Archive for 2010

Seven Things: on my ‘To Read’ list

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

I’ve been a book worm since basically forever.  I remember one of the first books I learned how to read was Dr. Spocks Where Did I Come From (which probably speaks volumes about my parents and who I am today, but that’s a whole other topic).  I remember my dad reading The Jabberwocky and other […]


Saturday, September 25th, 2010

Welcome! So I did it.  I got myself a domain.   Which I guess means in internet land, I am now macnamania. I think this implies some sort of commitment to this space, or to blogging, or something.  A commitment that I’m not exactly sure I’ve made in any other way than financially, and a tiny […]

Friday, September 17th, 2010

I’m preparing for a move. Not physically, I’ve had enough of that for awhile. New blog site coming soon. macnamania done growed up and got her own domain.

Seven Things: to Love About this September

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

7.  The start of school. OK, so it’s more than a little cliché to write about the first days of school in September.  But I won’t lie, I always get excited for the first day of school.  When I was younger I used to get so excited that I wouldn’t be able to sleep the night before. […]

A Good Egg

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

Confession:  Until yesterday, I had never poached an egg before. I know, this is so wrong for a number of reasons.a) I love eggs in every form, including poached.b) Eggs Benedict might be the only reason on earth that I’d ever eat ham.c) I’ve cooked way more complicated foods from scratch, caramels, a salted chocolate […]

Full Disclosure

Friday, August 20th, 2010

I gave myself a blood blister running on the pavement Wednesday and this morning.  If you plan to start barefoot training, definitely take it easy on your feet.

barefoot Ted has another groupie

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

Easy. Light. Quick. I think I’m going the way of the barefoot runner. After some minor knee pain while running this summer I got a little nervous.  I had only just convinced myself that I really was a runner, but I wasn’t ready to deal with the inevitable” runners’ injuries.  Meanwhile, more and more of […]

Seven Things: To Put on a Tomato Sandwich

Sunday, August 8th, 2010

I first discovered a love for tomato sandwiches in Tanzania.  During the end of the dry season all I could get in the market in the way of produce were tomatoes, onions, and sometimes some wilty looking greens.  Not too much to work with, but with a good loaf of bread, those tomatoes were turned […]

Saturday, August 7th, 2010

3rd St. Promenade Dinosaur Last week I went out to California.  My first lab/school trip, so the trip was mostly research and work, but also a little play.  We visited a number of different places in the few days we were there: UCLA, HRL, NextGen, all on business.  And the fact of the matter is […]

this month is all about the food

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

July has been a big food and cooking month for me. Aside from hitting up the farmers’ market down the road every Saturday and Wednesday, I also have been frequenting Zingerman’s deli and bakery for fresh bread and cheese, and paid a visit to Detroit’s Eastern Market last weekend.  So much is in season right […]