Archive for May, 2012

Jessa

How I went this long without shooting my lovely friend Jessa again is beyond me. Austin is not that far away, and school is what it is. From now on, I will not make the mistake of staying so distant. Here are a few shots from our first reunion in far too long, a spontaneous after-lunch shoot with a few of my film cameras I don’t travel without.

Jessa

Jessa

Jessa

Jessa

Jessa

Jessa

Krystal

Something like 17 years ago, I met Krystal in Kuala Lumpur. We have been friends ever since, and when she asked if I could take some photos for her graduation I said yes. A quick trip to Hermann Park, some generally cooperative skies, and a break from too much heat all worked in our favor. Afterwards, it was beer-thirty at The Flying Saucer. A good day indeed.

Krystal

Krystal

Krystal

Krystal

What a semester!

Yesterday marked the end of what I can safely call the hardest semester I have ever faced. There is always some concern about how well I did in at least one class, and in keeping with that fine tradition I will sit and worry until grades post. As it stands, I know I passed both labs. Fluid mechanics ate my lunch, dessert and all, and then stole my bicycle before it burned my comic book collection. Never before have I encountered such a demoralizing class. Never encountering another like it would be quite all right with me. Design II was a fun class, but my capacity to choke on exams is surpassed only by Tony Romo’s ability to choke in the red zone. I doubt my grade in there reflects how well I can solve those problems when I am not in the process of taking an exam.

Anyway, grades will post and I will know how things went. Hopefully, I will be a senior next semester – a full eleven years since my first attempt at a BSME. To say I am ready to be finished with school would be the understatement of my life.

Now, it’s time to enjoy myself for a little while before I get back to the grind.

Update: I didn’t make it through Fluid Mechanics. A D+ is the same as an F to the engineering department, so I won’t be graduating before I’m 30 now. B in three classes, B- in one, and D+ in the last.

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