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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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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What Books Say

  Late at night, when I’m the last human awake, and even Ruby is shut down save one ear perked in my direction, I become strangely energized.  Perhaps I absorb what others aren’t using. This energy tends to manifest itself in rifling.  You know, rifling.  Digging through piles and bins and closets, not unlike my […]

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What’s Going On

Post theme song: Someday this video will cease to be funny.  Thankfully, that day is not today. While you enjoy the music, here’s what’s going on with me lately: 1. I have finished The Years.  Truthfully, this novel lost me a bit in the middle.  It began spectacularly: it set me up to follow an extended […]

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Friday Favorites 6

This town: There is a town in Maryland named Chevy Chase. Not after this man, although that’s what I thought at first. This Chevy Chase’s real name is Cornelius.  According to Wikipedia (only the most reliable sources for you, dear reader), “Chase was named for his adoptive grandfather Cornelius, while the nickname Chevy was bestowed […]

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Writing “Rules”

Admittedly, upon waking this morning and reading the Weather Channel’s description of the cool temperature and slight breeze, I bolted outside in my pajamas to confirm for myself.  I appreciate every change of season as it comes, but there’s something about fall.  Perhaps it’s the (lifelong, I suspect) association with a new school year, but […]

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I Love Ya, Tomorrow

To Do Tomorrow: 1. Finish honors capstone project 2. Finish honors capstone project 3. Be a room monitor for the Undergraduate Research Symposium 4. Finish honors capstone project 5. Have [imagined] argument with Woolf about the contents of my honors capstone project 6. Reevaluate my caffeine intake 7. Finish honors capstone project

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Awards

The reason why–in the midst of scrambling for meaning in To the Lighthouse, scrambling to find a job, and scrambling for enough sleep to get me (upright) through the next day–I keep plodding on, is because amazing things seem to keep happening, despite my frazzled mental state. I am receiving three awards from the University of […]

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Rite of Passage: Subaru Edition

Yesterday, I believe I utterly cemented myself as a liberal.  And perhaps more importantly, as an adult. I bought my first car.  A dark red (I refuse to say ‘maroon’) Subaru Outback.   What was adult wasn’t necessarily the writing of the check, the shaking of hands, etc.  It was the haggling.  Mom and Dad […]

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