15 Reasons Why You Should Date a Physicist

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Hahah Yess!!! Pauli Exclusion Principle

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Yes, you read it right. You can and should date a physicist because they are the most boring awesome people you will ever meet. But first, let us set-up the mood by quoting the most famous physicist – ME Albert Einstein.

       It is a common misunderstanding that us, physicist (yeah, I’m one of them), are boring to be with. You always get sleepy when he starts those boring conversations, nerd talks and starts to use words you never knew existed until you read it in Young and Freedman’s University Physics 13th edition. But hey, not all people are perfect so here are the 15 reasons why you should date a physicist:


15. He is a scientist

Have you experienced being courted using the scientific method? Well if not, you are in for a ride of the lifetime. Imagine a well researched dates, gifts and surprised anniversary celebrations…

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My Guide to Film Noir

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My recent cinema addiction is Film Noir. This French style black and white film style represents ‘Black Film.’ The movie style never leaves you to believing there will be a happy ending.

The point of view of the film and location of the scenes is what is the most intriguing part of this style. It’s very dark, eerie, creepy, filled with shadows, dark alley ways and haunted imagery is what you will see throughout an entire movie done in Film Noir.

Everyone always is dressed to the nines, and the style is always that of the 30’s to 50’s. Suits, fedoras, dresses and gloves, stylistically making a very classic statement.

You will never go through a scene without almost always seeing someone smoking a cigarette. Long drags through dark lipstick or men that brood over an ash tray with a cigarette, someone is always smoking.

Love is a common theme scene throughout these movies, without a positive ending in mind. It is a tortured cinema style, constantly stirring and brooding through mystery and callous acts of life.

Here is a list of Films that you should most definitely see:

1. The Maltese Falcon

2. Double Indemnity

3. Detour

4. Odd Man Out

5. Kiss Me Deadly

Enjoy your eerie cinema!

Cheers!

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Reds of February

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There are a few Cabernets that I have wanted to try recently.

1. 2012 Chop Shop Cabernet Sauvignon

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It is a California Cabernet Sauvignon grape, with strong cherry, strawberry and vanilla flavors. 12.7% alcohol, this is smooth, easy and full of flavor. More medium body and taste for a Cabernet, I really enjoyed this alone and drinking quite casually. Would pair very well with red meat.

2. 2013 La Bodega Cabernet Sauvignon

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We move from California to the Mendoza Valley of Argentina. This Cabernet pairs well with a rich hearty meal. Out of all four reds, I find this to be my personal favorite. I am also a favorite of South American wines very much so. This Cab has flavors of coffee, chocolate, violets, and strawberry and blackberry jams. Although Argentina is known for its Malbec, this grape is treated with much care for this bottle.

3. 2012 Reckless Optimism Red Blend

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A red blend of Merlot, Zinfandel and Syrah grapes, this California blend is smooth and velvety. I might need to get another adjective besides velvety because I think all (mostly) red wine tastes like velvet an heaven. It is very lighthearted light bodied red. I would recommend to wine drinkers who lean towards the white for a red. Smells a lot like Strawberry Jam. The bottle, whether half full or half empty, smells like optimism…. so says the bottle. And so says me to anyone sipping! 15.1% Alcohol.

4. 2012 Big Beat Red Blend

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A mix of Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Malbec grapes, this California Wine, from Paso Robles, is one of my favorite lighter blends thus far. 15.1% Alcohol, this red is strong and filled with deep red fruits, bio;gets, vanilla and a very nice light toast. This wine has been called the ‘Upside Down’ Bordeaux as 60% of the grape majority is Petit Verdot.

Drink Up and Enjoy!!!

Cheers bitches!

 

Walking Around With a Camera: Photos from Clinton, New York

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For my second edition of “Walking Around With a Camera,” I took some photos of a place that is near and dear to my heart—Clinton, New York. I have spent twenty years in this little village, and I continue to find so many different things I have not seen before. The photos you see are from a different perspective—things you might not see as you drive through Clinton. 

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Utica, New York: A Day of Fun, A Story of Hope

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Utica, NY!!! Truly a lot of love.

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So often we think of vacations as far away places where we spend lots of money for 3-7 days of relaxation, activities and bliss.  Vacations are seen as things we reach for but experience so rarely, especially in today’s work world.

I’ve found a very different truth.  I’ve found that one can experience the benefits of a vacation without spending much money at all.  I’ve found that while it’s good to get out of your town for a bit, you don’t have to go far to feel like you’re getting away and having a good time.  And finally, I’ve found that in many cases, you can do this in one day.  Yep, that’s right… any given Saturday, you too can experience a cheap day away… one that will leave you feeling refreshed and feeling good about yourself before you dive back into the work week!

For example, did you know…

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Rosé {R&R&R}

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With the school year during intercession, and just working full time, I have been really on a R&R kick. There are a few things this break that have gotten me to this very calm, slightly reclusive, and health fanatic state. Also the time to be able to post my thoughts. Hopefully this semester will keep this track. I feel strong and better then ever, sometimes you really do just need a break from the chaos of it all.

~Rosé – I can honestly say that I have drank at least twenty bottles of Rosé. All different flavors, it is so amazing. Dry and bubbly, just the way I like it. My top three choices of this break were:\

  1. Old School Cinsault RoséOLD+SCHOOL+ROSE
  2. Broadbent Vinho Verde (As Always)
  3. Moët Chandon RoséRose-Imperial_fixed_1280x1096
  4. Mumm Napa Brut Rosé1_1522750_3

There is this new APP for both Android/iPhone platforms called *Delectable* which I have been using very frequently to track the wines that I drink. It is used a lot by Sommeliers and those who really know wine more so than casual wine drinkers but I very much so recommend all to start using it!

~Sauvignon Blanc

1. NYE was filled with much alcohol, and mostly Champagne & Sauvignon Blanc with two of my human beings from a hometown family. It was quite a messy situation, but we all made it out alive and standing…. I think. Anyway, the Wine was from Ninety Cellars, and has a delightful, crisp taste that is to die for.

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~Gin & Lemon Whiskey Cocktails

I had many of these cocktails at one of my favorite bars downtown Rochester called Ox & Stone(http://www.oxandstone.com/). Great bartenders, great cocktails and a old timey feel with dim lights. Very nice for an evening of brooding. 😉

This weekend I will be traveling the East Coast to visit some dear friends and I will be loving the life for sure. I will be excited to document yet another trip of good food, good alcohol, and of course my best friends. As my relaxation continues, I must get back to work so as to finish all my paperwork before I depart tomorrow.

Boston, here I come!

-Cheers Bitches!

Girls/Girls/Boys

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I recently have disappeared from the world of the internet with all my friends, shenanigans and everything it is I seem to get myself into. I haven’t posted in forever and I totally didn’t event think about it once. Let me say this, best friend is used in many places in my writing and I have many so don’t get confused if my posts every get a little mixed.

Ludwigshafen Castle: My best friends house where we go for the ultimate shenanigans on weekends that we can takeover the Castle and actually raise hell. Food, swords, hatchets, kegs, bottles on bottles, non stop music, and a lot partying that doesn’t end for days. This was one of the best weekends for a while. My best friends mom is always with us, and she is the coolest. Forces me to even do a shot now and then. All my friends with there and I had took much fun. Here is a picture of the Rochester kids that we’re around in in the picture.

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Halloween: Halloween was a drunken shit show. I was a vampire and a snake and I was so drunk as a snake and DJing all night that I didn’t get a single picture taken of me. As a vampire it was so much fun, went out to the bar and got smashed. Woke up with my best friend and we stared at each other, saw the empty glasses of wine, chilled from the window Moët and Vueve champagne bottles and we didn’t get out of bed until we were done where we went to the liquor store and bought two bottles more and demanded the place we went to brunch would open them. Life Tip I learned from my bestie, never say no, just do it. Don’t hesitate to allow people to okay popping bottles of champagne in the restaurant, just pop them anyway. I love him because he helps justify my confidence and helps me realize not to care about what anyone worries about or thinks, just do you and fuck literally anyone who judges. Even though I already follow those rules, sometimes it’s nice to have a partner in crime that can justify living life so carefree and fabulously sometimes. I will mention he is a Masters student, and also WORKS first…. then PLAYS so hard, so fucking hard. One of those people who is extremely secure and provides an energy that exudes positivity. Anyway, after that brunch we went and bought two more bottles of Moët and Veuve and raised a lot of hell at my place. A keg was picked up for a Halloween party and my best friend (and first love actually) came with his AMAZING girlfriend and we went to the party that we had all been counting on the days for. The costumes were amazing. The people were amazing. Green Ivy is what we call the house and all my artsy/hippie/loving friends live there. It’s the environment that you just love and can relax and can literally stop caring. I DJ’d with my best friend Davika and we did amazing. It was too much fun and too good, there was never a time there weren’t people on the dance floor. I partied to hard I cannot even speak about it.

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His soundcloud is attacked to my soundcloud as Davika and has a lot of mixes I would def listen too. He’s pretty much the most laid back, sarcastic guy ever and has been a loyal friend to me and I very much so love him for that. BATMAN TO THE BASS.

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DRINKS OF CHOICE RECENTLY:

  • Magnificat Red Wine
  • Veuve Clicquot
  • Moët Chandon
  • Gin Martini (UH-DUH Hendrick’s)
  • Orange Cream Vodka, Organic Fresh Squeezed OJ, Cream Soda, & Lemon Mixed Drink ~ A little festive drink my friend and I made for slow sippinggg

I am addicted to Moët. It runs through my veins like pure gold and I cannot even explain. I know I am a label whore, and a snob but the fact that I can pretty much only drink Moët and Verve, (and occasional Crémant… Tehe) It’s also all the Ludwigshafen fault.

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Recent Life Recommendations/Tips/LarixMixTrix

I am posting this to mainly get back into posting because I love telling you all my life, my recommendations, and give advice to people like me who love living life for what it’s worth and for also realizing that HARD WORK is the reason that you should live joyfully.

I have stumbled across that stunning Clinique lipstick that I have been wearing non-stop when I do not have my lipstick on or want a full look. It is Clinique’s Black Honey Almost Lipstick. It is very sheer and almost chapstick like but gives your lips such nice cover and dry revival that it isn’t to obvious and very professional. I am wearing it now with my yoga pants. 😉 A very rare occasion for yoga pants to be on without doing yoga. I DEF recommend, it’s slightly sin like.

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My newest favorite addiction has come from my boy George that I cannot stop and inexplicably have not ever listened to really. Panic! at the Disco is so fucking good. Everyone who needs some nice dark and elegance alternative rock, please please listen to these songs if you already haven’t. It’s so amazing. There newer album is even Electronic like and I cannot stop listening to Panic! On repeat.

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This is my favorite quote that I have recently come across that can explain my life exactly to me.

“She was fierce, she was strong, she wasn’t simple. She was crazy and sometimes she barely slept. She always had something to say. She had flaws and that was ok. And when she was down, she got right back up. She was a beast in her own way, but one idea described her best.

She was unstoppable and she took anything she wanted with a smile.”
― R.M. Drake

My bestie and some friends came to play this weekend and we chugged Magnificat bottles (~$40) it’s like velvet from the devil. It was beautiful. Love my people.

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I have a lot of Boron-Oxide Reactions studying to do, yes, I love it, it’s the best, so I am going to leave with this and start more concise blog topics soon, so as I usually say, Cheers Bitches! Pop them bottles!