Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Eating Lobstah

About two weeks ago I needed a vacation and I needed it BADLY.  I was sitting at my desk, minding my own business, trying to memorize herbal formulas in between science experiments, when

The feeling hit me in the face.  

I couldn't focus, I couldn't remember a thing, and no matter how much coffee I drank, it was not helping the situation.

I g-chatted my boyfriend Pat to say something along the lines of, "If I don't go on vacation soon I'm going to die!" (I'm not melodramatic at all) Thankfully, he agreed.  Within an hour of my vacation crisis we had a weekend picked, a hotel booked, and the semblance of a plan to go to Portland, Maine.

Portland was the ideal spot for an impromptu vacation.  It's only about a two hour drive from Boston, but feels completely different.  We wandered through local artisan shops, visited breweries, and found the best lobster roll place on the planet called The Lobster Shack at Two Lights.  The lobster roll was amazing, but the truly impressive thing was the location.  The restaurant is perched just above a beach with (you guessed it) a lighthouse on either side.  We ate outside on red picnic tables, the most picturesque waves crashing up onto rocks all around us, and nothing but the lobster shack and the ocean in sight. As we were standing in line to order, I commented on how the view could convince me to move to Maine.  The woman in line in front of us turned around to tell us she said the same thing 20 years ago, moved to Maine, and never looked back.  THAT'S how beautiful this place is.  It changes people's lives.

 Nom nom nom
 It's ok to be jealous, I have the cutest boyfriend ever.
Seriously SO beautiful!!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Dear Hurricane Sandy, I Never Liked That Billboard Anyway.

As I'm sure you all know, yesterday hurricane Sandy made her debut in Boston.  I feel so incredibly lucky that the only real damage around my apartment was the not-so-graceful wind removal of a billboard I haven't liked since day 1.

Hey Sandy! Thanks for watching out for me, girl!

I spent the day just drinking hot chocolate, studying, and making shepherd's pie.

There is no better beverage for a gloomy hurricane day

 I'm not even embarrassed to admit that my boyfriend and I finished this whole thing before the hurricane was over

Post Sandy, we have bright, beautiful sunshine

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Welcome to Sweet Kate Bonny Kate!

My name is Katie and I'm a 24 year old cancer researcher and acupuncture student living in Boston.  This blog is going to be about all of the things that keep me happy and inspired.  I hope they do the same for you!