Hello, again

I’ve been away for an unforgivably long amount of time.  For that reason I wouldn’t be surprised if no one reads this.  But I’m going to post anyway – and I hope I’ll be posting regularly from now on.  I just got so busy this summer, and then again this fall, and then I allowed life to run away from me in ways I really shouldn’t.  That’s one of my New Year’s Resolutions: slow down!  Don’t subsume myself entirely to my graduate career, or, worse yet, feel guilty when I have even one iota of fun.  That won’t be easy (disclaimer: I’m feeling guilty right now), but it’s certainly a worthwhile endeavor.  I’m willing for it to be a year-long work in progress.

In the meantime, here’s what I was up to over the past six (!) months.

First, I went to Pensacola for Thistle Nationals and spent the week racing sailboats with my Dad.  We went to a fleet dinner where I cooked this, which I really wanted to tell you about – but I had no computer access when I was at Nationals and then I went right into panic mode about comprehensive exams when I got home. I didn’t crawl out of that until September, so that explains a lot.

After the nightmare that was comps, I went to Chicago for a friend’s wedding. Alex and I were able to take a few days off work (thank you, New York, for the superbly timed October holidays) and spend some time together exploring the city.  The Sears Tower was especially cool.

After that, I got involved in a little movement you might have heard about – Occupy Wall Street.  I attended rallies all semester.  Here’s a shot of one of my favorite comrades, Lady Liberty.

Alex and I even helped write a book about Occupy Wall Street.  The New Yorker actually just published an article about it, which we were both quoted in.

Then there’s been the normal life stuff, too.  I worked a lot.

And had some kitchen adventures.

Now I’m winding down, getting ready for what I hope will be a big and exciting new year.  If everything works out the way I’m planning it, you’ll be seeing a lot more of me around the blog. I’m looking forward to it!  And in the meantime, happy holidays!

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