Hello and thanks for stopping by! My name is Angela. I am a scientist, wife, cat-mom, and fitness enthusiast. This page is my personal blog, and you will find a range of topics, centered around healthy living. Why “The Chicken Scoop”?  Well, when I started this blog, we had just gotten a small flock of chickens and the name just stuck!  I hope you enjoy your visit!

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May Days

I realize I have been awful quiet around here. That is going to change. In the meantime, let’s get caught up on where the heck I’ve been!

We had a few rugby games to finish out the spring season.

I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Master’s in Medical Physics!

I’ve spent some time with family.


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Relaxing Spring Break

Hello strangers! I have been insanely busy with school as you can probably guess. This semester has been the most work I have had since going back to grad school 4 years ago. Luckily, I am taking better care of myself now than I was last year and am handling the stress much better. I haven’t just been working the last few weeks, I took

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Crunch Time

Hey everyone! I know it has been like crickets around here. I have been super busy with school. There has been a lot of coffee, reading, and paper writing happening. I have 3 huge things due all this week!

Drink Coffee, Study, Drink More Coffee, Study, Sleep, Repeat.

This semester, while it is my last, is looking like it will also be my hardest

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Cigars & Sidecars

I have been so busy lately! The little free time I do have is spent with Rob. A little recap of the last few days.

Saturday was my friend Brian’s birthday and we headed out to Philadelphia with him to celebrate. He chose the place and we spent the majority of the night at Ashton Cigar Bar. It was a pretty swanky place, which we

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A Little Bit of Everything

Hey everyone! Nothing special going on here. It is Tuesday, it is snowing, I have to work tonight. That’s about it. I just miss the old days of regular, every day blogs. I know I haven’t been posting them here lately so I thought I’d give you all a life update


Classes started on January 14th. I didn’t have much of

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Busier Than Ever!

What another crazy week!  Nothing exciting this week to share like last week.  The only big thing that I have a picture of is the kilt I made for the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire:

My mom helped a ton and we figured it out from a friend’s real kilt.  Sadly, we didn’t end up going to the fair so there are no pictures of

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6 Steps to Work Efficiency

So, how about those races I signed up for?  Let’s recheck my calendar:

September 27th – Peddle Paddle Run October 18th – Atlantic City 10K November 23rd – Philadelphia Half Marathon

And that fancy, schmancy training plan I made?  Well, it started 2 weeks ago.  Have I peen following it?  Nope.

School started last week and while I’m busier than normal, I’m not so busy

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Back to School Fall 2014

Well, yesterday didn’t go as planned…

I got up at 5:30 and managed to get out of the house right on time! I had a coupon for a huge coffee at Dunkin Donuts. There is one right near the train station so I grabbed that… and a muffin. Whoops! I got the reduced fat blueberry muffin thinking it would have less calories but it

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