Today I went into Philly! We started out at Reading Terminal to get some lunch. It was so much fun, I'll have to make a point of going again when I have some more time to explore (and money to spend on baked goods). As Caroline kept saying "This would be such a fun place for a date." So if you're in Philly area you should go on a date to Reading Terminal to get some good food (they have food from literally every culture), Some amazing dessert (any baked good you could imagine), and just walk around and enjoy the fun atmosphere.
Next, we drove over to the Franklin Institute. I've been there about a million times for school field trips but not since like 5th grade. It was so much fun to go again especially since they had an exhibit on Pompeii that was so cool (no photography was allowed so there aren't any pictures).
Sorry some of these pictures are sideways, I tried so hard to flip them but I just couldn't figure it out.
So here are some things I learned today:
Hope you had a fun Monday! xoxo Natalie
So I'm not a super sports fan. I watch Virginia Tech sports like it's my job, and I'm a fair weather Philadelphia sports fan so this Super Bowl isn't a big event for me. There are two things that I am really invested in this year though!
1. Doritos Commercial!
So every year Doritos holds a competition for fans to make a commercial that will play in the Super Bowl. This year one of the finalists (and the winner!!) is a Virginia Tech graduate! It's not only cool because their commercial will air during the Super Bowl but they will also win $1 million and get a chance to work on the set of Avengers 2! Here is a link to the commercial and here is a link to a video about the guy who made the commercial and here is a link to the Doritos website so you can check out the other finalists. The commercial is really cute and innocently funny. I am so happy it won!
Ok I can not rave enough about how much I love GlodieBlox. It is a company that makes toys that are geared towards young girls to help promote engineering. They create toys that help girls develop skills like spatial visualization that are essential to engineering which is a primarily male dominated field! As a female engineer I think this is the most amazing thing that can happen to the young girls of America. Almost every female engineer I talk to says that as a child they played with legos or lincoln logs which I think helped a lot in them developing skills that we use now. Ok ok enough raving from me I'll let the company speak for itself. Here is a link to the competition. Here is a link to one commercial by them. Here is a link to a Ted Talk by the founder.
I hope whatever team you are rooting for wins and if your team isn't playing then I hope you enjoy your wings and beer (or whatever you're having).
A little about me
Natalie. 26. Mechanical engineer. Mining and Minerals Engineering graduate from Virginia Tech. I love pugs, pink, crafting, feminism, makeup, and reading.