About Me

Hello and welcome!  My name is Krissie and the blog title hails from a combination of the city that has my heart, Philadelphia, and a childhood nickname bestowed upon me by my older sister.  I work as a bioanalytical chemist by day.

beakerfire Lab fires not included…

My favorite form of exercise is running.  Followed closely by soccer, strength training, and snowboarding.



I have two kitties named Aki & Sheila.  Cat lady for life.

IMG_1554 Aki loves chemistry!

muffinshoes Shoes….?

This blog has transitioned to mainly focus on my training for and recaps of the various races I participate in throughout the year.  I may occasionally babble about a number of other topics not excluding beer, cooking/baking, and traveling.

Love_Park_in_BlueHope you enjoy and stick around a while!


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 🙂 )

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

    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. 😉

  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! 😉

    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. 😉

  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!! 🙂 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 🙂

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