Thursday, April 12, 2012


I've decided to revamp the unimpressive/impressive theme I had going with this theme I have seen floating around. A little more flexibility, if you will....

Recently Annoying

During my first run in two months I smiled at the seven runners that I passed. Only one smiled back
Not surprisingly, this girl had a Oregon State shirt on. 
Affirming my belief that PNWers are the best.

(Did I ever tell you about the time I went to Oregon State for a semester? 
Okay, sometime I will.)


Recently Returned

From Rwanda. But you know about that. 
Somehow, I can't seem to shake the statement Husband made about how 
the landscape reminded him of Dr. Suess. Thoughts?

Recently Bragged On

My husband gets published this week in a very prestigious journal. 
Now, not only is a superstar human being, he is officially a superstar scientist.
And one step closer to that PhD.

Recently Reconnected

I don't feel like I have made it home until I have checked in with my besties. 
Especially this girl, who is living the dream of moving back to the PNW and renovating her own house. 
Like a house she owns.
Like she has a mortgage.

Betsy Starr

Recently Purchased

Tickets to go to Colorado to see another bestie (I don't use this term lightly).
I haven't seen her for more than an hour or two in two years.
Now that I have this stinking job I have to use the holiday pay, right? 
Can't wait to see her and to do some major catching up. 

Recently "aaawed"

I heard about this kid on NPR. The video is awesome. See? 
There are good people out there!

Recently Guffawed 


Source: Joey deVilla/Global Nerdy

Original image by Diana Walker for Time.

Recently Devoured

It wouldn't be a blog post if I didn't mention food. 
Last night I made this pasta dish, its vegetarian and super yummy.
Is it bad that I 'surf' food blogs?

Recently Avoided Fail

On Easter morning, before church, before breakfast (key fact there), 
Husband decided he would make a chocolate silk pie.
A recipe that calls for a double boiler, a device we don't have.
It was a complete disaster. 
Full of throwing things, expletives, and statements of giving up. 
But we started again,
rethought our impromtu double boiler design
(apparently the engineers are rubbing off on me)
and ended up making a fabulous dessert
And learning a lesson about the perils of baking before breakfast.

Pic and recipe here

Recently Celebrated

8 lbs of ham!
Food for 20!
Six people at the dinner table!
Too much wine!
I love Easter.
A reminder of renewal and of fresh starts. 

What have you been up to?


  1. i love this post. and it makes me seriously wish we'd had more time to catch up today, and that i'd spent less time blabbing about my job decisions.