December 2011

2011 – A Retrospecitve

by Chelsea Myers on December 31, 2011

It’s 9:30 on New Years Eve 2011 and the good people of Orlando have been celebrating with fireworks and/or gunfire for the last 12 hours.  I’m not partying like it’s 1999, because I was a senior in high school that year, and I did, in fact, party.  I’m full of Twisty Treat, bored with Dick […]


by Chelsea Myers on December 25, 2011

Greetings!  Glad tidings from a land way up northI hope this note finds you in comfort and warmthThe nights they grow longer; they days they grow dimBut still I am heartened.  It’s Christmas again!This year has been one of a political sortBut our jobs should be safe, we delight to reportThere are protests and petitions […]


Seven things Saturday

by Chelsea Myers on December 17, 2011

1. It snowed!  The weather channel says no significant accumulation but the street in front of our apartment begs to differ.  I’m headed out for a little Winterland excursion as soon as I finish this post and find my grippers.  Hopefully the plow comes by soon so I can get to the grocery store and […]


This is a thing?

by Chelsea Myers on December 16, 2011

Pictures of Ryan Gossling with biostatistics captions. I can count on one hand the number of people who would get this or care, but I’m one of them. Hat tip, Daniel.



by Chelsea Myers on December 14, 2011

WIWW FAIL.  It was really cold last Saturday: 9F with a windchill that brought the temp down to -1.  I had on tights, wool socks, a long sleeved shirt, a fleece jacket, a neck muffler, a hat, and heavy gloves.  I thought I was dressed warmly enough, but I got out to the stop sign […]

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Christmas is coming

by Chelsea Myers on December 12, 2011

Gifts are ready! Cards are ready!  I am ready!

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by Chelsea Myers on December 11, 2011

J at Morning Runner tagged me to play a game called 21 things where I share 21 things (duh) that you might not know about me.  I’m not sure I will get up to 21- that’s a lot of things for a boring and lazy person- but I will do as many things I as […]



by Chelsea Myers on December 8, 2011

Although you might be tempted to think that marshmallows are their own element, composed purely of atoms of marshmallonium (element 823 on the periodic table), you can in fact make them in your very own home kitchen.  I used this recipe from Alton Brown, but it’s actually quite simple and can be made with things […]



by Chelsea Myers on December 7, 2011

Last Saturday morning I did 3 miles in 38-degree weather (about 33 with the windchill) in the rain.  Those are really hard conditions to dress for because one the one hand, it’s warm enough to be raining rather than snowing, but on the other hand, cold rain can feel much colder and more miserable than snow.   For […]


Going to the campus gym is a lot like going to one of those cabins in Siberia where you sit in the sauna for awhile and then run and jump in a frozen lake. Both are hot. ZOMG the campus gym is so hot during the summer.  There’s no air conditioning, and 90 something degrees […]