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Wow, I’m not intentionally trying to neglect the blog but I can say with confidence that this has been the busiest time in my entire life! This is a good thing and it’s being filled with friends, good food/coffee finds, challenging my mind at work and general bubbliness about my new city life. Let’s start with a few things that have been the theme of my last 10 days: I guess you could say I’m #winning.

1. thai food

2. crazy mocha

3. isolating/purifying DNA

4. nanodropping

5. serial dilutions and lots of math (ugh!! ha, I’m finding that I actually need to use some of those math notes I never thought I would)

6. PCR & agarose gel making galore

7. new pubs with college friends

8. walking like it’s my second job (I haven’t drove my car in weeks! guess that’s nice since the prices are cray cray)

9. shopping at a fantabulous mall and hoping for spring

10. heading to the museum of art today in the snowstorm ;) we can walk if need be!

I’m thinking spring and am entirely obsessed with this trench…

But in reality, I’m still bundling for the tundra ala scarves, boots, you know…the works bleh!

In other random news, not only do I get free trips to museums/public transit with my staff card but I can get organic meat/produce DELIEVERED to my work?! crazy huh? I’m going to place an order to give it a trial before I commit to an 8 wk meat CSA but wowza I am loving my life right now!

1. How do you find time in the day to blog more regularly?! My morning time is usually committed to tea+yoga+breakfast with boy and walking off to the bus stop

2. Any special plans this weekend? I’m headed to a new bistro that changes their menu daily and I can’t wait to get my nosh on!

Here are some of my recent inspirations:

Sunshine! Dear neighbor: if we ever meet and become friends and you read this post, I promise I don’t stalk you. I just happened to be taking in the sites on a gloriously bright day whilst you enjoyed a ciggie on your roof. love, melissa

Red lips: I have a very simplified makeup routine. Typically, I use black eyeliner, mascara, transleucent powder for shine & lip gloss. Lately, I’ve been finding that stand out red lips are totally classic and have been pumping up my boring winter garb.

Kitchen toys: I am loving my new kosher salt cup (and spoon!!!) & pepper grinder with settings!

Eats: I’ve been having LOTS of these:

Mr. Thomas Keller is a sage I swear! Get this book now! I have not eaten one bad thing from its contents!

This guy: lives with a humility and patience that needs to be bottled. He inspires me every day to step back and take a look at not only myself but how I treat others with respect, kindness and dignity. I am a continued work in progress and the dynamic of our relationship is one that I savor and reflect upon daily. Love you! x

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