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Archive of posts filed under the weird things i love category.

a tale of three movies

In the three years I spent in grad school, I think I watched a grand total of three movies in the theater. Maybe four. (All of them were arguably for children, but that is neither here nor there) Last week I decided to make up for lost time. Or, more accurately, I decided to see […]

to my sister dear

Dear C-Rollin, Happy Birthday! I hope you have a happy day and a good year at college. I will get you a present, but I am moving in like 3 days so I don’t know what it will be yet. Do you like books? Or t-shirts? Or both? I have these predictions for your 19th […]

my brain on the internet: workflowy

So I just discovered the best website a few weeks ago and I need to share it with you, post haste. Y’all are list-makers, right? Organizers, note-takers, chart-makers… the whole lot of you. I can tell. I am always trying to find the best place to corral my tasks, my goals, and my random thoughts. […]

summer links

  What Do Professors Do All Summer? In an effort to dispel any misinformation surrounding the purportedly leisure-filled lives of full-time professors, this series of posts details a week of summer days spent by one such professional. By nature, I think “day in the life” posts are fascinating… but this particular professor happens to be […]


First week of New Job is drawing to a close, and I am so far pleased with the results. It definitely feels excellent to go to One Job in One Location that does not involve an Hour Long Bus Ride Across the River and allows me an entire hour for lunch and a professional wage. […]

nerds only post

My current favorite Fictional-Pop-Culture-Librarian: this looker, Urag gro-Shub. First of all, he is an orc. Second of all, he is often found spouting such badassery as I don’t care if you are the arch-mage of the college, don’t you think about touching my books. In related news, the boy took apart our broken, borrowed Xbox, […]

trendy footwear

In March, I got a job with a stricter dress code than I’ve been required to adhere to lately. And by that, I mean I can’t wear flip-flops. For a few months, my finances didn’t allow me to make any purchases above and beyond my daily coffee regimen, so I suffered through an On-Your-Feet job […]

new life, new notebook

You know what they always say: when life hands you lemons, go out and buy a fancy notebook. I haven’t kept a daily notebook like this in quite some time. Grad school has been a mix of self-created spreadsheets and printed schedules and elaborate systems with binders and note cards and color coded things. Yes, […]

letter to a beginning runner

Dear Beginning Runner, You: Have never been a runner Are pretty out of shape Aren’t of the body type to be a natural runner Don’t eat healthy 100% of the time Have some running shoes, a sports bra, but not much else… Every time you run any distance (a half mile, a mile, 2 minutes), […]

social mediums

I didn’t think this would happen, but the iPad is certainly changing the way I waste time on the Internet. I usually resist acquiring new social network accounts. I have enough websites sucking my time. But the iPad! It doesn’t feel like wasting time on the Internet – using an app instead of a browser […]