Archive for 2012

Seven Things: that I will do when I am done with grad school

Friday, December 14th, 2012

Friends, I finish grad school in 4 and a half days. No, I do not know what I will be doing next.  But aside from finding a job I will be doing the following: 1. Rereading Anna Karenina, and maybe Harry Potter. I’ve been reading a lot of crap lately, mixed in with reading for […]

Seven Things: Eat your kale

Friday, November 9th, 2012

About a bazillion years ago I was talking to my mom and mentioned how kale was a relatively new food for me – I had never even heard of it before 2009, and then I think it took about a year before I actually tried it. Now it is a staple in our house. Anyway, […]


Thursday, October 25th, 2012

dear diary, husby has started his surgery service and I am le sad. he is up and out the door by 4am, and asleep before I even make it home from school/work. this means that our only shared words are during a sleepy haze, or via text. how do surgeon’s spouses/partners do it? thank goodness […]

First Anniversary Celebrations

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

We decided to celebrate our first anniversary by using the weekend to just be together. We enjoyed some good food, watched some movies, and spent Sunday at a corn maze, picking out pumpkins, petting farm animals, and getting cider and donuts at our favorite cider mill. In sum, doing our favorite autumn activities. What can […]

Seven Things: Snap Shots from Detroit

Monday, October 8th, 2012

This post is only a day late. I’m making progress. Saturday we were out and about in Detroit, and took the opportunity to snap some photos to showcase our city. 1. Mums at Eastern Market 2. Gords at Eastern Market 3. Peppers at Eastern Market 4. Rocky’s Nuts 5. Grand River Creative Corridor 6. Husby […]

Seven Things: That I could have blogged about in September, but didn’t

Friday, September 28th, 2012

Folks, I don’t know why I haven’t written anything here in over a month. I do know that I spend 3 of those weekends traveling to MN, so that may have had something to do with it. But I have Monday’s off, it’s not like I don’t have enough time for this. Anywho. Since I […]

Island Lake Summer Triathlon

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

My race report starts the morning of the day before the race.  I woke up Saturday morning with horrible double charlie horses.  After waking husby up with my screaming getting my calves to relax and rolling them out, we hopped in the car and drove out to walk a 5k being put on by a […]

Seven Things: to do in the last couple weeks of cherry season

Saturday, August 11th, 2012

1. eat all the cherries 2. eat all the cherries 3. eat all the cherries 4. eat all the cherries 5. eat all the cherries 6. eat all the cherries 7. eat all the cherries This is not a joke people.  It will be 10 months before there are cherries again. Get to eating those […]

not a seven things post

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

Dear friends, I know it is past the 7th of the month, and I therefore owe you a seven things post. This is not it. But this is important. If you find yourself with a surplus of cherry/grape/plum/pear tomatoes right now or in the coming weeks. Make this. And then, spread it on ALL THE […]

My guide to young adult dystopian series

Monday, July 30th, 2012

Ok friends, as you may already know, I have a penchant for reading dystopian fiction. I’ve been gobbling them up this summer and thought I’d offer my guide to the hot new series in this genre. It seems that most of these books, similar to The Hunger Games, tend to bewritten for a young adult audience, […]