Monday, July 25

make mine a double

If you're like me, a typical workday involves at least three visits to the caffeine fairy (a.k.a. Starbucks, Dunkin' Donuts or Swiss Miss). And if M&Ms count, I'm probably hovering at more like seven or eight daily doses. So when I stumbled upon a free DoubleShot from Starbucks, you can bet your jumpy, jittery self I was signed up in no time. Just click on the "get a sample" link, and you too will get your very own coupon!

Monday, July 18

flopsy & mopsy

The hands-down, coolest thing I've seen this week? Free downloadable books - 16,000 titles, no less - and all are available at Project Gutenburg.

According to the site, "Project Gutenberg is the oldest producer of free eBooks on the Internet. Our collection was produced by hundreds of volunteers."

Where else can you grab an audio copy of one of my favorite children's books, Beatrix Potter's The Tale of Peter Rabbit, to fall asleep to?

Sunday, July 10

crazy days of summer

Well, we made it to Boston, and are now adjusting to East Coast life. The 1000-plus mile drive went a lot quicker than I expected - even with an overnight stop along the way in Niagara Falls, NY. Yes, I know the Canadian side is supposed to be much better, but would you try driving through customs with a television-, stereo system-, pillow-, Nutrigrain Bar-, Google Maps printouts-, random bras and underwear-laden Grand Am? I didn't think so.

So anyhow, we're here, Boyfriend has started his medical residency, and I've started work and grad school... it's going to be a BUSY couple of years!

Thanks so much to those who have checked in on me during my absence; I have pure intentions of posting regularly just as soon as I get a bit more acclamated to all this change! In the interim, drop me an email ( - or post a comment - on the latest and greatest blogs you've seen. I'm feeling out of the loop! A demain....