Archives for the month of: February, 2012

JFK Airport

Well, Tuesday (day 6), was our return day.  Thankfully we were able to sleep in!  It had been well over a week since I got more than seven hours of sleep in one night.  Staying with Mike’s family was really nice.  On a completely related note, eggs benedict may very well be the best breakfast food ever invented. Read the rest of this entry »

Times Square 

Well, things have been too busy and I’ve been too tired to post the last few days.  Time to catch up! Read the rest of this entry »

Skyline Mashup Read the rest of this entry »

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Museum of Modern Art 

I have discovered one of the downsides of hostels: the shared rooms.  My roommates are from all over the world, but many were coming in at 3am and unpacking.  I had to be up at 6:30.  It just means that I made time for a nap today.

We walked through Times Square again this morning.  This time I didn’t get lost and it was much more fun to look around. Read the rest of this entry »

Flying over Montana 

My first day in New York has been fun, exciting, and at times, completely overwhelming. Read the rest of this entry »


The place in which one’s domestic affections are centered; the dwelling place.

My home is a two-bedroom apartment in the city.  Located on the east side of the Willamette River.  It is a cozy place.  Big windows.  Quiet.  An easy bike ride to downtown, and walking distance to many of the most quintessentially ‘Portland’ areas of town.   In a two-block radius from my front door, there are six restaurants, one food cart, five bars (one is a small brewery), three coffee shops, two bike shops, one wine seller, and a movie theater/pub.  Every single one of these places are local and completely unique.

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In exchange for interviewing Mike, he asked to ask me some questions too. Here goes:

Name: Jenny
Age: 23
Occupation: Student
Hometown: Fremont, CA Read the rest of this entry »

I have been thinking about how we interact with people.  About how we tell our story, and about how we listen.  So I thought it would be an interesting exercise to start getting the stories of others.  By interviewing another person, I think it allows for interesting conversations and new connections.

To do this, I would like to interview people I know.  If you are willing to spend an hour or less being interviewed by me, I would like to talk to you!  I’ll buy you coffee, tea, or a beer.  Then you will have final editing rights before it gets posted.

My friend Mike was wiling to be the first interviewee (thanks!).  Mike is a first-year graduate student in the Geography department.  We have been friends for the past year and I think he’s a pretty cool guy.

Name: Mike
Age: 29
Occupation: Student
Hometown: Coram, NY Read the rest of this entry »

So, it has come to my attention that I have not done a real blog in a while. I’d like to share with you a snapshot of my life right now:

It’s 12:37pm, February in my second year of grad school. I’m in my Admissions office (I need to make this clear, because I have a few offices) eating a salad for lunch with wooden chopsticks.
No, I am not kidding.
Somehow I forgot a fork today. Read the rest of this entry »