Spring is Sprung!

Spring is sprung, folks, and that means Spring Break is almost upon us… what are people planning to do?
It’s an extra special Spring Break for me: It’s both my last hurrah before getting settled into my lab, Teisha is flying out to see me, AND my parents are flying out to visit me. It’s gonna be action-packed, let me tell ya.

Because of that, I’m working hard to come up with fun things for my visitors to do with me. For my parents, we’ll have wine-tasting, beach visits, visiting Solvang, maybe visiting a museum (here or in LA) and general living it up. For Teisha, we’re hitting Joshua Tree National Park, DisneyLand, going out to some cool restaurants, hitting the beach (maybe we could rent wetsuits and go swimming), going hiking in the hills, laying around the house, and… well, I still need a few ideas.

But what a break it will be! What else is everyone else doing?

13 Responses to “Spring is Sprung!”

Not visiting anyone in particular – My friend Roxie lives there, so we’re driving out there with a small crew, camping at her mom’s place, and generally hanging around the area. So you’re tooootally booked up from a week before March 25th, through to perhaps the 24th? :sniffle:

Fleepy - March 7th, 2005 at 8:43 am

It’s actually pretty crazy — I’m only going to be out there for a little over a week (starting the 18th) and in that time period we’re only spending a few days in Santa Barbara itself (and it sounds like Andrew’s got those pretty action-packed out), and then the rest of the time we’re spending driving hours all around south of there, as I introduce Andrew to my crazy southern CA relatives (afterall, I put up with meeting his Denver ones 🙂 ). So most the time we’d probably be at least a six hour drive from you… But, Disneyland is fun — thought about dranging your friends down there? 🙂

Teisha - March 7th, 2005 at 10:12 am

Looks like I’ll be in your neck of the woods (about an hour south of San Fran) the week with March 25th in it. Actually, starting a week before March 25th, I think. When can I hang out with you?

Fleepy - March 7th, 2005 at 12:10 am

Egads! I’m gonna be crazy busy with the extra-special visit of my extra-long distance girlfriend, so I’m not sure I’ll have the ability to swing a four hour drive North (especially since I’m heading south of Santa Barbara on March 21st or 22nd)… Who are you visiting south of San Fran (Santa Cruz or San Jose, I presume)?

Paradoxdruid - March 7th, 2005 at 1:19 am

Well, even more flux is introduced… My maternal Grandma isn’t doing so well, so my parents scheduled trip from the 11th to the 18th is… only tentative now. We’ll see what happens.

Paradoxdruid - March 7th, 2005 at 2:21 pm

Sorry to hear about your Grandma, hope she gets better soon.

As for my break, I’m not doing much of anything, which is really something I could use since I’ve been really busy the last few weeks. Just about the only thing planned is to go back to Highlands Ranch for a few days for my birthday.

mcmillan - March 8th, 2005 at 9:50 am

mcmillan said “_since I’ve been really busy the last few weeks._”

Whatcha been up to? Happy birthday in advance, too!

Paradoxdruid - March 8th, 2005 at 10:19 am

The busyness has been mostly school and work. My exam schedule this semester works out so I never have many tests at the same time, but just about as soon as I finish one it’s time to start studying for another class. Since Febuary I’ve only had no tests for about two weeks, and those were when I had papers and presentations for devo lab. Then at work I feel like I’ve been doing the same thing for about a month and a half. I’m trying to get some protein to start crystallizing, using a protocol someone else in the lab developed, but I haven’t been able to get it to work. Last week she basically told me the reason it wasn’t working was because I wasn’t doing the step that she had originally told me was unnecessary. Ahh the joys of lab work. But spring break will be nice to do nothing with.

mcmillan - March 9th, 2005 at 5:55 pm

How are you liking the uniqueness that is Devo now? 🙂 (I was an LA (learning assistant) for it last semester.)

Teisha - March 9th, 2005 at 6:13 pm

(er, make that last year — last Spring semester (the last time Bill taught it))

Teisha - March 9th, 2005 at 6:14 pm

*shudder* Devo *shudder*

Then again, I had one of my three worst professors ever for that course.

Owen - March 10th, 2005 at 7:16 am

Devo’s going fairly well. It’s not the type of biology that is my favorite to study, but it’s still interesting. It helps that Bill and Jenny do a good job teaching. Who was teaching it when you took it Owen?

mcmillan - March 10th, 2005 at 6:38 pm

Kevin Jones.

I didn’t like cutting the chick embryos out of their shells, either.

Owen - March 11th, 2005 at 11:41 am

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