I want to blog about everything that has been going on in the world of Angel but unfortunately for many reasons I can only blog about nothing of consequence. However, as a teaser, the past and next coming months will involve some of the following:
Continuing my rockstar *crush* theme for this week, I would like to share a new video from one of my all time top rock and roll crushes....Butch Walker. This is the video from Butch Walker and the Black Widows performing on last night's David Letterman show. From the days of Floyd's, to Marv3 and everything that came after I have followed you, cried with you and gotten piss ass drunk with you. What a beautiful, talented soul.
On those lonely homesick days all I have to do is look at all of the cards people have sent and given us over the year to be reminded of how much I am loved. I am so lucky to have so many great people in my life! xo
There are so many things going on in my life right now I want to write about. But I can't. Partly out of fear for jinxing something, partly because I am just not ready to publicly share. But I can promise you that I am NOT pregnant! Hah now wouldn't that be a jinx! We are all happy and healthy, I am still running, Mark is working his hiney off and Erik will turn 2 tomorrow. He has hit the terrible 2's with a vengeance and I think Patrick is helping him with some sympathy regression and has had his own share of terribleness lately. But I still love my boys no matter how much whining they do.
On the birthday note I want to belatedly congratulate my bestie Tammy on becoming a mommy. Welcome to the world Lucas! MY mommy is coming to snuggle and kiss you soon, since I can't be there to do it on my own just yet.
May the gods help me but I am in the middle of preparing to take the GRE next week. I decided to do this just in case I might actually need the scores one day. Most PhD programs in the US want them and a lot of funding agencies do as well. So I figured since I have the time to prepare I might as well get it over with since the scores are good for 5 years and it is silly to miss an opportunity over a lack of test scores. And the last time I took the test it was ONLY offered in the paper based version. So this new fangled computer version should be fun!
One of the biggest surprises has been how much basic math I have forgotten. I am slightly embarrassed that as a scientist I couldn't even remember some of the basic principles of algebra! Luckily I found a GREAT reference source online for math review that is free. If you need a math review for any reason I highly recommend you check out the Virtual Math Lab from West Texas A&M University. Thanks to them I might actually have a chance at scoring decently on the quantitative sections:)
After being in Denmark, the land of all things potato, for almost 5 years, today is the first time I have ever set eyes on these red beauties. One of the veggies I have missed dearly has been red skinned potatoes. This week I randomly decided to order some extra potatoes with my veggie and fruit boxes. I expected dirty brown Danish spuds but instead got these!
It has been over two months since I last made any sort of entry to this blog. Yowser!!! A lot has happened, some good, some not so good. We had a great trip to America to see our best friends get married, spent lots of time with my grandmas, and spent 2 weeks at 2 different beaches. Not enough time to see and do all we wanted but alas that is the nature of the beast living so far away from family and friends and a former life. Mark and I also completed a half marathon while in the US!
I finished my masters from the University of Copenhagen though still do not have my diploma. I am hunting day and night for a job or a potential PhD spot Unfortunately they all want to see a copy of the missing diploma before I can even be considered for a position. I am searching far outside the realms of conservation and ecology and considering any position that looks remotely interesting.
Lots and lots of other drivel I could write on about for days but for now I think I will leave the rest of my little update to some pictures instead :)
Mark and I finally ran a race together! One of his all time favorite races is the Erimitageløbet and last year I set a goal to run it with him in 2011. It is 13.3 km through some of the most fantastic forest areas in Sealand. The race sells out every year with 19,000 participants. Now that I have been a part of the run, I understand why it is one of the most popular races here and why people do it year after year. He did manage to finish almost 45 minutes faster than me but hey, I finished AND it was a big improvement on my time. All pluses in my book. My girl Kim had a record run as well and I had a nice cheering section waiting for me at the finish. If we are around this time next year I definitely want to do this run again and I hope to see a nice improvement in my performance as well!
I tested out another section of the previously mentioned trail system, this time from Jyderup to Svebølle. The official distance was 11.1km but since I ran to the train station (rode the train to Jyderup) and then an extra bit back home that gave me my first 15K! The trail was really fantastic in some places and not so fantastic in others. There were some spots I could barely walk along much less run. All in all it was a nice adventure and I got to explore some new and interesting places around where we live. And I got to see a bunch of really hairy cows!
Mike Corrado is a friend from my alternate life in the music biz. Mike is both an active duty Marine and a musician and his latest project is called Still in the Fight. He is using his music to help raise money and awareness for the Wounded Warriors project. It is a great cause and I admire Mike so much for the work he has done. Please share the video and spread the word if the it moves you as much as it has moved me.
Erik had to go to the doctor today for his next round of the MMR vaccination so I decided we would take the jogger and go run and explore after. There is a walking trail system that goes through our town called Sjællandsleden and we have been slowly but surely exploring parts of it. Today we went on a new section and despite the rain had a great time!