Wednesday, December 23, 2009

For your amusment

Enjoy! And Happy Holidays to all.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Update - Ack it's October

So, I can't believe that it's October. It's been a busy Fall. The Race for the Cure went well. It was rather bitter sweet and a little sad. My mom has walked in the Race for many years but couldn't this year. She's now been a survivor for 15 years. Go Mom!!! And, it was hard seeing so many women who are way too young to be fighting cancer. Here's a picture of me at the race. I was fighting off pink-eye and a sinus infection in case you were wondering about the glasses. My friend is trying to raise awareness for metastatic breast cancer so if you know anyone else who's interested - her sign has the info. Our team, Breast Canter, walked with people from the Young Survival Coalition. So, all together we had a group of about 10 of us walked the 1K including a 3 year old (walked most of the way) and a 6 month old (in a stroller).

On, the home front, we're still on the market. I'm still cleaning house and cleaning house and .... you get the picture. But I'm hopeful that even without 2016 that things will work out. Gavin is doing well and is very cute and snuggley. There are new pics of him on Facebook - let me know if you want a few here.

On the hubby front, the latest and greatest new feature of Cinekin, Matchmaking by Cinekin has launched. For amusing video, check out the site - I make an appearance. Also, if you want to try out the site for either matchmaking or friendmatching it's free for a little while. We've been posterizing and street teaming to try to get the word out.

On the work front, busy but good. Too much to do, too little time. Have I mentioned the panic that this is my last year to get shit done before I apply for tenure. :-)

Friday, September 4, 2009

Race for the Cure

I'm going to walk the race for the cure in September. Our team is and my site is

Just wanted to let everyone know. :-)

Thursday, July 9, 2009


So adventures of summer? Ack - too much to do and not enough motivation. Um, I taught - it was fun. Went to St. Louis, played in the city museum and ate yummy indian food with Tim and Jenny and went to a mexican/jewish wedding. The city museum is AWESOME and I really wish I lived closer to it - I would so go play there instead of not-going to the gym. We went to Rose City, Mi for the 4th and read 5 books (Harry Dresden books 2 - 4 and some fluffy paranormal's in the Marcy Thompson series) and hung out with friends. Gavin had a great time and jumped into the lake - although he was surpised and climbed back out very quickly. Now, we're back and cleaning house again. Our house has been on the market since mid-April and I'm getting tired of maintaining a spotless house. We've decided to move and want to move but can't until this place moves. sigh. I'm also trying but not well to get some writing done this summer since I apply for tenure in Fall 2010 and need more papers to my name. Any advice from my readers in getting writing done (it's editing really not much new) but I'm stuck. Oh, and I'm also writing quizzes for a publisher. But, I'm back to getting more off my to-do list and intend to post a real post soon that isn't a litany of what I'm doing.

Thursday, May 28, 2009


For amusement - check out the latest pictures on

They've made my day and made me laugh. I've spent today doing paperwork from last semester (emailing back students with questions) and setting up my gradebook for the much too bast 4.5 week summer term where I teach twice a week in 4.5 hour stretches.

There will be knitting pictures coming up soon.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Too busy

I'd like to apologize to my readers (the few of you out there) for my lack of posting. Life has been a busy mess of grading and web design work. I've been working on my faculty organization site and the ever so fun election madness, the alumni group for the camp I used to go to and work at needs a site update (more on that soon), and assisting with some tedious but necessarily store updates on zazzle (see previous post). Oh, and we've had three faculty searches going on too. Ack. But spring break starts next week and I promise to post more since I have been knitting a sweater.

more later

New Items at Cinekin

I've been working on helping to update the gallery of cinekin products. So here's a flash panel of some of the items. The rest of the site which does custom tailored movie and critic recommendations is up at

make custom gifts at Zazzle

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


Friday, February 6, 2009

Giant African Snail book online


I just found out that Albert Mead's The Giant African Snail book is now available online.

This is an excellent book about the history of Achatina fulica and its spread throughout the world. It's one of my favorite books on the subject. Yes, I'm a snail nerd.