Friday, August 15, 2008

Catching Up

Gary, Jessica, and Alivia are visiting us from Michigan. They've been here since Saturday, while I was still at AOM. Tuesday, I had my presentation. It went fine, but so few people were in the audience. Usually, I like a small crowd, but this was disappointing. Lots of good questions, though.

Wednesday, I left my hotel at 7:20 a.m. (PST) and got home at 4:30 a.m. (EST). My blood pressure will rise if I recount the whole ordeal; suffice it to say, I will not be traveling on United Airlines again.

Yesterday, though, I finally got to enjoy our guests. We went to ABC for breakfast--yum!--spent the day at the Sciencenter, and ate dinner at Moosewood. Today, we drove to Watkins Glen and visited the Farm Sanctuary, then headed to Corning to see the Corning Glass Museum.

We'll enjoy this weekend, but next week, George and I both start work. He's going to be working at a Cornell lab studying potatoes, and I will be getting ready for classes which begin on August 27.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Diet Coke and the Environment

The Ask Umbra column today dissects the evils of Diet Coke as it relates to the environment. Apparently, it takes 2-1/2 liters of water to produce one liter of DC. I stopped reading at the point...ignorance is bliss.

Would you give up your favorite soda to help the environment? I'm not quite ready to do that, but I applaud all who have or will.

Just Call Me Doctor...

My Ph.D. degree posted on my transcript Friday, and now I am without a doubt, totally, officially, done! Hooray!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Vegan Etsy is the Cat's Meow Treasury

Thanks to Emma's K-9 Kitchen for including my Crazy Kitty key chain in her recent Vegan Etsy team treasury!

Flower Power Vegan Treasury

Thanks to pinkbubble for putting my vintage green lucite earrings in her recent "Flower Power" vegan treasury!

Academy of Management Meeting

I am in Anaheim, California for the annual Academy of Management meeting. Yesterday was a rough day of travel, so today could only be better. I've seen a few old friends and have been busy with work-related duties, so the few days I'm here will go quickly. And while in my hotel room, I've found I've been captivated by Olympic coverage, of swimming and gymnastics anyway.
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