Whenever I feel the urge to DIY I scan the apartment looking for the perfect project. This past weekend my eyes landed on the box of vases sitting in the corner, waiting to be transformed into beautiful centerpieces for our almost Halloween wedding next month. I decided to jazz them up with silver spray paint.
When I write the word cabaret what comes to mind? Sultry, provocative, sexy, Nazis? Woah, what do the Nazis have to do with the cabaret? I’m not sure what their connection is to the wider cabaret tradition. However, they are certainly a main theme running through the musical “CABARET”. Continue reading
Three years ago I visited the Gobi Desert and had one of the most memorable experiences of my life. At the time I was serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Mongolia, out east in Ondorkhaan (more about that HERE!). A group of Peace Corps volunteer and I journeyed south by bus, taxi, purgon (Russian mini-bus), camel, and finally our own two feet to get to the sand dunes of the Gobi. The journey was loooong and uncomfortable. Imagine traveling with luggage in your lap, luggage in the bus aisle, and people sitting on top of that luggage. Human tetris is real and we nailed it for those 10 hours down into the desert. Continue reading
It’s Friday! Friday! Gotta get down on Friday! Quick, name that song!* This week draaaagggged and I think it’s because the promise of a three day weekend was at the end of it. Continue reading
August was another whirlwind month. At the very beginning we went on a trip to visit family in Chicago and Milwaukee. The rest of the month saw the start of band for me and classes for Adam. Here are some of the highlights:
- Setup the new computer and started playing The Sims 4!
- Visited the Shedd Aquarium!
- Decided on wedding food. Protip: add 3 parts lemon juice and 1 part honey to your brussel sprouts and bacon to kick them up a notch!
- Band started up again with some nice surprises!
- Had a surprise visit from a college friend!
- Took over the gym at the post office:
How was your August?
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After 18 years playing the clarinet, last night I played a piece composed by a woman. It took from the young age of 8 all the way until 26 for me to sit in my seat in the clarinet section, look over the new music on my stand, and realize, huh, is this piece written….by a woman?!
I am in shock for two reasons. Continue reading
Another work week is coming to a close and I am in need of a restful weekend. The past few weekends have been filled with travel, planning and prepping, hang outs with friends, The Sims 4, and sickness. All of which have left me feeling low on energy and I am so looking forward to relaxing the next couple of days. Continue reading
Earlier this month I went to Chicago and Milwaukee to visit family. One of the highlights from the trip was visiting the Shedd Aquarium. The aquarium is located in the heart of downtown Chicago next to Navy Pier, Millennium Park, and the Field Museum. We took the L train downtown and it was packed both ways with festival goers (Lollapalooza was bumpin’ in the park!) and Cubs fans on their way to the ballpark.
Thinking about it, I am pretty sure this was my first time at the Shedd Aquarium. Despite visiting the Chicago area almost every year of my life, we’ve never been!
Even though another month passed by in the blink of an eye, looking back it doesn’t seem like the month was very eventful. It was mostly spent inside in the air conditioning and preparing for our trips to SoCal last weekend and the midwest this weekend. Now that I’ve started playing Pokémon Go the summer needs to hurry up and turn to fall so that walking around outside isn’t so miserable. How am I supposed to hatch my eggs if it’s too hot to walk around?! Anyway…..here are some of the highlights: Continue reading
Next month, we’re getting a brand spankin-new desktop computer. And thank goodness because my 80 year old laptop (aka 8 Earth years) is on its last legs. Simply opening a new internet browser is a lot of effort for the poor thing. I haven’t had a desktop computer in years and I’m looking forward to a full keyboard, mouse, and large monitor (they’re like small TVs nowadays!). But, I’m most looking forward to playing my favorite computer game: The Sims. Of course, I won’t be playing the original version of the game but the latest installment, The Sims 4.
Every summer, my brother and I had three months off from school and we spent a lot of our time on the family computer. Our mom even set a kitchen timer to avoid sibling squabbles about who got more play time! Here are three of my favorite childhood computer games. Continue reading