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Curveball

Curveball

What happens when life throws you a curveball… in a good way? When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. When life gives you delish lemonade, you drink it! After consulting as many friends, family and colleagues as possible. About a year ago I was approached by a professor from the Acoustical Society in the … Continue reading

Crackdown on Airbnb & Uber …

Crackdown on Airbnb & Uber …

I cannot for the life of me remember why I tried Airbnb for the first time. You’d think it’d be somewhere on this blog that I have had for nearly three years…I am too lazy to look (based on my inclusion of a link…I found it 😉 ). But I have yet to be disappointed. … Continue reading

I am a MARATHONER!

I am a MARATHONER!

As you can probably infer from the title, I have officially joined the Marathoner club! Can you believe it?!? Be prepared for a long post, the history leading to the race and my First Marathon experience. Let’s start with some numbers: 5 months of training, 62 actual training runs, I did training runs in 5 … Continue reading

My first 20 Mile run

My first 20 Mile run

This past Saturday (well 2 weeks ago, I forgot to post this) I embarked on my first 20 mile run in preparation for my first marathon race at the end of may. I had to go this one alone since everyone else is smarter and realizes that this distance is ridiculous. Recap (the points I … Continue reading

What it’s like …

What it’s like …

I wanted to title this post: What it’s like to be 27 and not settling down. I didn’t want to though because this implies that I am perhaps not in a happy relationship or that I am not on a good life path or whatever. Most days I am 100% happy with the way things … Continue reading

Being in America and Running

Being in America and Running

So I have been hanging out in the USA for a few weeks now and I think I am getting into a nice rhythm, kinda. By rhythm I mean, running my required marathon training miles, being at work a ton (while not accomplishing nearly as much as I’d like), attempting to eat healthy, seeing friends, … Continue reading

Reverse Culture Shock, again.

Reverse Culture Shock, again.

I know it’s been a while and I have quite a few back posts to catch up on but I wanted to start with the most recent and work backwards … it’s easier this way 😀 I just returned back to the USA for a two month stint after spending the last 3 months in … Continue reading

PhD woes

PhD woes

About three years ago, before I started the PhD venture and I was still “just” doing my masters I thought to myself, regarding the PhD, what’s everyone complaining about? It’s not that bad, right? You get paid to do research, most of which is in front of a computer. You get paid to go to … Continue reading

Yearly Wrap up – 2013

Yearly Wrap up – 2013

I liked the format of another blog I saw … what my year brought me, a month-by-month summary: 2013 janvier: got a great new years  gift of strep throat and made my first visit to the french doctor fevrier: welcomed my awesome friend (and former Penn State roomie) Hayley. We traveled all over France (Paris, … Continue reading