North America

  • Acadia National Park
  • Badlands
  • Boston
  • Charleston
  • Chicago
  • Chichen Itza
  • Cozumel
  • DC
  • Death Valley National Park
  • Garden of the Gods
  • Grand Canyon
  • LA
  • Mexico City
  • Montreal
  • New Orleans
  • NYC
  • Portland, OR
  • San Diego
  • Savannah
  • Seattle
mar 5 2019 ∞
mar 5 2019 +
  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
jul 7 2018 ∞
nov 23 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 ∞
nov 23 2018 +
  • first date: Fogo de Chao
  • 1st: Buddakan
  • 2nd: Pod
  • 3rd: Morimoto
  • 4th: Tinto
  • 5th: Scarpetta
  • 6th: Buddakan
nov 12 2017 ∞
nov 23 2018 +
  • a: aesthete, archaeologist, aunt, aries sun, art historian, academic, aspiring astrologist, animal lover
  • b: brunette, brown eyed girl, bookworm
  • c: cleomaniac, companion, colorful, cupcake aficionado, coffee addict, crystal collector
  • d: daughter, democrat
  • e: eclectic, expressive
  • f: feminist, foodie, former vp
  • g: girlfriend
  • h: hydrophilic, hardworker, heartfelt, hellenophile
  • i: introvert, infj, introspective, intern, interior design amateur
  • j: joker
  • k:
  • l: libra moon, leo rising, liberal, library-haunter
  • m: mythology buff, moon-lover
  • n: night-sky-watcher
aug 14 2016 ∞
aug 6 2017 +
  • Versailles
  • Notre Dame
  • Louvre
  • Eiffel Tower
  • Nimes
  • Hana
  • Seven Sacred Pools
  • Camp Swatara
  • Barcelona beach
  • Avignon
  • Chichen Itza
  • Playa del Carmen
  • Cozumel
  • Willowood
  • Denver, Colorado
  • St. Louis, MS
  • Richmond, VA
  • Savannah, GA
  • Charleston, SC
  • Badlands
  • Crazy Horse
apr 19 2011 ∞
nov 23 2018 +
  • Trans-Siberian Orchestra
  • Passion Pit
  • Ben Kweller
  • Pete Yorn
  • Fleet Foxes
  • The Shins
  • Miniature Tigers
  • Panda Bear
  • Elbow
  • Pain of Being Pure at Heart
  • Yuck
  • Cage the Elephant
  • The Hold Steady
  • The Joy Formidable
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.
  • Company of Thieves
  • Madi Diaz
  • Dashboard Confessional
  • The Front Bottoms
  • Cartel
  • Hit the Lights
nov 20 2011 ∞
nov 23 2018 +

storage

  • bed risers
  • bed storage
    • like this
    • for winter clothes, shoes, or towels and sheets
  • storage ottoman
    • doubles as extra seating
    • like this
    • for throw blankets
  • over the toilet storage
  • mesh drawers
    • closet
  • shoe racks
    • closet
  • coat hooks for entryway
  • open coffee table with rope baskets for u...
mar 4 2019 ∞
mar 5 2019 +
  • 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 ∞
nov 23 2018 +

random collection of thoughts and notes for when i teach

  • Roman
    • for introduction to roman religion and how to separate our thoughts from the ancients' have them read chapter two of The Roman Cult of Mithras by Manfred Clauss (trans. Richard Gordon) 2000, entitled "Religious Perspectives in the Roman Empire" pp. 9–13
jul 1 2017 ∞
dec 7 2017 +

(natural bodies of water)

  • Ocean City Maryland
  • Cape May, NJ
  • Susquehanna River
  • Mt. Gretna
  • Waterfalls in the Poconos
  • Kaanapali
  • Seven Sacred Pools
  • Cozumel
  • Playa del Carmen
  • Acadia Ntn'l Park
  • Barcelona
  • Viareggio
  • Chryssi Island
  • Pacheia Ammos
  • Siteia
  • Aegina
  • Malia
  • Red Beach, Thera
  • Kamare
  • Pseira
aug 8 2016 ∞
jun 28 2018 +
  • The House of Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Berenice II and the Golden Age of Women of Ptolemaic Egypt by Dee L. Clayman
  • Arsinoe II by Elizabeth Carney
  • Greeks in Ptolemaic Egypt by Naphtali Lewis
  • Vestal Virgins, Sibyls, and Matrons: Women in Roman Religion by Sarolta A. Takacs
  • Cleopatra: A Sphinx Revisited by Margaret M. Miles
  • Galla Placidia by Hagith Sivan
  • Clodia Metelli by Marilyn B. Skinner
  • Eleanor of Aquitaine: A Life by Alison Weir
  • Middlemarch by George Eliot
  • The House of Medici: Its Rise and Fall by Christopher Herbert
  • Mistress of the Monarchy: The Life of Katherine Swynford, Duchess of Lancaster by Alison Weir
  • Isabella: The Warrior Queen by Kristin Downey (TBR)
  • The Cave and the Light:Plato Versus Aristotle, and the Struggle for the Soul of Western Civilization by Arthur Herman
  • Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  • The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton (TBR)
jun 11 2014 ∞
jan 13 2017 +
  • Venison
  • Nettle tea
  • Huevos rancheros
  • Steak tartare
  • Crocodile
  • Cheese fondue
  • Carp
  • Borscht
  • Baba ghanoush
  • Calamari
  • Pho
  • PB&J sandwich
  • Aloo gobi
  • Hot dog from a street cart
  • Epoisses
  • Black truffle
  • Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
  • Steamed pork buns
  • Pistachio ice cream
  • Heirloom tomatoes
jan 10 2011 ∞
nov 23 2018 +
  • curtains with tassels 123
  • knotted curtains 1
  • indoor herb garden 1
    • basil
    • mint?
    • rosemary
  • turkish rug 1
  • table lamps 12
  • end table 123
  • coffee table 12
  • storage console 123
  • media console 12345
dec 27 2018 ∞
mar 5 2019 +

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 ∞
dec 18 2018 +
  • Get a tattoo
  • Earn my PhD
  • Travel to somewhere on the Asian continent
  • Get a license
  • Be published
  • Make an investment
  • Purchase an astrological report
  • Get engaged
  • Spend a whole day with my niece
  • Tell someone how I really feel
  • Try hypnosis
  • Live in a place with central air conditioning
  • Study at Akrotiri
  • Converse in Greek
  • Revisit Versailles
  • Bake a fancy cake from scratch
  • Travel abroad solo
  • Get a photograph printed professionally
  • See a wonder of the world
mar 4 2018 ∞
jun 28 2018 +
  • Morimoto- 29 or 28
  • Vedge- 28
  • Miel Patisserie- 27
  • Butcher and singer- 27
  • Buddakan- 27
  • Village whiskey- 26
  • Le Pain Quotidien- 26
  • Fogo- 26
  • Lacroix- 26
  • Zento- 25
  • Pod- 25
  • Rose tattoo cafe- 25
  • Dandelion- 24
  • Zorbas- 24
  • Han Dynasty- 24
  • Devils alley- 23
  • Maggianos- 23
  • Mad Mex- 22
  • Jones- 21
  • White dog cafe- 21
  • Continental- 20
aug 17 2014 ∞
jan 4 2015 +

General

  • live abroad for at least one month
  • kiss underwater
  • swim in each ocean
  • go skinny dipping
  • pet a koala
  • go snorkeling
  • see the Northern Lights
  • swim with the luminescent algae
  • be fluent in another language
  • bake a loaf of sourdough bread
  • take a long (overnight) train ride
  • get a full, astrological reading
  • get an in-depth geneology report
  • write a book
  • create cereal milk ice cream
  • get a PhD

Travel

  • Toledo, Spain
  • Prague, Czech Republic
mar 8 2011 ∞
nov 23 2018 +