Archive for 2011

Snapshot Detroit: tree lighting

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

In honor of the winter solstice here is a photo from the Detroit Christmas tree lighting. The tree was actually lit the weekend before Thanksgiving, I assume in time for the Thanksgiving day parade. But I’m a firm believer in celebrating Thanksgiving in the fall and celebrating Christmas in the winter, so I saved it […]

Seven Things: I don’t expect to be getting for Christmas

Saturday, December 17th, 2011

Sorry guys, I know this is super late. I know my faithful readers anxiously wait for the seventh of each month to find out what my list of seven things will be, and here I am over a week late. I blame finals and school as usual. The title pretty much sums it up.  These […]


Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

I’d like to take this moment to proclaim my love for my new mandoline.  I mean really, even though this is a horrible picture, you can see how beautiful those onion slices are.

sqeezing in one more

Monday, December 5th, 2011

Remember how I just wrote about my last race of the season. Then I ran another one.  Just a 5k. Nothing special time wise, but it was a good run. Over the winter I definitely will be working on some speed runs so I can set some new PRs. And remember how I said I […]

Detroit Turkey Trot 10k

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

At the beginning of last spring I ran my first race, a 5k through the arboretum. It was a wonderfully hilly trail run on a brisk March morning. It took the whole first mile for my feet to thaw out. (One of the few draw backs I’ve found to races in my Vibrams is that […]


Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I love that it’s about being aware of the blessings in our lives. I love that it’s about being with family, whether that family is blood relation or not. I love that it’s roots are in the harvest, and the wonders and provisions of nature. I love that we celebrate […]

Snapshot Detroit: Recycle Here!

Sunday, November 13th, 2011

After being spoiled in both Minneapolis and Ann Arbor, where there is city-wide recycling pick up and there is no-sort recycling, I was frustrated moving to Detroit.  There is no recycling pick up here, which means we have to bring our recycling to a collection site. The nearest collection site to us is at Eastern […]

Seven Things: I can because I can

Monday, November 7th, 2011

I started canning things a couple years ago.  Our neighbor house had a couple pear trees, and was sitting vacant, so one afternoon at the height of pear season my brothers and I took the ladder and pillaged the trees.  We brought home a couple grocery bags full of pears, and one of the things […]

SE Michigan loves to honk

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

The wedding was perfect.  There’s so much more to say, but that’s all I got right now. And we left the reception (or party#2 of 3) to find that my brothers (and possibly others? not really sure who all is responsible for this) had done their duties to decorate our getaway car. We left town […]

Seven Things: Excuses

Monday, October 10th, 2011

7. I’m getting married in a week (when it completely slipped your mind that you were supposed to write a seven things blog on the seventh of the month) 6. I’m getting married in a week (when putting off doing the dishes for yet another day) 5. I’m getting married in a week (when you […]