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library card exhibitionist

Checked Out 1. Your Money or Your Life by Vicki Robin & Joe Dominguez 2. The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion 3. Scarlett Fever by Maureen Johnson 4. The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan 5. Northanger Abbey 6. A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle 7. Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey 8. The Lord of […]

highway in the sky

I live in one of the most walkable cities in the US, a city that also boasts a slightly unreliable but mostly efficient public transportation system, and I miss my car. A lot. I am that spoiled. What’s worse is that I’ve never been a big driving person to begin with. I delayed getting my […]

stop for me

Dear Brain, I know, there’s a paper due tomorrow that needs work. I know, it was just a really long day. But could stay alert enough to get off at your proper bus stop, so your body doesn’t have to walk back two bus stops in the dark at 9:30 p.m.? Thanks. Sincerely yours, Jessica

here’s the thing

Things I’ve Been Thinking About I. Libraries Is is too early for me to be TOTALLY jaded about my career? I’m researching young adult librarianship for a class assignment (topic chosen by me, based on my own interests), and I’m reading all this stuff about how libraries NEED young adult librarians and they are CRUCIAL […]

audio visual

I should surely be doing my homework. But there’s television. Remember that? And movies On Demand. And my obvious infatuation with Jason Segel. Just like any hobby or passion, your celebrity crushes require regular maintenance. Maybe tomorrow? Once I’m done procrastinating on this assignment, and can fully focus on procrastinating on Friday’s assignment.

fall 2010

When I was but a wee undergraduate, each new semester was an excitement. Any minute shift in my schedule would change my life. No more class on Friday? My life is complete. No Thursday night 9 to mid shift at the library? I can finally go out to a bar with my friends! Early classes […]


No, I will not shut up about moving yet, because I am absolutely floored by how much this move took/is taking out of me. First, a little bit about my beloved boyfriend and I. To put it plainly, he is the frog of the relationship, and I am the toad. So our multitudes of discussions […]