rigging up some fun

I’m working on a geology&geochemistry post and getting ready for some hydrogeology field work! In the meantime, I wanted to show you this video. ūüėÄ Imagine the middle aged white dude is me in about a week! #riglife By the way… the featured picture is a wellhead I took at a site in Texas. The […]

drinking recycled poopwater

You say EW, I say YUM Let’s talk about drinking poopwater! One of the biggest hurdles with implementing a recycled water system¬†isn’t the high-end technology or the stringent regulations… Judging by your face as you read the words “drinking poopwater”, you know exactly what the hurdle is. It’s the public reaction. The¬†super official term we […]

Real Pumps Have Curves

These are pumps. This is a pump. No, we’re not talking shoes (though those are great too). Pumps move water (or other liquids). They provide flow like this. Each curve is a different pump or impeller size. We’ve all been in the shower and said “there’s not enough pressure!”. So we’re all in agreement, that […]

All’s Well That Ends…Properly Cemented

How did it all go so wrong? It’s the day before.¬†We’re out in the Texan countryside, enjoying the 100+ heat index and watching roadrunners dance by the drill rig (such cute little guys!). I’ve expertly navigated the field truck around the mesquite thorn trees…well truthfully, we didn’t get a flat tire so I’d call that […]

on the surface (podcast & commentary)

Agriculture is one of the largest consumers of water in the world and in the US, about 70-80%. References¬†here and here. It’s no wonder that there’s been a lot of media surrounding the California drought and over-pumping of the groundwater. As you all might know, I LOVE podcasts. I love listening to them when I […]

bullet journaling techniques

About a year ago, I was trying to figure out organizational tips to help beat anxiety. Since then, bullet journaling has exploded and evolved into a many¬†headed beast. As there’s been a significant increase in interest over the last few months, I wanted to share the tips that work for me. That’s not to say […]

Groundwater Wells 101

water well¬†(wńēl)¬† 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 […]

staying home with computational fluid dynamics

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

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 √† la sisterhood of the traveling pants. I’m pretty sure they were a men’s […]