Future college decisions: Taking a leap (off of what?)

Earlier this week I was at Cal Tech. That was my first time at that campus. That is such an amazing place. Their seismology building is just incredible. The more I think about it, the more I am definitely contemplating doing seismology in grad school. I talked to my research mentor about this today. Here is the catch: Most grad schools want applicants in seismology to come from a geophysics background. Thus far, the schools that I have gone to only offer programs in geology. This means that to stand out about the rank and file of other grad school candidates, I need something more on my plate (besides internships). It looks like I will be minoring in physics afterall!

This is something I’ve always contemplated in the back of my mind, but was never sure if I could do it, or even if I should do it. Now that there is a purpose for it, I’m thinking about it. Looking at the requirements for a minor in physics at SFSU, I will only need 12 more units after this semester! That is a whooping 3 or 4 classes (depending on units). Holy crap! Sign me up. As my sister (a fashion design major) said, “damn, maybe I’ll minor in physics too!” That might push my graduation date back an extra semester, but it is worth it in the long run. I’m willing to greet physics with open arms. Here’s to hoping it’s greeting isn’t a punch to the stomach. 🙂

I put a cheesy video of me touring Michelle and David’s new apartment in the downloads section. Or you can directly download it here. It is a 34 second, 1.2mb download. You’ll need DivX codecs installed on your machine or a DivX Player to see the video. If you already have either, don’t worry!

I registered for classes today too. The schedule for this semester is 15 units (ack!), consisting of:
Sedimentology and Stratigraphy, Mineralogy, Physics 3 and Oceans and Atmospheres. Should be a piece of cake. Righto!

This weekend has two more nights of Tsunami Bomb scheduled. I love seeing that band perform. They have so much energy and are so friendly as well. I’m looking forward to it. I’ll be back in town on Sunday night then if people want to do anything. I need to start thinking about stuff for Nic and Kristen’s wedding too. So much to do!