Don’t call it a comeback

26 07 2011

Hello readers!

Welcome to the return of the blog.  Things in St Louis are very very hot right now!  It’s the second straight week of heat warnings and advisories.  Bleg!
Here’s an update on my life:

I started a new job in Dec and it’s been going great!  In Jan I survived snowmaggeden here  in STL, and as I previously posted, in Feb I went to the wizarding world of Harry Potter with McEdit (AWESOME).  March brought me to Atlanta to run a half marathon with my mom and April was packed with freeze-my-butt-off cheering on the cards at a baseball game,  running a half marathon in St Louis with my mom in the scorching heat, and celebrating my college girlfriends coming into town for a reunion. In May I saw Jason Aldean in concert, graduated, and had my birthday. In June, the boy and I went on a whirlwind trip of the AK (look for another post about how awesome that was!) and so far July has been spent enjoying modern conveniences like air conditioning, training for a triathlon, and wondering what in the world possessed me to sign up for a triathlon in Aug in St Louis.

I’m planning on posting a bit on my AK vacation, some on my adventures in St Louis and training, but the focus of my posts will likely be on my upcoming trip to Mozambique and the fundraising I’m doing for it.


Working 9 to 5

2 02 2011

Ah, the real world.  Seriously, I’m not sure what it is everyone complains about.  As far as I’m concerned this whole work 40 hours a week and then go home and not have to do homework and go to class is a pretty sweet gig.  Also do you know how much easier it is to make ends meet on a full time salary rather than a part time one?  Count me in as a fan of the real world:)

Anyway, a few people have asked about my new job (those who didn’t can make it up to me with cookies, brownies, massages, any way you see fit :))

Here’s the deal my time is split between four projects.  Half of my time I spend as a project manager, right now that means doing some research paperwork, managing some freaking amazing RA’s, and soon it’ll mean overseeing recruitment, managing data, and assisting with publications and grant writing.  The other half of my time is spent working on one of our big projects, currently it’s all about uploading pictures/messages/templates etc to a database, but soon it’ll be helping our community partners use the system and tracking how they are using it.

Recently our lab won an award for awesomeness (or something more technical).  This is a video that explains the type of thing we do at the lab.  While this isn’t my project exactly, it’s related to it.  AWESOME!


It’s been a long time

25 01 2011

Hello faithful readers,

It’s been a long time, the end of the semester was brutal, but is finally over.  What’s happened since my last post?

I finished school, you may now address me as Master when you see me 🙂

I went to Georgia to hang out with the fam, awesome times!

I got a new job, I’m now a full time project manager, with an office and everything!

I visited Taubs in Milwaukee, where we did a lot of eating, shopping and relaxing!

I went sledding… more on that later.

I signed up for a half marathon (I blame it on the mom)!

I joined a small group at church.

I got some sleep.

Hopefully I’ll be back again soon so you can keep tabs on this Alaskan’s adventures around Tha Lou.

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