Grins Category


Wow, things got gloomy there for a little while, huh? What can I say… it was very nice to wake up today and feel happy and back to my usual self. That’s what friend cheerleaders, exercise, and awesome She Geeks Out events will do for ya, apparently!

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San Francisco Here I Come

Normally I don’t have a hard time responding to people who ask me why I don’t just pick up and move to the West Coast. There are so many reasons! The weather (I like snow!), the seasons, the East Coast pace, proximity to friends and family, public transportation, housing prices, etc. etc. etc. This winter […]

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It’s Alive!

I finally took the plunge and set up an actual website for myself! I’ve been blogging for years and years with WordPress, but now you can go and learn more about me, check out some of the cool stuff I get up to in my free time, and let me know how this all makes […]

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OK. Yes. There is a ton of snow. In fact, it just won’t stop snowing. Shoes? What are those? I only wear boots. I can barely remember a time when I actually left my apartment and went to work on a Monday morning. But, I kind of like this crazy weather! Why? People actually talk to […]

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Things that really make me happy…

Last night’s text message saying “can’t wait to see you this weekend”. Did I mention that this new boy is super cute?

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Things that make me happy…

Warm weather Weekends spent with friends Live music Sunshine Cold beer Jumping Watching little kids rock it out Sleeping in Crossing things off the to-do list Third dates with cute boys Coffee Inside jokes

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My health has had ups and downs over the years. In fall of 2011, I was very unhappy. I had gained a lot of weight during grad school, I felt old and tired, my joints were aching, it was hard to go up stairs, and I just didn’t feel good about myself. So, I decided […]

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I ran a 5K last weekend. The Miss Santa 5K, which I ran last year, and which was the first ‘real’ 5K I ran. I started running again in preparation for this year’s race a few weeks ago, but prior to that I hadn’t run since April. Oh, also I was pretty jet lagged, having […]

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This post is a few days late, but better late than never. As of last Saturday I am finished with taking my medication for the DVT/PE I suffered back in June. WOOOOOHOOOOOO!!!

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Change is in the Air

It’s a new year. A new me? I went to the grocery store today and my basket was full of … vegetables! Potatoes, peppers, garlic, ginger, fruit, it was a really lovely sight actually. And my dinner tonight was quite delicious. I’m trying to ensure that my fridge is full of healthy, good food. I […]

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