Wednesday, April 29, 2009


can I tell you how bad I want some cookie dough right now? Or an amazing glazed sugar cookie from Rick's bakery....I think a celebratory trip to Rick's is in order for this week!

I can tell you one thing....

Diet Dr. Pepper is good...but its not cupcake good.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

I'm so bad!

I know I said I would update after my defense...and look at me, its almost a week later! But hopefully most of you saw via Facebook that I passed! It went really well; there was only one long set of questions but it was more like a discussion and then the rest of it went smoothly.

I was hoping my UofA life would settle down so that I could focus mainly on wrapping things up for graduation and leaving my research group. Unforunately, the research is still going full swing even though I'm on my way out the door...and its difficult to remove myself from responsibility. This difficulty is mostly due to the fact that everyone else in my research group is busy with their own stuff and don't really want pick up a new project and also because I'm a stickler who likes things done in a certain way. If you know me at all, you definitely know that I'm stubborn.

So this week was crazy. Defense on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesay (all nighter!) were spent working on homework and a project before heading to Austin on Thursday for the UT senior fashion show. My sister's work in it was amazing! Here's a little peak, you can see more on facebook:

I know she's amazing! I can't wait to see what she's going to do next!

But back on the road to Arkansas and this week will probably be as crazy as thesis is due for real on Friday and my professor still hasn't read it....cross your fingers he read it this weekend!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Thesis Defense

There are 37 minutes until the start of the thesis defense for my master's degree. Am I nervous? Hell yes! My professor has already told me I'm going to pass, but of course I'm still sweating and filled with butterflies!

I'll update after I'm through the valley...

Friday, April 10, 2009

I found you!

the last version the cookie dough cupcakes was a keeper. So delicious and enjoyed by many! Pictures to come later.

Most importantly, I turned in my thesis this week. After so many hours of writing, its finally coming down to the last few steps. I was truly bless that God made it pass by quickly and fairly painlessly all 138 pages of it. Okay so a lot of that is figures (there were over 70 of those!) and the required 10 pages of "fluff" - title page (below) , table of contents, etc.- but man, I really wish it would have been shorter!

Now all I have to do is pass my defense and my classes this semester....I really can't believe the end is so close! I'm so ready for the almost 2 months of nothingness that I have in store for me before starting at TI in late July. Here I come summer!