Hiking >> Things I Like

It’s been a while since I wrote a “Things I Like” post. Having just gotten back to Connecticut, I got to do one of the things I like to do a lot during the summer: Hiking. Recently, I got to go hiking around the West Hartford reservoir and Sleeping Giant Continue Reading →

Moving Back Home: Hail Storms, shared spaces, and more

It might be the best/worst/most regrettable/most financially necessary decision I have ever made – I have moved back into my parents’ home. Moving proved to be an adventure in itself as I faced tornado-spawning thunderstorm that rained hail down on the moving truck as I drove up I-81 in Pennsylvania Continue Reading →

Iceland’s Grimsvotn volcano erupting (via BBC)

The world may not have ended, but air travel in Europe may run into some nature-induced trouble again. ~~~~~~~~~~ Iceland’s most active volcano, Grimsvotn, has started erupting, scientists say. The volcano, which lies under the Vatnajokull glacier in south-east Iceland, last erupted in 2004. In 2010, plumes…Read More: Iceland’s Grimsvotn Continue Reading →

Mutant Pointy Boots Become Fashion Craze

The pointy boot fad has absolutely exploded in Matehuala, Mexico. This is way beyond your average, pointed-toe cowboy boot. I want to see someone walking down the street in these crazy boots. I actually wish I had been able to when I visited Texas in mid-April during Holy Week. This Continue Reading →

Good & Bad News in CT- Layoffs to Railways

So, I woke up this morning after a much-needed extra 2 hours of sleep to good and bad news going on in CT. Mind you, I’ll be moving back there soon and was hoping to eventually get a job there. That whole “need money to buy stuff” thing that I Continue Reading →

My Austria Trip (November 2010)

Here is one of the first catch-up posts. (I should be working on my thesis, but I honestly need a brain break.) There won’t be too many of these since I want to post about fresh events and need to finish my thesis. I visited Innsbruck ,Austria from November 10 Continue Reading →

Sunday Sense: Landscapes and Stories

“I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape – the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn’t show.” –   Andrew Wyeth This picture sort of encapsulates the ideas of this quote. I actually like it Continue Reading →

Sunday Sense: Beauty and Seasons

“There ought to be gardens for all months in the year, in which, severally, things of beauty may be then in season.” –  Sir Francis Bacon This quote brings to mind images of the ‘Zen garden’, the karesansui (dry landscape) rock garden, at Ryōan-ji in Kyoto, Japan. Also, I think Continue Reading →

Generation Y Giving Cars a Pass- Kiplinger

While I love my car, I am always looking for ways to cut back on driving it if I can. (I only get paid once a month so I really have to budget everything out.) I am always lamenting the lack of decent public transportation like that in  New York Continue Reading →

The Noguchi Museum in Queens (via Visualingual)

This post on The Noguchi Museum in Queens is brought to you via Visualingual. (I feel like a PBS broadcaster or something saying that.) This would be the focus of a Things I Like post since I love a good museum, but I have never actually been to this museum Continue Reading →