August 29, 2011

Hurricane Irene

Hurricane Irene traveled up the East Coast this past weekend, and luckily for me, I was far enough inland to escape most of the damage. There was 10 hours of steady rain and 30-40 mph winds, but all in all, it was pretty tame. I didn't lose power, and there wasn't any flooding. Imagine my surprise then to check on the status of a package and see this:

A UPS first for me.

August 01, 2011

Rules to Follow

Although we all learned these basic principles as kids, they aren't practiced as often as they should be. So here are the rules everyone should follow with additional phrases that are pertinent to grad school:

1) Don't take something that isn't yours [without asking permission first].
2) If you screw up, say you're sorry [and mean it].
3) Play fair [and give people credit where credit is due].
4) Put things back where you found them [in the same condition when you found them].
5) Wash your hands [especially after you use the bathroom].
6) Don't lie [or throw someone else under the bus].
7) Treat people with respect [even those without advanced degrees].
8) Be humble and say thank you. [Arrogance isn't a sign of intelligence.]