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Using the same recipe as last year, I’ve made apple pie Pi cookies with a new design! Happy Pi Day!

Pi Day 2013: http://www.lifeofsacrifice.com/post/45349881415/happy-pi-day-2013

Vehicle testing yo!

Vehicle testing yo!

Our 8-bit entryway.

Our 8-bit entryway.

Who says leaves don’t change color in California?

Who says leaves don’t change color in California?

Adventures in Canada

This post is a bit late, but this summer I made a trip to Toronto and visited a Twitter friend @itsCyrusR. Canadian Customs wasn’t too fond of the idea of me visiting their country for the first time and staying with an online friend I had not met before. Fortunately, I was not murdered, and I was shown the best time in Toronto. I got to try all kinds of yummy Canadian treats like beaver tails, poutine and maple bacon donuts. We visited Cobourg, Lake Ontario, downtown Toronto, Canadian National Exhibition, University of Toronto, the CN Tower and lots of other fun places. Canada was gorgeous, clean, and well maintained. I definitely wouldn’t mind visiting again.

Center for Automotive Research at Stanford (CARS) September 2013 trip to Thunderhill Raceways in Willows, CA.

Shelley, the Audi TTS, was driving autonomously around the racetrack as students tested their steering control algorithms. X1 is an experimental vehicle that I got to drive as a researcher recorded EEG readings of my brainwaves to capture my reaction and decision making around the skid pad track. It was a lot of fun being at Thunderhill and working with the lab. One day, I’ll get to test my own control algorithms. Until then, I’ll keep on enjoying riding along.

MASTER’S THESIS SUBMITTED!!!

MASTER’S THESIS SUBMITTED!!!

Ice cream bread using Ben & Jerry’s Peach Cobbler.

This is super easy to make and I recently discovered it by lurking on Reddit. I used this recipe - http://www.thehungryhousewife.com/2011/03/ice-cream-bread.html

Since I didn’t have self-rising flour, I just followed the instructions above on how to make my own using flour and baking powder. The results were super delicious! It comes out really fluffy and oh so yummy. It wasn’t as sweet as I expected. It wasn’t that sweet at all. I plan on tweaking the recipe in the future by adding some sugar and seeing what else I can do while keeping it simple.

The Peach Cobbler was a great choice! There are so many other ice cream flavors I can’t wait to try, too!

Memorial Service in honor of Officer Sean A. Collier at MIT Briggs Field

Unreal Candies! They were giving them away in front of La Verde’s in the Student Center. They’re supposed to be similar to popular candies such as Reese’s, Snickers and Milky Way but made with all real and natural ingredients. http://www.getunreal.com

Unreal Candies! They were giving them away in front of La Verde’s in the Student Center. They’re supposed to be similar to popular candies such as Reese’s, Snickers and Milky Way but made with all real and natural ingredients. http://www.getunreal.com

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