Tuesday, October 6, 2009

chemical learning

this has been going around the interwebs for awhile, but i can't not post it. i love it more than it's healthy. if only this had been around a few years ago!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Nothing makes me happier than...

tacky British weddings.

Seriously. When I come across a good one, my day is instantly brighter. Does it get any better than miles of ruffles being carried by horse and buggy. I think not. Here is a snippet of some of my favorites.

This wedding dress is 425 pounds AND the girl is 16. nightmare.

Where's Waldo the Chanel logo. Worth it.

But, to be fair, we shouldn't give the British all the credit. Behold:

permanent collar around her neck symbolizing her as his property

Notice the ceremony location...

Monday, July 20, 2009

hello, gorgeous!

isn't this the most amazing thing‽

i am in love with all things paper cut, and this one is perfection!

from here.

Friday, May 22, 2009

sssshh. don't tell greenpeace

dear ladiesy and gentleman,

i apologize if i haven't emerged from my hole in months to see you, but i believe the sight of this baby will explain my absence.

it's 8.5 inches of monstrosity was birthed by myself and two awesome folks. turning it in on my last class felt like i was turning in a well seasoned liver.

auf wiedersehen gigantic binder and with you goodbye my grad school experience.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

so this is the scariest thing i've seen all month

  • four-foot-wide mouth
  • filters through almost 500,000 gallons of water every hour for plankton
  • creepy as all get out

from here

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


there is so much awesomeness in this video. anyone who can work "you're the key to my PCR" into a song is rad in my book.

found via an old prof from here

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

where the wild things are

Thanks to H.Mac, I've now watched the preview at least 5 times.

It was my very favorite book growing up and I am beyond excited for this movie.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Out of this world

I just spent the last half hour watching clips of this:

Did you know that Burt Reynolds was Evie's Dad, Troy (from the inside of a glowing cube)‽ I used to love this show and am still soooooo jealous of Evie's ability to stop time.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

i don't think Octomom would agree...


also, if you're in need of any sassypants, smartypants, or just pants, clickity here.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

no words

Friday, February 6, 2009

fresno bee fail

logged onto fresnobee.com today the 6th of February, or so I thought...check out the forecast on the header.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Friday, January 30, 2009

just reviewed a patent with an examiner named...

J. Slutsker

i giggled a lot.

and i'm 12.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009


only eleven am and today has already been a cataclysm...

first, this little girl was taken to get her womanhood stripped.
then, j.crew gave me the finger and wouldn't let me take advantage of their big sale...
and lastly domino got the ax! i.am.devistated.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The day after

So, this won't be the long thought out post I had dancing in my head this morning. Instead I will just say I'm having a hard time concentrating on anything today. In my head it's all-things-Obama. Although I spent the entire day yesterday glued to the news, I want more. I woke up early just to watch the news this morning. Opened my google reader only to encounter non-inauguration day feeds, closed it and opened the NYTimes. I've spent the past few hours scouring every slide show, post, story, blog about the celebration. I am completely captivated by these moments in history.

The Obamas have an aura. You want them to do well and that President Obama does his job well. What is remarkable to me is that there was almost two million people in attendance and not a single arrest. It was a rare day and everyone was full of optimism, including me. But now it's time to get to work.

Ok, enough. Let's get onto some visual cuteness. And a fuzzy warm story.

(isn't Sasha the cutest on her little box?!?)

Monday, January 12, 2009

Color me jealous

I love me some Dexter. And i really love me some Michael C. Hall. But, this news had me and boyfriend cringing.

Dexter + Deb = Married! I don't think Harry would approve.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Engagement Photos

Joanna Goddard's engagement pictures are so gorgeous. I am so ripe with envy.
Taken by the awesome Max Wanger.

Monday, December 15, 2008

holy merde!

for fifteen minutes it hailed so hard it looked like snow. for fresno this is v. exciting. picture evidence to follow if i can ever figure out how to get them off my phone. don't hold your breath. let's just say i looked something like this little guy.

petcha kutcha tonight + dexter season finale = amanda and steve ridic excited!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

favorite picture of the day

via the triumph of bullshit. happy thanksgiving.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

the red plate

I came across a blog today that mentioned the red plate. Do any of you remember these? The red plate was a big deal in our house, especially between my mom and me.


Whenever there was anything of significance, a birthday, a recital or a just a day we needed cheering up, the red plate was our dinner plate. When I was about eight years old I broke the red plate. My little self was trying to coax the sugar canister from the top of the refrigerator when it feel atop of the red plate sitting on the counter breaking it in two. I was convinced I had just committed the worst sin in the world.

The next day after school I gathered all of my saved money and told my Mom I was going to the Library. Instead, I went to the little boutique that carried the red plate in our small town. Bought it, ran back to the Library and waited for her to pick me up. When she got there I handed her the box and cried my little eyes out while she hugged me. I got to eat on the red plate that night.

That's why the red plate is such a big deal to me. Since my mom passed away I haven't seen the plate. Families have merged, moved, grown and then moved again. It was undoubtedly given away or sold at one of the many yard sales. But, someday I definitely want to have one of these plates for my own family tradition.