Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Happy Birthday Virginia!

We went to Amelia's Kitchen, in cozy Teal Square. I had pesto, everyone else had yummy pasta! yum yum! happy birthday Virginia, what a year!! hope that next year is even better!

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Happy Turkey Day,Stickmen!

Kudos to my hall for making mondo food for Sunday's Thanksgiving feast. Click here of pictures of kevin Making Turducken. It was way cool, and we are way full.

Friday, October 27, 2006


Congratulations and good work to the students who entered the East campus Apple Bakeoff this year. There were many creative and colorful dishes, and some interesting combinations (e.g. thugfest brew). These shots of the food are absolutely stunning. You should have tasted them!

Monday, October 23, 2006

Congrats to Shwang and Reyna!

Just got email today from Shwang and Reyna that they're back from their Hawaiian honeymoon adventure. Their adventures were spectacular, from snorkeling to helicoptering around the island, and soaking up tons of fun and sun. They even got to experience a mild earthquake! We're glad you guys shared your pictures, looks like an amazing time!

Thursday, October 12, 2006

nice weekend, cake, ice cream and more!

This was a nice long weekend. We went Apple Picking, got a lot of apples. Had some bday cake and lots of ice cream! Talked to Ben and my folks. It was good weather, and have a lot more energy than last week. Thanks for all the well wishes everyone! My hall is the bomb,yo, I got a rainbow color cake with all the miami pastel colors (thanks Sarah!). Makes me feel at home, surrounded by some pretty flowers! Its been a nice day, week, year! To many more!

Parents wanted a new USB cable  and phone case

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Haymarket shopping experience

Here you see Maya buying groceries, photo taken by Peter.
For class, we recently did a study of shopping as it has become more mechanized. We went to the olde-fashioned Haymarket and compared the higher-tech experience to Shopping at Shaws. It was somewhat of a surprise how positive the shopping experience at Haymarket was, compared to shopping at Shaws. At Haymarket, the vendors were very friendly, while at Shaws, they were merely functional. It is interesting that the separation of job functions, and optimization of efficiency in the shopping process has also resulted in shopping being more task oriented in finding and aggregating, vs. negotiation and persuasion.
Check out my songs on the haymarket and shaws experience, made from sampled sounds by Sara and Peter.

Monday, September 11, 2006

Feldmeier on Jesus the Ride

IMG_2740.JPG, originally uploaded by bavetta.

Its very rare that I see pictures like this. Apparently one of the best photos from EC Rush this year.

Friday, September 08, 2006


Originally uploaded by a7emprl.
According to JimB, my robot is on sale. Just think, for 4.90, you can get 15 minutes with ANGEBOT. Apparently, its got 8 kabinens. It might be your only chance to experience what its like to be in her awesome company. L0LZ!

Anj at Penn State DIS2006

Originally uploaded by Indignant Chiuhuahua.
This is a picture taken by Wendy, of me at lunch with people at DIS2006. You can't tell, but outside, it is raining cats and dogs. Luckily the Vietnamese Pho was very warm and filling.

Sunday, September 03, 2006

chinatown run

Today we went to Chinatown and had dim sum. It was rainy, but the dimsum was good. As always, I was able to get my coconut jello fix, and jim got his cha siu bao fix. Our hall residents came along, and it was nice to see V & R, Rebs, and Juana and Rob again. Next time we go though, I'll have to organize it later-- people have trouble waking up before noon. :) Although, the good stuff is usually gone and not as fresh later in the day. Tomorrow is a holiday, and hopefully we'll have a good day for the ec bbq.

1W rush pics

I finally got 1W rush pix up. We had a terrific rush, with a carnival theme organized by the hall chairs, Ryan and Kelly. They did a superb job, and it was fun. We got our palms read, fortunes told, and horoscopes dispensed. We played Tic Tac Toe, Ring Toss, Yoshi Mini Golf, Cork Gun gallery, and even had a working Skeeball machine with Stickmen scoring. Jim had the high score (32.5 (4 full stickmen, and 1/2 point)). The food was entirely awesome too, we had corndogs, deep fried oreos, and frozen chocolate-nut covered bananas. yum! You can hear your mortality when you bite a deep fried oreo, kinda tastes like a chocomuffin. We also slurped down our hall drinks: (virgin daquiris) and bagadodots.
In the days leading up to rush, we had Kevin's bday and also Chris finished his awesome Seurat painting. Go Stickmen Rush! As you can see, everyone helped out, and all in all, it was a success. Even many of the other floors came down to see what the fuss was about. Best of all, we got our hall t-shirts. Yay! This hall's got it together.

Monday, August 28, 2006

Catch Kristin Hall on Thursday at the Muddy

Thursday, August 31
The Muddy Charles Pub, First Floor Of Walker Memorial (Building 50), MIT, 142 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 8:00 - 10:00 PM and beyond...
Come on down! Have a drink and listen to some great tunes as you look out over the Charles River.
[The Muddy Charles is on the first floor of Walker Memorial, which is next to the tennis courts at the corner of Ames Street and Memorial Drive. The Pub is just to your right as you enter the front doors facing the river. There is on-street parking on Ames Street & in Kendall Square and it is just about a 5-minute walk from the Kendall Square T station

You can also catch her this Tuesday Tuesday Tuesday, August 29
Main Street's Market & Cafe, 42 Main Street, Concord Center, MA. No cover. Enjoy a great meal, a fine wine & leave a tip for the musicians. 7:00 - 10:00 PM.
George Deliyiannis & I are making a return to the stage at Main Streets! As always, it will be a night of fun music, great food & great drink. Come for the food, stay for the blues & new tunes.

[Main Street's Market & Cafe is right on Main Street (Route 2A) in Concord Center, between Walden Street and Monument Square . There is on-street parking and the municipal parking lot is about a block away. The Concord Center Commuter Rail stop is just a few blocks away. Google Map info is here.]

Jonah's on the move again

You can catch Jonah in Montreal on the 16th at this exhibition up in Montreal. He also forwarded me this cool link on the Simpletext project. Reminds me of Golan's Flong symphony.
Jim and I recently got MRI scans for fun. Jonah sent a link of these stand up MRI places they have in NYC. Wild.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Back from Colombia!

Jim and I have just returned from our trip to Colombia to see our friends, Rich and Virginia, get married. It was a wonderful time. We got to visit the countryside and enjoyed petting ostriches and riding horses. It was also nice to meet Virginia and Rich's other friends. We'll definitely have to post our pics soon.
Now we are still unpacking, and starting to get ready for the beginning of the school semester. Rush will start soon, and our hall is making some cool treats. Rock on Stickmen!

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

What a month!!!

Finished DIS, came back, got good news (more to come), and had July 4th Festivities. It's been hectic recently. Between organizing the exhibit for Tangibles At Play at Emerging Technologies: SIGGRAPH 2006 and moving to our new place, its been hectic. Hopefully things can get settled and I can get back on the grid. Thank goodness I found my cellphone again! yay!

Friday, June 30, 2006

back from traveling

i just got back from traveling to Dick's Wedding in Alabama, and also from DIS conference in Penn State. It was my first time to both of those places, and the travel times were quite long. I also had connections, so it was quite tiresome. However, I'm glad I went. It was very nice to meet all these new people, and everyone has been extremely interesting and nice. I hope to keep in touch with them! I also got to reconnect with old friends, like Wendy Ju, Jofish, and Scott Klemmer. Looking forward to DIS2008 in CapeTown, South Africa!

Monday, June 26, 2006

G2P Beta: Using Google to locate MP3s

Jonah sent me G2P Beta. Now if only I could find my sense of peace. Have been in 6 different airports last weekend (BOS, CVG, BHM, ATL, PHL, and State College). I want those frequent flier miles! :)

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Harvesting Peppers

I will have to post it soon, but I harvested the first pepper of the summer from my little pepper plant. It was small, but cute. I have another one growing, so we'll probably harvest that in a few days.
This weekend, I can't forget to re-pot the plants!

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Congratulations to mako and mika!

Mako and Mika's Wedding

Wedding Blog on This weekend we went to our first Open Source Wedding. It was a lovely day for a beautiful wedding. full of music, food, and fun. We wish the happy couple a lifetime of bliss.

Jonah and K are going to Amsterdam

If any of you are in amsterdam in a few weeks, check out Jonah and Kaki's networked umbrella. You get to spend an evening with them and a workshop as well. More details here: Virtueel Platform - Scrapyard Research

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Memorial Weekend in NYC

This was a terrific weekend. The weather was hot and sunny! We were finally done with our schoolwork for the term! And I went to NYC to see my friend Barbie, her boyfriend Duane, and also my brother Ben, and sister-in-law, Kelly.
Barbie, Duane, Jim and I did the double-decker bus tour of uptown, and Kelly and Ben made some awesome food. Ben and Kelly had gotten this GYNORMOUS flat panel TV and were laid back. The trusty FungWah got us there, but I think we'll lay off that for a while. It was a good time, and relaxing to get away from the stress of school. You can see the Memorial Day Weekend
pictures here.

here's to a great start to our summer!

OWL Movie!

Check out my owl movie! More to come in next few days.

Monday, May 22, 2006

Gigantic Crunchies from Montreal

In April, Jim presented his poster at CHI 2006 in beautiful Montreal. You can see us romping around Montreal. We had a terrific time, especially when we went to the IGA Louis Menard Marche and found these gynormous crunchies!
We also got a tour of XSLabs, thanks to Joey and Vincent! Whoo hoo! See Christine's blog for more pix.

Thanksgiving 05 Pix are up!

Thanksgiving at Ben and Kelly's

Jim's bday pix from my phone

Finally put pictures from Jim's birthday party last year up. Not bad for pix from an A1000.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Sunday, April 09, 2006

What a weekend!

This was a pretty busy weekend. We managed to see a few movies, and I saw the Flavor of Love reunion (a disappointment but still a train wreck all the same). It was CPW, so the campus was full of frosh. I waded through them to go to my Tae Kwon Do practice, and it was a hard day of practice, but fun. I learned a new form. Practiced jumping backwheel kicks for the first time. Its a moment of weightlessness as you whip your leg backwards to the target. Cool time, though, and I am still sore. Need bananas.

I look forward to finishing fixing up the Shuttle machine and bringing it to lab to do heavy duty in our office. Its in tatters, but it works now, and I think it'll do well as a cad/demo machine. Its got a TV tuner in it, but I will have to wait to see if I can resurrect that. That's what you get when you inherit a broke machine.

I picked up the 3rd book from the Well of Echoes Series again. I was only meaning to read a few pages, and ended up plowing through 100 pages to the 3rd chapter. It was intense. I gotta be careful! Its addictive.

Yams is waiting for me to log into Animal Xing DS, and I have got to go to bestbuy to pick it up. Will do that soon!!! Can't believe the weekend went by so fast...

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Thursday, March 09, 2006

In Memoriam

Today was the memorial service for Push Singh. He had touched many lives, and we will remember him well.

Friday, March 03, 2006

Where's our research today?

It's hard to do research when it gets stolen all the time. Jacky Says "we should build some tracking into it, so next time we can find it when its being moved... Bexley!"

Friday, February 24, 2006

Welcome to the world of Willy Wonka

I Aimed a friend of mine today and this was his response. What a fantasy land we live in, actually, a mix of Oz and Wonka's chocolate factory! Thanks Jason!


You would never have guessed but Chewy is a philospher. He's got lots of deep insightful comments, check em out at UUUHHHGGG-rrrr!
I also really enjoyed the rap from Muncie indiana... I had a summer in Columbus Indiana, and I can tell you they have alleys there, just like on the coasts, yo!
Reminds me of the raps by Monzy, and then Jonah introduced me to YTCracker Zounds! Thanks Jonah! I was rotflmao!

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Keaton videos

If you like Keaton's Animations, you'll probably like Keaton's videos. Actually, Keaton's webiste is the bomb. Check it out at My favorite of course, is the Animation called Thing 2. Miya-hee, miya-hou, miya-haha!

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Dec 25, 2005 Christmas Around the World at Epcot

This year, our families tried something new. We went to experience Christmas Around the World at Epcot. The best part was staying together and eating a bite in every country. We had German Bratwurst, French Pastries, Japanese Wasabi Peas, English Fish & Chips. All a good time. :) I drove for approximately 460 miles. It was fun and the best part is enjoying the holidays! So festive, so exciting!

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Sunday, January 01, 2006

A Sparkly '06 for you

Wonderful Happy New Year, everyone! I was on South Beach, a little too close to the fireworks with my cuz Joyce, Dan, and it was fun and crowded. Thanks for all the Happy New year's wishes, everyone. Kudos to CRC and Binka. Binka sent me this link to her sparkling up the 06: smugmug - robertybinka : Sparkly '06