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The 5 best parts of the London 2012 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony

It all started in Mrs. Dixon’s third grade class at Freedom Elementary School. For the duration of the Calgary 1998 Olympics, our lessons revolved around the winter games. We broke up into teams and countries, learning about the different cultures, creating flags, and keeping track of medal counts as the days went by. And I’ve […]

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Let them eat cake!

This past Sunday, my friend Alicia, another recent NYC expat,  and I had brunch in our hometown. Which was a feat in itself, given that people in “the ‘field” don’t really do brunch. We both decided it’s one of the things we miss the most about the city! So we opted for breakfast at a […]

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OMG I love this song! M83, “Midnight City”

I haven’t done a music post in ages, but this song was the perfect reason to bring them back!  Even though M83 has been around for a decade, I first read about the French band in a recent Slate article highlighting the best songs of 2011. M83 has been described as electro-pop, ambient, and shoegaze. […]

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Snow Day

I’m spending a few days at my parents’ house before I set off on my travels, and we got a couple inches of snow yesterday. My high school-aged cousin was not amused (“What’s the point of snow if it’s not on a school day?!”), but I actually enjoyed it. A snow day is like a […]

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Fab photo(s) of the day

Lab shoes. Fab shoes! What shoes are you wearing today? Leave a note in the comments!

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