I didn’t expect to go through at least a hundred line drawings when I opened the giant blue storage tub. At first glance, the pile of loose leaf wax paper did not seem like it would take long to go through, but as I started I realized how thin the paper was and how many could actually be hiding in there. I was given a sheet of paper with the different categories I was to sort the drawings into: traditional, tribal, floral, animals, people/figurative, Asian, decorative, lettering, and symbols.
The start of another exciting week at Pyramid! I have my work cut out for me; I have to conduct all of my interviews so that I still have a week to do the write-up and overview. My interviews take place later in the week so I have Monday through Wednesday to finish up my questionnaire and other things that need to be ready. I was expecting to finish them Monday morning so that I could send them off to Emily to edit. But of course things don’t always go according to plan.
This past week Tyler had a shoot everyday. One shoot was apparel, and the other two were Nike footwear. Given the particularity of product shoots, there was an extra level of tediousness, or at least seemingly so.
Well, at least it looks like a jet engine, and even sounds like one, but unfortunately, it is not a real jet engine. It is actually Dan’s very effective heater (it heats up a two car garage in about 20 seconds).
This has been a fruitful and eventful week in all things GO Box. Something I’ve been very grateful to Laura for is that she pushes me out of my comfort zone. The latest of which, biking through downtown and across the Hawthorne bridge for the first time! I definitely felt like I earned another badge as a Portlander. It was exhilarating, and it was a sunny day where the Willamette river shone a deep sapphire.
I had a weird 3rd week of senior projects, what with the trip to the zoo on Tuesday and the annoying retake of a Calculus BC test on Thursday. Despite all this, I feel I owe it to my loyal and interested readers to report on week three of my time in the Farrens Lab, which includes (but is not limited to) a spectrofluorometer, seminar, more thai food, and head-scratching building design. Let's get started.
This week was less traditional. For the first half of this week my mentor was gone to a workshop in Madison, Wisconsin, so I did some independent study work. After doing some interesting book research for OYF (since they plan on writing a new book about how to make meetings more interesting I had to research current books about meetings), I became the shadow of OYF's other founder, Brad Robertson. It's fun to get to shadow the two executives at OYF, since they both are almost polar opposites.
This week at Blossom Clinic, I observed appointments with Liz and began working on the films I'll be producing. We worked with one woman who was a day into quitting smoking on Monday, and tried to do a treatment to help calm and relax her. She was having trouble just staying calm and Liz and I talked about the signs of people going through nicotine withdrawal, and Liz reassured her that it would all get much easier once she made it through the next three or four days. Sure enough, when I asked Liz how she was doing on Thursday, she said a lot better!