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Monthly Archives: October 2008

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

We are experiencing our first bit of snow today.  And this has caused most people to walk around here with huge smiles on their faces, whistling tunes, and excitedly talking about the now-arrived ski and snowboard season.  As for me, on the other hand, I’m a rock climber and outdoor runner, which makes me sad […]


Fall Break has officially started, and it could not have come at a better time. The leaves are gorgeous, and the hills that surround the city are a delightful shade of orange. For the last few weekends, my husband and I have taken some lovely drives on back roads, carefully avoiding the highway, to get […]


I used to be a major procrastinator.  I mean, we’re talking BIG TIME.  But so far I’ve turned myself around in grad school.  I read for classes a couple of days in advance and review the materials again for class.   In addition to reading in advance, I have a draft of one of my papers […]

foliage season

My parents came up this weekend to enjoy foilage season (and to see me of course!).  The leaves aren’t quite peaking yet, but they still got to see some pretty colors. It was also fantastic because I got a little tour of the state and of some different towns, something I wouldn’t normally do on […]