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Archive for 2010

winter vacation

Friday, December 17th, 2010

If ever I doubt that school is worth while, please remind me about winter break. Seriously, 3 weeks with nothing to do but enjoy family, friends and holiday goodies? Right up my alley. I’m starting the baking tonight, because I head back to Minnesota bright and early in the morning, and will be making it […]

Seven Things: to do to Procrastinate during Final time

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

Or anytime really, but seeing how it is in fact that time of year, this is what I’ve been doing to avoid writing papers and doing power point presentations, and what I would be doing if I had exams to study for (which I lucked out, and don’t this semester). 7. Read this website until […]

thoughts on Thanksgiving

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

I love Thanksgiving.  It’s my favorite holiday.  I mean really, how can you go wrong with a holiday dedicated to food, family, friends, and being grateful for what you’ve got. I’ve celebrated Thanksgiving a number of ways.  Big extended family dinners complete with the kids table. Smaller immediate family Thanksgivings.  Double the Thanksgiving after my […]

grad school and why I’m loving it

Saturday, November 20th, 2010

I’m doing research in a design lab in which we BUILD THINGS. How cool is that? A good portion of my days are spent reliving my childhood love of playing legos.  except way cooler, and also much more frustrating. Kinda like this, you know when you got the really big lego sets, where it was […]

rain run

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

I’ve been running in my VFFs for about 2 1/2 months now, and am very pleased with my decision. My running form feels much more natural than it did before.  I’m also glad that I spent the 3 weeks before buying the VFFs running completely barefoot, it made the transition completely smooth, and cemented the […]

Seven Things: I Learned About Roller Derby

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

This past weekend I squeezed in a roadtrip with Boyfriend down to Chicago to visit some favorites from my BC days.  KC was in town to support her roller derby league, the Gotham Girls, in the Women’s Roller Derby Championships and invited us to watch a couple bouts with her on Saturday afternoon. So. Exciting. […]

enjoying the autumn colors

Friday, October 29th, 2010

A couple weekends ago, one of my besties came out for a mini autumn vacay. Let me tell you, Michigan is so beautiful during the fall.  The only thing that would make it a more picturesque season is if there were a couple thousand lakes around. Boyfriend’s uncles accused me of being a huanted house […]

On being 20something

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

We’ve been making the news a bit these days, or at least news in the blogosphere (here, here, here and here to start).  And by we I mean those of us in our 20somethings.  Gen Y-ers if you will. There’s a lot of talk about us doing things like moving back in with mom and […]

Happy 50th Birthday Peace Corps

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

In many ways, the Peace Corps was born right here at the University of Michigan 50 years ago.  Then Senator and presidential candidate, John F. Kennedy flew into Michigan in the early morning of October 14th, 1960, and when he arrived at the Michigan Union to spend the night he was faced with over 5000 […]

An evening with Paul Theroux

Saturday, October 16th, 2010

I’m lucky enough to be here at the University of Michigan during the 50th anniversary of the Peace Corps.  And the celebrations have been great at the birthplace of my favorite government organization. On Wednesday I attended a talk by Paul Theroux, renowned author and former Peace Corps volunteer.  He talked on “How the Peace […]