What Day Is It?

Happy today!

I’ve been struggling to remember what day it is all day (it’s either Thursday or Friday, but it might also be Monday since it’s so gross outside)

Raleigh is slowly transitioning to our winter weather which is gray skies, wind, and rain. It’s awful! Most activities here involve the outdoors in some way so bad weather gets everyone on edge.

Luckily the North Carolina Museum of Art has an awesome temporary exhibit on M.C. Escher going on!


For those who aren’t familiar, Escher was an artist who liked to f*ck with your mind in multiple dimensions…

Like the never-ending stairs..

Note this and all his other works are copyrighted and I don’t own any rights to these btw.

2D to 3D hands drawing themselves…

and some other dimensional explorations (which I thought were incredible) on how a sphere distorts an image…

There is NO way on this earth that I could draw a circle remotely that perfect even with a stencil/protractor/computer! *seriously impressed and looking stupid with mouth hanging open*

The tickets to this also included admission to see the Codex Leichester, the only original notebook of DaVinci’s located in North America…



Don’t worry if you can’t read the notebook from the Renaissance. It’s mirrored/backwards and in Italian so I can’t read it either.

TBH, I was hoping it’d be a little more exciting than it actually was. Most of the topics covered were on fluid mechanics and the concept of erosion (aka Fluids 101 for engineers)

All in all though, it was a great way to spend a rainy afternoon! Although the dogs weren’t too happy about being cooped up. Oh well 🙂


Sometimes I Do Stupid Sh*t


We’re having a lazy Sunday morning over here (the best) after a pretty full week of everything.

Inda and Loony and Indy and  Luna and I  went out to the greenway back by the old Wench house on a rather gray day so the dogs could get out some energy.


Pretty sure this is what Pooh and Piglet would look like if they were dogs!

It was pretty eventful since Luna, who HATES water, tried to follow Indy across a creek and got herself stuck.  Rather than helping her, which is what kind and normal people would do, I sat there, laughed and took a short video of her trials.

Don’t worry, she figured it out and is safe and sound and was only a little traumatized from the water.

I also hit up the library for some quality people watching paper writing time. Also I needed to try out some of the other kooky chairs. Priorities y’all .


Then, Steve and I decided to go work out. Smart idea right?? Wrong.

Since it’s been a while since we’ve visited the gym, we both tried to make up for lost time by working out extra hard. Bad idea.

I ran so hard I gave myself heartburn and other gastric issues. Apparently 9mph is pretty fast?? Steve overdid it on the leg press and strained his knee a bit. I was going to do a bit of strength training after the run but couldn’t function/breathe so I went and sat in the sauna until I could walk around without dying.


This is my “Oops WTF did I just do” face.

We grabbed some beers with Matt and Lisa decided to not move again for the rest of the night.

How was your weekend festivities?

So Umm Hi

How’s it going?

Hope things are going well 🙂

Things have been a giant 💩 around here so the blog got pushed to the way way back burner. The daily routine has settled into what could be called ‘normal’ and a lot has happened since September!

So imma spam you with pictures from the last month and a half, brace yourselves, you have been warned.

We’ve  I’ve been watching a lot of college football


Luna has been gazing out the window and dreaming of freedom. Her wild side cannot be contained in a mere apartment.


Lisa and I had a fun girls night! We made full use of the rooftop patio at Raleigh Beer Garden 🙂



Steve and I flew to Little Rock to surprise the fam! It totally worked and was an awesome trip. We decided to investigate the local alcohol scene there and tried Lost Forty Brewing…



…and Rock Town Distillery! Look at all dat moonshine that’s gonna grow up to be wiskey (We tried all 15 of their liquors to make sure they passed expectations, which they  did and now we’ve saved you a trip to Little Rock. You’re welcome)


Luna’s sleeping habits got weirder.


We went to a local farm and picked apples, pumpkins, roasted hotdogs and smores, and went on a hay ride *cue nostalgia and pretending to be 7 again*


Said apples were used to make my first pie (yes it was from scratch and it turned out fabulous) Vodka. Vodka is the secret to pie. Like anyone is surprised.


(those are supposed to be bats on top, alas my artistic skills are severely lacking)

Grad school has been grad schooled


Michael and I went on a super fun trip to DC for ASSIST promotion. We were so excited it just couldn’t be contained!


Aaaaaand Steve and I went as zombies for halloween in what was the best. costume. ever. Seriously.


even zombies need to take the dog out



Whew. That was a lot and pretty sure there’s a decent amount missing but that’s what we’ve been up to!