Joining in on the end-of-the-year meme, despite not having blogged for a full year yet...
January: Lurking, some commenting.
February: After spending months reading, lurking, and periodically commenting on a number of blogs, I'm finally caving to the urge to create my own.
March: You use a Gantt chart to help plan your wedding.
April: The next month isn't looking promising for advisorial feedback: his committee duties apparently require vast amount of reading, two (2) students are defending within the next month, the project funding roughly 1/3 of the group has an annual review, and he submitted a semi-speculative abstract months ago to a conference in May, and the student doing most of that work got stuck out of the country due to visa issues. (holy run-on sentence, Batman!)
May: At GiantU, there is a common complaint from undergraduate engineering majors that none of their classes cover some of the more practical things employers expect them to know, like Matlab coding.
June: As mentioned in my wedding post, I mentioned Mr.ME and I are having a steampunk wedding.
July: I should have the wedding picture post up soon, but there's some picture editing to be done first.
August: Project A data frenzy is done, which means Project B data frenzy is now in full swing.
September: The engineering school here at GiantU runs a training session for new TAs, and I have to say that I was surprised by how well done it was.
October: So this is a topic that was mentioned on EngineerBlogs back in February, but in preparing for my first ever lecture, I've been very thankful for my rather extensive bookshelf.
November: It has not been the most productive week of my life (other than knitting, which I learned this weekend).
December: This semester has been my first real teaching experience, though by no means my first grading experience.
So what have I learned? As soon as I get busy, my blogging drops to almost nothing, unless I'm super-stressed. I've learned that I'm not crazy, my advisor is, and that I really do love teaching, even when I find individual students frustrating. Now, to keep it going another 11 months...