Archive for September, 2006

Eating In

30Sep06

Today I discovered that dinners ‘in hall’ at Trinity are actually less expensive than preparing one’s own food. One also gets the added benefit of a social atmosphere and saves the prep/clean-up time associated with cooking at home. Tonight’s meal (which included fish and chips, vegetables, and ice cream) cost only £3.50. The caveat is […]


I’m slowly trying to post some of my first impressions of the Marshall orientation and the UK. Below is something I scribbled on the flight from Dulles to Heathrow. I managed to squeeze it in between the multiplayer games of trivia on the in-flight entertainment network (I won once!). 19 September 2006 10:02 pm EST […]


I just remembered one of the highlights of last night’s “moving party.” The chaplain was telling a story about travelling to Croatia, when the background music interrupted him with: The roof, the roof, the roof is on fire. We don’t need water let that mother-f—er burn. Burn mother-f—er, burn. I bit my tongue to suppress […]


Note: the thoughts, observations, and opinions herein expressed are solely those of the author and do not reflect in any way upon the Marshall Commission, current or past Marshall scholars, or any other group or individual. This is a post that begins in an unfamiliar, gloomy town and ends with the American pop songs of […]


Last night Adam M. and I had a very educational conversation with my neighbor, Anna. The thing about being an American expatriate in the UK is that things look very similar, but are ever so slightly different. It’s this slight difference in common things that I’ve found produces the most culture shock, since I’ve already […]


This is just a quick placeholder to let people know that I haven’t fallen off the face of the planet… just that of North America. As this blog was originally intended, I am now shifting the main goal of this blog towards documenting some of my experiences and thoughts about my time studying physics in […]


Goodbye L.A.

16Sep06

Fair warning: departing from most of my writing, this post has nothing to do about physics or being a grad student. Today I hopped on a plane in LAX and flew to Washington D.C. via Denver. (I flew on Frontier Airlines, a Denver-based company with spacious cabins and cute animals painted on their planes.) Aside […]