Thursday, May 15, 2008

Celebrating The Defense

Defense is a big word in our house right now. Yeah, the Pistons are in the playoffs, so there's that defense, which seems to be working pretty well.

But more importantly... Luke is defending the dissertation as I type! In honor of the end of his educational career, a multiple choice quiz.

How does one prepare for defending a disseration?
A. Work a couple of 90-hour weeks
B. Teach a different class the day before to distract you
C. Get very nervous when people call you "doctor" beforehand
D. Be prepared with a good latte
E. All of the above

How does one celebrate defending the dissertation?
A. Go out to lunch with wife, advisor, and friends after school-sponsored reception
B. Go to a taping of "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me - The NPR News Quiz"
C. Attend another school's graduation
D. Have your wife throw you a party when you get home
E. All of the above

If you said "E. All of the Above," then you win! I'll take that as a good omen for Luke, thanks.

**Update: Defense is done, and all agreed it was a rousing success! He's now Dr. Luke!**

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Organic Delivered

So, as I mentioned a while back, we're moving back to our hometown over the summer. I've been dreaming about shopping at the farmer's market and Trader Joes and the Produce Station and all the other places I miss. I've thought about joining a CSA, but with a mid-summer move, I wasn't sure that would work out.

Well, Frog came to my rescue!! She told me about a national company called Door to Door Organics that operates in my new area. You can have organic in-season fruits and veggies delivered right to you door. You can choose the size of the box, the frequency of delivery, and there is no minimum time commitment! I'm so excited to have this option. If you live in Michigan, parts of Ohio, and most of the upper east coast, you should check them out too.

Someone should write a song about dreaming of an organic veggie summer...