Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Training is going well

I'm having a great time here in Houston, but things are very busy! We're doing a lot of robotics training, which is fun, but it's hard because we're doing what normally takes six weeks all squished into one week. It means we're not as good at the skills as we'd like to be, but at least we're seeing what there is to know. Maybe we can practice when we get back to school.

Today after our lessons we went to the Houston Space Center, which is extremely fun. It's aimed at kids, but that doesn't mean it's not fun for grad students :) We went on a ropes adventure thing and a bouncy obstacle course and dodged lasers and shot squishy balls at targets, among other things. I didn't hit the target even once.

Tonight I went into the city to see my friend from home. We went out to dinner at a Tex-Mex place, and then hung out for a while at her apartment, which I'd obviously never seen. It was really nice to see her.

Ok, I hope you can bear with me as I know this post is not up to my normal quality, but I'm still adjusting back to the time zones and I'm not getting much chance to rest! I'll write more later this week, which will hopefully be better.

P.S. There are Spanish radio stations here, and I am happy to say that I understand most of what they're saying!

1 comment:

  1. Welcome back to the US! (A little late, but that's okay). Is this thing that you're doing in Houston part of like, orientation for grad school?? It sounds like a blast!