Hi! Seven days ago Whit and I packed up all of our bags and traveled across the Atlantic to start our new life in Paris. It has been exhausting, exhilarating, unbelievable, and everything in between. On the first few days when we were SUPER jet-lagged, I reminded myself that I can feel a range of… Continue reading bonjour from france!
I haven’t really been keeping y’all updated on my daily life over here, but it has mainly gone like this: work, procrastinate work, do necessary things, look at blogs about Italy. That’s about all. BUT this week is a big one – I am graduating in 2 days!!! Well, not officially. I am walking on… Continue reading T Minus 2
The phrase “pet peeves” People who drive less than 5 over the speed limit The idea that fall is the best season (the best season is clearly summer) The ubiquity of the use of baby terminology, such as “fussy,” “put/go down (to sleep),” “starting a family,” “blowout,” “milk coma” Chips in disgusting flavors, such as… Continue reading Things That Annoy Me
I am an expert Dog Breed Identifier. If I see a dog, there’s a 95% chance I know what breed it is. Test me sometime. When I was in high school, my best friend and I realized that our middle names both had “Laine” in them: I’m Blaine and she was Elaine. We decided to… Continue reading More Weird Things About Me
So, what’s it like being in grad school? I determine my own schedule (for the most part), which is fun but difficult because I like to have fun in the middle of the day (read blogs, take a nap, go shopping, work out), but I have to be very self-disciplined if I want to get… Continue reading Life as a Grad Student
There’s something I haven’t talked about in this space, or even with all my close friends, yet. At the end of last year, I was pregnant, and then had a miscarriage. I am a mom. I knew about my pregnancy for two weeks, which 100% overlapped our travels over Christmas break this past year. On January 1 I… Continue reading How to Talk about a Secret
After I got out of the shower after my hair cut (two months ago) and felt my once-long locks chopped and thin from the water, I felt like a cog. One of those cyborg half-human ladies from a dystopian sci-fi movie. Not that having short hair is bad, I just felt… bald. The last time… Continue reading Short Hair