Friday

It’s been a rough week for personal relations.  A strangely rough week.  For reasons I can’t seem to explain — it’s not a full moon — acquaintanceships, friendships, and workships have been hard and stressful lately. The situation was apparently more than my unconscious could resist, because it joined the party by concocting some wacko […]

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10 Things I’ve Learned at 24

Year 25 of my grand old life begins tomorrow.  Because I’m always up for a bout of birthday sentimentality, I’ve been conscious lately of the fact that 25 is the first big birthday since 21, and the last big birthday before 30.  In five years I’ll be thirty.  Good Lord. I think, though, that I […]

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The Myers-Briggs Personality Test

Have you ever taken the Myers-Briggs personality test? The idea is that there are 16 different personality “types.” Test results are in the form of 4 letters, standing for a specific set of characteristics: Introversion or Extraversion, Intuition or Sensing, Thinking or Feeling, and Judging or Perceiving. I took the test after a friend told […]

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Last Week Tonight

Last week was A Week.  Some weeks we gaze at the news from afar, and other weeks we lift it up and carry it on our shoulders. I don’t think I can say much about Cecil the Lion that hasn’t already been said.  Yes, it was unthinkably cruel — not to mention illegal.  Yes, those responsible should […]

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Friday

The curtains are still down.  I tried valiantly last night to reattach the cable to the wall fixture, but every time I let it go it sprung back out, narrowly missing my eyeball. So it goes.  Vitals intact, I’m sleeping in a glass house for one more night, and schlepping to a hardware store (do […]

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A to Z Survey

I know these blogger surveys are a bit of a cop-out, but they’re also fun, right?  This survey has been floating around lately, and I jumped at the opportunity to prove I know the alphabet. A – Age: 24, but 25 is lurking right around the corner. B – Biggest Fear: Making bad/’the wrong’ choices, […]

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Memorial Weekend

My fellow introverts will understand that to spend a weekend mostly alone is really glorious. I ate what I wanted (leftover lentil and vegetable soup for lunch and dinner, lunch and dinner, etc.), watched what I wanted (Sherlock + period dramas), and read what I wanted (the Outlander series, book two). I spent a large […]

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Baptism, At Least Twice

The thing about Days of Reckoning is that you often don’t sense them until they’re upon you and you’re standing on the front steps of the Library of Congress, facing a walk home in a rainstorm without an umbrella. The other thing about such Days is that the easiest way is straight through. So I […]

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The Friday Muster

I wonder what’s happening with this blog.  It’s not that I’m not up to post-worthy shenanigans.  It’s not that I’m too busy to post.  It’s not that I lost all of my fingertips in a freak taxi door accident. It’s not just the blog, either; I haven’t been working on my novel, haven’t been journaling, […]

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A Letter to You

Dear friends, I woke at 3:30 this morning to the sounds of my housemates trooping through with some friends.  They leaned against the kitchen cabinets and refrigerator (I imagined), and began to hold a loud conversation (I did not imagine this).  I located my phone in the dark and wrote a text on the thread […]

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