There’s So Much To Be Thankful For

24 11 2010

Two years ago my friend Rachel sent around a list of 10 things she was thankful for and my group of college friends all replied all with lists of our own.  Last year we did the same thing and I think it’s worthy enough to be a tradition. so I sent around my list this year and thought I’d share it with you all.

 Here is my 2010 list of 10  things I’m thankful for in (mostly) no particular order:

  1. My mom who has supported me and cheered me on my entire life.  I’m so very thankful that we have such a great and close relationship and that she is so totally awesome.
  2. Great friends and the fact that I’ve managed to find them in every city I’ve lived in.
  3. A job I really love, with people who are really great, doing things that make the world a better place.
  4. Carleton- where else could I have gotten a great education and made such great, funny, awesome friends who feel like they’re with me even when we’re far away. 
  5. Mountains and sunshine.
  6. Laughter and people who make me laugh.
  7. Finishing my MPH soon and being done with school for a while (free time)!
  8. Visiting the Harry Potter Wizarding World in Feb 2011 with Emm!!!!!
  9. That the people I love are happy and healthy.
  10. Other people’s creativity that allows me to enjoy awesome movies, great books, and cool music, among other things.

Much love and happy Thanksgiving


I am a Visitor Here I am Not Permanent

15 11 2010

A couple weekends ago, in a time known as BC (before comps) or BIGCAC (Before I got crazy about comps), I went to DC.  Three very exciting things occurred.

1. Three of my college girlfriends live there and we got to see each other and hang out.

Replace LT (far left) in this pic with me, and replace the Seattle background with DC and voila it’s like we all took a picture together to celebrate how great it was to see each other.

2. Jon Stewart found out that I was going to be in town and scheduled his Rally to Restore Sanity on the same weekend.  I managed to get my hands on a “special guest” pass (thanks Kyle and Nick) and it was AWESOME!!!!  Here are some great signs and a “close up” of the man himself!

It’s true Matzah balls are WAY more delicious than bombs!

3. After standing for 5 hours and walking miles and miles to on Saturday, I still decided to run the Marine Corps Marathon.  It was a glorious day, I felt about as good as one can hope to feel when running that far, and I think the Marines are some of the nicest most helpful people you’ll ever come across.

Dtown and I about 5:30 am on race day

And more pics from raceday (proofs from marathonfoto)

Mom was there to cheer me on!
So that was my Halloween weekend.  All and all it was pretty awesome!  I’m looking forward to many more exciting weekends free of homework and full of friends in the not too distant future.

And I know I should go but I’ll probably stay

9 11 2010

So I’m pretty sure the place that this song lyric is referring to isn’t the library/lab, but that is where I’m staying instead of going home.

Yep, it’s that time in the semester when sleep becomes but a fond memory of things I used to do.

Here are some other things that are on that list.

  • Seeing and swinging Ophelia
  • Dinners that aren’t cereal or hot dogs
  • Showering long enough to enjoy it
  • Reading, for fun
  • Seeing people that aren’t in the lab or at school
  • Running
  • Watching TV/movies
  • Having a social life

But enough of feeling sorry for myself, things could be much much worse.  It could be finals week at Carleton!  Only 6 weeks left!