I’m pretty sure at the end of every week I tell you that I’ve been so busy and that I’m exhausted or some familiar variation. Well guess what? This week is no different. I’ve just been go go go. You saw my photos of last weekend and my weeknights have been no better. Tuesday I visited a coworker’s wife and baby for a few hours so she could talk to an adult (and not go crazy) and have a bit of respite from childcare (and not go crazy), Wednesday S finally came back from Atlanta (gone a month and a half) so I spent the entire afternoon/evening with him, and last night I had drinks with my friend, Yalda for her birthday. But soon I will get to relax. Soon but not this weekend. This weekend I will be busy getting everything ready for the vacation I’m going on next weekend. Yes, that’s right, VACATION!

So what are you up to this weekend?

Unfortunately preparing for vacation means a long to do list of laundry, cleaning, errands, and even coming into work on the weekend (sigh). But I also have some fun plans sprinkled in there too. Dinner with Yalda tomorrow – let the birthday festivities continue! And brunch with my friend, Sean because we realized if we don’t hang out this week we won’t see each other again for a few months. Now it will just be like one month. -_-

This week’s link round up (it’s a doozy)

Why Some People Can’t Stand Having Unread Emails Which one are you? I hate having unread emails.

How to treat the homeless: tips from actual homeless people

I love this article about sexual orientation, The Truth Has Changed 

Most Romantic Lines from Literature 

Let’s Get Drinks Shouldn’t be that complicated, right? Wrong! Honestly before I lived in NYC I wouldn’t get this but somehow moving from suburban/rural is a time suck and you are always way more busy.

These Olive Oil Raspberry Sea Salt Brownies sound amazing but the weather is now too hot for me to turn my oven on so maybe in a few months I’ll be up for baking again.

I really like the blog A Beautiful Mess and they’ve recently posted two crafts I might actually do…one day…maybe. Hand colored photographs and a metal grate memo board

Oh and here let me help spread that Feminist “Agenda” 😉

I love Amy Schumer

This badass teenager’s note  about her school’s sexist dress code

Feminist Lisa Frank Tumblr, well okay

Great responses  to being asked about your love life (because that’s the only thing that’s important when you’re a woman)

Dating Tips for the Feminist Man: We Need Allies, Not Gentlemen

These illustrations

And a handful of science links because science is my life you know.

House spending panel does its best to hide large cut to NSF social and geosciences research

Retracted Scientific Studies: A Growing List

Why Open Sourcing Research is a Good Way to Make Monies

When will “Open Science” become simply “Science”

Weekend Photo Round Up

Friday: Skipping yoga because these cuties came in the mail and I just had to pot them

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The Aftermath

Saturday: Exploring Nyack + the Writing Group

The Early Arrivers
Off to explore the town



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The arrival of the rest of the gang
Our wonderful host, Chris

Sunday: Hiking Harriman State Park (14 miles!)

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Lunch at Lake Skenoto

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Train Station at Tuxedo

Monday: Palisades with my Trail Running group

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Trail Running Group (these people are nuts)

Sorry, no pics of my date with the sexy firefighter.

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George Washington Bridge

        And we can’t forget the reason for this long weekend, thank you to all those who have served! I hope everyone else’s Memorial weekend was as enjoyable as mine.


What are you up to on this long holiday weekend? I’ll be spending most of my weekend “upstate” – think BBQ in Nyack Saturday with my writing group, Harriman State Park for some hiking Sunday, and then Monday (after I force myself on a long run) I’ll head up to Pleasantville (yes, like the movie) to hang out with this cute (super cute!) firefighter I’ve been seeing. But as for this evening, I’m just going to take it easy and relax. My boss always let’s us out of the office at 3pm on holiday weekends so I plan on spending my afternoon (yay daylight!) enjoying an iced coffee and reading Catch-22 Central Park before my usual Friday yoga routine.

And for all of those who were curious, my Pint of Science event went great this week. As did all the rest. We had over 500 people turn up those 3 nights to learn more about science.

And here is my weekly link round up for y’all:

Why the world needs more scientists

I love James Hamblin and his health videos at The Atlantic. This week he had a great video (and hilarious, obvs) on the rational defense of sleeping alone 

You will never believe what the print is on this super cute dress 

Mindy Kaling is writing a book with B.J. Novak about their relationship?! I love Mindy Kaling! Her book “Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?” was hilarious. I can’t wait until her book “Why Not Me?” comes out. And I may have cried with tears of joy after I heard Hulu was saving the Mindy Project (I can’t believe Fox cut it!)

Have you seen this adorable video  of couples “aging”?

How to replace all snacks with a handful of almonds

And last but not least…
Elsie from A Beautiful Mess’s Fitness Story from this morning
(I’ve been loving checking out fitness stories/running blogs as inspiration to keep me going in my own training)