Matter, Energy, and Life of Michael A. Castello.

Tag: holidays

  • Game. Set. Match.

    Game news dominated my Facebook feed on Friday night, when, after years of  “up and coming” status, my alma mater UMBC secured a place in history by knocking out UVA in March Madness. If, like my med school colleagues, you managed to miss what will likely be the biggest sportsball upset of the year, the Retrievers […]

  • Canadian Thanksgiving

    I don’t have any photos of Thanksgiving this year. We opted not to cook and instead ate with some local friends, spending the rest of the time hanging out around the house with our friend Liz, guacamole, onion dip, and movies. I do, however, have some photos of the Canadian Thanksgiving party we threw together…

  • Sgt. Donny Donowitz

    For Hallowe’en, I decided to try going as Sgt. Donny Donowitz from the movie Inglourious Basterds. I planned on procuring some suspenders and a baseball bat from one of the local thrift stores, but they proved impossible to find in time. From now on, Rachel and I are going to attempt to acquire costume pieces…

  • Easter Weekend

    Easter Weekend

    In the past, Easter has been a rather quiet holiday for Rachel and me. Since we usually spend the “major” holidays with our parents and siblings, Easter became the holiday we spent having dinner by ourselves or with a friend or two. This year we had a bit more excitement over Easter weekend, beginning with…

  • Pi Day! (with pictures)

    This week included March 14th, or 3/14, the holiday in commemoration of a certain special number celebrated by geeks and nerds everywhere. The homophony with pie provides instructions on how said day should be observed. Our Pi Day party featured a spread of six delicious pies: Blueberry, apple, peach praline, key lime, chocolate pudding, and…

  • Holiday Hiatus

    Over Christmas I underwent a kind of internet fast. It wasn’t exactly self-imposed or rigidly enforced, it just kind of happened because I was away from my computer, Rachel commandeers the laptop to be her e-reader, and my phone is from before phones really figured out how to access the internet in a useful manner.…

  • Merry Christmas!

    Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!

  • First Quarter Down

    This morning I turned in the take-home portion of my biochem final exam, the last of my assignments for the quarter. That’s one quarter down…only thirty one more to go. I’m also wrapping things up with my first research rotation. When school starts back up on January 3rd I’m going to be switching from traumatic…