Tag: friends

Queen’s day! and apple-peanut-butter-happy-monkey breakfast plate

Things have been quite busy over at the hungry lifetarian palace. And by palace… I mean overpriced flat with modest decor. My home. If you are a Dutchie, then you know what’s up. It’s about to get crazy in the streets of the Dam. It’s nearly Queen’s day. Queen’s day has been celebrated on April 30th (despite the fact that…

Ladies stick together: from humans to prairie dogs

“How can you live so far from home? I couldn’t take it when I just moved to another state.” says girlfriend number one me: “Well…I am super busy doing activities that I love. I rarely have time to think much about it!” “Don’t you miss your family and friends? says girlfriend number two me: “Of course I do! But I know I’ll…

Nature walks Amsterdam-style

Raise your hand if you are ready for spring.  Right. Pretty sure I saw everyone’s hand up.  The snow has been welcomed and appreciated and now it would be wonderful if it would politely pack its bags and hit the road. Aside from daily cycling to/from work (yes…even in the snow) and rock climbing on tuesdays/weekends (indoor of course, no…

Up close with an emotions expert: Dr. Lauren Bylsma

One of the coolest things about being a scientist is the privilege of interacting with bright, creative women from a variety of disciplines. Actually as a grad student, I somehow became the token cancer bio girl at many psychology social events, and that’s where I met Dr. Lauren Bylsma. Since we share a love of delicious food, dark beer, random adventures, and…