gag-gle noun \ˈga-gəl\ : a group, aggregation, or cluster lacking organization, which is exactly how I feel about my family every day.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

13 Years

Happy Anniversary!

Will and I have been married 13 years today.

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Harry Potter Christmas Year 3

Remember last year when I posted about our Harry Potter Christmas outfits? Well, now that we've done Gryffindor and Slytherin, our coordinating colors this year were for Ravenclaw. There are two color schemes- blue and bronze from the books or blue and silver from the movies- but after some debate we chose to be true to the books.  Here is a little reminder of past year's themes:

2015: Gryffindor

2016: Slytherin

2017: Ravenclaw

Tuesday, October 31, 2017


I was not going to dress up for Halloween this year, but then there was a costume contest in my organic chemistry glass, and the winner got an extra point on the next exam, so I figured it might be worth it to throw something together.

To the average Joe I'm a bear.  To a chemist, I'm something slightly more specific.

When a molecule has polarity (slightly electric positive or negative regions), you write it with a lowercase delta and the polar charge.

Notice anything?  I'm a polar bear!  I still don't know if I won the contest.  Votes hadn't been tallied by the end of class.

Liam got to be Loki again, this time with the up-coming Thor Ragnarok movie as the inspiration.  We kind of meshed up a combination of the costumes he wears in the movie to get our version. I bet you can't even tell which one below is Loki or Liam

(PS, neither Loki nor Liam are levitating knives, they're flipping them.  Cool.)

Reese is really into cats lately, and wanted to be a black cat.  She and two of her friends all dressed up as cats together.  It must be popular this season, because Reese tells me she counted a total of 19 cats at school today!

I think she's one cute cat!  She even did her own makeup.

And here's a black cat gif to make things even.  Also this may or may not describe the way Reese behaves when she's pretending to be a cat.