Research Reflections, Web Sites, and Camping, Oh My!Posted by Nicole Sharp on 14 July 2005 at 20:39
It's been several months since I started working on a new personal site to put on home.cwru.edu, and though I had a design that I liked and most of the content written, I hadn't uploaded it. Today I was supposed to spend some time explaining my research at a SOURCE luncheon, and I decided to put together a web page that gave an overview of my project, my work so far, my problems, my accomplishments and so forth. I didn't quite get everything I wanted done before lunchtime, but I got quite a lot, including pictures. While I was at it, I uploaded the rest of the site. Here it is.
It was really useful--almost theraputic--for me to sit down and systematically describe my work in simple terms. I've been having so many equipment problems this last week that I was beginning to feel like I was accomplishing absolutely nothing. Reviewing everything made me feel a lot better, though.
Mark, Greg, and I are going camping this weekend at Pymatuning State Park. I wasn't hugely excited, but now that the time is drawing near, I'm really looking forward to it, despite the weather forecasts. It's been years since I went camping properly. Come to think of it, the most recent thing that could conceivably be called "camping" that I've participated in was when I was climbing Kilimanjaro. Going on vacation with my parents in the RV just doesn't qualify.
My goals for the weekend are as follows: hike, read, write, swim, and relax. And take photos, of course. Everyone who wants to see Mark sulking about camping, raise their hand!