Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Summer Camp Game #5

1. Man or mouse? (4) ANIMAGUS

2. Start spreading the news (4) DAILY PROPHET

3. Stick Tree Guardian (3) BOWTRUCKLE

4. Telescoping eavesdropper (5) EXTENDABLE EAR

5. Brassicaceae danglers (4) RADISH EARRINGS

6. Prohibited Ggowth of trees (5) FORBIDDEN FOREST

7. Metallic rosy-faced child with wings (4) GOLDEN CHERUB

8. Fleshless black-winged skeleton (2) THESTRAL

9. Lofty philosopher (5) HIGH INQUISITOR

10. Instructive Order (7) EDUCATIONAL DECREE

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Oh, and by the way...

... I'm a DOCTOR now!!! :) I successfully defended my PhD dissertation last Friday :) :) :)

No more school for me!

Followup on truths / lie

My lie was that I cook to de-stress. I can't cook to save my life!

Here's a little more about my truth's:
1. I can play six musical instruments - Yup, although probably not very well anymore. I could at one time play clarinet, flute, baritone horn, guitar, trumpet and oboe, among others (like bass clarinet).

3. I have a publication in the library of congress. - Yes indeed I do. I did a project in college detailing my grandfather's experiences in Korea for my folklore class. The professor liked it so much that she submitted it as part of a Korean war veterans stories project. I'm not sure where its found in the library, but I'm told its all there somewhere :)

4. I ran a half marathon in high school - I ran cross country so I ran approximately 12+ miles daily for training. Our first practice required a 13.1 mile run through the HILLS around our town. I ran the whole thing without stopping. Now, I can't run for more than a few yards without getting winded but I've started walking in hopes of getting back and shape and running the country music half marathon next spring.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Truths and a lie

1. I can play six musical instruments.
2. I love to cook as a way to de-stress.
3. I have a publication in the library of congress.
4. I ran a half marathon in high school.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Sorry Pixies! I was traveling home to Tennessee yesterday (after 5 wonderful weeks at home in MD) so I was a bit out of it last evening and forgot to post =( This week is going to be very very very hectic, as I'm defending my PhD dissertation on Friday!!! Good news is that it will all be over on Friday (I hope).