Monday, May 24, 2010

LOST Finale

Casey and Ron went all out! Here's my boarding pass for Oceanic Flight 815.

And our Dharma-sponsored feast!

Sunday, May 23rd, 2010

Commencement! As the representative for the Graduate Student Organization, I got to sit on the platform. Here's the view from the stage.
With our keynote speaker, Bert Jacobs, co-founder of Life is Good.
With the gang!

Saturday, May 22nd, 2010

This woman was walking her goat past my apartment building. That's right. I said goat.

Friday, May 21st, 2010

The gang, at the L.L. Bean Flagship Store in Freeport, Maine. Awesome to have everyone here for graduation!

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

The Bennie, at the home of the Bennie! In York, Maine.

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

At the commencement fair, when Sara and I bought our caps and gowns, a crazy lady wearing a lobster hat was yelling about the Lobster Bake and telling us that there was going to be a beer truck. So, of course, we signed up.

When we picked up our Lobster Bake tickets, we were told that we would have to bring our IDs in order to get beer bracelets. I had no idea what a beer bracelet was. Now I know!
Sara Ann with her lobster feast.
And Andy!

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

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Laura, at the Lawson shop, on the Plasmacar. :)

Monday, May 17th, 2010

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And after...

Sunday, May 16th, 2010

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Okay, hopefully this video works...

This is my office before I cleaned it out.

Saturday, May 15th, 2010

At the Lawson shop... Laura wanted to try the different horns. Here, a posthorn...
and here, a trompe de chasse.

Friday, May 14th, 2010

On the way to the Lawson shop in Littleton...

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

The music theory class I taught. I had a lot of fun. I hope they did too!

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

The music department teaching assistants and the band directors frequently go to lunch, and we frequently tease Andy about his poor nutrition. On this day, he decided to get a salad, and I was so proud of him that I had to take a picture.

Dr. Andy Boysen, ladies and gentlemen...

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010


Bassoon final exam, or lethal weapon?

Monday, May 10th, 2010

This is what I get for using my cell phone camera...

At any rate, Claire invited me over for dinner, and we drank beer from glasses displaying a picture of a bear with antlers. Love it!

Sunday, May 9th, 2010

Casey and I work out together frequently, and we often see this guy at the gym. He, like most people, has a set routine, and when he stretches his calves against this pole, he always hugs it. "Oh how I love this gym... I just want to hug it..." :P

Saturday, May 8th, 2010

Whoopie pies. Mmm...

Friday, May 7th, 2010

UNH has this initiative called "Healthy UNH" that is focused on the general overall health of the school population. This includes stress relief during finals week. I was in the library, and I noticed this sign. Pretty awesome, even if I didn't get to partake.

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

A little field trip to a restaurant in Portsmouth called The Friendly Toast. Here, Casey's devouring her King Cakes (I guess this is a flavor combination that Elvis liked): chocolate chip pancakes with peanut butter in between and bacon on top. She opted out of the whipped cream on top...

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

At the afterparty for the recital: The ceremonial burning of the Kopprasch.

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

Kendall Betts, ladies and gentlemen.

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

Pics from the horn recital. I promise, Amanda and I didn't plan the matching dresses!
With Hannah...
with Amanda Payne...
with Jason...
with Laura and Gray.

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010

Pretty tulips in Boston.

Saturday, May 1st, 2010



The Old North Church. Having heard the poem "Paul Revere's Ride" countless times, I've often wondered how tall the Old North Church tower actually was. "One if by land, two if by sea..."

Friday, April 30th, 2010

Here I am with my ass.

Thursday, April 29th, 2010


This is the pulpit at King's Chapel. I thought it was really cool-looking. Kind of the like the pastor is floating...

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

This very nice Redcoat let us join his tour. :)

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010


Katie came up for a visit, and we went to Boston to walk the Freedom Trail. I didn't know this, but this brick path runs for about 3 miles through the city of Boston, past many historical sites along the way. Very cool! The weather was gorgeous that day. Katie and I had a ball being tourists.

Monday, April 26th, 2010

People around here sometimes complain about how the public transportation isn't extensive enough. Compared to Georgia, however, it's pretty great. Wildcat Transit is UNH's bus system. This picture was taken at a stop in the town where I live.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Sunday, April 25th, 2010

That, my friends, is a completed masters project. W00t!

Saturday, April 24th, 2010

I took care of Lucy, Kendall's daughter, the other day, and we spent some time in the arcade at the bowling alley. This is the luckiest girl in the world. Next time, I'm going to have her pick my lotto numbers. $5 in tokens, and she got something like 350 tickets, mostly on one game!

Friday, April 23rd, 2010


This is what happens when the horn section doesn't get enough attention during rehearsal... We come up with French horn gang signs. Check it out... My index finger is the lead pipe, my thumb and middle finger make the body of the horn, and my ring finger and pinky are the bell. Pretty cool, huh?

And here's Hannah trying to play hers... :D

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

The Graduate Student Organization. Every grad student at UNH is automatically a member, but here are some of the regular attenders of our meetings. Okay, maybe not the dog...

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

Mathieu and Fabienne were kind enough to invite me to dinner at their place. We went on a walk in the woods behind their house, and we picked up a few pieces of litter along the way. Beer can on a stick. Fabienne feels like it's representative of New Hampshire. :)

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

In addition to horns, Kendall really likes cars. And his cars definitely reflect his personality... and his horning...