I reject this.
I’m looking at my grad school’s evaluation of my undergraduate transcript and their assessment of what prerequisites I need to take before beginning coursework for my degree. There are three classes I need to take that I knew I’d have to, and I’m fine with that. But they want for me to take a semester of “college algebra” (scare quotes mine). I didn’t...
One of the best things about dogs
Every time you come home, they greet you like you’re the risen Christ. Once when I picked Silas up from the kennel after a long trip, he jumped in a circle so high in the air that he fell over. He recovered well, though.
Lemon: The gas won’t be turned on until Thursday so there’s no hot water. Lemonade: Motivation to go to the gym. Lemon: Can’t remember where I packed my socks and underwear. Lemonade: Target trip! Lemon: Duke whimpers and howls nonstop whenever Matt leaves. Like for 45+ minutes. Lemonade: TBD.
I'm moving in 8 hours.
I’ve broken three glasses and four wine glasses. Blergh.
Decided on a bachelorette theme
TREAT YO SELF! a la Tom Haverford. Tom: Donna-tella! Donna: T-Mobile! Tom: Three words for you…Treat Yo Self! Both: TREAT YO SELF 2011! Tom: Once a year Donna and I spend a day treating ourselves. What do we treat ourselves to? Donna: Clothes Tom: Treat Yo Self! Donna: Fragrances. Tom: Treat Yo Self! Donna: Massages. Tom: Treat Yo Self! Donna: Mimosas Tom: Treat Yo Self! ...
This is the worst advice column since Slate ran...
Brides Magazine: fire your advice columnist. “One of my bridesmaids is constantly complaining about how much she hates the dress, while all the others like it. What should I do?” The advice: Ask your friend what’s really bothering her. “Is it the dress? Is it the price? Is it her weight? Is it something about being single?” Yes! Perfect. People love being asked if...
Silas, Watchdog and Nature Lover
I’ve been leaving the patio door cracked open so Silas can sit out there. He loves to chew on leaves and keep an eye out for intruding neighbor dogs. I found Silas out there yesterday gnawing on Mr. Squirrel. He’d taken his plush squirrel on the patio to enjoy the outdoors with him. Si was so happy that even though he was lying down, I could see from inside that his tail was sticking...
When Obama endorsed marriage equality...
whenobamaendorsed: … Joe, Hillary and Michelle were all ORANGE MOCHA FRAPUCCINOS??? I love that there’s a whole tumblr devoted to gifs celebrating Obama’s endorsement of marriage equality. The internet is the best.
Green apple + pear + beet greens = HOLY MOTHER OF GOD DISGUSTING. I thought about adding carrots and spinach and trying to make it better, but I think the beet greens make it irreparably awful.
JUICE! I’ve been using my juicer for three days and am having fun trying out different fruit/vegetable combos. First I started off with what was in the kitchen - Fuji apples, spinach, and strawberries. (Delicious, in case you’re wondering.) Today I decided to get adventurous and headed to the market for supplies. The whole point of juicing is that you consume lots of fresh produce,...
What else do we have to do? I don’t understand.– It’s the last day of the WABE pledge drive and the announcers are losing patience.
Things are happening!
I got into grad school! It’s been a busy two weeks. I got engaged, signed a lease with Matt, was accepted to grad school, and bought a juicer. Lots of big life changes happening around here.