20th: Spent a lot of time working on the poster. Still have to do the results and conclusion part (I’m not satisfied with the methods part, either, so I might change it). Looked thoroughly at the informal interviews. Watched tv with some interns. Watched Queer Eye: a wholesome show, and I liked seeing Atlanta in the show. Also watched American Horror Story: less wholesome, kind of interesting, but at this point, I had watched enough television that it had become a drag.
21st: Went to a mall in Des Moines- was disappointed by the interchangable nature of this mall when compared to every other suburban mall I’ve ever been to. I impulsively bought candy. Finished watching Madoka Magica with a friend. Spent a little bit of time thinking of the kindness of teenage girls, purity of intention, and curses.
22nd: Spent much longer working with Val than I anticipated. I left before we completely finished a bike (she got stuck on the shifters). Next week will be the last time I’ll be at her place- I’ll be returning the bike I borrowed for the summer. Learning from her has been one of the most valuable parts of my summer, and so I took a few pictures of the cool things in the back. After leavin Val’s, I catched the tail end of the hackathon- saw Gabriel’s drawing program powered by the Raspberry Pi. Later, wasted an hour and half of my life by watching Sharknado. Also watched It Follows with a couple other interns.
Chance came out with a few new singles last week: 65th and Ingleside is good. Stephan is pretty much done with looking through the data. I pretty much finished looking at the informal interviews and noted the most common points in the interviews. That means we can write the results and conclusion, and hopefully, the paper in a well-drafted form will be done mid-week (same for the poster). We have one full work week left- leaves a bittersweet taste.