Together at last!

Welcome to my new blog. I’ve been at it for some months on MySpace, but I decided to broaden my blogly horizons. So, here I am.

Years ago I maintained a website, first hosted by my school (George Mason University, home of the Patriots!!!) and then on geocities. I tried — successfully, more often than not — to update it monthly, offering bits of my own writings, favorite passages from others’ writing, fashion forecasts … you name it. It was fun. But it was also time-consuming. I was hoping — have been hoping since I started graduate school — that I would once again have the patience and energy to do all the planning and designing for a new layout each month like I did back then; but it just hasn’t happened. That leaves me here at a blogging crossroads. I’m determined to make it work.

Sniffle sniffle

I decided that this would be a good time to blog because I am in the public library, and I am absolutely freezing!  Thus, to warm my fingers a bit, I will type quickly.  It’s worth a try, right?

I am here doing reading for comps.  That’s really all I’m doing these days.  It feels like I read and read and read, but I’m not finishing anything.  That is exceptionally frustrating. 

In addition to it being colder than a witch’s tit in here, I’m also having a rough time of it because I am hungry.  I have some snacks, but I don’t feel like packing up my computer and books and marching all the way upstairs to the permissible eating area.  L

So, that’s how my day is going.  Nothing but frigid air, the failure of Reconstruction, and foodlessness.

Pulp Muppets on a weird kinda day

I semi-watched Pulp Fiction this morning before I went to bed. That means that it was on in the background while I was working and drinking my 6am cup of decaffeinated-this-isn’t-really-morning-because-I’ve-been-up-all-night green tea.

The mood of the day has been odd. I slept pretty much from 9:30 to 5:30 except for the half hour when a repairman came to fix my clothes dryer. Now I’m up, hungry as the dickens, and I don’t really know what to do with myself. I have a bit of a headache (what’s new?). Awwwww, nuts! What to do? What to do? I don’t know what I want to eat. I should do some reading once my Tylenol kicks in.

Okay, I’m a little out of sorts. You watch the Muppets. (I just love the Eric Stoltz bit!) Then, if you’re still in the mood for a silly laugh, watch my favorite Strong Bad email: Crying. “You know the storm that will unleash!”



If my comps list were a person, I’d kick his ass!