Life is slowing returning back to normal and some of the pain is melting to pleasant memories.
I have a busy week this week. I am meeting with my coadvisor to plan out fellowship related research. I am excited to really get my hands in some of this research and get a good collaboration going. I think our group and his group are a good match and we have a lot to offer each other.
Bookclub is meeting tonight to discuss Vanishing Acts by Jodi Picoult. Not my favorite author, unfortunately, as she is a favorite amongst the other group members. If she has a new book out, I can count on having to read it for group.
My dad is coming down on Thursday. Yay! He is coming to visit and lavish me with Legacy chocolates and fatherly affection. Parental visits entail a good bit of spoiling and living like royalty for a few days. When my dad comes down we also spend time with a couple that he used to play with back in the day when he was a musician for a living. They live in St. Petersburg so Dean and I get to leave the confines of the ghetto for awhile and pretend to be inhabitants of that classy town across the bay.
Now, for a little fun! I found this on Jackie's site and she invited whomever wanted to play along. Maybe you'll learn something new about me...
Four Jobs I've Had:
1. Cashier at Bachman's
2. Customer service and sales rep for software made for pig farmers
3. Student secretary for the Forestry department at the University of Minnesota
4. Astronomy teacher
Four Movies I Watch Over and Over Again:
2. Dirty Dancing
3. Office Space
4. Wizard of Oz
Four Places I've Lived:
1. Out of a suitcase on the road
Four TV Shows I Watch:
1. Arrested Development (it's technically still on the air...)
3. King of Queens
4. My Name is Earl
Four Places I've Vacationed:
1. Huatulco, Mexico
2. New York City
3. New Orleans
4. Montreal, Quebec
Four Websites I visit daily:
4. all my blog friends
Four of My Favorite Foods:
1. mint chip ice cream
2. Vietnamese spring rolls over rice noodles (Trang's by my work)
3. pasta with pomodoro sauce
4. fresh pineapple
Four Places I'd like to be right now:
1. the beach
2. at a Twins game
3. at home with Dean and the kitties
4. at a used book store