Groundwater Wells 101

water well (wĕl)  n. A water well is a hole, shaft, or excavation used for the purpose of extracting groundwater from the subsurface.  The general design of a well has two objectives: Find adequate water supply that can be pumped at an adequate rate with adequate water quality. Protect the aquifer from surface contaminates. Here’s the general […]

bullet journaling & stress

Folks, I am shedding my fur for winter. I am worse than zanzamittens at this point. There are hundreds of hair strands on the floor around my desk….and that’s not a hyperbole. I can narrow it down to one of two reasons: (1) aging, or the most probable, (2) stress. More research is needed at this […]

caturday nostalgia & PE prep

It’s been a loooooong long long longlonglonglong 6 months. It didn’t really hit me until last night–how much of the last 6 months I’ve spent stressing and worrying about the PE exam.  My instagram has been a montage of Zanzamittens kindly requesting more attention by inserting herself on top of anything I am studying. I’ve […]

staying home with computational fluid dynamics

One of the many perks of my job is that I don’t absolutely have to go into the office every day. I’m sure I *should* especially being the Engineer-In-Training (EIT) on projects, coordinating with project managers, and working on interdisciplinary teams… But…. If I can swing not putting on pants and working with a disgruntled […]

Spicy Sweet Potato Chipotle Chili (vegan, gluten free)

In the past 16 hours, I’ve had three meals that consisted solely of chili. The best chili ever. And it just happens to be vegan and gluten-free. PERFECT for these rainy, chilly December days we’ve been having in Texas. I had soup-y chili for dinner last night, cold chili for breakfast, and then I whipped […]

corduroys & GIS stats

I’ve always wanted the fat corduroys that they sell in the men’s section but not in women’s sizes for whatever reason. In high school, my bestie G and I had a green pair that we found at goodwill, LOVED, and shared à la sisterhood of the traveling pants. I’m pretty sure they were a men’s […]

bugs & wastewater bugs

Today I’ve calculated both the weir loading rates and surface overflow loading rates for the secondary clarifiers. Since I’ve never really explained what these clarifier things are: basically the plant speeds up a process that would happen naturally overtime in the environment. It breaks down organics (aka poop). By the time the large particles are […]