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Archive for March, 2006

The elusive "P"

March 30th, 2006

I should start this post by saying the weather in Rochester was amazingly good today. The best part was that our photo class shot a 4×5 assignment outside, so we were able to spend several hours in the sunny weather rather than stuck in a studio. In the meantime, my roommate and a couple of our friends down the hall have been trying to guess my middle name. It stunned me that even I could not find my middle name spelled out online anywhere. How can I run a website with a domain name that includes my initials (EPK) and not remotely publicize my middle name?! Read the rest of this entry »

Haircut!!

March 25th, 2006
Random photo of me in my RIT dorm after a nice haircut

I finally got around to getting a haircut. I should have done this at least a month ago. My last ear-lowering was way back in December when I was home for the break. I wonder who the handsom guy in that photo could be? Now that I don't have to constantly worry about my hair falling in my eyes, I can concentrate on other things, like avoiding buying a Macbook Pro until the second revision, or delaying buying Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion until the summer so I don't ruin my grades.

Back for a new quarter

March 13th, 2006

Here I am in Rochester back from Chicago. Today marks the beginning of the Spring Quarter, and it is a pleasant 62° F outside, though a bit humid and dreary. Luckily, both of my new textbooks for the new quarter arrived in the mail this morning. You may have noticed that I have already posted my photos from the Chicago trip. Those will have to hold you until I get around to posting a colossal entry about the trip. I really do want to explain the details of the trip, so it should not be too long. In the meantime, it's back to the daily RIT grind of classes, work, and procrastination ;).

Rainy days

March 10th, 2006

The few days since we arrived in Chicago have been quite busy and packed with interesting inside looks into firms and organizations. Chicago has also welcomed us by raining every day since our arrival Tuesday. Luckily, the rest of our stay should promise a bit more sunshine. So, on Wednesday we visited Doblin and VSA Partners. Yesterday we met a RIT photo alumnus at Field Museum, spent time at Digital Kitchen, and attended an alumni event at Tru Restaurant. I am very eager to expand on those experiences, but that will have to wait until some downtime…perhaps tonight or tomorrow.

High in Chicago

March 8th, 2006

No, I'm not high on drugs, but our hotel room is on the 24th floor. That's right, our little band of five RIT Honors students from CIAS is in Chicago. We are staying in a great location, too. Out my window, the view consists of skyscrapers, more skyscrapers, and…uh…tall buildings. That must mean we are downtown ;). I'm also happy because I have *cough*free*cough* wi-fi Internet access in our hotel room. On today's agenda, Read the rest of this entry »

Still in Rochester

March 6th, 2006

The dorms have emptied for the most part except for just a few students on each floor. Spring Break is here and I am leaving for Chicago tomorrow. I am joining a small group of Honors students in the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences on a "professional trip" to network with alumni and other contacts. Since I'm a freshman, this is more of a sight-seeing trip for me, though I'm sure the experience will benefit me in the long run. In other website news…you probably notice the display of the two blog posts on the main page has changed. Read the rest of this entry »

Wrapping up the quarter

March 3rd, 2006

Here at RIT the Winter quarter has ended, exams are over, and "Spring" break is upon us. To celebrate another 11 weeks of work behind me, I went to see the Shooter Jennings and Dierks Bentley concert on campus. It was certainly a nice way to get me away from my computer for a bit to enjoy some great music. Unfortunately, as I am beginning to realize that the last few weeks of every quarter at RIT are quite hectic and stressful, you probably noticed my last post was over a month ago! Well, the good news is I now have a lot of things to talk about and plenty of reasons to post actively during the coming weeks. Check back soon to hear more!