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Nain Rouge

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

This weekend fiance was like, wanna go to a parade on Sunday?  And I was like Parade?  Where?  What for? And YES. It was just down the block, and the parade was actually a march, to march the Nain Rouge, or red dwarf out of town.  The nain rouge is allegedly an evil spirit that […]

Seven Things: New foods I tried this year

Saturday, January 8th, 2011

Some of these are actual fruits and veggies that I had never had before, and others are dishes that I ate for the first time this year. 7. Farro:  I’ll start with the most recent.  I randomly read about this grain months ago, probably on some blog, because that’s usually where I read about food. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Seven Things: to do when you’ve got poison ivy

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

Really Michigan, Really? I live here a few weeks and my welcome gift is a mysterious case of poison ivy. Mysterious because I have no idea how I got it.  And I’ve been told it has multiple stages.  And can last for a month.  Although the past couple days the itchiness has been almost nil, […]

Seven Things: To check off my list before turning 26

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

I generally try to do my Seven Things post on the 7th of the month, which this month happened to also be my birthday.  I’ve been planning this post for quite a while and just haven’t had a computer and/or been too busy when I have to actually get down to posting. So here I […]

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

Oh Jeeze. I really can believe that it’s been 3 weeks since I last blogged, because just so much has happened since then. Said see you soon to my friends in family in Minnesota, and Ate way too much delicious food in doing so. Spent 15 hours driving to Ann Arbor, thanks a lot Chicago […]