Author Archives: Petunia

About Petunia

She wore rings on her fingers and bells on her shoes And I knew without asking she was into the blues She wore scarlet begonias tucked into her curls I knew right away she was not like other girls ~The Grateful Dead

Come to DC and I can make you a believer

Who has two thumbs and a PhD in Epidemiology? This girl!  Thesis successfully defended, done and dusted. If you’re interested in the details let me know and I’ll send along a summary.  I moved back to DC last week and … Continue reading

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Countries #49 and #50

Drum roll please…. Luxembourg and Belgium! Long live waffles! Long live french fries! Long live Ric Hochet and European men sporting vibrantly-colored trendy eye-wear! And last, but not least, long live Belgian beer!

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Run, Petunia, Run!

So, two months ago I ran a marathon. That happened. And I haven’t run one single step since the race. Instead I’ve been eating everything in sight (raclette, french fries and kebabs, oh my!). But that doesn’t mean this was … Continue reading

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How much is enough?

I notice it most with running. Wanting to push beyond the limit of what I can normally expect from my body and from my mind. But the problem with pushing limits is the bar is then being constantly reset, and … Continue reading

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Boom go the fireworks!

Have you ever felt like you are on the edge of something important, something life changing, something incredible, but you don’t know what it is? I haven’t been able to shake that feeling for the past three weeks. There are … Continue reading

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Happy Labour Day/Beltane!

Yes, that spelling was intentional. Today is May 1st, or Labour Day for the rest of the world that is not ‘murrica. It would be horrible to go with the flow and celebrate with everyone else. I mean, people might … Continue reading

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Indonesia 6: Nias

Bali was only 4 days and Nias 8. Bali got five posts on this blog, Nias will only get one. Not because it is not worth experiencing, but because it was SO much more worth the trip. I did not keep … Continue reading

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Indonesia 5: Mount Agung

I couldn’t believe it when my alarm went off because I had actually slept the whole 4 1/2 hours. I got in the SUV that picked me up, was offered some Pringles by Wayan. After an hour and a half … Continue reading

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Indonesia 4: Gratuitous rice paddy gloriousness

Because these pictures deserve a whole post to themselves. Too much green to leave sitting in a folder on my computer collecting virtual dust. Enjoy!

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Indonesia 3: Pura Tanah Lot and Rice Paddies

Last summer I took a two week trip to Indonesia for a vacation, as well as to attend my flatmate’s wedding. I finally got around to typing up my journal entries, so here they are. I’ll take my chances that … Continue reading

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