I would likely say ‘The X-Files’ was my favorite television show of all-time, but I doubt I have seen all the episodes. It’s impressive you stuck with this goal for 4 years.
Passed another level of brown belt last week! 2 more tests until my black belt… 4 months ago
I took the test on January 6th. While you never officially find out your results, I found the correct answers on an online forum and it looks like I only got 25/50, not enough to make it to the next round. Oh, well! I am at least glad I gave it a shot, and I might try again next year. 6 months ago
I will find out the week of January 27th whether or not I have been selected. 6 months ago
The test is offered only once per year, and even if I do well, it doesn’t guarantee me a spot at an audition. Thus far I have done well on the practice tests. It should be an interesting experience regardless! 7 months ago
I survived chemistry, and did well in my biology and nutrition courses too. Next semester I’m registered for anatomy & physiology, medical terminology and psychology. One semester down, six to go (plus an internship). 7 months ago
I’ve sent in my registration for the 15k next March. It looks to be a hilly course, so I better get training! 8 months ago
opens on January 6th, 2014. Looks like this may be a challenge to enter, but it also looks to be a blast!
http://www.bccutah.org/lrrh/ 8 months ago
Thus far I’ve completed intro to biology and intro to nutrition. Both the bio and nutrition classes were interesting and I did fairly well, but now I’m taking intro to chemistry, which is incredibly dull. I still need to complete this and 3 other prerequisites before applying and enrolling in the dietetics program next summer. 8 months ago
We took the MAX train to Albina/Mississippi in North Portland, rode through the scenic Overlook Park neighborhood, along N. Willamette Blvd. to St. John’s, through Cathedral Park, along N. Lombard to N. Denver and back to the Rosa Parks MAX station. In all, the ride totaled around 13 miles, our longest to date.
After the ride, we headed to Widmer Brewery. They have free tours if you book in advance, including a complimentary flight with samples of 4 of their beers and a souvenir glass. Lunch at their brewpub was also good.
As we’re now heading into the rainy season in Oregon, this will likely be our last big ride until spring. 8 months ago
Although this ride was highlighted as ‘easy/moderate’ in my bike route book, it was a bit of a challenge for a novice rider like me due to all the pedestrians and traffic In the city. It also started pouring down rain part-way during the ride, luckily while we were across the street from Jake’s so we could stop in for an impromptu lunch and hazelnut martinis.
Also, the route parallels Portland’s streetcar line for several miles. I learned bike routes and streetcar lines don’t go well together, as at one point my bike tire got stuck in a rut and I lost control of my bike. Oh well, at least it was an adventure! 9 months ago
My husband and I did this relatively flat 10.8 mile ride last Sunday. Although it was cold and rainy, it was still a fun adventure. 10 months ago
that I have multiple signature dishes. My husband says my best dishes are (1) overnight pickles; (2) quinoa salad; and (3) chicken and waffles. 10 months ago
This past weekend I took (and passed) my 3rd kyu (1st degree brown belt test). 10 months ago
I’ve just finished a 3 ft. x 6 ft. handknit map of the United States and a hat and mitten set using up some handspun yarn made by my mom. I don’t have any unfinished projects at the moment (although I do have a ton of leftover yarn to use up from various projects I’ve completed over the years), so I am going to check this goal off. 10 months ago
I have applied to the University of Northern Colorado’s Distance Dietetic Program, to begin in Summer 2014. I already have a bachelor’s degree, but still need to take 21 courses + complete an internship in order to become an RD. The next step is for me to take 7 prerequisite courses before I can begin the program next summer. 10 months ago
I’ve just submitted a science fiction short story to the Mary Shelley Award for Imaginative Fiction, sponsored by Rosebud Magazine. Regardless of the outcome, I am glad I took up this challenge. 10 months ago
I have been thinking about doing this for years, but was mostly deterred by the cost of a bike. Finally, my husband and I took the plunge today, taking advantage of a late summer sale at a local bike shop. I hadn’t ridden a bike in 20 years, but we rode the 5+ miles from the shop back home without problems (of course, stopping along the way for beer and pizza). 10 months ago
I have registered for a free 3-week writing workshop at my local library this some to work on refining my craft. I have a few short story ideas floating around in my head, and I am contemplating entering this short story contest: http://www.rsbd.net/NEW/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=76:shelley&catid=35:contests&Itemid=54 13 months ago