Tuesday, December 21, 2010

first day of winter!

although it has felt like winter for a few weeks now, today is the official start!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

countdown update!

my start of Christmas: 5
Christmas Eve: 7
Christmas Day: 8
birthday!: 11


 (a new one)
R&J's new year's eve wedding!: 14

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


L and i made this up last night for a quick, super delicious snack. highly recommended!!

Spicy Maple Cashew Popcorn

Friday, December 3, 2010

after work L and i are getting wreaths for the apartment doors (inside and out) and fully decorating this weekend! i love the smell of christmas tree!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

happy december!

Rockefeller Christmas Tree!

THE tree in NYC has been lit, the first sunday in Advent was 3 days ago and today is the 1st of December! 

and since my Christmas starts on the 22nd, here is my countdown to that: 21 days! 

(23 until Christmas Eve, 24 to Christmas Day, 27 to my Birthday)

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

from K-

"i like to see how long i can go without wearing real pants."

this is why we're friends. also, remember the time i yelled at you to put ON pants so we could skip class and go to Target? good times :0)

Friday, November 19, 2010

yesterday i donated some blood for an allergy study. today i was told i have excellent cells. 

the science nerd in me is very proud of my cells.

*pictured cells do not belong to me*

Thursday, November 11, 2010


many thanks to all our veterans, active military and military families!!

also,its 11/11- did you make a wish today?! i did! :0)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

fun fonts!

today is "font day" on Design*Sponge. you should go check it out.

its the little things in life

all 9 seasons of The X-Files are on instant watch Netflix. this makes me a happy girl. i'm watching/ making L watch it from the beggining.

** side note, not all of the seasons are awesome. i'd say the first half are the best.

Friday, October 22, 2010

awesome poster day

i've seen 2 awesome posters/wall art on my blogs this morning, so i thought i'd put one up,too! the artist doesn't have one made up of all NYC, but she does have this one of New Orleans (L and i have been to these places!)-

West Egg Studio

we have also considered getting one of these with our favorite places in the city. i think they're awesome. 

what would you put on yours?

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The Great Gatsby

i've decided to find myself a copy of this book and read it again. i read it only once in HS, for a class, and didn't like it very much. i'm thinking now that it was either because i didn't really understand it or we had to over-analyze it for that class. plus i love many style things from the 20s.

so... anyone have a copy i can borrow?!

Monday, October 18, 2010

its annoying-

-when random people meet Dog and ask how much he cost. what does it matter?! unless i am talking to you about purchasing a Frenchie, please don't ask what i paid for him. even then, i probably won't tell you exactly. because thats kind of rude.

(i told random-guy-on-train who asked me yesterday that he was a gift and i didn't know)

Friday, October 15, 2010

hooray for friday!

what a lovely autumnal evening for dinner with friends tonight! i will try to remember to take pictures of the food :)

Thursday, October 14, 2010

a morning PoD

most days, L leaves for work before i do. Dog generally goes back to sleep while i finish getting ready. he has many choices on which to nap- his ll.bean bed, his mat, the people bed, the couch, the ikea poang chair he claimed as his. but no, his favorite morning nap spot is... L's laundry pile!

Monday, October 11, 2010

shot in the arm

and by "shot in the arm" i mean i got my flu shot. or as L calls it "flu proofed"!

learn more about the flu and the vaccine here: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/keyfacts.htm

also, if anyone tries to seriously tell me that you can get the flu from the flu shot- i will punch you.

Monday, October 4, 2010

a PoD

for the 2nd time in about just as many months, Dog has broken the same claw on left front paw... this is him looking for pity (or snacks):

happy october!!

time for changing leaves and pumpkins galore! love.

[update- pictures added (obviously) from home laptop]

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

favorite fall things #1 and #2

in honor of the first full week of autumn, a few of my favorite things about this season!

TWEED anything           



Thursday, September 23, 2010

happy first day of autumn!!

to celebrate the beginning of my favorite season, a Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte (courtesy of L) and getting certified in phlebotomy!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


it only took 2.5 months but i can finally DO my job!!! woo hoo!!

other good things: 2 days until the beginning of autumn and 3 days until a trip to DC!

Friday, September 17, 2010

happy friday!

i'm wearing boots today! this makes me happier than wearing a scarf last week!

also, dinner with R&J this evening! woo hoo!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Friday, September 10, 2010

i wore a scarf today

thank you, autumn, for making your appearance! you have been greatly missed!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

2 months...

and only half of the required things are approved for me to do my job. thank you NIH, no love (yet) MSSM IRB.

on the upside- 2 weeks, 1 day until the official start of autumn and 2 weeks, 2 days until an overdue visit to the DC area to see K&M and new dog!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

a new furry friend!

K&M adopted this cutie this past saturday- can't wait to meet him in a few weeks!!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Monday, August 23, 2010

a PoD

a laptop is clearly the best pillow for napping on a bed...

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

methods in dealing with exam induced anxiety-

1. drink lots of coffee to make up for poor sleep quality
2. criticize the writing of the study guide
3. curse decision to take voluntary exam
4. hope exam is graded on large curve so more people pass
5. procrastinate further criticism and cursing of study guide by writing blog post

Thursday, August 12, 2010

question of the month-

what has either just happened/is currently going on/has just been said?
Slovakia, June 2010

Thursday, August 5, 2010

happy birthday anyu!

mmmm... beets

about a month ago, L and i got some beets from our CSA. it being roughly 110* inside L's apartment- we* did the obvious and decided to pickle them! we found an easy recipe, followed it and stored them in the closet until yesterday. they were added to a salad and were AWESOME. best pickled beets i've ever had, can't wait to eat the second jar. (the empty jar of beet juice will get hardboiled eggs added in the next day or so)

*and by we i mean L did 99% of the work. that kind of heat makes me too cranky to be useful. i'm ok with admitting that.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


almost a full month into my "real" job and i'm still waiting on approvals to be able to DO my job... so i created a blog?