Tuesday, June 1, 2010

June 2010

When in the world did it become June? Oh my oh my.


from here - make your own tartan!

from Oddly Glam's Etsy shop

A woman researching the oldest living things in the world...so cool!

One of my girls, who wrote the above limerick on the whiteboard outside my door.

To hear the limerick, in actual speech you say:

Integral z-squared dz
from 1 to the cube root of 3
times the cosine
of three pi over 9
equals log of the cube root of 'e'

And the math works out. She derived it on the board for me, as well. Ridiculous. And I love it.

Things to look forward to:

--the photo box WILL be finished this month if it kills me. Seriously. Tape is coming from Amazon.com (bless that wonderful heir to the Sears and Roebuck Catalog tradition) along with a sangria pitcher, an anatomy coloring book, and two of these beauties for the Midsummer party come late June.

--speaking of that....a Midsummer dinner party! On the condition that I can get permission, of course. There will be meatballs, and fruit tarts, and beets, plus a whole stash of things that I buy from Inglebretson's at home in Minnesota.

--enjoying my garden...I don't think there is anything I'd rather do after a long day in lab then come home, change into flip flops, and drag a hose around, watering all my herbs.

See that smile? Not gonna go away, even with the forest fires!


[the three of us back in high school---Scottie took us both to our proms our junior year. What a guy.]

[can't believe I'm posting this...yay high school? actually, the best part of this whole thing was his mom yelling out the front door "Scottie, get the door for her!" Ha. It was hilarious.]

I'm the only one of the set that's not getting married + buying a house this summer. Feeling left out? I'd be lying if I said I didn't feel just a tidge behind in life events, but as my mom reminded me, "You chose this because it was best for you, just like they chose what was best for them. So stop your complaining." Right-o, mum. Now to find a dress to wear! (well, I have one. But I need a saffron/mustard-colored cardigan to wear with it. Any ideas?)

--Mentally prepare for jury duty. I just got reminded of it today. Oh boy, Lowell...here I come.

--Preparing powerpoints, lectures, and packets for my HSSP class! There are currently 29 students signed up. Twenty. Nine. Students. I am over the moon. I cannot wait to talk about epithelial cells, atria of the heart, and nerve cells. I cannot even tell you how excited I am.

--I will be home in June for the above wedding, and I'll get to see a whole ton of people! As well as spend time cleaning out our attic, closets, basement, garage...it's gonna be swell. I'm so excited to be home to help the process...and yes, I am a contributor to the amount of stuff we have at home---and I aim to help reduce that clutter. And hopefully get to visit this gentleman:

[that's me on his right side]

Our family used to rent a cabin up on Farm Island Lake in northern Minnesota. He was a great man...and I enjoyed the lemon drops, the sand pit in the giant tire, the pontoon boat, and watching him fry up sunnies for dinner. I haven't seen him in ages, and we're going to try and visit him in his nursing home...I only wish we had gotten back up there before now.


Kyla Roma said...

Your garden looks beautiful! Not hard to enjoy at all! And also math limerick? That's hilarious- it sounds like you're in very good company =)

Rachel M. Slough said...

I feel you with the married/house thing, and my mom has told me the same thing! But somehow, I don't think it's that simple :) Hang in there, and hopefully talk soon. It sounds like there is a lot to enjoy!