The final card arrived a month ago! I apologize for posting this so late. Similar to last year, I felt pretty loved over the holiday season and was impressed with everyone’s mad card making skills. This year Chris and I hung a string with two separate sections to make sure all of the cards would fit. Without further ado, here are the 2013 cards in the order I received them (if I can remember correctly):
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I went back and forth on posting all of backlogged Christmas events from this year. On one hand it’s January, I’ve already made New Year’s posts, and on the other I know I’ll come back next year looking for pictures and links from this year and they won’t be there – which would be sad. Long story short – I’m posting! The first party I went to this year was the Yahoo! Holiday Party.
Definitely the more extravagant party I have ever been to. It was held on one of the piers in a giant warehouse. The front of the building was lit up purple and search lights scoured the sky. People were showing up in limos – in gowns! The party was movie themed and the warehouse had been broken up into 5 sections. The first area was the red carpet, you walked down the a path lined with cardboard cutouts of celebrities. The second area was the wild west. It had a saloon, gambling tables (poker, blackjack – you name it), giant photo booths, and cow statues. The third area was Bollywood themed with belly dancers, delicious indian food, and statues of elephants & tigers. The fourth, and coolest section, was japanese anime / sci-fi area. It had giant projection cubes hanging over the bars, an entire wall lined with DDR machines, the main stage (where Train played), and they were serving sushi. The fifth, and tiniest, section was a game room – I have no idea what movie genre it was suppose to be attached to. You could participate in a silent dance party or play pool and old arcade games. All in all pretty amazing.
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Boston was quiet cold and foggy compared to the beautiful, hot Burlington Vermont. Fortunately (or unfortunately) for Chris and I the mild temperature and extreme fog reminded us of home. We walked around the Boston Common, Boston Public Garden, and MIT with my parents and then hung out around Harvard Square with my best friends from home Sabrina, Reid, and Tim!
The following story and pictures are from Sabrina! – Linzi
I have a very good friend from college who is living in the Washington DC area participating in Math for America. Since the beginning of the program she has been incredibly stressed out and miserable. There have been numerous things that have happened that were really unfortunate- flooding in her room, her car getting hit by a stolen vehicle- the list goes on.
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For Craft Swap VI: Pay It Forward I knitted a seafoam stitch infinity scarf for my mom! My mom, Sue Bergmann, went through a lot last year, and I admire her for being one tough cookie. I chose to make an infinity scarf because my mom loves to go on long treks in the cold woods with her many dog friends. I used 98% alpaca yarn because alpacas and llamas are her favorite farm animal – she’s talked about getting one for years. The yarn made from their wool is super soft when knitted loosely, which is why I chose the lace-like seafoam stitch.
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Come one, come all – it’s a new year and time for another craft swap! I’m sure everyone is working hard at their resolutions, so this craft swap will be a simple but goodie. Inspired by the 2000 classic movie, Pay It Forward, for this craft swap we will be doing and documenting a good deed.
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Theme: Pay It Forward
Rules: At some point in February through the end of March, you will do a good, selfless deed for someone. You can make them something, do something with them, or do something for them. It can be someone you know or someone you haven’t met yet. All that’s required is that the person you choose is NOT involved with this craft swap, documentation of the deed, and -for a twist- this act of kindness should come as a surprise to the recipient. Even though a story is all that’s required, it would be even better if you shared pictures as well.
If you’re interested please write your name below before January 31st. The swap begins on February 1st. Please send me or post your own stories and pictures before March 31st.
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The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 4,700 times in 2011. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 4 trips to carry that many people.
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A bunch of people who I knew were my co-workers (not my actual co-workers) and I were hanging out at the beach. It was a beautiful day and the beach was crystal clear. I, being my daring self, was one of the first people to run into the water. It was the perfect temperature and as I was about to yell back at them that they should join me when I noticed two huge stingrays in the distance, riding along inside an incoming wave. One black, one grey; they had to be between 8-10 feet in diameter. Panicked, I turned towards land and realized there was already a giant grey one in-between me and the shore. A wave was coming and my land mates screamed at me to move to the side so as not to ram into the spiky spined creature. I swam and ran as hard as I could against the water. As the wave pushed me to shore I barely missed the behemoth.
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