not even a Living Wage

A few years ago, Living Wage (here’s Austin’s) was all the rage; at least it was in my sociopolitical circles. I considered it worthy to hope for, but quite unlikely to ever materialize. Today, I was smacked in the face with why it’s so damn important. Real Life Example #1 I’ve been job hunting. Ideally, […]


Our week in DFW was full of fun (well, for one of us, at least.) Sunday-drive up. We got a late start, but got there just fine. The hotel next to Emil’s class building was really nice. The only thing we missed was a mini-fridge. Monday-While Emil had his first day of class, complete with […]

First Day!

Well, today is Emil’s first day of work. I made us a sausage and eggs breakfast so he could eat well for his first day. It was cool this morning, so we had a lovely breakfast on the balcony. He planned for 45 minutes of driving, but it only took ~20. (yay @bennrosales and @laniar […]

Lab Snacks “A Treat For Humans”

My co-worker, Anup, ordered some lenses and mounts for one of our systems. He spent about $100 at ThorLabs, Inc. When the box arrived, it was much larger than necessary. Inside, he found a box about the size of a kids’ shoe box full of treats and goodies: twizzlers, cheezits, peanuts, power bars, etc. The […]

Aggoe Jokes

The best Aggie jokes are the ones the Aggies play on themselves. Just hours after we learned that our new President, Dr. Murano is removing the the VP for Communications (Steve Moore), today’s edition of the Aggie Hotline comes out with a giant typo: “Aggoe”!