I suppose if someone were to ask me what I was good at, what my true talent is, I’d have to say I’m an excellent napper.  I mean, I have been training since birth, and it’s the one thing in which I am truly confident in my skill.  It must be in my genes, because […]

As much as I was determined to stay faithful to June mountain and not have as much fun at Mammoth as I usually have at June (I mean, I still wanted to have fun, I was just going to make sure that it was not equal or greater to the fun at June), I failed.  […]

We usually go skiing in January for Peter’s birthday.  This year, however, most weekends were busy with wedding prep and school work, so we didn’t get a chance to go.  On top of that, our favorite mountain (June Mountain) was closed this season! Over the years, we have developed quite a strong bond to June […]

As I mentioned on Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day is my favorite holiday.  I think I really just like the color green, and I like celebrating things (who doesn’t?).  For the big day we decided to host a delicious St. Patrick’s day breakfast extravaganza.  We even wrote a limerick on the invitation.  And best of […]

I wouldn’t call myself a hoarder (yet), but I do admit to having trouble getting rid of stuff.  My closet is a prime example.  The problem, as I see it, is that there is no problem.  I would get rid of clothes if I didn’t wear them; it’s just that, I tend to wear them […]

Growing up, I hated running errands.  My mom would always ask me if I wanted to go to the grocery store or the library or some other mildly interesting place, and then once she got me to acquiesce, we’d make 6.5 other stops along the way to places like the post office (eeek! The line!) […]

This past week, my life/work balance has been out of whack (in the favor of more life, less work, so I’m not complaining).  I have found that routine is important to many people (myself included), and before last week, I had a great routine set: teach in the morning, research in the afternoon, and I […]