Overcoming Inertia

August 10, 2011

I stand on the edge of the lake, the weathered rocks pressing uncomfortably into my feet. Chilly water laps at the shore, inviting, daring me to join it; voices behind me yell encouragements. I wave my arms as though loosening up in an attempt to buy time: I am ready to jump, but I stand in place,[…] Read more  »

We’re Here!

August 8, 2011

It got a little chilly last night, but oh my word, I can’t remember the last time I saw so many stars. We didn’t even bother to set up the tent, so we could look up at them as we fell asleep. There’s also the sound of running water in the background–and very little else.[…] Read more  »

Going Camping

August 5, 2011

Two camping trips in two weekends? Oh heck yes. This time we’re driving all the way to the appealingly-named Convict Lake, cramming as much stuff as we could into the Insight.

This Just Happened

August 3, 2011

I was sitting at my desk, minding my own business, when one of the fluorescent light fixtures fell from the ceiling and crashed into the lab bench. Naturally, the first order of business was to share my shock and surprise with others by taking a picture and updating my status.

Versatility of Biohazard Bags

July 31, 2011

Pleasantly rested after our miniature camping trip, we spent the afternoon at a local park. Despite my lifelong attempt to avoid all things relating to the playing of American football, I found myself attempting to learn how to throw one. I felt like a success when I was able to throw the ball such that the pointy end was leading,[…] Read more  »