Monday, August 29, 2016

Genetic Engineerinng

Aghhh! So excited for the future.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

On Falling in Love


photo via thruhiker

Atlantic published this letter John Steinbeck wrote about falling in love, and it stuck with me for years. So much wisdom in such a short letter. I've never read a book that's just a collection of letters, but this book might be the perfect place to start.

And don't worry about losing. If it is right, it happens -- The main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away.
- John Steinbeck

Saturday, August 13, 2016

26 - A State of the Union Address

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I turned 26 two week ago. My birthday fell on a Sunday this year. I took Friday off work.

Early morning on Friday Alex and I got coffee and donuts and headed off to Desolation Wilderness for the weekend. The view from our campsite to Lower Velma Lake was breathtaking. I literally cried happy tears when I saw it.

We came back on Sunday, sunburnt and dirty, and I had a drawing of Moos and Tig and a merengue torta waiting for me. All in all, it was a perfect day.

I'm going to skip tallying up last year, because I just don't know what to say.

26 years and 13 days later, it's still strange to me how life can be so sweet and so heartbreaking at the same time. I'm truly grateful for my fun life. Grateful for clean sheets, donuts, alpine lakes. Grateful that I still get to learn lots at my job, and grateful to be working for a mission I believe in.

And forever and always, I'm grateful for Moos and Tig and their stinky cat breath. :)

P.S. One thing I totally nailed this year was getting my finances under control. Watsi + Kitten Rescue donation was on time.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Candle Wisdom

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Candle Wisdom by Piet Hein:
If you knew
what you will know
when your candle
has burnt low,
it would greatly
ease your plight
while your candle
still burns bright.
So true, isn't it? Don't know what's up with me and candles lately...

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Happy Hump Day



Almost there! Quiet night at home today, dinner with a friend + Realm meetup tomorrow, then weekend.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Women Helping Women



How sweet is this gif?

There are so many people who have helped me get to where I am now; women and men. And I feel like I've taken opportunities to help others. Sometimes I don't know what I'm doing, but I'm trying.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Shitty Day, Made OK


My coworkers know how to make me laugh. :)

P.S. More code review lolz.