Saturday, September 30, 2006


Thali Restaurants : New Haven, CT

The lab went here for lunch on Thursday for Jenny's birthday, and it was just amazing. Wonderful. Splendid. Happy happy happy wonderful food. I have to go again...too good for words.

Friday, September 29, 2006


Out the window at work, I can see the tops of an area of trees. The tops come up to about six feet below the window level. It's a very cool effect, swaying in the breeze, fluttering. Kind of like that exhibit of butterflies as soon as you enter the NC Museum of Art. One leaf is red. That's it. The rest are still green, but one vibrant red one. I shall call it Dulcina.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

My day

Where I ate lunch:

Where I did my genetics homework:

Mom and the bunny

So the day before I moved up here, I was at my parents house. I wake up to my mom, very upset, yelling "one of the bunnies is gone!".

Bryson and Melissa have bunnies that are still (for some unknown reason) at my parent's house.

They started out with two bunnies, and were told they were both girls.

We now have eight bunnies. You do the math. :)

The bunnies actually nearly had two litters...but my mom would find the little ones dead (or worse). So when these were born, my mama moved them inside for a while and took care of them.

She is attached to these bunnies.

One morning one of the girls (we finally learned to sex them, ha!) gnawed a hole in the cage and lept four feet to the ground. My mom noticed she was missing when she went out to feed them.

We looked under the big deck closest to the bunny cage, no bunny. We saw a giant wild bunny across the yard, but it clearly was not the bunny we lost. I checked the garden because that's where Peter Rabbit went. No luck.

As we were giving up in despair, my dad notices something move under the little porch stairs to the kitchen door.

Bingo. Bunny.

But of course, the bunny was waaay too far underneath the porch to be reachable by human hands. Since we've seen many a cartoon, Mom lured the bunny out with...

a carrot.

Mom was very happy that the bunny was safe.

Rough Couple Weeks

Life has been okay, it's just been a rough couple of weeks. Bob, my grandmother's husband, passed away of lung cancer Sept. 9th. He was diagnosed Aug. 1 - just five weeks. It was quick. I flew home for the funeral a couple hours after they called me, and got back to New Haven after midnight a few days later...since then it's been the catch up game. Other than that...

-First small group at CPC tonight. I'm very excited.
-My roommates are great. Cooking together and playing games together is a lot of fun...and even talking about papers is better with them around. ;D
-I'm working on getting the hang of this paper-reading thing. I'll get there. Eventually.

Homesickness comes and goes. There are moments when I want to be back in Raleigh so bad that I could just sit and sob for a while, and there are moments that this place is really starting to feel like home. Transitions are hard, but in the end, I think they're worth it.

Sunday, September 03, 2006


Yesterday Jeanne and I went to the gym and swam laps. It felt good to exercise, but daaaaaang my shoulders and arms hurt today.