I’m writing the resource guide for the show The Mountaintop these days, and it has been very disturbing to view the assassination of Dr. King from another aspect, where the play suggests that Dr. King actually knows his destiny the night before the shot. Did Dr. King choose to die?
So I had a pretty fantastic start to my week. Right before I went into work Monday I found out that I had gotten in Tisch at NYU! With that type of news my week was set. Sure it was a long tiring week but I was so elated that it didn’t really bother me. I have started to actually go and get lunch (2 times this week) and the other days I brought it because I came in at noon. I still do not spend a lot of time out of my chair (my fuel band is longing for more points) other than opening up, closing up, and getting up to get things from the printer.
Just some of the files I have made or found for the commercial
Pretty Excel sheets
Some of the awards in the conference room. Yes that is an Emmy!
This week at Beast has gone much like the first one, with the exception that the menu is completely different (see the attached picture for a screen shot of this week’s offerings). First off, I finished the archiving! I got through the rest of the binder listing every menu and sorting each menu item. It’s very satisfying to be done!
Since my last post, I’ve spent a ton more time at the forge, although I had Thursday off to rest my wrists, since they were sore enough on Tuesday night that I needed to ice them. This week I learned to make several new shapes, and I also got to observe a variety of other projects. I took some videos this week which are linked throughout, and just like last week there are some links to pictures and pages from the web for the sake of explanation.
I spent the first week of my senior project working construction with Walt and Jeff—the two brothers who own the construction company—and Esteban and Mychal—the two guys who work for Walt and Jeff. They do residential, not commercial, construction, which entails myriad different jobs. In my first week alone, we demolished a laundry room and bathroom, fixed dry rot, jack-hammered a concrete floor, assembled barbeques, shingled houses, made and installed mahogany door jams and dusted cabinets, among other things. In total we worked at three jobs sites.
It was really cool. This week, Dan had a 1967 Mustang GT in the shop, and I was able to work on it. It was so cool to see it up close, and actually get the chance to work on it. The mustang to a one if my favorite cars ever! Here is a photo of it:
The days of merely wrapping chocolates are over. I have now officially been introduced to the chocolate river and all pipes that go along with it. This past week at Woodblock I have been able to help with the whole chocolate making process from sart to finish. My week began with Alan, one of the few lucky employees at Woodblock (he is also the one with the beard, which has a special beard net--pretty sweet).
Abstract: It's hard to describe exactly what I'm doing at work through this blog for several reasons; some of the procedures I have performed haven't been published yet, so I can't talk about them, and many of the other tasks I've done are challenging to describe in detail for my readers without the benefit of some background in molecular biology or science research.
For those of you that know me well, you know that I can be a bit awkward and clumsy. So with my senior project being in a bakery, you know this blog post was just waiting to happen. So without further adieu, here are just a few of the many embarrassing and awkward experiences I have had during my senior project: