Al Jazeera’s “Gangster’s Granny”: Sometimes it’s nice to find uplifting stories in the news….

Especially when they’re usually emphasizing the sadness and craziness.   This video about a woman who created neutral space for Ecuadorian gangs to reform made my morning.  Hope it makes yours too! Gangster’s Granny: Filmmakers: John Dickie and Ioan Grillo Advertisements

Sooooo true…the life of a grad student

Finding credits go to Gord, and lol these links sure do capture the reality of grad life: 1. THE TOP 10 WORST THINGS ABOUT WORKING IN A LAB By Adam Ruben Jan 27, 2012 2. S*** GRAD STUDENTS SAY

Fleet Foxes : “Helplessness Blues”

I re-found Fleet Foxes recently, and am realizing how perfectly this song summarizes where I am right now.  Which is WHERE!?  lol

goodbye card

This was a goodbye card to Anna, our awesome floor caretaker.

Protected: Belated birthday extravaganza

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Awesome pop-up book

So many paper-crafting techniques all crammed into one awesome pop-up book.

DJ-ing revolutionized?

Touch screen + DJ=ing = awesome Design by gergwerk

And so we say “until next time”

Last week we had a send-off for the super cute, beloved SGO undergrad, Freeman.   Oh, he was also our breakdancing teacher lol. Epshita and I ventured into making him a neverending farewell card, full of grad school advice from lab members.  It just goes on and on and on. **Photos from Epshita Made using … Continue reading

“Eat too much, Talk too much”

On my library days with Anna & Epshita, I tend to have issues focusing.  So for an amusing break, I turn to Anna’s fortune telling skills via a Russian fortune-telling website lol.  And today…I think it was spot on. “This year …your most coveted desire will come true” :  Graduation!? “You are a mean person, … Continue reading

What the hey!? How did he…

…make this!?  I thought I liked working with paper, but this is AMAZING. Work by Roman Diaz.  Follow the link to see more.