Friday and Zombies

Last night, I read Barbara Kingsolver’s Animal, Vegetable, Miracle before bed.  Naturally, then, I dreamed about the zombie apocalypse.  My friends and I were at my parents’ house in Minnesota, which is on a lake.  The lake was frozen, and we stood on the shore, watching trucks drive across the ice.  We knew the drivers […]

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Friday (On Saturday)

Well, the cold I’ve been dodging for weeks has finally caught up with me.  I was prepared to dose myself with NyQuil last night, hoping lots of sleep would help me avoid the worst of it, but my NyQuil apparently expired in May.  Say it with me: Noooooooooooooooooo! As it were, I slept in two-hour increments, […]

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Weekend Update

I owe you some 2015 flashbacks.  It was a big year, and I’m taking my time to do it justice.  Keep that breath bated for a while longer, okay? I had a mostly-solo weekend.  I think after constant (delightful!) togetherness with friends and roommates during Winter Storm Jonas, and then a tour-packed workweek, I was […]

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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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Friday

Happy Friday!  I began my day with a spectacular fall on the steps of the Library.  Currently sporting the bloody knees to prove it. Things can only go up from here, right? My weekend plans include a Nationals baseball game tonight with friends, taking a full GRE practice test on Sunday (dun dun dunnnnn), and […]

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Blogs I Read

First and foremost, Blogs Written by My Friends: A Prairie Populist: Josh writes topical posts on Minnesota writers, history, and — for a fun twist — bioethics.  He also once sent me the following text: “Paul Giamatti is behind me and I think I’m going to cry.” That’s why we’re friends. Keep Your Feet: Amelia […]

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Friday Favorites

This week I hosted my second of three Spring visiting parties, my friend Mara.  Our moms have taught at the same school for over 30 years, so it’s safe to say that we’ve known each other since birth.  Or since her birth, at which point I was a chubby eight-month-old. Highlights of her visit included: […]

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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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Running Ifs

Running is a lot more enjoyable if The hill of doom (up the House of Cards bridge) is flanked with hopscotching mosaics Benjamin Franklin is there to cheer you on A spree at Barnes and Noble is your reward at the end.  

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Sunday Times

9:00 a.m. Wake up.  Consider getting out of bed.  Reconsider.  Roll over and promptly fall back asleep. 11:00 a.m.  Wake up.  Consider rolling over and falling back asleep once again, but smell pancakes.  Get out of bed. 11:20 a.m. Mom makes pancakes.  Plain for dad and I (because we’re classic like that), and pumpkin cinnamon […]

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