I really dislike Mondays. The ones after an awesome weekend at home (I saw Saturn from my backyard!) are especially glum. Of particular annoyance is the time spent in the elevator, stopping on far too many floors and stuffing itself full of far too many people. In an effort to be a cheery passenger, I remembered an elevator conversation from some Mondays ago. I appreciate the little things, like...
Oh dearest blog of mine, it’s been a while. The truth of the matter is, well, I miss you! I miss writing. The most writing I do these days is via e-mail. I should be doing a lot of dissertation writing, but that seems to come with automatic writer’s block. Despite having installed the Tumblr app on my phone almost immediately after I jumped on the iPhone wagon, I have resorted to...
“Love. Powerful in small spaces, yet with profound effect on distance. Love...
The Giving Tree
A weekly one-hour doctoral seminar is a great thing. It’s long enough to share and discuss relevant issues, and enough time to whine and complain about your committee or how much you hate your topic. As the hour comes to an end, you’re relieved to be another week closer to the end, or you’re stressed that you still have revisions to complete. Will it ever end? Either way, the group...
If you want to know what your life is, throw everything over and see what stays...– Sheila Heti, author of How Should A Person Be?
12/12/12 was magical. Special enough for my Christmas Cookie Exchange, special enough for a dear friend’s engagement, and so many other little joys. In searching for the perfect holiday desserts, I decided to take up the 12 day of baking challenge… mostly because school is out and all I want to do is bake, and because there were too many recipes to choose from! Day 1 - Sugar Cookies...
The world does not judge actions on their merit, but on their chance results,...– The Consolation of Philosophy, Boethius
It’s 8 a.m. on the first Tuesday of school. Dr. G is nowhere to be found and I’m half-asleep and yet so anxious. I keep twisting my coffee mug in my hands, not drinking any of it (boy I wish I had). I didn’t have time to drink any at home, barely had time to stuff my face with an English muffin. Oh, I woke up plenty early but I was still running late. Typical. Just a typical...
So, no, the real lesson of London 2012 isn’t that the U.S. is the most...– John Cassidy on London’s Lesson for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan: Government Works. Click-through to continue reading: http://nyr.kr/MY0qxZ (via newyorker)
Currently devouring “The Lacuna” by Barbara Kingsolver.
I had a simple realization yesterday, smack in the middle of my gelato-induced sugar high (second time in a week). I think it’s what I’ve been searching for all summer without really knowing it; it just clicked. A conversation with my sister sparked a train of thoughts about the difference between loneliness and learning to being happy when doing things on your own. Being busy can...
For all you bookies out there, this is an exception blog about books, quotes, amazing library and bookstores, and so much other book-related goodness. Take a look! http://bookmania.me/about
The feeling of pain or joy is the same for everyone.– (via sukrupa)
Dearest Blog, I miss you! I think about you constantly. I know it’s been a while, and it’s totally my fault. I promise to write soon. Love always, Me
Why Being In Your 20s Is Awesome
MAR. 22, 2012 By RYAN O’CONNELL I know I talk crap on being a twentysomething but I’m only half-kidding. In actuality, there’s no age I’d rather be. (Besides maybe seven years old because they don’t do anything besides eat ice cream and poop themselves. That sounds like an ideal life to be completely honest.) Being in your twenties is all about discovering which things hurt you...
One of my favorite events in Houston is the annual Art Car Parade. Art, politics, family, fun, funky, voice, history, community, oh I could go on and on. To read about the history of the parade and the host, the Orange Show Foundation, click here: http://www.thehoustonartcarparade.com/art-car-parade/ After six hours of pouring monsoon rain, hail, howling winds, tornado warnings, bright flashes of...
Warm Fuzzies! →
SO FREAKIN’ ADORABLE. CAN’T HANDLE IT.
THE SUPPRESSION OF INDIVIDUALITY — THE SENSE THAT NO ONE IS LISTENING...
The best three minutes of your day. Watch the trailer for this beautiful film about memories and the irreplaceable role that art plays in our lives. Ps. The film is directed and produced by my dear friend Petra! http://www.elenafilme.com.br/EN/trailer.html ELENA recounts the journey of Petra, a young Brazilian woman who dreams of becoming an actress but is warned not to do so by her mother....
Killer Tofu! →
I had tofu for lunch today and came home humming the chorus of this song. I miss Doug! Even though I’ve heard this song a hundred times, I never paid attention to the lyrics. Check out the message about opting for killer (as in awesomely delicious) tofu instead of fried food! Fast food feels fuzzy Cause it tastes like stuff that’s scuzzy I used to feel like such a nerd I refused to...