1. So this is officially the first full week back to classes of this academic year. And, while I'm no longer taking classes, I am still helping to teach them. So, we're out of summer and back to the busy season. While I really like my job as a teaching assistant, sometimes I wish I could only focus on my research. This quarter I am teaching students in the machine shop on campus so nobody cuts of their finger. Kids: Don't Touch Spinning Things!
2. A great benefit of school being back in session though is lots of friends are around and we can go out to lunch. Yesterday, I had a delicious lunch with a friend, and then we got cupcakes for dessert. Everyone do yourself a favor, and try Let Them Eat Cake. I had a Chocolate Stout cupcake with chocolate frosting. YUM!
3. Earlier this week we had a hot streak of days in the high 90s, but it looks like it is going to cool down for the weekend. I'm so so glad because I think this will really help during Sunday's race. Really looking forward to nice race morning temperatures.