About Me

A frequently about the awkwardness & insanity of life, sometimes about soul-crushing grief, but always authentic blog from a 30-something widow trying to figure out the dumpster fire life handed her.

I am resurrecting this blog after a many years hiatus because I need a place to brain dump the things that go through my head, the situations I may find myself in, the places I will go, and the stuff I will eat & drink along the way! So, basically everything.

At the age of 30 I met the love of my life: a warm-hearted, intelligent man named Daniel whose passion for soccer and refereeing was equally matched by his love of really nerdy shit, and his well-kept beard. A couple months before I turned 36, stage IV pancreatic cancer would take him from me. Dan was the greatest human I’ve ever met, and he told me to keep living our dreams, our story, our hopes. I hope I do his legacy justice.

Come and join me, it might be interesting, it could be unfiltered (to an extent), and it most certainly will involve a lot of cursing.

“The cure for anything is salt water — sweat, tears, or the sea.”

PS – I live near Philadelphia, a great city on the east coast of the United States that you should totally visit. I’ll give great suggestions. πŸ™‚

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24 thoughts on “About Me”

  1. Just found your blog via Caitlin’s (I’m also a huge Emily Giffin fan!) and am looking forward to reading your entries. I’m in the Philly suburbs, too – isn’t it a great area?!

  2. Hey Krissie, I just found your blog through the HLS site. I moved to Philly a couple months ago, so its nice to find a blog of someone local! Maybe I’ll see you at the HLS in August!

    1. I don’t know how you edit scientific papers. Reading them puts me to sleep. And the procedures they write out do not happen as smoothly as it sounds. There’s usually a lot of failed attempts, cursing, crying into your lab coat, etc. Lol.

  3. So you’re an analytical chemist??

    I’m taking analytical chemistry this coming semester!! While I haven’t heard horror stories as bad as O-chem, I’m still thinking that it’s going to be a bumpy ride.

    I hope it won’t be THAT bumpy since I am fond of chemistry (no, really I am πŸ™‚ )

    Love the picture of the cat with the molecules; it’s a good place to keep them πŸ˜€

    1. Kitties and chemistry were made for each other, haha. I found analytical much more interesting than watching something boil for 2 hours to then be precipitated into a solid white powder… yay. It’s instrumentation based, so more math and equations than reactions. Clearly I enjoyed it enough to make a career out of it. πŸ˜‰

  4. I am so happy I found your blog! I live right outside of Hershey and am attending HLS too! I love the picture of you at the Eagles Game. My Husband and I are HUGE sports fans and love going to Phils games! Can’t wait to meet you!
    PS. I will be making those Snickerdoodle Cupcakes ASAP. They looke pretty darn amazing.

    1. They are ridiculously good! Get the cookbook they are from. I can’t even decide what recipe to make next, they all look amazing! Looking forward to meeting you at HLS! Always a pleasure to meet another Phils fan! πŸ˜‰

    1. Oh neat! I’d ask where, but you can DM me if you want. I’m not the fastest all the time and always enjoy new buddies. Your drawings crack me up, totally refreshing way to blog. πŸ˜‰

  5. I came across your blog from Jordan’s page. I’m also a Drexel U grad student (soon-to-be graduate!) and love my Philly sports!! πŸ™‚ Look forward to checking out the rest of your blog!

  6. I had to follow along once I saw the picture of Beaker on here…I mean…I followed based solely on your posts…yep, that’s it…just based on your posts.

  7. Hey, neighbor! It’s great meeting people on blogsites who live right around the corner! I’m from Philadelphia as well. I currently go to Arcadia University in Glenside. I’m a Bio (Pre-Med) student, so I would definitely call myself a nerd too. So happy I found your blog! Looking forward to your posts πŸ™‚

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