Back to Yale

This past weekend, Chris and I took a quick trip back to Yale.  The chair of Chris’s graduate department was retiring after 40 years.  Ben Sammler is a giant in the field of technical theater production.  When Chris was an undergraduate student at the University of Central Florida, he studied text books written by Ben.  It blew his mind when he was accepted to Yale for graduate school and realized he would be taking classes with none other than Ben Sammler himself. (SIDE NOTE:  The Buddha ice sculpture is a…

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Wee Young Things

Way back when we were wee young things (as opposed to being old young things now), Chris and I lived with odd schedules.  I worked a regular 8-5 job, but his schedule in college and grad school was always weird.  But, we were wee young things and so we did what we had to do to work around it. Have I ever told you about Chris’ job?  He’s explained it once or twice in the Man Cave (remember that place, Chris?) but in case you missed it, I’ll recap it…

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Photo Booth at Work

Today is my last day at work before we move to Florida.  I was cleaning out my computer and I came across a folder of Photo Booth pictures I took on my Mac throughout the past three years.  Most of these were taken to either email to my mom or to put on Twitter.  I was going through them and some of them are pretty funny.  And they tell the off-the-record stories of my time here.  What a great way to reflect on this huge chapter of my life that…

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Office Space

This is my last week of work and so I thought in honor of that bittersweet ending, I would take you on a tour of my little office.  Its a pretty small office so the tour won’t take long.  Please keep your arms and legs inside the tour bus at all times.  Thank you for your cooperation. This is my desk. See those keys sitting there?  Those are the keys that I lock in my office at least once a week.  And then I have to call the one other…

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Where Did You Come From, Where Did You Go?

When I was a freshman in college, I interviewed for my first real job at a law firm for a legal assistant position.  Oddly enough, the person that interviewed and hired me was my BFF, Emily.  That was how we met.  Isn’t that romantical?  I was hired to work for one of the partners in the law firm named Doug.  In the three years that I worked at the firm with Doug while I was going to school, he taught me just about every lesson in business I’ve ever learned. …

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The Greatest Little Love Story Ever Told

Now, I don’t like to brag, but my husband is pretty much the greatest thing since sliced bread.   We’ve been together since we were 16 – this April it will be 10 years – and we’ve been married for almost four years.   Over time, I have learned that I can definitely live without Chris, but I would never want to. When we were 16, Chris used to drive us around in this hot little baby blue 1967 convertible Mustang that he and his Dad restored.   It was…

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Shuttles and Such

In one week I will be moving away from New Haven, and will have to begin driving to work everyday.   For the past three years, I have been lucky enough to walk to work everyday because we live so close to campus. Okay, that’s a lie.   We do live incredibly close to campus, but at least once a week I still drive the whole 4 blocks, part on the street, get a $20 ticket, which turns into a $40 ticket because I hide it from Chris and then…

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The Interview From Hell

I don’t usually blog about my professional career because of confidentiality. Well, confidentiality and the fact that when I leave my office I like to think about rainbows and butterflies instead of spreadsheets and organizational charts. But I feel that I need to break this rule in order to purge my mind of the horrific mistakes I made today at work. I had a job interview for an internal position at my university. The position is quite honestly my current dream job. I say current because I don’t believe in…

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Them’s Fightin’ Words

I have found recently that the price you pay for new things in your life is new things to fight about with your husband. Chris and I honestly don’t fight that often, and when we do it lasts about 2.7 seconds and then we buy each other ice cream and move on. We both have thick skin, but more importantly, we both know that the best way for us to deal with things is to just say whats eating on us and then duke it out for a few rounds…

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He Graduated!

After 3 years of grad school, I am so proud to say that Chris has finally graduated from the Yale School of Drama! WOO HOO!!! I have ever been more proud of anyone in my entire life. And to make this time even more special for him so many special people showed up to support him throughout the weekend. Other than my own wedding day, I have never felt so much love in one place before. Family and friends really went above and beyond to rain down love on both…

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