Friday (On Tuesday)

I’ve been gathering interesting stories for a few weeks now, meaning to compile them for a Friday post.  But then I wanted to write about my 2015/16 readathon, and then I wanted to complain about why it’s unacceptable to talk about the weather in D.C. I got sidetracked, in short, and meanwhile the links I […]

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How to Do Well on the GRE

As you know, I took the GRE twice last Fall.  And also once three years ago when I first knew I wanted to go to graduate school and then decided to wait, but that’s a different story. Studying for the GRE is A Process, especially when you’ve been out of school for a few years and […]

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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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Summer Reading 2015

Between the Acts, by Virginia Woolf Virginia Woolf’s last novel, left a complete manuscript, but without final revisions. It’s about a sunny day in the country (yes, an entire novel over the course of one day; that’s Woolf for you).  The villagers have gathered to perform the annual pageant on the history of England, but as […]

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This Weekend

What I Planned to Do This Weekend: See Gone Girl and/or The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby Visit the Holocaust Museum Make homemade bread Return a sweater that looked so good in the dressing room, and so terrible at home Clean house/do laundry Grocery shop What I Actually Did: Walked to the National Mall Sat down on […]

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Phone Poem

If all of the notes in my cell phone – notes for stories, grocery lists, bits of description, talking points for student government discussions, forgotten recipes – were put together into one epic poem stretching from October 2012 until now, this would be it: Ramen in a cup of hot Water Can’t be consecutively I […]

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My Darling Sister

Second interview of the week complete.  This one was a Skype interview, which meant that I could do jumping jacks beforehand to get my blood pumping.  I’ve long wanted to do so before an interview, but it always seemed inappropriate to bust out the calisthenics in the middle of a cubicle maze. In other news, […]

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