Happy Birthday, Girl Scouts!

Happy birthday, Girl Scouts!!! This year marks the 100th anniversary of the foundation of Girl Scouts and today is the big day that Juliette Gordon Low first gathered 18 girls to form the first troop. This, of course, means celebration via Girl Scout cookie eating and a stroll through the history of Girl Scouts. Grab your beanies, sashes and try-its, ladies, and prepare to be amazed by the awesome accomplishments of Girl Scouts.

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Racing Myself

I ran my first race on Saturday, the Hot Chocolate 15k in Chicago. As I dragged myself out of bed at 6:30 in the morning, several hours earlier than my normal Saturday waking time, I swore if I had not shelled out a hefty fee, I would be on my way back to bed, and that I would never again subject myself to rising early on a cold Saturday morning to run. Later, while I and my brother yelled with the shock as we took off long pants and coats to put into gear check, I swore it again before sending my much faster brother to the first start corral, and heading towards my own start location. But as I waited by myself for the race to begin, I started to feel some excitement looking at the women surrounding me. Read More Racing Myself

TV Rewind: Earth 2

image courtesy NBC Universal Studios and Amblin EntertainmentWhen I was in junior high, I spent my Saturday nights (or was it Friday? Junior high was a long time ago) watching an odd little sci-fi show called Earth 2. I came across it accidentally while browsing through Netflix’s “Watch Instantly” options a few months back, and out of nostalgia, I decided to give it a try. It has aged surprisingly well, unlike some of the other shows I’ve revisited through the power of Netflix. (I’m looking at you, Seaquest DSV.) Here’s a little recap for those of you who’ve never heard of it or have sadly forgotten its existence. Read More TV Rewind: Earth 2