03 December 2012

the little things I've been up to

Lots of excitement over here these days. We bought our very first washer and dryer, I began my exploration into the world of food dehydration, we saw the incomparable Ira Glass of This American Life, I turned 28 years old and... Chris & I got married! That's right, married! More about that later, though, once I catch my breath.

We had third-row seats to see Reinventing Radio: An Evening with Ira Glass this past weekend at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall. How did we score those awesome seats? Overzealousness, I guess. I assumed that everyone in town was, like me, counting down the minutes until those tickets were released. So I bought ours within 30 minutes of them going on sale, which I suppose wasn't quite necessary. It was a really awesome evening. We are both huge This American Life fans and I was totally smitten with Mr. Glass the entire night. It was just him and an iPad up on stage and he mixed radio segments and music and narrative in such a compelling way that the time just flew. It both inspired me and made me a little embarrassed of how much there is to learn as an amateur podcaster. Ira was so so good and I felt so lucky to have seen such a big-time hero of mine.

Eek! We bought a washer and dryer! No more trips to the neighborhood laundromat. I've been waiting for this moment for years, and now that we are in a place with W/D hookups we knew we had to take the plunge. Thank you, online Black Friday sales.

In a heartbreaking moment of indecision, I lost out on buying a brand-new food dehydrator from the Habitat ReStore a few weeks ago. I don't know what I was thinking. There it was, in its original packaging, and I totally choked. Apparently I was distraught enough around the office that my co-workers took pity on me and gave us one as a wedding present. I am now diving into the world of food dehydration. Wish me luck.

So, these are the little things I've been up to while celebrating and marveling about the big things I've been up to. Rest assured, there will be some wedding talk 'round these parts, but in the meantime I think I'll also share with you a new haircut and some other drivel as I see fit.


  1. what did he talk about?? im so pissed i didnt go :-( and i missed the moth in lake placid too :-/

  2. Congrats Christine! Can't wait to read more about it all!

  3. Hooray! Such magical moments you're having!
    And I'm not going to lie, I was so excited to get my W&D that I refused to to laundry at all for 2 weeks until they arrived. (I called them my pride and joy for a long time.)
    Can't wait to read about your wedding!

  4. Happy happy happy for you and the boy. You are a wonderful couple, truly. And here's wishing you a grand new birthday year . . . I think it was six years ago this season when you made me feel ancient as we noted your 22nd natal day in class with cookies!!


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