One Norwegian Alaskan in Madison.

Death and Taxes


In honor of Tuesday's mass scramble to get taxes filed on time, I bring you The Chart. Because you want to know how your money is spent, no?


Come try my favorite new drink


For anyone on the fence about coming to the party Saturday night, I'm making One-Balled Dictators. See you there!

a cool new site


It may be a little...I don't know, bookclub-y?...but I just found this "social media site" for books, and I kinda like it. But that could be my love of procrastination speaking. Anyway, you may now judge me based on my reading habits. Have at it.

i almost missed this email


I ordered a cd online as a gift and just opened the confirmation email to verify the total. I was about to delete it when I noticed the rest of the email:

Sarah -
Thanks for your order with CD Baby!

Your CD has been gently taken from our CD Baby shelves with sterilized contamination-free gloves and placed onto a satin pillow.

A team of 50 employees inspected your CD and polished it to make sure it was in the best possible condition before mailing.

Our packing specialist from Japan lit a candle and a hush fell over the crowd as he put your CD into the finest gold-lined box that money can buy.

We all had a wonderful celebration afterwards and the whole party marched down the street to the post office where the entire town of Portland waved 'Bon Voyage!' to your package, on its way to you, in our private CD Baby jet on this day, Saturday, December 16th.

I hope you had a wonderful time shopping at CD Baby. We sure did. Your picture is on our wall as 'Customer of the Year'. We're all exhausted but can't wait for you to come back to CDBABY.COM!!

Thank you once again,
Derek Sivers, president, CD Baby
the little CD store with the best new independent music


Lab rotation three is at the halfway point and going well. More synthesis!

Final lab requests are due in a week, with a looong (10 day) wait before our labs are assigned.

Thanksgiving was very cool in that I got to visit Kat in St. Paul. Not cool in that I was studying for an exam the whole time. She was a good sport about it.

Took the exam this morning and feel pretty good about it. Should look into new study habits - sleep is good. My current habits don't factor that in.

Am feeling a little homesick for Seattle right now, especially since they have a freakish cold streak and snow, while I have mid 50s and rain.

Dad's coming to visit this weekend, which means lots of fun and new restaurants. Sweet.

Oh craigslist, I love you so...


Wow, I went from full apt to barebones in less than 3 hours. God bless you, craigslist. You find me people willing to haul away all my old furniture, in exchange for...umm, 5 min work posting ads online? Sweet! And the cash is good too.

Half-yearly update


I graduated with a B.S. in Biochem on Sunday!

I'm freeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!


sweet, a list!


I heart lists.

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  • I was raised in Alaska, am the shortest person in my family, and I can wiggle my ears.
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