New Jobs

I gave three weeks’ notice to my company last Friday. The people here are nice but I’ve known from the start that this was not the job for me, and I didn’t want to let myself get sucked in by complacency and routine. I’ve been receiving some passive income from various ventures I’ve been playing…

Conspiracy Theory: Job Hatred Minimizes Social Unrest

Matt likes to complain about the D.C. Metro. Most publicly on Twitter, but also via text message, GChat, and Facebook. As of today, I mostly complain about my job. I’d like to complain about social/community issues like public transit, but for eight hours of my day, I’m in my cubicle. Matt loves his job. This…

Stay-At-Home Moms (and Dads!)

I’m not trying to open a can of worms here. Just providing an observation developed from my past year of employment. Last fall, I walked dogs and nannied two teenage girls from an affluent D.C. neighborhood while I finished my M.S. It was frustrating as hell on a regular basis, because I was dealing with…

Announcement: New Website

Hi all, I’m excited to announce the upcoming release of a website I’ve been brainstorming for awhile. This August, I’ll be introducing a blog on┬áPersonal Development with Mental Health Obstacles*. I love reading various personal development blogs, whether they focus on escaping cubicle nation, traveling the world, or on day-to-day improvements to your life. One…

Tornado Size and Intensity Estimates

The 05/31/2013 El Reno, OK tornado was given an Enhanced Fujita (EF)-5 rating and declared the widest tornado ever recorded at 2.6 miles wide. How do we get this information? I spent a lot of time in my M.S. program at Purdue being quizzed by my committee and other scientists about tornado size. It’s a…

Science Haikus (Scikus)

Too many ideas Floating around in my head I’ll haiku them all Flooding closes schools Way too much rain for the roads Culpeper County Weather is severe Maryland had damage surveys Five tornadoes here? Such fearmongering The media: “Derecho” We shall wait and see A moderate risk Centered on Indiana Prepare for the wind My…

Honeymoon Recap: Cabo, Mexico

Matt and I got back from our honeymoon in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico late Saturday/early Sunday. For those that haven’t heard, I lost my voice on our wedding day and only got it back the following Tuesday/Wednesday. Despite being sick for the entire trip (I might still be sick?) we had a great time!…