So obviously Jeff and I suck at blogging, and perhaps self-improvement. His running lasted one week. It was admittedly fun to go out together. I was proud of him. Sure his sorry ass slowed me down (love u baby), but that’s what a couple does for each other. Haha! Ok, I was willing to give […]

So my intention was to post every week about running and the progress I was making. Well, that didn’t quite work out. It took 3 runs to develop and injury. It’s feeling better now, so I’ll be starting up again once I get back to Brussels from my current trip to the U.S. for work. […]

I’ve decided to go against my orthopedic surgeon’s orders and start running to get back into shape. My reason: My golf game has gone to shit over here because, get this, they WALK the course. I know, weird, huh? Golf as exercise, not just an excuse to drink beer for 4+ hours. (Don’t even get […]

Till now I’ve only seen it in movies. Snipers on rooftops. Well, last week our organization had our bi-annual campaign meeting near Parliament. Streets were blocked off, police everywhere. Not for the animal rights groups attending our meeting, rather the heads of state for all the EU countries were in town. As we looked out […]

Having lived in “furnished” apartments till now, one fails to appreciate just how many of the “necessities” you don’t own till you walk into your new place and it is empty. Completely (Actually, here is not as bad as Amsterdam where they take the light fixtures off the ceilings and walls!). Anywho, having no furniture, […]

So nearly 5 months since our last post, a few things have happened. First, I FINALLY finished my thesis. Second, I got a job in Brussels working for an Animal Welfare NGO on Wildlife Policy. Third, we invaded Jon and Christine’s home for 3 months (THANK YOU!!). Fourth, we took a short trip home in […]

We’ll go ahead and file this one under ‘Trivia’. So what does this post’s title mean? No, I’m not going to talk about Vanilla Ice. (As far as I know he has absolutely nothing to do with The Netherlands or Amsterdam.) Rather, it’s a clever play on words. Today, we’re talking about ice cubes, specifically […]

It is official! I’ve received my Masters of Science in Environment and Resource Management with high merit. Yeah! It is over…Oh wait, I still need to finish writing my thesis. Just a minor detail. 1280 1277 But, I’ve officially graduated. The diploma is mine, as evidenced in the attached picture where I am signing it […]

Clan McLennan are the worst bloggers ever! 1269 I blame it on being in a developing country where internet and electricity were limited (woah is me), then moving to a new apartment, then going home to the US for my AWESOME Grandma Mary’s memorial (103 and 8 months (that’s how ya roll post-100)), and then […]

I don’t know what else to say. Let’s face it, most people who read this blog are here to read Staci’s words, not my random ramblings. At least that’s how I see it. Anyways, we’ve (I’ve) moved out of the apartment in Amstelveen and am temporarily located in Belgium at Jon & CJ’s. I’ve got […]