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It’s been a while

We’ve been a little preoccupied since we got back from the Galapagos.  Here’s why:

Joy Lyn Photography

Joy Lyn Photography

Her name is Alice, and she was born February 17, 2011, at 12:52 am.  She was 6 lbs 7 oz and 20.5 inches.  She’s totally healthy – a great eater and good sleeper (so far anyway).  And we are totally in love.

Our photographer, Joy Lyn Photography, posted a few more on her blog.

March 7, 2011 at 12:00 pm 2 comments

Happy 30th birthday to my traveling buddy

I just wanted to say happy birthday to a very special person, one of my BFFs, Ami.  Why is she so special that she gets a birthday shout out on my blog?  Cuz I’ve traveled with her almost as much as I’ve traveled with my husband (21 of the 34 countries I’ve visited), and I’m so sad that I don’t get to help her celebrate today.  Here are a few pics over the years.

St. Petersburg, Russia, September 6, 2009; Split, Croatia, June 19, 2008; June 22, 2007, Dickenson Bay, Antigua; Windsor, England, March 21, 2005

December 19, 2009 at 2:12 pm 1 comment

Kelly’s Antarctic Blog

Interested in Antarctica? Follow Kelly here!  She’s heading to the Amery Ice Shelf with the Australian Antarctic Division

October 21, 2009 at 6:03 pm Leave a comment

Happy second blogiversary to me!

My blog is two years old today!  In the past year, I’ve visited 11 new countries – Jamaica, Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Estonia, Poland, Norway.  I’m also presently on a crazy trip around the US on JetBlue.  It’s been a great year for travel!

September 25, 2009 at 8:07 am Leave a comment

Apology and explanation for lack of posting

It’s been over a month since I last posted, and for that I am sorry.  I got laid off at about that time, so I have been focusing on my job search and on doing things other than blogging.  For example, I’ve gotten a lot of scrapbooking done (I’ve scrapped my life birth-6th grade), and I’ve been “workin’ on my fitness” on my new Greenspeed GT3.  That’s a recumbent trike, and it’s really fun.

If you don’t follow me on Twitter or know me in real life, I am an intellectual property attorney with five years of experience.  I’ve done quite a bit of litigation, even arguing before the Federal Circuit, and a wide variety of transactional work, from a bit of patent and trademark prosecution to a fair number of software licenses.  I’m looking for a new position that will both allow me to utilize the background I have and grow in new areas.  My preference would be to stay in the Triangle since we have a house here, love our friends, and really enjoy our activities here.  That said, we would move elsewhere in North Carolina or somewhere totally different (i.e., Chicago, DC, Atlanta, etc.) if I find a good position somewhere else.  So… if you know of a firm or company who’s looking for someone like me, please let me know!

Anyway, I have a lot of things to share with you over the next few weeks, so be sure to check in regularly if you don’t follow me via RSS feed.  I promise it’ll be worth your time – more about my NC Eatin’ quest, what we did on our last trip to Europe, and a big surprise… (Okay, again, if you follow me on Twitter or know me in real life, it’s not a surprise – but I promise it’ll be fun to read about anyway.)

August 16, 2009 at 9:00 am 25 comments

Triangle: Durham’s City Guide

The fabulous Design*Sponge recently shared a guide to Durham from photographer, blogger, and Durhamite, Jessie Gladin-Kramer.  Check it out!  She tells you where to eat, shop, drink, and visit.  She also gives shout outs to a few blogs, including one of my new favorites, Carpe Durham (“Ramblings about food by people whose only qualification is that they eat a lot”).

May 21, 2009 at 7:45 am 2 comments

Changing plans at the last minute

Sadly, we’ve un-picked our plans to visit Mexico.  With the increased pandemic level by the WHO and the massive closings, we decided it wouldn’t be such a great trip – we wouldn’t get to visit the Mayan ruins as planned, we might run into some issues with respect to cancelled flights, and our friends and family were hassling us a lot.  My husband’s boss even told him to work from home for a week after we were to return!

Although I’m incredibly sad that we won’t be traveling with one of my dearest friends and her husband and I’m totally crazed about planning our replacement trip, I’m also looking forward to it.  We’re flying in and out of Frankfurt, Germany for just $50 more (total, not per person) than our airfare to Mexico (under Delta’s policy, we were able to change the tickets without paying a change fee; not as nice as American’s option of a refund, but better than nothing).  Our tentative plans include checking out plenty of castles and perhaps Czeching out Prague.  haha

Because we haven’t planned this trip at all, I’ll probably not have time to post much over the next couple of weeks.  Sorry!  I promise I’ll try to give you some good info once we’re back though.

May 1, 2009 at 8:17 am Leave a comment

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