Holly’s Life

Triumphs and Tribulations of moi

Archive for July, 2008

You Win

Posted: Thursday, July 31st, 2008 @ 5:22 pm in Daily | No Comments »

So the other night I was watching Primetime. That week’s story was about this man who lives in a cabin in Alasaka and lives with the wild bears - sleeps with them, lets them in his house, and does a whole bunch of other crazy stuff that probably shouldn’t be done with wild animals […]

Picture of the Day

Posted: Thursday, July 31st, 2008 @ 4:40 pm in Daily | No Comments »

A baby robin, not just perched on our patio furniture, but lounging, legs tucked under and all. I’ve never seen a bird sit flat on its belly! He’s using the furniture more than we are this summer. Please ignore the old sandbags in the backyard that, for some reason, our neighbors haven’t […]

A Belated Congrats

Posted: Thursday, July 31st, 2008 @ 11:45 am in Daily | No Comments »

….to Michelle and Curtis. Cole Jeremy was born on 7/24 and he’s adorable! I haven’t seen him yet, but Sarah sent a pic. Congrats!!

Demo crew

Posted: Sunday, July 27th, 2008 @ 2:35 pm in Daily | 5 Comments »

Man, what a weekend this has been! We started demo on the bathroom on Friday. Sarah helped in the morning and then Dave C. came and helped just about all day yesterday, and Dave D. will come help today (thanks guys!) Just like any other big project, you never know how much […]

I can finally let it out!!

Posted: Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008 @ 10:00 am in Daily | 3 Comments »

It took me a year (seriously, exactly a year) of resume tweaking, cover letter begging (the longer I applied the more desperate my cover letters became…in a professional way of course), resume mailing (I think about 20 in all), lots of networking, and a couple interviews…..but it finally paid off b/c I GOT A JOB!!!
Yes, […]


Posted: Monday, July 21st, 2008 @ 8:54 pm in Daily | 1 Comment »

I spent last week in Northampton, MA for a Molecular Biology workshop It was wonderful! I feel like I learned a lot, at least as much as I could learn considering that my science background isn’t all that strong. Well, I understand a lot, but put me in a room full of […]


Posted: Saturday, July 12th, 2008 @ 8:13 pm in Daily | 1 Comment »

Finished a couple books recently. Both of them by two of my favorite authors. The first was A Wolf at the Table by Augusten Burroughs. Normally his books are funny, sarcastic memoirs (my favorites), but this one was dark and serious - it was a memoir of his alcoholic, borderline abusive father […]

Wrong choice of outifit

Posted: Friday, July 11th, 2008 @ 10:55 am in Daily | 1 Comment »

I’m wearing a sleeveless sweater today which I kinda like, but I don’t wear all that often. It’s cool for the summer, but not too casual for work.
Two separate ladies have told me (I think they meant this as a compliment) “I used to wear one like that when I was in high school!”…..they […]

Happy 4th!

Posted: Monday, July 7th, 2008 @ 7:13 pm in Daily | No Comments »

We went to Penny and Tom’s for their annual 4th of July BBQ. It’s always such a great time to be there to see everyone and spend time in the country. The Hardenbrooks (Jim’s sister’s family) have come down for the past couple years too, so we have quite the crew.
Lighting off some […]


Posted: Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008 @ 5:10 pm in Daily | 2 Comments »

For anyone who knows me or who reads this site, you know that I am slightly obsessed with all things furry, especially our two kitties. Of course I love them both to pieces. Vivian has become quite the little sidekick which makes me want to snuggle her until her fur falls off […]