I spent Wednesday of last week in the Capitol with my mentor as she met with legislators, and other lobbyists. It was great to meet with and bump into legislators as we walked around the Capitol as it provided me with a very different look at the lives and work of our lawmakers than the somewhat bizarre communications I had, had with them via email during my final project in Patrick’s Globalization class.
My final week at Ceramics West Dental Lab consisted of continuing to learn about the intricate process of creating crowns and bridges. I was able to finish a number of waxes for two different sets of teeth. Also, I got to create a wax coping of a molar which is pictured below in a little box. The crown pictured below was not a crown that I created but was a crown I followed throughout the entire process, beginning from the impression sent by a dentist to the end where the dental technician made the final adjustments using a drill.
Yesterday I took part in the15th annual Sherwood Fire & Rescue Community Fair on behalf of the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge. I didn't know what to expect when pulling up, but when i got out of the car and walked into the fire station, I was sure it would be a flop. There were maybe 10 booths set up, advertising everything from electical saftey to the Cat Adoption Team. A dozen happy helpers milled about the concrete floor, mingling with the fire fighters who helped direct the flow of activity.
On Monday I worked with Bobby, Tony, and Jacob to prepare for our event later in the evening. We were catering a memorial service in someone’s condo for a recently passed husband and father. We made a buffet of small items including bite size desserts, zippy burgers (sliders), crab cakes, tortellini skewers, and a cream cheese log with salmon and fresh herbs. After the kitchen prep was done I changed into my all black catering uniform and drove to the destination.
Blackberry cream tartlets
Roast beef sliders
Fresh baked gruyere puffs with green onions and cranberries
Salmon cheese log
Prosciutto wrapped asparagus
at the funeral...
dis is da lyfe (zippy burgers)
Check out these massive bins of flour and sugar
...and powdered sugar
Bobby in full swing (check out those blurry hands)
Sun dried tomato, avocado, pesto (aka perfection in a bun)
My final week at Nike I had the remainder of my interviews and started working on my presentation for Nike. I met with Matt Park, the VP of NFL, MLB, and college football and baseball apparel and some engineers who work on creating and testing Nike golf balls. Meeting with Matt was really cool because he’s in charge of so much apparel that I see frequently. While he also, like many other Nike employees, said that Under Armor is the main competitor, he pointed out that Under Armor has a similar plan and foundation to that of Nike’s, which I did not know.
As my project sadly comes to an end this week I thought I would think back at all the exciting and not so exciting things I have seen over my month of working at VCA East Mill Plain Animal Hospital. I realized in the midst of reminiscing that I never told you about the fluffy dog from my first blog post, so let me take a quick minute to tell you about Benny.
Yesterday I put together a very short segement by myself. I got my assignment and a few links and I was asked to investigate and conduct interviews to find out if the piece would be intreseting. It was about Clark County trying to make a new govrement charter. It was less then 10 minutes but it was cool to make something that was completely mine. I choose the guest, booked him, intreviewed him and wrote questions for the host (which he used most of). The piece went how I hoped it would and it was really neat. It was also fun because I had less then a day to bring it together.