1 Year & 36 Weeks Married | PhD Year 1, DONE (and how we survived it)!

We made it through Jake’s first year in his Economics PhD program at UCLA! Now just 4 more years to go… lol. He’s still got 3 comprehensive exams to take this month, so we’re not quite out of the woods yet. But he’s done with classes and finals, so we’re counting year 1 as done!! […]

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1 Year & 35 Weeks Married | A Celebrity Encounter and A Few Other Things

SO MUCH HAPPENED THIS PAST WEEK!! Cindy finished her 4th year of teaching and is officially on summer vacation! When she first started out, a few of the more experienced teachers told her that it would take about 5 years before she would start to get into a groove and feel like she really knew […]

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1 Year & 34 Weeks Married | Hanging Out with Economists

This past Monday was Memorial Day. One of Jake’s friends from high school, Dan Ceco, shared the following. It moved us deeply and gave us goosebumps. We wanted to share it: “Today we observe Memorial Day. I don’t think this holiday is a political matter, to those who shame people for barbecuing and going to […]

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1 Year & 22 Weeks Married | Richard Thaler & Other Things

Highlights of The Week: 1. Jake got sick. 2. Jake got Cindy sick. (again). 3. We went to a lecture at UCLA by Richard Thaler, a nobelauriate. That’s one of the “perks” of being married to a PhD student– going to lectures for “fun”. But really, we’ve gone to some pretty interesting talks, Q&A’s, and […]

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