Monday, April 21, 2014

breaking news alert

i love this.

i love that the winner was an american (yay america!), but i love even more that he is an immigrant.  how appropriate - to be reminded that one can be american and be an immigrant, when the accused bombers, too, were american and immigrants.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

what i'm listening to right now

i bought sara bareilles' new album, and it is every bit as awesome as i'd hoped it would be.  i love this song - "chasing the sun":

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

10 year duke reunion!

duke was as gorgeous as ever.  we felt old, but not too old.  we laughed a LOT.  we drank an appropriate amount.  we ate burritos at 2:30am.  we got a noise complaint at the hotel.  we reminisced.  we made new memories.  i am so so lucky to have these friends, to have attended this school.

and i came home to this, which isn't half bad either.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

what i'm listening to right now

where "right now" = "in an airport waiting for my flight home from duke reunion weekend and grading papers even though i really don't want to."

"sex on fire," by kings of leon:

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

“Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder. Help someone’s soul heal.”
--Rumi (1207-1273), Persian poet

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

a ruby a day

ruby supervises me while i make dinner - from a location that is close enough to the action for her liking but not close enough to get yelled at.  good kitty.

Monday, April 7, 2014

a photo a day

last night i made a carrot cake for a coworker's birthday, and this is what the pan looked like after our party/staff meeting today.  no sight could make a baker happier!  it was an awesome recipe and the cake turned out really moist and the frosting the perfect amount of sweet (i used less sugar than was called for, which was a good move).  baking success!