Friday

Friday at last! Who wants to dive out that door into the ocean with me? This week has been punctuated with something I’ve never had to deal with before: Allergies. Apparently DC is a virtual island of terrible allergens.  Even those among us — like myself — who didn’t have allergies in their native states […]

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Just Around the Riverbend

Last weekend I went kayaking on the Potomac River with friends and then ate a large, delicious brunch.  It was exactly what I wanted to do to celebrate turning 25, and it was glorious. I’d never been kayaking before, but shockingly, there was no flipping, barrel rolling, or other embarrassing incidents. Okay, at one point […]

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Friday

Bad Hamlet My friend Kay and I went to see Taffety Punk Theatre Company’s production of Hamlet: The First Quarto on Wednesday.  The production value was fantastic for $15, and it was interesting to see the differences between the First Quarto and the later Quarto and Folio (unpolished “To Be or Not to Be,” two guys […]

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Home-Building

I know the Main Reading Room at the Library of Congress.  We’ve been friends since February, when I began to memorize my tour script: Edwin Blashfield collar painting at the top of the dome, state seals in stained glass windows, large marble ladies representing areas of study, bronze statue of Beethoven clutching his ear (guess […]

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Cheering Up

It’s been a hard week.  I think I’ve already explained about the workload, but what has reduced me to my current state has been five straight days with less than five hours of sleep per night. When I was a little girl and I didn’t get an adequate amount of sleep, I would have tantrums. […]

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Holly Movies

After the successfully classy wine and cheese party of last night, after four hours of study in the library, and after my second Cloud Cult concert (they also came to UMM my freshman year), I have picked my way back up to my room, dodging forgotten suit jackets and half-melted candles. My map fell down […]

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Round Up

Number of pages in the study guide I’ve been working on all evening: 10 Number of multiple choice questions on my physics final: 50 Number of naps I’ve taken: 1 Hours I’ve spent packing today: 0 Pandora stations I’ve listened to: 5 IMDB checks: 6 Times I’ve thought to myself “In less than twenty-four hours […]

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I Need a Cookie. And a Hug.

“I need a cookie.  And a hug.” My thoughts upon finishing my physics midterm this afternoon. In retrospect, perhaps it wasn’t so bad; there were quite a few answers I was sure of.  But in spec, it was the kind of difficult that leaves you numb and makes you wonder what the heck you were […]

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