Last day at home before he starts his new job and @mikegrundy decided to make doughnuts! http://t.co/lSMCGNE2 # Powered by Twitter Tools
Posted on 3/31/2012 by kari
geez, I'd hate to see my potential BMI if I DIDN'T eat all the choc! “@sciam: Frequent Chocolate Eaters Have Lower BMI http://t.co/JaEn6tMH” # Delivering the rainbows! http://t.co/RTCS78aE # Temporary cat has caught another mouse. 2 in 2 days! #mightyhunter … Continue reading →
Posted on 3/30/2012 by kari
It's OSHA physical time, everybody! Let's see how long I have to wait this time… The are already 15 min late. # 35 min late in to the appt but then so fast. Am pretty sure they skipped the range … Continue reading →
Posted on 3/28/2012 by kari
“@FriendsofCooper: Have an idea to save Cooper Union? Submit it to Friends of Cooper Union: http://t.co/wYrdwNYm via @FriendsofCooper” # Drinking a cup of scalding hot tea after a horribly cold and windy ride home from work. Like: 35degF? And 30ish … Continue reading →
Posted on 3/27/2012 by kari
“@randomdeanna: For those who think I rant about the patriarchy and misogyny too much. http://t.co/K93b3L9d” um, YES. All of this. # Loving central PA – @mikegrundy and I hopped off of Rts 22/99/80 onto Rt 45 east today – beautiful … Continue reading →
Posted on 3/26/2012 by kari
Erik LOVED the cloud room at the Warhol. (this photo bombing stranger did too.) http://t.co/DoUfJ0Dv # Powered by Twitter Tools
Posted on 3/25/2012 by kari
We found kind if an amazing Mexican restaurant off of rt 80 in Conyngham PA. http://t.co/4agjSpVq # Powered by Twitter Tools
Posted on 3/24/2012 by kari
I rolled over the "I've ridden this motorcycle for 13,000 miles" tonight. Not bad for 28 months ownership (thru some northeast winters)! # I'm having hilarious feelings re: waving to motorcyclists in this 75deg weather: where've y'all been? My arm's … Continue reading →
Posted on 3/23/2012 by kari
hey @brdgtc, any chance you can work this hark a vagrant comic into your thesis? http://t.co/X5Zb6IBc # today is beautiful. I transported cupcakes to work on my motorcycle for a bake sale. commuting via bike is besters! http://t.co/ZgMYuE6z # Powered … Continue reading →
Posted on 3/20/2012 by kari
We had a bake sale today to raise money for hungry kids and I rode in with a loaf if banana bread in my hat box and a dozen cupcakes strapped behind me:
The cupcakes had a little room to slide around in there, but only 2 were damaged and I marked them as “smashcakes” with a 75% discount. I mean, I say “only two” but that’s 16% damaged. Not a great loss rate but I could reduce it with more careful packing of cupcakes into the box, for sure.
See, you can do ANYTHING on a motorcycle!
Quick motorcycle ride w @mikegrundy while the kids are w Grammy, then first chain clean and lube of the season. Y'all, I think it's spring! # Powered by Twitter Tools
Posted on 3/19/2012 by kari
Ok, maybe it WAS too cold to ride to work today. #brrr # Powered by Twitter Tools
Posted on 3/16/2012 by kari
Spring peepers all the way home today! Stay good, March: be kind to our amphibian friends. # Today I worked super late and then came home to a water report for my village soundly in need of revision. #needparty http://t.co/sR5B6WB0 … Continue reading →
Posted on 3/14/2012 by kari
Pro Tip: when dressing to motorcycle to work, make sure to check YOUR weather station, and not one 80 mi. south. Oh hai 32 degF not 45. brr. # let's talk about DST. Can't we do 30 min shift instead … Continue reading →
Posted on 3/13/2012 by kari
Lovely day for a trip to dia beacon. Or to anywhere, actually. Hello, potentially fake spring: I love you anyway. http://t.co/rDZgtE59 # Whiskey tango foxtrot, America: PONG BEER?! #realproduct http://t.co/f3DrjKaI # Oh hai @mikegrundy. I heard you have cold hands … Continue reading →
Posted on 3/12/2012 by kari
Mike and I celebrated our 4th anniversary this weekend. We have made a point to travel somewhere in NY for the last 2 years (first Niagara Falls and then Corning) and this year was no exception – we planned a trip to the Arkell Museum in Canajoharie.
But this year Mike is unemployed, and as we started to research B&Bs I got more and more stressed about the cost. Then my Friday was suddenly booked solid and I got even more stressed about driving for 4 hours on Friday night when I’m so sleepy and stressed already. So we decided to stay at home, shut off the computers, and make a point to go to an art museum nearby. Friday night we cleaned the bathrooms in preparation for a luxurious vacation at home.
[[To be totally honest, the trip to Niagara Falls involved a ridiculous work disaster for Mike that required him to pull a remote all-nighter that included several breaks in the fetal position while I sympathetically slept; and the Corning trip included a horrible upset stomach that resulted in poor Mike projectile vomiting several times in our first 24-hours away. So the “staycation,” while annoyingly named, had every chance to be the best weekend together yet. ]]
And it was really wonderful! We went to a maple festival in the Catskills and found a sugar maple grove being tapped. It was a long walk to get to the sugar shack and we were the last visitors. The tin pails are just for show – and the sound of the sap dripping into the buckets was surprisingly loud.
And we went to Dia Beacon and looked at art and enjoyed a few minutes rest in the sun on the side of a hill overlooking the Hudson. So lovely!
We managed to eat with gift certificates and even found some apple cider and doughnuts as an afternoon snack. This part of NY is so pretty, I’m glad we made a point to stay local and explore a little. Tuesday is our official #4, and I’m happy to report back that no fetal positions or vomiting were required in the making of this anniversary weekend.
We lurched out of bed at 930 am. @mikegrundy and I are do bad at sleeping in. Tho we did go to bed at 8 last night. #maybethebestactually # Found a tapped maple grove today at Ashoken with @mikegrundy. The … Continue reading →
Posted on 3/11/2012 by kari
This is amazing. http://t.co/DD8QULa2 # “@mikegrundy: Just so we're all clear about this: I am a feminist.” man of my dreams. # Hey did I mention my dentist appt yesterday? Two fillings replaced w no novacaine and then went back … Continue reading →
Posted on 3/10/2012 by kari
Happy International Women's Day, y'all. If you're not sure why this is necessary: http://t.co/tM2Gdv6b Heck, read it even if you ARE sure. # Women who work in architecture & engineering occupations make 80 cents to the dollar men earn #NarrowTheGap … Continue reading →
Posted on 3/9/2012 by kari
In honor of international woman’s day, I rode my motorcycle to work.
Ok, so, not at all in honor of that. It was gorgeous out, and I rode to work. And then I worked super late – potentially earning 80 cents to the dollar compared to men (though at my firm I am doing pretty well, honestly) – and when I left the parking lot was pitch black and the wind was just kicking up.
But in honor of international women’s day, let me say: read this. If you are a lady on a motorcycle, you probably know what it’s like to strive for equality – be it on the showroom floor as sales dudes try to sell to the man you’re with, at the shop when a mechanic talks down to you, or when you try to find well fitting and safe gear. And those are just small ways. Around the world there are many many ways women are unequal. Its harmful for everyone, too, not just the women themselves. Let’s ALL work towards equality – both men and women.