Wednesday, October 28, 2009


So...I definitely spent all Sunday night, Monday (when not at practice or in class), and Monday night cramming for a Tuesday midterm, then I turned around and did it again for a midterm today while I was sick. Now I'm avoiding a paper that I need one more page on by tomorrow morning to write to y'all.
The midterms never end here. I have two more next week and have already had a couple. That's the one bad thing about the quarter system, but I guess I can't complain too much.

Okay, now to be more upbeat:
Fall racing season ended for our upperclassmen last weekend after kicking some booty at the Head of the American. I am starting PT for my knee - again - on Monday, so hopefully we'll get things straightened around this time.
Also, I have officially bought my plane tickets for winter break. Finals wrap up on December 11th, we're heading to Tempe as a team on the 12th and I will be home the evening of the 21st for almost two weeks!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


At just over two weeks into the quarter, my first papers and midterms are coming due. With that though, I have a finalized class schedule for the term, as well as a plan for the rest of my Stanford career, including a major! If all goes according to plan, I will be working on my declaration next quarter.

This weekend was ridiculous. The team had a teambuilding trip and a regatta, all beginning after a marathon practice and trailer-loading. De-rigging twenty boats and fitting them all on a single trailer was quite a puzzle. After we finished the trailer and the extra Excursions showed up at the boathouse, we all climbed in and drove up the 101, through the city, across the Bay bridge, and into Marin for lunch. We then drove along the 1 and through all of its crazy zig-zags along the coast until we reached the parking lot for the trail we were hiking. The hike was about an hour up and down to Bass Lake where most of the team - including Nate - jumped in via the rope swing, multiple times! Of course, after that, we had to walk an hour back to the vehicles. We then drove another hour to Petaluma and the campground we were all staying at. Grilling burgers, veggie burgers, and chicken-apple sausages over the fire long after dark with teammates and coaches in the freezing cold was an interesting event. Most of us were in bed and asleep shortly after 9:30 because it had just been such a long day. The next morning we rolled out at 6:30 headed for the Wine Country Rowing Classic where I raced in one of our 8+'s, which won gold.