Wednesday, October 26, 2011

9 days in my office

im still getting the hang of this job, and as a result, some days i get it together, and other days, i do not. i thought i would document it... here is the start of this documentation!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Save the Polar Bears


so i got a mail-in survey from Defenders of Wildlife, yesterday.

as a social scientist, and someone who often relies on others to complete surveys for research purposes, i usually take pity on other survey administrators, and fill them out, or respond to automated questions, via telephone.

but being a social scientist im also trained to recognize leading, or double barreled questions, and assume the survey admin has ulterior motives, when the questions are especially leading.

but im pretty sure the following survey and definitely question 8 is entirely objective, and not at all leading...

"wealthy" americans is my favorite part. i feel like the majority of americans would have responded "no" without the added "wall decoration" phrase. whatever. there were other ridiculous questions, but this one was my favorite. 

Sunday, October 16, 2011

i quit

im quitting my job. as you can see, ive successfully incorporated a miley cyrus song into an academic publication, so its really all just down hill, from here.

Saturday, October 8, 2011


Chicago!!  I made it.

getting to chicago and seeing emily and megan was such a thrill. it was as if nothing had changed, even though the last time we were all together was in 2006, also in chicago...

megan, cait, em, and me in march 2006

as soon as we were all together, we hit the town.

first on the list was dinner at a lil (huge) place called the Pump Room.  the pump room at Public Hotels was just recently renovated and is AMAZING. i wish i would have gotten more photos of the interior, because it was nutty awesome.

i had gotten in pretty late, so we didnt sit down for dinner until 10pm. once we were seated, we got a smorgasbord of tasty eats, and for sure (fancy rosemary) fries were a must have.

not pictured: cait

megan and em

the next day i enjoyed the view from megan's 20th floor loft, went shopping, and drank hot chocolate. it was cold, after all--but sunny the entire weekend.

it was so much fun to hang out with old friends, in a great city. we caught each other up on our lives, and had such a good time. also, apparently i laughed in my sleep both nights... creepy, i know. but i guess an indication that i was having a fun time!! hopefully we dont wait another 5 years to get together, again.