The Fellowship of the Penguins

Back over spring break, I mentioned that I was working on a project involving penguins, and I might post about it soon.  Well, it’s only three months later and I’m finally getting around to posting about it.  [I know I also said I’d write about spring semester, but then I remembered I spent most of spring semester doing problem sets.  The past sentence just about sums things up and I’m counting it as “writing about spring semester.”]

Anyway, first off, here are the penguins, who are named after the members of the Fellowship of the Ring from The Lord of the Rings:

They have adventures around campus like visiting the AD White statue on the arts quad,

and rooting for the Big Red.

I started the project just for fun and also to take a look at things from a different perspective.  Campus looks different to a two-inch penguin.

In other news, I’m back at Cornell working on my summer project.  Summer has defiintely finally arrived in Ithaca, complete with thunderstorms a few nights a week and 90% humidity.  It’s still been nice, and the penguins seem to be holding up just fine in the heat.