This Valentine’s Day was bittersweet. It was our first Valentine’s as a married couple. It will also be our last Valentine’s together in Chicago. Shey is getting stationed to San Diego this summer, and I plan on staying in Chicago to finish my PhD. A part of me wants to leave everything and go to… Read More Our first (and last) Valentine’s Day together in Chicago
I’ve lived in Chicago for a little over 2 years, and have never been downtown during NYE. This year, Shey and I decided to go to the John Hancock Observatory (now called 360) and spend the new year in the sky! We checked into the Cambria Hotel off of Michigan Avenue (AKA Magnificent Mile), and fell in… Read More Chicago: John Hancock Observatory – NYE in the Sky
It’s been a few weeks since I last posted. I didn’t mean to take a hiatus, but sometimes life happens and before you know it you’re living in the moment instead of blogging about it. I also think that I got caught up in the “newness” of blogging, and that it became overwhelming. You know what I’m talking about–trying… Read More Back from an impromptu hiatus!
Do STEM fields care about black/brown lives? As scientists, do we talk about racism, sexism, homophobia at all? Or are we invisible, even in academia? I recently wrote about the Pulse shootings in Orlando, FL, and how the attack on the LGBT community tore me apart. I spent a lot of days mourning over the… Read More Do #blacklivesmatter in STEM?
Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend! I celebrated Independence Day by sleeping in, eating home-made lasagna, and buying some much-needed jeans from American Eagle. I typically get my denim from Target, but I’ve found that the quality of clothes has really deteriorated. I usually love walking into Target and grabbing a cute shirt/dress/pair of jeans as I grocery shop, but… Read More Fourth of July: Weekend Writing
Two years ago, I hopped on a plane and found myself in Chicago. I had no idea how to use public transportation, so I paid $50 to have the taxi drive me up the street to my housing assignment. It also had not settled in that I was going to be sleeping in a new city without… Read More Happy 2 year Chitown-versary!
It is uncommon that both Shey & I have a full weekend off, let alone a 3-day weekend. Don’t get me wrong–I love being at the bench. However, I also love to sleep in and binge-watch The Walking Dead. Not going to lie–I’ve cried at least three times each episode. Something about the zombie apocalypse just… Read More Memorial Day Weekend