Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Romy & Jenn

Jenn Romy 12.31.2013
We had to get a lucky dog while in Berwyn. They remodeled inside and it looks nice!

Monday, December 30, 2013


Romy 12.30.2013
Romy looks like a huge hick with a mullet in my mom's wig.

Sunday, December 29, 2013


Romy 12.29.2013
Working on the Buick. . . . still. And its sooooo cold!


Jenn 12.29.2013
I am scanning all of the old pictures we found.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Romy & Jenn

Romy Jenn 12.28.2013
We tried the beer at Atlas Brewing near Lincoln Park in Chicago. They had a lot of different beers.

Friday, December 27, 2013


Romy 12.27.2013
Buying a few PCV valves for the intake. We don't know which ones will fit.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Romy & Jenn

Jenn Romy 12.26.2013
Working on the Buick never stops.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Jenn & Romy

Jenn Romy 12.25.2013
We had to work on the Buick some more before going to Christmas dinner at Jerrene and Roy's.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Romy & Jenn

Romy Jenn 12.24.2013
Christmas Eve dinner at my mom's in Berwyn.

Monday, December 23, 2013


Romy 12.23.2013
Putting in some coolant into the radiator.

Sunday, December 22, 2013


Romy 12.22.2013
This is the biggest roll of shop towels ever! Jim gets them from where he works.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Jenn & Romy

Jenn Romy 12.21.2013
We made the first round of baskets today, and Romy is making fun of me and the scissors.

Friday, December 20, 2013


Romy 12.20.2013
Today we're scraping the old gasket material on the intake of the Buick's engine.


Jenn 12.20.2013
The Buick engine is so big, I can sit on top of it while working.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Jenn & Romy & the old SAE lab guys

Jenn Romy 12.19.2013
We saw everybody from UIC in a huge reunion of all the SAE lab people! It was sooo much fun!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013


Romy 12.18.2013
Romy's fixing the Buick's radio.


Jenn 12.18.2013
I got notice today that my postdoc host institution can be switched to DRI for the NRC Fellowship! Yay!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Jenn & Nicole

Nicole dropped me off at the airport, and now I'm flying to Chicago for Xmas. Romy already left a week ago to start working on the Buick.

Monday, December 16, 2013


Just turned in all my surveys and the signature page of my dissertation to the graduate division office at Berkeley. I am done!!!! PHinisheD!!!!!! Woooo hoooooooooooooo!

Sunday, December 15, 2013


The pitbull that Marcel is taking care of for the holidays arrive. Jack likes to lick everything!

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Jenn & Marcel & Nicole

To celebrate, we went to Beer Revolution in Oakland, followed by dinner at Souley Vegan. Yummmmmm!

Friday, December 13, 2013


Today I uploaded my dissertation to get published by ProQuest, but first Berkeley has to approve it.

Thursday, December 12, 2013


Jenn 12.12.2013
I got all my signatures on my dissertation! I am a few days away from being Dr. Jennifer Frederick!!! Wooo hooo!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013


Jenn 12.13.2013
Today I have my poster presentation at AGU. I had to wake up super early to catch the Montclair transbay bus.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Romy & Jenn

Jenn Romy 12.10.2013
We went out for beer at 21st Ammendement in San Francisco after Carolina's talk at AGU.

Sunday, December 8, 2013


Romy 12.8.2013
The Dingo's new home is in Roseville, CA at Wallentine Motorsports! It was really cold outside, in the low 30s.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Jenn & Romy

Jenn Romy 12.7.2013
We went to Travertine Hot Springs outside of Bridgeport tonight, and when we got out of the springs it was sooooo cold outside. This cold:
I didn't know the Subaru could measure a temperature that cold! -13F!!!

Friday, December 6, 2013

Jenn & Romy

Jenn Romy 12.6.2013
We took a hike near Spooner Lake today, and the fire service was doing control burns. We walked past this huge bonfire.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Romy & Jenn

Romy Jenn 12.5.2013
We are officially Nevada residents now and so is the Subaru! This is just a temporary plate - we got a cool Battle Born plate which will be a vanity plate and needs to be special ordered.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Romy & Jenn

Romy Jenn 12.4.2013
Traffic was really bad today, so we stopped at Elevation 66 in El Cerrito on our way home to Carson City. It was kind of cold in there.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Jenn & Nicole & Marcel & Romy

Jenn Romy 12.3.2013
Oh my god the exit seminar is over. Buffett bought a bunch of Chimay instead of champagne (yes!) and then we went out to get fish tacos in Berkeley to celebrate during the after party! YAY!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Romy & Jenn

Jenn Romy 12.2.2013
We're at N&M's. I am super stressed out because tomorrow is my exit seminar at Berkeley. Ahhhhhh!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Jenn & Romy

Jenn Romy 12.1.2013
We're back in Oakland and we found an awesome taco truck - super cheap and yummy. We got tripe and beef tongue tacos.

Thursday, November 28, 2013


Jenn 11.28.2013
I need to spend the next few days working on my exit seminar. That means I am almost done with my PhD at Berkeley! Wooo!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013


Jenn 11.27.2013
We installed the hanging chairs in the kitchen that we bought from Mexico! They are super comfy.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013


Romy 11.26.2013
Found this chair in a thrift store! Its cool!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Jenn & Romy & Mom & Marcel & Nicole

Jenn Romy 11.25.2013
We are having Thanksgiving dinner early because this was the only day we could all get together!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Jenn & Marcel & Mom & Nicole & Romy

Jenn Romy 11.24.2013
Shopping for Thanksgiving dinner at Whole Foods is so much better with a beer!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Jenn & Nicole & Marcel

Jenn 11.22.2013
Nicole Littles (the hen that Nicole picked out as a chick) finally laid its first egg!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Jenn & Romy

Romy Jenn 11.21.2013
Our new mid-century modern furnished living room at our new house in Carson City! The lighting is bad, but ehhh.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Romy & Jenn

Jenn Romy 11.20.2013
It's taco night and we made carne asada tacos. Yummy!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Romy & Jenn

Jenn Romy 11.19.2013
Its a cloudy day in Carson City, at the cheapest gas station in town.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Jenn & Romy

Jenn Romy 11.18.2013
I drove all night from the Mexican border, all the way to Bridgeport California in about 7 hours. We decided to take a pit stop for a nice morning soak at Buckeye Hot Springs. We had the whole damn place to ourselves!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Jenn & Romy

Jenn Romy 11.17.2013
It seems like our time in Ensenada was over as soon as it started! Here we were with Dennis, Gaby, and Debbie, at the compound before heading home.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Jenn & Romy

Jenn Romy 11.16.2013
OMG the race is over! The Dingo made it 570 miles on the coarse. Then Toby drove it all the way back to Ensenada (another 3 hour drive, with a taco stop along the way) and took it over the finish line!!!!!!!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Jenn & Romy

Jenn Romy 11.15.2013
The race starts for us is only a few hours. Romy is co-driving with Crusty for the first 200 miles. Rosh looks like he's taking a piss, but I think he was looking for some tacos.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Jenn & Romy

Jenn Romy 11.14.2013
Today the car is being paraded through downtown Ensenada for tech & contingency, the day before the Baja 1000 starts for us!!! Rugged Radios is one of the team's sponsors.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013


Romy 11.13.2013
Three out of the six Beetles (class 11) have their home base here, at the compound. Looks like Romy is the only guy working!

Monday, November 11, 2013


Jenn 11.12.2013
Sunset in Ensenada is awesome tonight! We are staying in Dennis and Debbie's compound, and we got to sleep in the "honeymoon suite."

Romy & Dennis

Romy 11.12.2013
We just arrived in Ensenada Baja California to race the Baja 1000! Romy and Dennis (whose is racing that sweet looking Beetle Class 11) are chatting at Dennis's compound.

Sunday, November 10, 2013


Jenn 11.10.2013
Today I am leaving London and flying home!

Saturday, November 9, 2013


Jenn 11.9.2013
I found a cafe with internet and made a free international wifi call to Romy on my Samsung. Today I went to the British Museum and it's my birthday!

Friday, November 8, 2013


Jenn 11.8.2013
Today I took a walking tour of the City of London, in the rain! I am by St Paul's Cathedral.

Thursday, November 7, 2013


Jenn 11.7.2013
Traveling to London from Germany.