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Virtual Journey from Langau to Vienna, Austria
Monday, October 15, 2012      2 comments

I have been inspired by several virtual journeys I've seen on Spark, and last weekend I was suddenly struck with where I would love to be right now. In 2001, I worked as an au pair in Austria and honestly loved every minute of it. The family was... Read more
Jam Packed: Weeks 4 & 5 WUB + NSVs. Wowsers!
Sunday, October 14, 2012      3 comments

Hey kids, okay I apologize in advance that this is going to be a looooong blog - not that mine are every particularly abbreviated. I will try to be as concise as I can. --- NOTE: If you just want the good stuff (NSV's), feel free to jump to... Read more
Week 3 WUB, BLC #16
Sunday, September 30, 2012      4 comments

This was a horrific week for stress. I'm still recovering from my all-nighter on Thursday night, being run ragged all week, and how I've yet to be able to catch up on sleep... But, the presentation yesterday went okay, I survived the week, ... Read more
What I'm Proud Of - 25 Sept 2012
Tuesday, September 25, 2012      7 comments

I have to make this ultra brief because I'm sick, incredibly stressed, exhausted... and not nearly done working for the night yet. But, in keeping with my goals for this week, I wanted to do a quick update and tell you all what I am PROUD of fro... Read more
"In my despair, I dance the can-can."
Sunday, September 23, 2012      6 comments

These wise words come from the play "Erdgeist", a German play about an abused showgirl named Lulu played on the silver screen by legendary silent film actress and dancer Louise Brooks in the film "Pandora's Box". Film history lesson aside, this ... Read more
BLC #16 - WUB Week 2
Sunday, September 23, 2012      1 comments

So, I had a bit of a disappointing week, but it ended on a positive note. So, I'll start with a recap and update of my goals and week, and then set my goals for the next week. To recap, my goals for this week were to: 1) Keep taking t... Read more
I did something very stupid today.
Thursday, September 20, 2012      5 comments

I had ankle reconstruction September 2011. It was a fairly major soft tissue reconstruction, in which he had to use a tendon to replace my lateral ligament and then he also had to reattach my other ankle ligaments. I was in a hard cast (non-walk... Read more
Please, please send me snack ideas!
Tuesday, September 18, 2012      13 comments

I'm sending out an all-call for snack ideas. I'm desperately seeking: easy, quick, (cheap), snack ideas. Also needs to be on the lower end of carbs, if at all possible. I am trying to eat more this week - about 200-400 calories or so more ... Read more
What I'm Proud Of - 16 Sept 2012
Monday, September 17, 2012      2 comments

I'll keep it brief, but here's what I accomplished today: * Tackled a huge programming problem I was having, wrote a new piece of code, and conquered the project. Aligned 21,000+ genes today between two genomes. :) That was pretty sweet. ... Read more
101 Things in 1001 Days
Sunday, September 16, 2012      5 comments

I just had to borrow this idea from Heather. What an amazing idea!! Make sure to check out her list:
al.asp?blog_id=5051014 . She has some amazing things on there, and I so... Read more
BLC #16 WUB - Week 1
Saturday, September 15, 2012      3 comments

So, I sort of scattered my weekly goals throughout earlier blog entries this week or failed to formalize them at all, so here they were: 1) Track what I eat every day 2) Drink at least 8 cups of water every day 3) Do at least 10 minutes... Read more
What I'm Proud Of - 12 Sept 2012
Wednesday, September 12, 2012      4 comments

Ok, this is going to be hard, but it's been a long time since I listed things of which I'm proud for the day. Well, here goes... * I met a deadline on time. Just under the wire, but on time. * I took the stairs this morning (more on th... Read more
BLC #16 - Fitness Plan
Wednesday, September 12, 2012      5 comments

For the next two months, I really want to do something - ANYTHING - cardio every day. I like the idea of just doing 10 minutes a day, because I know that it will never really be just ten. But if there comes a day when I'm just so exhausted or so... Read more
BLC #16 Week 1 - Letter to My Future Self
Sunday, September 09, 2012      5 comments

Dear lighter, healthier, happier, K ~ Congrats on making it another 10 weeks! You've now done two challenges back-to-back. That has to feel pretty awesome. Even more, I bet you feel better to be lighter, healthier, and happier, don't you? B... Read more
Why I Can't Wait for the Next BLC:
Thursday, September 06, 2012      2 comments

Life is really tense right now. I have more crud going on than I like to admit, even to myself. I don't want this to turn into Whine Fest 2012, so I'll just list the biggest ones: (right, they call this venting) - I have to propose my disse... Read more

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