Thursday, September 20, 2012

news! news!

dun dun dun. 


after roughly 21 years in school, 7 different majors and the accrual of many loans, 
 i am finally a working woman. 

and now i'm exhausted. 


Saturday, September 15, 2012

these end of summer days

i've been dreaming of 
hot apple cider and crunchy leaves underfoot, 
of nubby mittens and warm scarves, 
of train trips through lush, colorful valleys, 
of crisp mornings and warm kitchens filled 
with the doughy, moist scent of cinnamon rolls, 
of stockings and tall boots going click clack 
on cobbled stone streets at twilight in lamp-lit
northern cities, 
of snow flurries and the bite in your lungs
after a run in the autumn chill, 
of headless gingerbread men and candlelight 
and long talks around a campfire and 
apple picking and homemade pie and 
hot chocolate mounded with marshmallows 
and the wind howling. 

oh for the wind to howl. 
preferably here. 

i can't wait.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

some photos of summer

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oh wait, you wanted actual words with this post?

hmm, okay, here is what's up:

this summer has felt so long and, truth be told, a little lackluster. i wish i could say that i've been soaking up rays by the pool or communing with nature in my online absence, but the truth is that i've mostly just been stuck inside...communing with my couch, as it were. it's strange how you (i) can go away to far off, slightly exotic places (twice!) for a week at a time, and come back and fall so quickly into a monotonous life again.

mostly i've spent this summer looking for jobs and reading all the books i can find. i've got books coming out of my ears here. i even got my first Georgia library card this weekend (and i never thought i'd say this but it has to be said that the san marcos library puts the dekalb libraries here to shame. at least the ones near us.)

so, that's why i've been (seemingly) inside all summer. and also because have you been to Georgia in the summertime? it's like the sahari and the rainforest put together. and as i sort of hate the heat/humidity unless i'm at the beach/pool, i've lost every bit of tan i got in mexico, and it's not even officially fall yet!

but really, i think i've been hibernating a little. recuperating from a very stressful and hard spring, recuperating from a very stressful and hard last four years. maybe when all this hibernating/recuperating is over (please let it be over soon!), i'll write about it.

and in conclusion, here are some of the very few photos i've happened to take this summer of daily, normal, boring, real life, which make it seem like i haven't had quite as drab a summer as i say! :)

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but i'm eagerly anticipating the first stirrings of fall, so hopefully i'll get off this couch and stop behaving like a vampire soon:)