Monday, June 18, 2012

what did YOU do this weekend?

  • Postdoc: How was your weekend?
  • Me: Good, I finished my 10K on Saturday! [It was really pretty but hilly and I died blah blah blah] What did you do?
  • Postdoc: Oh, I got engaged.
  • Me: ...WHAT OMG CONGRATS
Sunday, May 13, 2012

I have awesome friends

Who take me SKYDIVING.  WHICH WAS AWESOME.  

In a nutshell  

First 5 seconds:  OMGWTF I’M FALLING ON MY BACK OUT OF A PLANE

Next 20 seconds:  HOLY SHIT I’M FALLING THROUGH THE SKY THIS IS SO COOL IT’S SO PRETTY OMG MY EARS NEED TO POP

Next 30 seconds, parachute has been pulled:  THIS IS SO BEAUTIFUL!  I CAN SEE NEVADA AND THE PACIFIC OCEAN ALL AT ONCE

Last 5 seconds:  BOO I DON’T WANT TO LAND

Post-landing:  wtf are all these things sticking to my clothes?  I thought that was grass!

Yeah, basically.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012
I own boxing gloves.  I think my life is now complete.

I own boxing gloves.  I think my life is now complete.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

In the past three days, I found out about getting the NSF, learned (sort of) how to ski, got my skis stolen (more likely mistakenly taken), got stuck in a snowstorm, learned how to put chains on tires, had a snowball fight, saw the most AMAZING views at Lake Tahoe (SERIOUSLY, LOOK AT THIS), came back to a beautifully sunny San Francisco, and got super sick and have now entered a feverish delirium.  Is this seriously real life???  <3

Friday, March 23, 2012

21 before 22

Last year, in my efforts to take control and start being excited about life again, I started making lists of new things I wanted to try or specific goals I wanted to accomplish within the year.  This led me to complete the following:

  • take a yoga class
  • run a 5k
  • go to a shooting range, learn how to shoot a gun, and shoot zombies
  • go rock-climbing
  • try fencing
  • learn how to work with mice (yeah, yeah, yeah, that would have happened anyway)
  • vote in CA
  • read (most of) And the Band Played On
  • start reading The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Overall, not a terrible year. And I started taking steps towards new goals that have rolled over onto this year’s list:

1. run a 10k
2. run a half-marathon, then maaaaybe a full marathon
3. take a kickboxing class (April 3rd)
4. go skydiving
5. go to Oregon (and take a ride in a hot air balloon)
6. go horseback riding
7. try archery (April 7th)
8. do a pull-up
9. learn to drive a stick shift
10. learn to ski (March 31st)
11. go swing dancing in the park
12. submit a literary composition to a non-school-affiliated journal
13. get a new tattoo
14. finish 1000 paper cranes
15. read Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman
16. finish Reading Lolita in Tehran
17. read El amor en los tiempos de cólera (Love in the Time of Cholera in Spanish)
18. visit a different country
19. visit a friend on the East Coast
20. go rock-climbing and NOT have sadly incapacitated arms for three days afterwards
21. finish a painting


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