Archive for 2011

This is what happens when you’re two weeks away from wedding day

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

You start having wedding related dreams. To be fair, I had my first wedding related dream the night after we actually started planning the wedding.  I don’t remember what it was about.  The first of the “wedding-mares” came back in August, when I dreamt that all the trees had already changed color and were dropping […]

Snapshot: Spirit of Detroit

Friday, September 30th, 2011

The Spirit of Detroit is a statue that is near the riverfront in downtown Detroit, just a couple miles down the road from where we live in midtown. In his left hand he holds a sun, representing God, and in his right hand he holds a family, a representation of human relationships.  He’s been a […]

Our Wedding. A list. Part 3

Friday, September 30th, 2011

12. After completing our seating chart I turned to Fiance and said “Do you want to just scrap the whole thing and not have a seating chart?” 13. We have a song as part of our ceremony.  I really hope people sing. 14. We’re going to dance a polka at the reception.  Not as our […]

snapshot: maple in ann arbor

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Snapshot Detroit (and southeast michigan) – to introduce you to Detroit one picture at a time.  Ironically I start with a photo in Ann Arbor. One of the things I love most about Ann Arbor is the liberal sprinkling of maple trees.  It makes autumn a most beautiful season to watch.  The trees are only […]

Five years ago

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Five years ago this week I was saying goodbye to my friends and family in Minnesota.  I saw one last movie with my oldest little brother (Little Miss Sunshine, which bears an uncanny resemblance to parts of my life).  I flew to Boston to say good bye to some college friends and spend one last […]

Seven Things: That Engineering Grad Students Keep Near By

Saturday, September 17th, 2011

So first off, school has started, I’ve been helping my advisor with projects for a conference she’s in charge of that’s had me on call pretty much all the time, we’ve been running around like mad people trying to finish up wedding check list items AND enjoy and put up the fruits and veggies that […]

year 1

Friday, September 9th, 2011

dear friends, one year ago today I bought myself a domain and decided to make macnamania it’s own little free standing space.  Know how I know that?  Because godaddy just sent me the renewal notice for my automatic bill pay for another year.  So I guess we’re doing this again. love, macnamania ps. I know […]

Signs I’m Spending Too Much Time in the Lab

Friday, August 26th, 2011

1. I try to use my lab key to unlock my car.


Monday, August 15th, 2011

I hate throwing away food.  Hate it.  I also hate throwing away food scraps. So pretty much the first thing Fiance and I did when we moved in together was set up a compost bin, and with all the veggies we’ve been preparing this summer due to our farm share, we’ve already filled up one […]

Our Wedding. A list. Part 2

Saturday, August 13th, 2011

11. I am so over photo-booths and photo-booth props.