Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Friday, October 17, 2008

Feats of Strength

Feats of Strength
Originally uploaded by Maria Samuelson
and swoon again.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

nerd alert

i confess to loving learnoutloud.com

does anyone else feel the desire to pick up where i left off as a child and become an arthurian legends nerd?

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

"Having adventures comes natural to some people," said Anne serenely.
"You just have a gift for them or you haven't."

Saturday, June 14, 2008

today is an happy day

first day of the farmers' market. mushroom guy.
$20 of mushrooms: porcini, morel, baby shitake, and the ones i can't remember.
delicious g-harv pastries.
honey for honey whole wheat pizza dough.

caputo's market wraps around!! "00" flour at last. with beets, spinach and above mushrooms for homemade pasta. delicious.
international juice drinks for enjoying

joanna can pick winning teams.

first time at hosting. :)

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Friday, April 25, 2008

1 down 2 to go

doesn't "experimental mathematics" just sound silly?
i think i like people who experiment with mathematics. those wild and crazy mathematicians, living on the edge.


Thursday, April 17, 2008


i just donated 2000 grains of rice in 30 minutes. not even that if you consider i had to run some things out to the robots.


my big sister says she heard about it on npr. i don't listen to npr, but sometimes people do when i'm around.
but i didn't hear about it from the radio.
i heard about it from my little sister.


Wednesday, April 16, 2008


world class chocolate is so delicious.
especially if it's free.


Thursday, April 10, 2008

happiest of birthdays

jason even jumped the ropes. such a good turner. with his help, rob made it over tammie and into double dutch.
he stayed the whole time, bought me dinners and nasty ice cream as per becky's orders.

viv, becky and angelina performed a dramatization of unicorn of my soul to accompany my beautiful and delicious unicorn cake (courtney the last unicorn currently resides atop my refrigerator.)
leo brought horchata!

jason proposed to viv yet again, they held hands and he gave her my accidental light up ring.

al and al's mom and my mom and my dad and my brother also dropped in for jump rope practice. kristen happened through and jumped.
nancy and emily and the whole team came.

happy happy happy for me.

Sunday, April 06, 2008

i took these while visiting my sister in cincinnati.
i like them.

Now playing: Bill Withers - Ain't No Sunshine

Friday, March 14, 2008

mr. squidgey face

tim AND emily came to jump rope!!
and emily and i have a... chamber group (not quite a quartet, but we're getting there.)

and jenji and i are going to see the best nephew ever tomorrow morning. i'm so excited you wouldn't EVEN believe.

:) !

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

don't forget!!!

my jump rope team is performing this coming monday, march 10 at the institute here in capital city. the festivities begin at 7, i believe, but we might be slated as the last act.

you really don't want to miss it.

if you want in on the action, there're practices tonight and thursday at 9pm at the institute.


Tuesday, February 26, 2008


happy of this birthday!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

happy valentine's day

someone was shoveling the snow off the stairs as i walked to work. lost in thought i passed by unaware and then thought "i should've said thank you."
and then
i heard a voice straight out of a public service announcement
saying, "thank you for working so hard to keep us safe."

and i was glad there was at least one nice person today. too bad it wasn't me.

i had such a nice breakfast and i wasn't EVEN late to class. hooray!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

on the other hand

i think i might even have a date.


AND two nights of jump rope a week!

speaking of

jason says this is me. (even sillier; i like small cars.):

Wednesday, February 06, 2008


i woke up at 8 and looked outside to see snow falling fast and furious. so i decided to go to work later than usual. because i can.
i woke up at 10 to the sound of lilli singing the little mermaid.
and i had someone to tell it to.
i was up until 3am last night playing with to do lists and chatting about silliness like a.i. (which i promise i'm not geeky enough to like. it was just a conversation i was having. i promise. unabashedly nerdy, but not a geek!)
i talked to my redheaded russian sister and looked at the pictures of my sweet baby nephew (did you even know that i had a nephew? cause i do! and he's the best one ever. see here.) while lilli listened to old school shakira in the shower.
the sun was shining while i walked to school.
and kathryn invited me to lunch.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

jason isn't EVEN moving to north carolina in a month.