Day 85 – Fascinator hat

Day 85 – Today I wore a red fascinator ‪#‎hatONit‬ to the wedding of Brendan and Heather. I loved seeing how loved they are, both by each other and by their family and friends. Brendan and Heather are both filed with brilliance, kindness, and generosity and I am so glad they found each other. The…

Day 84 – German hat

Day 84 – A fine German made #hatONit from Zuzana and Mike for a fine day wandering Northampton with the two of them, Benji, Brett, Lauren, and Austin. Felt so good to be out and about with friends after weeks of focused work. My mom and I drove to the Red Fire Farm farmstand to…

Day 83 – Stripey hat

Day 83 – Wore a stripey ‪#‎hatONit‬ today and got out of town! We drove to Western Massachusetts this evening for the weekend to attend a wedding and chill out. I was forbidden to bring my laptop to force some relaxation. So I downloaded Pokemon Go, obviously. And then learned there are no Pokemon on…

Day 82 – Captain’s hat

Day 82*! I wore a captain’s ‪#‎hatONit‬ today from Lisa and Wally and hit the office for a satisfying day of planning out our next analysis steps and publication strategy. Felt good to be productive while also not writing or preparing my defense. Back to writing tomorrow. And at dinner, got some hang out time…

Day 81: Cheesy hat

Day 81! Wore a cheesy ‪#‎hatONit‬ today from my dear friend Annie’s Wisconsin relatives. Thank you all for your congratulations on my defense; I feel so much love and support!!! And relief that it’s over! I slept very well last night. Now I just have to finish my dissertation and turn it it! Today I…

Day 80: Sorting hat (at defense!!!)

Day 80 (edited! count got off) – Austin here, taking over for today – Caroline SUCCESSFULLY DEFENDED HER PhD today!!! Appropriately, the hat today was a Harry Potter Sorting hat, and she passed the test! If you want to buy her a beer to celebrate years of her hard work, she says to instead donate…

Day 79: Blue and white hat

Day 79 – Dissertation prep in a blue and white ‪#‎hatONit‬ via Sarah. Our collaborators in the Tegmark group stopped by with some ice cream and results midday. Up to $16,331! Put a hat on it! One Hundred Days, One Hundred Hats! on CrowdRise

Day 78: Witchy hat

Day 78 – Rallied out of the house in this good witchy ‪#‎hatONit‬ from Wendy. Found Or at the office and let him test out the hat’s powers. Later, got home to hang out with my parents over dinner. My mom turned the produce and leftovers in our fridge into delicious soup! So great to…

Day 77: Yellow crown

Day 77 – Wore a crown ‪#‎hatONit‬ from Courtney and welcomed the arrival of my parents today! I’m still very low energy from chemo + anti-nausea drugs, but I pushed through long enough to prepare and give a practice defense talk (from my couch) to my advisor (who made a Saturday house call). My advisors…

Day 76: Sock puppet hat

Day 76! Sock puppet ‪#‎hatONit‬ on loan from EmilyKate and Kayle! Another sleepy post-chemo day, today I was a bit less anxious about the nausea turning into vomiting. Pretty much stayed in bed all day, sleeping, reading, watching TV. Rallied to get a bit of work done this evening. Thank you all for all the…

Day 75: Rainbow knit hat

Days 74 and 75 – Yesterday was my worst chemo day so far, despite the amazing light up Mickey sorcerer’s apprentice ‪#‎hatONit‬ from Sharon, which everyone loved at the hospital. Mid-way through my chemo infusion I had a bad reaction and vomited for hours. My nurse and oncologist stayed late with me until Austin could…