Daily Photo: Arrow

October 13, 2011

Pointing my way to work.



October 12, 2009

Ahhh the lead up to work trips.  Do we have everything we’ll need?  Will people show up?  Will something odd happen?  Will I forget to pack clothes?  Will Chicago be backed up and we’ll have to plan a driving route to Wisconsin?

I tend not to go into the office on travel days which leaves me a bit anxious.  I feel a bit guilty not going in, as long as there isn’t anything pressing, but remind myself that I’m away from home for about two days solid.

It’s weird, sitting at home, checking email, catching some time with Adam before I leave.  It’s not calm, it’s waiting.  Waiting for loading the car and the eventual airport goodbye.    I know – buck up it’s not that big of a deal.  I should internalize that.  The trip will be fine and I’ll have fun with my co-workers I’ll just be looking forward to coming home.

Change of Season

October 10, 2009

Fall has officialy begun.  I’m so excited to pull ot my seaters and boots!  Summer is lovely and we had such a nice one this year but I’m in a Fall kind of mood.  The smell of damp leaves and coffee brewing feels so homey.  We’re getting ready for hibernation.


October 4, 2009

I’m trying to figure out the best way to combine the two blogs I have here on WordPress.  I’d like to combine them into one but can’t figure out if that’s even possible.  I’m considering just scrapping  Hasselblad and having picture posts in this one.  Hmmm..I’ll have to think about it a bit.  But for now – a picture.


My Life on Page 6

July 19, 2009

Forgive the rant.

Every Sunday we read the New York Times. It’s a tradition and we really enjoy it, that is until I come upon the Style section and read this regular feature called , “A Night Out With”. They write about a fabulous night in the lives of glamorous people (or so they would have you believe). Making going to the local pub seem as though it’s an international style event. Jealousy? Maybe. Frustration that someone’s lifestyle is thrust upon me as desirable? Definitely. It’s all in how you write it apparently.

I’ve found the key is to name, title and label drop and make everything seem so fabulously fabulous. I do not think I lead a glamorous high-powered life. I help do research, have a neglected yard, watch too much tv, am very lucky Adam drives me to work and hang out with my awesome friends. Oh so chic I tell ya!

So, here is my life a la Night Out With: Laura Swisher

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April 26, 2009

I’m on a roll today.

I’ve spent too much time looking at http://www.awfulplasticsurgery.com and am now more convinced then ever that Hollywood is its own planet.  I’m talking purely aesthetics because I can speak of nothing else.  I think that so many people have bad plastic surgery that they no longer know what beauty is and maim themselves trying to reflect the surgeon’s interpretation of beauty and youth.  They all look normal to one another.  Scary for sure.

I cling to this belief that men like normal girls.  That they are happy with their wives, girlfriends, girl across the street.  Don’t ruin it for me ok?

Home Stretch

April 26, 2009

We’re getting to the home stretch with the wedding.  Now that Adam’s move is complete (and we have boxes all over the place – oi!) and the closing is almost done, maybe some of the excess stress will leave too.

I have the dress, it actually came in.  It was so late that I had to start having contingencies.  Luckily I still like it seeing it after choosing it 6 months ago.  The bridesmaids are pretty much dressed and tickets bought.  Now to pick out ceremony music and have my hair done.  So many things leading up to the big day.

Luckily my friend Megan just got married – YAY MEGAN! So she’s been very good about calming me down when I freak out.  I thought I handled stress better than I do but 2 colds and a case of hives later I’m finding out not so much.  I’ve finally settled in to not obsessing so much.  My friend Michael said as long as Adam’s there and there’s drinks for everyone I’m golden.  He’s so right.  Now to try and bask in the last couple of weeks of engagement.  I’m looking forward to becoming Mrs. Adam.