In the past 2 years a lot has happened:
- I passed my departmental exams and advanced to candidacy
- I sailed as member of the scientific party on IODP Expedition 343: Japan Trench Fast Drilling Project (JFAST).
- I was selected to participate in a NASA Social, during which I was able to go to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena for the landing of Curiosity, the Mars Science Lab rover
- I got married to Kurt Schwehr, who is much better about updating his blog than I am mine
In the next year, I'll be wrapping up my research and getting ready to defend. As I do so, I am going to make an effort to keep my blog updated.
I realize that not only has my blog been helpful to me, as I have often referred back to it to remember how I did something, but that it has also been helpful to others as well. Having something that I posted save someone else a lot of grief and head-banging is pretty sweet, and I hope that some of my future posts will continue to be beneficial to people.
So buckle up and hang on to your hats folks, here we go....