A governor candidate visited my work place today. The AC members and I were sitting in a circle in the gym doing our usual question of the day when he came over with his big crew and camera/microphone person and started talking to us. He asked a question of why we came here and what makes this organization so special. After a female person answered, he decided to sit in between these two guys in our group and proceeded to say “the boys should speak up” and waited until both of them answered. As if their opinions were the only ones he was interested in because of their gender. I was so annoyed and mad and just so surprised at what I saw. It was also the way in which he carried himself and the vibes he gave out, kind of arrogant, better than thou attitude. UGH I JUST CAN’T

The weekend is here!

What a lovely week it has been. I met so many interesting people and did some neat things, like going to a local urban farm and pulling out weeds (though my back wasn’t too happy). I cannot wait for next week and the week after that when I start teaching. 

Long (but great) day at work today. Day 4 here we come!

So ally and I are dogsitting our neighbor’s 6 month old puppy tomorrow and I AM SO EXCITED

4th of July with Ally and her parents! We ended up running through the rain/storm, which was actually SO MUCH FUN AND FREEING

4th of July with Ally and her parents! We ended up running through the rain/storm, which was actually SO MUCH FUN AND FREEING

Three rounds of interviews later…

I am hired as a GED specialist in a youth development program in Lowell, MA!

On a happier note, I got to see this furry one today.

On a happier note, I got to see this furry one today.

I passed my thesis defense on Monday! All of my committee members were so sweet, especially my advisor. He gave me a hug when he told me that I’d passed and told me to come with him to his office. Sitting by the corner in a 1000ml beaker were bouquets of flowers for me and other Haines lab members. And then he told me that while the professors were “deliberating” in the room, him and another professor were talking about how much I’ve grown since my shy first year self.

I feel so relieved to be finally done with my thesis. So relieved. Tomorrow I leave for Denver to see my family (including my grandparents!) for my sister’s wedding on Thursday. Wheeeeeeeeeeee

I had my last undergraduate class ever yesterday. It feels really weird to be so close to being done. I guess I’m scared.

I started graduation letters today and it’s making me all teary eyed in lulu. Bah.

Post Ruhlman celebration with allyn

Post Ruhlman celebration with allyn