Walking to Work

I walked to work today and decided to take my camera as it has snowed pretty heavily on Tuesday and there’s still snow everywhere.  I’m still unpacking (my U-box came in today so I have furniture!) and I’m exhausted, so that was about all I had the energy for.  But I’ll try to explore more next weekend! IMG_0395

This is the park a block or so up from my apartment.  It’s small but nice.  I really want to go out after the next snowfall (look at me, all casual and winter-y!) and make snowmen and snowdogs and other snow sculptures. It seems like the perfect place for it.

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They sand and salt all the major sidewalks here, so sometimes you’re walking on this, which is basically a mixture of snow and grit.  It’s nice because you don’t slip and fall on your rear (so far, it’s sidewalk: 1 and me: 0) but it’s funny to walk on it, especially in my snow boots.

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These are the militia men statues that are randomly in a park on my way to work.  The first time I saw them, it was dark, so I thought there were actually three men with guns staring at me.  But my first thought was, “Huh. MIT must have a rifle team.  It’s weird they practice at night.”

Maybe I should work on my survival instincts.

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These are the rent-a-bikes right outside of my building.  I’ve been tempted to try it out at least once, but haven’t come up with a good enough reason to just yet. Someday!

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Inside my building! These are blown up images of different tissues seen at a cellular level under a microscope (the cells are modified so they emit different colored florescent lights). It’s the coolest! The one closest are muscle cells.

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Finally, an MIT sign for the building next to mine.  I just took a fancy to it.

I think I’ve said it before, but walking to work is so very nice, especially on a day like today, when the sun is out and there’s so much to see!

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