We have been wanting to announce this to the public for a long time, but our researchers have been suffering from this disease and have been unable to comment on their fascinating discovery.
Translation: Janis and I (Hey, there! My name is Nadia!) have been wanting to write this blog but we've been super "busy" doing fun things. Among these are painting, going to Galaxy soccer games, sleeping, playing with slime, playing football at the Rose Bowl, silk painting, working out, sleeping, getting into Game of Thrones (the books and the show), playing plants vs. zombies, learning how to silkscreen t-shirts, attending Caltech basketball and water polo games, discovering Draw Something...
Don't worry though, we've been doing our share of work to wrap up our degree requirements. For me, this has meant having more time to put into classes that I find interesting, like Advanced Organic Chemistry (last chemistry requirement!), Dante's Inferno, and Primate Behavior. Janis will probably tell you the same about her computer science classes. I'm a chem major, you might remember me from a blog last fall - Down Under Caltech - and Janis wrote a blog a long, long time ago [in a galaxy far, far away] about our frosh year adventures.
More importantly, in this blog you're gonna get a different perspective on a very special Caltech tradition - Ditch Day! Other bloggers have told you about their DD experiences this year, but now that Ditch Day has passed (although the Class of 2013 will tell you that Ditch Day is tomorrow - we'll explain that later), we can tell you about all the behind-the-scenes things we did to prepare for this day.
Bottom line is - we've had a great time in the weeks and months leading up to graduation and we hope you enjoy reading about it.
To start, let me you about this magical place called the Art Chateau. Sometime in the fall, Janis and I independently decided that it would be interesting to enroll in Drawing and Painting for winter term. So we found ourselves walking to painting class in the Art Chateau on the first day with no clue what to expect. We met Jim, our instructor, who told us to take a seat, get comfortable, grab one of the many books off the shelves, and study. So we flipped through picture books for about thirty minutes and enjoyed a hot chocolate until Jim brought us a couple of little 5”x7” canvases, paint brushes, paint, and told us to pretend like we knew what we were doing. So we did. And that was the start of Happy Tuesdays.
I’m excited for this blog, look forward to a post from Janis soon!
*cough* Janis get on that *cough*