. It also didn’t quite help that this is where I was taking my astronomy classes either. In fact, this photo was taken before I went into the lecture hall, trying to snack on Cheetos and wondering if I’d go eat at Ryans or Golden Dragon that night.
I took me a bit to get this up here, but a guy I knew out of Astronomy class snapped this with his camera, back when we were building our traffic cone for the Walters State drunk driving event. Traditional film, black and white. About a week afterwards he gave me a print, which I did drag my feet to post.
Either way, he thought it was funny that the res of us had our phones out taking photos.
Never got taken out in that kind of medium, I will admit!
So some peeps and I from Astronomy class were putting together our decorated traffic cone for the drunk driving awareness event a few days from now. I snapped this at Sarah’s apartment before we got ready to take him back to the student affairs office.
I’m sure I have an HD picture of him somewhere; I’ll try to get it up if I find it.
This was taken at the Drunk Driving Awareness event we were running at Walters State earlier today. You could count this as a sort of “press release” photo if you’d like, showing off the members of the Astronomy Club that was there to participate in the event. Sadly I had to leave to work shortly thereafter, so I wasn’t around for very long.