Math is the poetry of logical ideas.

If you have ever asked yourself, “Self, why would I date a math major?” — well, worry no longer! I have your answer!!

It’s because when you need a ruler in order to finish an organic chemistry lab, they will have one. Specifically, they will have one small enough to measure your TLC plate. And it will come in a set. Plus, it will have both a pen AND a pencil for those days when you absolutely must have both; just one or the other won’t do. AND it has a compass.

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Obviously that’s why one would date a math major. Oh, and maybe because he makes me very happy 🙂


I am Catwoman. Hear me roar.

Sophie surprised us with a roomie date to the zoo after church today! While I like looking at all the animals, I’m always drawn to the bigger cats.


These babies were laying down and lounging in the sun. But when I came over, they walked around gloriously!

snow leopard

Whenever I spoke and whistled, the snow leopard looked up from his nap and stared at me. Know this: I was the only one that the darling bothered to noticed.

walking tiger

When I asked this precious one to stop sleeping and get closer, he walked from the other side of the cage to drink from the puddle in front of us and then walked into the perfect picture spot to lay down.

I am truly a cat whisperer. And that makes me very happy 🙂


Books are a uniquely portable magic.

Why hasn’t she been posting “happy day” pictures? Not because she hasn’t been happy. Au contraire, ’tis because she hasn’t had the time to post!

I shall correct the error at once!

I’ve been so busy lately studying and getting my schoolwork done while managing other commitments (seen my post on my second Beacon article? Do you know how hard it is to get an interview with the president of your college? …exactly). In one of my many study sessions in the library here on campus, I noticed a bookshelf next to me with all the major classics.


Aren’t they gorgeous? I wanted to take one and flip through it but I was on a tight schedule and had to finish some Literary Criticism homework before the rest of my night whirled by. But they still made me happy 🙂


I found out how to turn the page and now I can’t stop even when the book is over.

To clarify, I don’t ride motorcycles.

But I still agreed to read this book my friend gave me. I was told it was his favorite.

matts book

I now see why. I’m only on page 45 but it’s excellent.

More importantly though, I’m excited that he was willing to share his personal copy of his favorite book with me. Total brownie points. Which by the way, happens to be his favorite dessert.


There’s a fine line between insanity and coping with your daughter dating.

It was my roommate’s first real date with her boyfriend. Needless to say, she was a crazy mix of excitement and nervousness so me and one of our other roommie’s decided to up the ante.

I was Father. Sophie was Mother. Needless to say, I think we played our parts well.

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As if that picture wasn’t enough, Mason (the boyfriend) played along!

staredown w mason

I think I look quite intimidating. And although it’s weird to say and even stranger to type for the online world to see, I had a lot of fun dressing up like a guy. I was smiling at every other moment except in these pictures. And when I opened the door, of course 😉


Life is more fun when you play games.

I really like to develop an economy with five main resources while expanding my villages and cities across different climates while trying build an army so that I can fend off robbers; all of this while rolling dice and holding cards in my hand so that I can trade with opponents.

Settlers of Catan is a great game. Each round may have taken us five minutes and the one game lasted nearly 3 hours but it was so much to have a little competition between friends. Just to clarify, if you aren’t putting tension on your relationship, then you aren’t playing the game right.

settlers of catan

By the end of this game, we were all still friends enough to help each other put the game away — although the set-up and pick-up seem to take almost as long as the actual game. Nevertheless, it made me happy 🙂