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!!!
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
In previous years, I usually celebrate Pi Day by making Pi shaped chocolates (2011, 2012) using an ice cube tray purchased on ThinkGeek. This year I decided to switch it up and make some yummy apple pie Pi shaped cookies. They came out amazing!!
What you need:
- Pi cookie cutter
- Apple pie cookie recipe
We just followed the directions from the recipe, and used the Pi cookie cutter instead of a round cutter. I even wore a fabulous Pi apron for the festivities. I recommend bringing a friend or two in on the action, since it makes it more fun and helps when doing the criss-cross top with the pie dough. The recipe is super easy and super yummy!
Happy Pi Day!
Nothing like a winter BBQ. Poorya did a great job on the burgers, bratwursts and chicken! Next time we do a BBQ maybe our toes won’t freeze off. ;)