I thought this was funny, and also demonstrative of my life (i.e. it’s embarrassing)- Okay, some background information. When I was learning to play tennis, I had a knack for hitting balls with the frame of my racquet rather than, say, the strings–a skill that I still possess. One day after I finished a private lesson with my friend, a lesson … Continue reading A funny story
Today I went to the dentist. Not my normal dentist (God bless his heart, he’s dealing with cancer), but this new guy who has a freakishly similar name that when mumbled into the phone receiver sounds much like my old dentist’s name, causing much confusion and multiple “I beg your pardon?’s”. (Note to New Dentist’s Secretary Lady: … Continue reading The day of the dentist
They warned me (they being the various echoes inside my head) that Black Swan was a psychological thriller, that it was “dark and twisted.” Even though I have immense fear of horror films, this was not a horror film and HELLOOOO there are swans and ballet involved. So yeah, I can totally do dark and twisted. Correction: … Continue reading natalie portman overload
I never mentioned my New Year’s resolutions. I was not really firm about making them this year, although two years ago I had some pretty good ones. Of course, I broke them all before the year’s end, but I did come somewhat close to achieving one or two of them. This time around, I was aware … Continue reading Extra Strawberry Banana – I will conquer you!
I actually wanted my post on why New Hampshire is not like New Mexico to be focused on the following set of reasons, but I didn’t have time to write about it then, so I just posted pictures. I can wait no longer– everyday I am shocked just a little bit more. Don’t get me … Continue reading The only thing that’s green about Roswell is the aliens
Winter in: New Mexico and New Hampshire* *Photo courtesy of Mr. Stamatopoulos Continue reading Why New Mexico is not like New Hampshire
I feel like I’ve been hit by a bus. I caught the stomach bug yesterday and ended up in the ER…AGAIN…to get IV fluid. I don’t know how this keeps happening to me, but yesterday’s was the worst I’ve ever been. No doubt. I’m afraid that along with all my innards and my sanity, I may have … Continue reading A no-brainer day
I’ll take another moment to write another non-blog. After nearly 10 pages of thesising, I realized it was all crap and deleted it. Such is the story of my life…but my new page one is REALLY good! Yesterday was my mini-me’s 18th birthday. Mini-me is a girl whose family used to live across the street from … Continue reading Artifical dancing and knee-high socks
I met with my thesis advisor (ahem, “my third reader”) who has now given me deadlines for writing. My first is Sunday (10 pages) and my next is Wednesday (10 pages). And I have…two pages. So I’m going to take a hiatus from writing a decent entry of all the things that have suddenly struck me … Continue reading What’s with all the paprika?
[this is part 2: click here for part one] We have reached the end! Ten days of sitting in a bucket, and Jingles the Magical Growing Elf has (likely) reached the end of his growth spurt, considering he’s looked this way for the last 8.5 days. I will let the pictures do the talking. It … Continue reading Santaland Diaries*: Jingles the Elf