Just Call Me The Dog Whisperer

A couple days ago, Caspian, David and I were out on an evening walk when something unusual happened. A dog came trotting toward us, dragging her leash. While Caspian and I hung back from a safe distance, David grabbed her leash, and checked her collar, which had no tags. Since it looked like she’d broken […]

Olympic Obsession

There is Olympic fever going on in the Hazmatron (which is David and I’s couple nickname/robot alter ego) household, and I am loving every second of it. It all started back in 2010, with the Winter Olympics. It was right after David and I started dating, and he lived in an awesome apartment with a […]

Checking In

This week, I have been completely slammed. I’m hand-making some programs, which is awesome and I love it – but the tight deadline means that I’ve been working 15+ hour days, developing a thumb blister from too much pen usage, and I haven’t been on the computer hardly at all. The work is very detailed, […]


In our house, I make the food, and David makes the drinks. And breakfast, because I don’t function well in the morning. I don’t drink a lot of beer, so that means that while we often enjoy classics, David also comes up with delicious solutions to my weird specifications. (“I want something with gin that […]

Checking In

You may have noticed I’ve been somewhat MIA from the internet lately. Work has been busy, and it’s a lot of hand-made stuff, so I haven’t been on the computer much, and you guys, it’s summer. Vacations are coming up, there’s walks/runs to be taken in the evenings after work, friends want to do stuff, […]

A Saturday Post

I don’t often feel like I hate my job, but yesterday sucked. It wasn’t any one thing, more a combination of having to answer lots of emails (something that’s unfortunately necessary) reaching a perfect storm type point in all of my projects where I’m doing mostly tedious, non design work, and making a mistake that […]

Being a Bridesmaid: Party Themes

Getting married involves a lot of parties. Not just the wedding, but engagement parties, bachelorette parties, showers of all sorts, and rehearsal dinners. Chances are, if you are a bridesmaid, you’re going to be at least co-hosting one of those parties, and you’ll want it to stand out. Jessica and I came up with a […]

Freelancing: One Year

So, one year. I’m sitting here, staring down my blank screen, and I’m not even quite sure what I want to say about being a freelancer of one year. I think the best way to do it is to use the one tool that’s been the most help to me over this past year: a […]

Run run run away…

That’s right, I’m still running, although there is absolutely nothing impressive about my distance, speed, or consistency! It’s been hard to run consistently, since it’s been – excuse my language – hot as balls around here, but I actually don’t mind running in the heat, as long as it isn’t INSANE. This may be gross, […]

This Week in Photos

How do I know it’s Friday? My apartment is a mess, there’s nothing to eat except for tequila infused watermelon slices (not that I’m complaining), and I’m inexplicably grumpy (an Alison Citron Friday phenomenon). Since I don’t have anything nice to say, I won’t say anything at all, and will instead share some of my […]