wanna be a baker

I'm a 25 year old biologist trying to figure out my life while enjoying my love of food and science. I'm a certified diver, a runner and a traveller. I have run 3 5ks and 4 half marathons.

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5k: 28:21

HM: 2:24:02

I quit my Chemist job in 2012 to travel and teach in Asia. I'm now home and working.

Someday I'll have my dream job.
Handsome guy. 

Bear with me while my blog goes through its kitten phase.

Handsome guy.

Bear with me while my blog goes through its kitten phase.

Amazon Prime advert or only the cutest kitten ever?

Amazon Prime advert or only the cutest kitten ever?

I can’t believe it was high 60’s on Friday. Mid 20’s but at least it’s sunny. 

On a related note, the cold weather + sleepy mornings felt like Christmas is soon. I made coffee. 1.5 weeks without it. I made less and a bit weaker than normal. I have missed it.

I can’t believe it was high 60’s on Friday. Mid 20’s but at least it’s sunny.

On a related note, the cold weather + sleepy mornings felt like Christmas is soon. I made coffee. 1.5 weeks without it. I made less and a bit weaker than normal. I have missed it.

Weekend Recap

It wasn’t the busiest of weekends but it was pretty fun so I want to remember it. So for a brief period last week we had really nice weather like in the 60s! The weekend was stormy and cold.

Friday I stayed late at work and then met my friend to go for a run in the warm weather. We overdressed and looked like moms with zip ups tied around our wastes. It was an easy run, we could talk just fine and we were out for 45 minutes.

Saturday morning I had my normal 8am Spin class and it was race day! I went to my hometown in the afternoon to play cribbage for my Aunt and Mom’s cribbage league’s bust up party. Day drinking and 13 games of cribbage. It was fun until the end when I had had my fill of cribbage and just wanted to go home. I drove back to Milwaukee in the coolest storm I’ve ever witnessed. The lightening looked like starbursts. There were moments when it seemed like I was driving through a waterfall and then the hail hit! It was crazy and I was relieved when I got home. Rob and I had a late Mexican dinner on the southside and went out for a drink before going home.

Sunday was a cleaning day. I made some serious progress in my bedroom. Rob and I went to the Humane Society to look at cats, dogs and rabbits. I want another bunny! Then we picked up the kitten and got all his necessities. Lazy evening of kitten cuddles and tv.

New member of the family.

New member of the family.

Some things:

1) I haven’t had coffee since last Thursday. The first 2 days were rough but I actually feel like I have more energy now.

2) Personal Training is going well. I’m sore. Like non stop. But in a good way. (Sorta)

3) My coworker brought me in some cookies his wife made after our talk on eating chia. They melt in your mouth, they’re delicious!

4) I think I need to add that recipe book to my collection. I scanned it over and there are some really good looking recipes in it!

I debated posting this because it’s a bit myspace-y. 

But I did something new with my hair. And I feel pretty. So here you go tumblr pals!

I debated posting this because it’s a bit myspace-y.

But I did something new with my hair. And I feel pretty. So here you go tumblr pals!

Not such a bad sight! #somanybooks #alexjordan

Not such a bad sight! #somanybooks #alexjordan

I’ve really taken a liking to this whole “treat yo self” lifestyle.

House on the Rock

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The House on the Rock is a major Wisconsin landmark. And surprisingly as a Wisconsin native, I had never visited. So for the past few weeks, I have spent asking Rob to take me here and we finally took advantage of the warming weather and went over the weekend.

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The Infinity Room was pretty incredible. The room is one very long, narrowing strip enclosed in tiny windows. The room waivers in the wind, slightly. The views were impressive.

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The place was separated into 2 structures. The first was like Alex Jordan’s living spaces. A library, multiple areas for relaxing, a dining space and kitchen.

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The second place consisted of what I imagine were his collections and inventions. He created music pieces that play instruments. It may have been my favorite part of this “exhibit”.

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Similar to the Old Milwaukee section at the Milwaukee Public Museum, Alex Jordan’s “The Streets of Yesterday” captured a previous era. There were homes and shops created to capture what life was like in earlier times. image

This was one of the music spaces he organized. All the instruments were attached to mechanical arms that played the instruments.

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This marina room featured a massive whale and octopus. The outer walls held historical information and miniature versions of ships.

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The woman’s bathroom in section 2.

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Entrance to the Music of Yesterday.

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Masks!

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The largest carousal in history. There are over 20,000 lights on the carousal and 182 chandeliers. There are no horses.

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Section 3 was crazy! I felt like I was entering a scene from Casper. I’m not sure how to explain that since it’s been years since I’ve seen that movie but that was certainly my first thought when entering the room. This was maybe called a timpani tree. A bunch of drums hoisted up into a tree, it kind of makes sense, yeah? This section also consisted of creepy dolls.

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It took about 3 hours to get through all of it. I think in warmer months, the Japanese gardens are open to walk through but this time of year, there wasn’t much color to see.