|My safety shoes. Size 4 UK sizes. The tag for them read "Safety for Ladies"|
Last Thursday, I hosted Poker night at my place for some of the Formula Student team. Sagar made some Indian/Mexican fusion dish and I made guacamole. While he was cooking, I taught Quirin, Ryan and Richard how to play Euchre. Quirin was my partner, and he and I won the game. It was fun to bring a bit of the Midwest to the UK. Then, they taught me how to play Texas Hold 'Em Poker, which I never really learned at home. It was fun, but dragged on (kinda like Monopoly). I had fun though, and I think I have a better idea of how to play for next time.... (yeah, I totally lost).
|Quirin shuffles the cards for poker. He won overall.|
|The poker game|
On Saturday, I went with Ruth from work to Leamington to go shopping. We walked around for a few hours, and I tried on some clothes and got a couple of tank tops for the warmer weather we've been having! Saturday afternoon, I went for about a 5 mile run on some trails in Kenilworth that I discovered from biking home from campus last week. Some people at church had told me about them, but I hadn't gone out to find them until last week. The weather has been ABSOLUTELY gorgeous these past few days, so I plan on biking to and from campus as much as I can.
On Sunday, I went to church and got some Rocket from Jan that she grew in her allotment. I've looked up a pesto recipe for it and I am planning on trying it this week sometime! I also did a 12 mile long run (last 9 miles with Diresh). The middle 10K I ran with Diresh we did in about 46 minutes, which is a good sign for the Leamington 10K on the 15th of April. I also just heard about a possible 20K race on April 21 that I might try to do....
Sunday night, Jim and Andy from the Formula Student team had a BBQ at their place, near campus in Coventry, so I went there and hung out, and played video games for a bit.
|Andy watches while Jim and Sagar race.|
I did a webinar last week on PTC's Windchill software, which is a PLM package that has a lot of exciting features I could see working for the Formula Student group. I am working now on trying to figure a way to work with this as part of my research for my EngD. I've been inspired a bit by this blog posting this week : http://www.gwarlingo.com/2012/how-creativity-works-jonah-lehrer/ on how creativity works. I am trying to take some of the points to heart as I think about where I am going with my research.
Overall, I'm keeping pretty busy! Aurelie is home in Switzerland for the next month, so the flat is a bit lonely, but I don't think I'm going to get bored. That rarely happens... :)