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I’m a Matzoh Ball Princess

Friday, September 17th, 2010

I imagine most folks that read this blog already have heard the news via twitter or facebook or my loud mouth, but I feel like it’s worth a post anyway. Last week as the festivities for the Jewish New Year came to an end, and Mom was celebrating pulling off yet another delish lunch for […]

In Transit

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

I still take out some books from the Library in paper form when I can’t get them digitally and don’t want to buy them. It keeps my wrists strong since I have to hold up the heavy book instead of the light kobo. Haha. One thing that always strikes me as odd is how long […]

My fourth time was my first time

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

Sunday I ran the Sporting Life 10km for my 4th time. I hadn’t really planned on running. I didn’t sign up or anything. But my friend Lisa wasn’t using her bib, and I had a 16km run scheduled for the weekend so decided that I would run the 6km from home to the start line […]

Dear Markham Honda:

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

I was happy to pay $10 more to come to you instead of my normal dealer to get my snow tires put on because you are so close to my office and will drop me off. Then your service dude quoted me a price $20 more than what I was told on the phone yesterday. […]

TTC and Me

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

I know there are many reasons to be mad at the TTC. But right now I am particularly frustrated by one – the fact that the token machines won’t take a bill. I can’t buy tokens from a collector. And unless I have change ($2.75 in quarters, toonies and loonies) I can’t get one from […]

Feedback is fun!

Friday, November 13th, 2009

Got a super nice note from the organizer of yesterday’s event. Hi Jen, Thank you so much for your “my life” talk today. You were fantastic! I flipped through about half of the stack of evaluation surveys. For the question about “What things did you like most about the day”, I noticed three girls that […]

Another day, another opportunity

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

Today I am going to U of T campus to talk to the group of young women who are participating in the Gr8 Designs for Gr8 Girls workshop. Super exciting to tell them all about being a software developer (*not* programmer) and to help break down the gender stereotypes that exist around my profession. Should […]

What to wear!

Saturday, November 7th, 2009

It’s a funny feeling getting dressed to go out but not to a wedding – it seems like those are the only things I go to lately. I find getting dressed for a house party way more stressful than getting ready for a black tie wedding. Time for a shopping trip perhaps?

Why the Library is not Netflix

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

I don’t have cable. I justify it because I live alone and cable would be expensive. Especially since I’m never home when things I want to watch are on TV so would need to get a DVR. I also can watch lots of things online so am not completely deprived. About a month ago I […]

No, I’m not training.

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

My long runs are normally done with a purpose. There’s always some race I’m working towards that’s motivating me to run a distance larger than, say, 8km. And I do them, and am happy and proud when they’re done. Today was different – today I just ran for me. I was supposed to run with […]