Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The new

Star Trek left me all kinds of hot and bothered....

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

23 Things

I've been thinking about lately -

1. Graduation
2. How to finish my short stories
3. Bees
4. Our torn up front yard..stupid plumbers
5. Thank you cards
6. Far away friends who I miss. A lot.
7. Getting older
8. The bruise on my leg
9. My summer reading list
10. Moving
11. Puffy paint
12. Glitter
13. A certain scene in the movie Proof
14. Revising my final poems
15. How much Advantage costs
16. Traveling
17. Children's Benadryl
18. Michael Cunningham
19. Gas prices
20. "My business is words"
21. Dill Harris
22. Goldfish crackers
23. The next 6 days

Thursday, June 4, 2009

I will

probably always feel this loss:

Last Day.

Today was my last day of classes (ever) as an English major. I feel very melancholy and am clinging to a mentality of denial akin to the likes of Norman Bates.

Highlights from my Last Day:

1.) Watched my friends Improv class final on campus which involved marathon runners sprinting to a finish line in the library, a safari in front of the science building, and a reenactment of the final scene from Harry Potter in our cafeteria equivalent.

2.) Watched, thanks to my sister, a Muppets version of the "tipping scene" from Reservoir Dogs. The Muppets swearing = very disorienting.

3.) Was driving to work on a remote woodsy road. Saw a tiny dog scampering on the side of the street so I pulled over and tried to call him over. I was barefoot and getting sunburned as I crouched near the baking asphalt. The dog ran from me and I felt rejected. Then a car came around the corner and I'm sure I looked silly.

4.) Was late to my last class since I ran up 4flights of stairs (in boots) at the library to check out On Chesil Beach. Had a feverish need to read it tonight for some reason. When I breathlessly slapped the book on the checkout desk the boy looked at the screen and whispered, "Ooh. You can't check this out. You have a lot of fines, did you know that?" Yes, I knew that.

5.) Forgot to turn off my cell phone so R2D2's cheery beeps filled our classroom. Awkward. Also, I'm fairly positive this is first time this has happened to me at college. Typical.

6.) Saw a giant black plastic bag caught in the wind, drifting higher and higher into the clear sky. I pointed up and said "American Beauty."

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


you're looking for something to get me for my birthday, look no further: