I hope each and every one of you has a friend who thinks you’re cooler and more interesting than you really are. Mine is called Liz. About a month ago, she gave me this book called Julie and Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously, which is adapted from the blog Julie Powell started in order […]
I’m still figuring out this medium. What is it, how does it work, what does it mean, and am I doing it right?
Yesterday marked the second anniversary of my blog. This experience has been more than I ever imagined it could be. The first post isn’t anything to blog home about, and perhaps none of the others are either. This thing isn’t really about quality. Last week, as I was working on my Joan Didion paper, I […]
Back by popular demand (I’m popular, right?), it’s my Barbara Walters-inspired list of the 10 people who fascinated me the most in 2007. There are still two minutes until Barbara Walters reveals her list. Maybe there will be duplicates? UPDATE: No duplicates. Barbara and I have completely different fascinations. 10. Tori Amos I know that […]
I don’t know exactly why I expect the brains behind spam comments to be logical, but really, it’s advertisement, right? So there should be some kind of market research involved, right? Then explain this. I this morning received a comment that involved the words “burning,” “passionate,” and “master.” Of course, it doesn’t really make sense. […]
I have this friend named Joe and he has a fancy mechanical engineering degree from Purdue. I have two not-so-fancy degrees from IPFW. Neither of us are too gung ho about getting jobs and becoming productive members of society, but we’re both really good at wearing flip-flops to work and sitting around talking and eating […]