End of Fall 2012 Quarter

While it’s been the busiest quarter, with only Sunday as my day off, the fall quarters’ finals have been the easiest, so thank you final gods. It was a much needed break from the madness. One of my final projects was to create a young adult reading promotion website, which I did from “scratch”, and my scratch I mean w/o a template, using Wix. I’m pretty pleased with the turnout, here it is for your perusing: YA Fairy Tale Retellings.


The next big thing…big data

Big Data refers to the idea that an enterprise can mine all the data it collects right across its operations to unlock golden nuggets of business intelligence. And whereas companies in the past have had to rely on sampling, Big Data, or so the promise goes, means you can use your entire corpus of digitized corporate knowledge. It is, by all accounts, the next big thing.

from The Wall Street Journal, “Big Data’s Big Problem: Little Talent”

It has been a busy first month, I can’t believe it’s only January. I’ve spent quality time with so many good friends and even managed to make some new ones. The school year is shaping up nicely, the faculty has proven to be lively and knowledgeable and I think I’ll gain a better idea of where I see myself in the field.

My art history love has popping up all over the place. At work I  have been cleaning one of a kind hand-painted glass slides by Burton Holmes and with encouragement from my museum informatics class to visit more museums, I have realized how much I miss art history. Then, when I check Hulu for the new episode of the office, guess what I run into?

Image courtesy of NBC

A lovely little homage to George Seurat’s, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte – 1884.


Day 21

Big cooking day for me: garlic roasted butternut squash, cauliflower gratin, and kale chips. For dessert, an easy fix, vanilla ice cream and kiwi with honey drizzled on top. I can’t believe I get another CSA delivery tomorrow! Soooo much cooking!

Day 20

Orange Scones made with my first CSA delivery

Day 19

Breakfast at Huckleberry in Santa Monica

Day 18

Handsome Coffee Roasters yet to be opened shop. 

Day 16

After Downtown Los Angeles Coffee Scavenger Hunt, we are enjoying free beverages by some of the best baristas at Handsome Coffee Roasters.