Tuesday, November 29, 2011


We had a wonderful Thanksgiving. As it was our "first" Thanksgiving as a married couple, we got to make lots of jokes about what we are thankful for, like, "I am so thankful you just dropped that on the ground as my new husband." In all seriousness, I am very thankful for my husband, my family, my friends, and the wonderful Thanksgiving weekend we had.

Speaking of being of thankful, my family discovered the we are thankful for the game, Catch-Phrase. Thank you, Hasbro, for creating the first game that my family can play together and enjoy. Over two days, we played nearly eight-hours. Now we have a whole new game to play and a whole new set of inside jokes.

I am also thankful that I still live near and work on a campus. Today, by chance, I saw that Mayim Bialik was being sponsored to come to campus and talk. Most of you know her as Blossom, but she also holds a PhD in neuroscience and plays a wonderfully quirky Amy Farrah Fowler (who is neurobiologist) on The Big Bang Theory. I stayed late and after work and listened to the lecture. It was a delightful talk and Bialik threw in enough references to The Big Bang Theory but also enumerated on her Jewish values and customs, which also encouraged me further in thankfulness and reflection.

One more day of November, and I have failed dismally at writing more. Let's move on and look forward to Christmas!