• Greeting him at the Herakleion airport, all sweaty and gross because there is no air conditioning, but hugging a lot
  • First night in Herakleion, exhausted but happy
  • Wandering around Gournia, with him walking down uneven Minoan roads while I waited for him, perched on an ancient foundation
  • Walking to the pier in Pacheia Ammos, staring at the mountains and the sea, seeing the village through his new, fresh eyes
  • Entering the tiny church in Pacheia Ammos, hearing its silence, feeling its local village spirit
  • Drinking lemon Fanta with D on Kamares beach in the shade of our grass-thatched umbrellas, watching the tiny waves lap the shore, and the small boat coming and going hour after hour
  • Exploring Akrotiri together, with him jus...
apr 24 2018 ∞
apr 24 2018 +
  • Vienna
  • Prague/Brno
    • pork knuckle
    • pickled cheese
    • trdelník (hot cinnamon and sugar pastry)
    • svícková (braised beef) with dumplings
      • Cafe Louvre
    • Czech cookies
      • Perníckuv sen (bakery)
    • T-Anker (restaurant)
    • sausage @ Nase Maso (butcher)
    • Lokál (restaurant)
    • kolache (dough stuffed with sweet stuff)
    • buchty (sweet yeast dough buns)
    • Eating Prague Food Tours ?
  • Berlin
feb 18 2018 ∞
feb 18 2018 +
  • Boomerang
  • Instax camera
  • Smooth skin
  • Complementary books from the press
  • Being taken seriously
  • Christmas Village in Philly
  • Canals of Amsterdam
  • Daph & Rams together
  • Traveling with Dillion
  • Long skirts
  • My amber ring
  • StitchFix
  • Father John Misty in person
  • A good steak
  • Marine Style pottery
  • The phrase "Approximate Absolute Date" although it also irks me greatly
  • Sephora
  • Patterns
dec 7 2017 ∞
dec 9 2017 +

April

  • 4/22: flight to Athens
  • 4/23: flight to Herakleion
  • 4/24: arrived in Pacheia Ammos
  • 4/25: started trench B801.1
  • 4/30: BBQ at Tom's with Sydney, Melissa, Vangelis, Gerry, Krzysztof, and Gabriela

May

  • 5/5: quesadillas and homemade "salsa" on the balcony with Sydney
  • 5/7: Siteia beach and λουκουμάδες
  • 5/12: swimming on lunch break at Chryssi
  • 5/12: going away dinner for Rebecca in Mochlos
  • 5/13: Mallia site and beach with Bibi
  • 5/14: Herakleion Museum with Sydney and Bibi
  • 5/16: begin work for Sklavelochori
  • 5/18: Ierapetra for dinner
  • 5/20: Gortyn, Phaistos, Haghia Triada, and Kommos with Sydney, Bibi, and Diane
aug 2 2017 ∞
aug 18 2017 +
  • The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng
  • Idaho by Emily Ruskovich
  • Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
  • The Passion by Jeanette Winterson
  • The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
may 6 2018 ∞
may 12 2018 +
  • Monday (11:00– 5:00)
    • Piazza San Marco
    • Basilica San Marco
      • 9:30–4:45
    • Teatro la Fenice
      • 9:30–6:00
    • Palazzo Ducale
      • 8:30–7:00
    • Chiesa di San Zaccaria
      • 10:00–12:00, 4:00–6:00
  • Wednesday (1:40– night)
    • Scuola Grande di San Rocco
      • 9:30–5:30
    • Chiesa San Rocco
apr 13 2018 ∞
apr 14 2018 +
  • The Odyssey trans. Emily Wilson
  • The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  • The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry
  • Idaho by Emily Ruskovich
  • Where the Past Begins by Amy Tan
  • Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi
  • The Perfect Nanny by Leila Slimani
  • With Malice by Eileen Cook
  • The Last Painting of Sara de Vos by Dominic Smith
  • Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty
  • Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
  • The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng
  • The Shining by Stephen King

Maybe

  • Artemis by Andy Weir
  • Labyrinth by Jorge Luis Borges
  • The Passion by Jeanette Winterson
  • The Shipping News by Annie Proulx
  • From Here to Eternity by Caitlin Doughty
  • Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix
feb 7 2018 ∞
mar 5 2018 +

August 2014 - July 2015

  • enrolled as continuing studies student (graduate level)
  • accepted to Temple University, NYU, Cornell, Boston University, and Brandeis for graduate studies

August 2015 - July 2016

  • started graduate school
  • awarded full-tuition scholarship
  • passed German graduate language exam
  • accepted into PhD fast track program
  • began working at publishing press as a fellow
  • invited to contribute to book
  • awarded travel fellowship
  • participated in archaeological dig
  • participated in study season

August 2016 - July 2017

  • awarded full-tuition scholarship
jul 6 2017 ∞
may 7 2018 +
  • celebrating Cinco de Mayo with Sydney by making quesadillas and salsa (made of only tomatoes and onions) and dining on the balcony watching the ocean; only to be interrupted by two German men on the balcony next to us who asked if one of us could open their hotel door because the cleaning lady locked them in: "We are, how do you say, in prison."
  • the barbecue on the rooftop of the kentro with Tom, Sydney, Melissa, Vangelis, Gerry, Krzysztof, and Gabriela, listening to Krzysztof's funny stories in Greek which he would then translate for S and I into English
  • bonding with Bibi over freddo cappuccinos and cookies on our Malia date
  • when Sydney and I were trying to fall asleep and we heard the GREEKEST sneeze ever from the restaurant downstairs
  • talking and laughing with Sydney when we ...
aug 4 2017 ∞
apr 24 2018 +

April

  • 4/28 : flight to Herakleion
  • 4/30 : bus to Pacheia Ammos

May

  • 5/1 : Voulisma beach with Bibi and Sydney
  • 5/2 : first day @ Chryssi
  • 5/5 : rabbit roast with Tom, Sydney, Christina, Luke, Doug, Kathy, Fergus, Rosie, Bibi, Lily, Billy, Nikos, Gabriela, Gerry, & Michelis
  • 5/6 : belated Cinco de Mayo with Sydney
  • 5/12 : drinks and dinner with Sydney, Bibi, Luke, Christine, Gabriela, and Nikos
  • 5/20 : Pseira with Bibi, Sydney, Luke, Christine, Jemima, & Rachel
  • 5/20 : dinner with B, S, L, C & J
  • 5/22 : drinks with Bibi, Sydney, Luke, Jemima
  • 5/23 : last day at Chryssi
  • 5/23 : drinks with Bibi, Sydney, Luke, Christine, Jemima
may 6 2018 ∞
may 25 2018 +
  • BWI → MCO
  • MCO → BWI
  • BWI → SFO
  • SFO → OGG
  • OGG → SFO
  • SFO → BWI
  • BWI → CLT
  • CLT → CUN
  • BWI → CLT
  • CLT → CZM
  • MDT → MSP
  • PHL → FRA
  • FRA → PHL
  • JFK → FRA
  • FRA → FLR
  • FLR → FRA
  • FRA → JFK
  • PHL → LHR
  • LHR → ATH
  • ATH → HER
  • HER → ATH
apr 24 2018 ∞
apr 24 2018 +
  • Knossos area
    • Tylissos
    • Archanes Fourni
    • Mt. Juktas
    • Amnissos
    • Poros Katsambas
    • Hagia Photia
    • Monastiraki
    • Vathypetro
    • Zominthos
  • Malia area
    • Karphi
    • Galeniana Mamaloukou
  • Siteia area
    • Siteia Archaeological Museum
    • Chamaizi
    • Petras
  • Ierapetra area
apr 10 2018 ∞
apr 13 2018 +
  • clothes
    • wear on plane:
      • black leggings
      • fuzzy cardigan
      • tshirt
    • the appropriate under clothes
    • day clothes
      • 1 pair jean shorts
      • 3 shirts
        • one tank
        • two tees
      • 1 dress
    • night clothes
      • 1 pair jeans
      • 2 blouses
    • pajamas
mar 4 2018 ∞
mar 4 2018 +

things to see

  • Vienna
    • Vienna Opera House
    • Bratislava?
    • Kunsthistoriches Museum
    • Naturhistorisches Museum
    • Schönbrunn
    • Stephansdom
    • Kaiserliche Schatzkammer (not open tues)
    • Cafe Schwarzenberg
    • Cafe Central
  • Brno
    • Tugendhat Villa by Mies van der Rohe
    • St. Jacob's Church
    • Cathedral of Sts. Peter and Paul
    • Spilberk Castle
    • Café Podnebi
    • Brno Architecture Manual
  • Prague
feb 17 2018 ∞
apr 14 2018 +

to eat

  • loukoumades
  • tyropita
  • spanakopita
  • ALL THE TZATZIKI
  • souvlaki
  • moussaka
  • galaktoboureko
  • gemista
  • yogurt me mela
  • grilled veggies
  • bougatsa
  • baklava
  • stracciatella affogato
  • Lamb of Zeus for two for one
  • pork gyro
  • portokalopita
  • lemon potatoes
  • rabbit

to drink

dec 9 2017 ∞
dec 10 2017 +