Thursday, August 19, 2010

Awesome Science Cookies

I have happy memories of making Christmas cookies with my mom. As an adult, I've never done it. These inspire me to give it another shot.


Monday, August 16, 2010

Awesome Day

So today was Awesome Day, my self-created holiday for the contemplation and celebration of all that is awesome.

I've got a lot of friends who are pregnant or have just had a kid, so creation and new life has been a big focus of my thoughts this year. As ZombieKid and TheGnome get older, perhaps old enough to read this blog pretty soon, new kids show up in my life. I've never believed in having friends who were all my age. When I was younger, I felt like no one I was in high school or college with had been anywhere or done anything much and gravitated toward hanging out with adults or at least friends a few years older.

Now that I am, gulp, old enough to have a PhD (or a kid, for that matter,) I find kids and teenagers a break from my serious misanthropic self and that they find a useful change in perspective. OK, a six-year-old and I developed a rather intense mutual dislike a few months ago, but that one was justified, I swear. So, usually kids refresh me, but not always.

So, I guess the awesome thing I'm thinking about today is that life provides one a constant supply of new friends--some coming in the smallest of packages.


Happy Awesome Day.

This is a little twee, but I like it. More on Awesome day later.


Friday, August 13, 2010

This lovely person

shaved her head to raise money for research on children's cancer. As someone who would happily pay fifteen times what I just donated to cancer research to have hair as thick and lovely as she does, I feel strongly that this sacrifice should not be made in vain.

As of this writing, she's just under 1/4 of the way to her goal. Let's do our best to get her there.


CC answered the blogger survey...

or at least one very much like it, something like two years ago. Her responses are here.