Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Katie Becomes a Teacher!

So I've added another hat to my growing collection of professions. Yesterday was my first day as a TA for intro Biology lab. I teach 3 sections of about 18 students, and I think it's actually going to be kind of fun. I don't really have to lecture at all, because the students are responsible for preparing ahead of time and doing the opening lecture at the beginning of every class. Here are a few pictures of me in one of the labs.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Mmmm! Falafel!

Yum! I decided last night to make falafel pita wraps with sauted onions and peppers, home-grown tomatoes and freshly made cucumber-dill sauce with home-grown cucumbers!!! It was sooo delicious that I just had to take pictures. OH! and I made sweet potato fries. (And here's a picture of my roommates adorable goofy dog named Mercury, he's and Akita)

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

A Cube!

This is my new graduate TA/Research cube. I have two neighbors (I'm the last one by the window), and I've decorated it to make it feel more like me!

Monday, August 23, 2010

License Plates I Saw On My Roadtrip!

California, New Mexico, Texas, Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Washington D.C., Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, Maine, Minnesota, Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Connecticut, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Vermont, Arkansas, Wisconsin

Canada: Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia

New Metroparks Outdoor Rec Video!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


Mary Tyler Moore Makes it to Maine!

So, my mom kept telling me that I was like Mary Tyler Moore (a tv show from the 70s) because I set out on my own on a big adventure just like she did (watch a clip of it on youtube if you like).
Anyway, here are the last of the pictures from the trip. Next I'll put some on of my new house!!!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

More Travelin' Photos

(I forgot to take pictures at the place I stayed in Ithaca...too much fun I guess)
(Also, these are chronological from bottom to top)


So far the adventure has been going pretty well. I've had fun visiting everyone along the way. And really appreciated all of their hospitality.
I'm keeping a running count of all the different state license plates I've seen. I'll post that when I finally get to my new house.
Also, one of the craziest things was that I saw ~16 cars on the MassPike alone with either kayaks or a canoe on top!!! I also saw lots of people with bikes, and roof racks. I hope this continues into Maine.
Anyway, here are some pics:

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Friday, August 13, 2010

A Stop in the Country

So I've arrived at the first stop along my journey and I've been enjoying the fresh air and refreshing pool!
Here are some photos:

The Start of Another Grand Adventure

Hopefully I'll be able to keep everyone updated along my journey to Maine, and when I get there.
I'll definitely miss my homes of Cincinnati and Dayton. I met so many wonderful people in both places and made so many good memories.
Be sure to visit Maine while I'm there, and who knows...maybe I'll move back to Dayton some day... :D

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Spinning wheels...

well, if I ever get to Maine, I'll be sure to send pictures...

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Roadtrip Countdown

Get ready Maine, because here I come!!!