Monday, December 7, 2009



1. old fashioned #2 pencils - I don't believe there is anything better than writing with a pencil that actually has to be sharpened. There is something about it that just makes me feel more creative.

2. The sound of the fan as I drift off to sleep...

3. A novel which leaves a lasting impression on me, like Light in August or Skinny Legs and All.

4. Anticipation. I don't know if anticipation about an upcoming event or the event itself is better. Yes I do; the payoff is totally better, but the build-up is so wonderful.

5. Using Faulkner words: lugubrious, braggadocio, effluvium, etc.


1. Monsanto

2. Moving just before Christmas and in the middle of finals - That's right I am tackling 2 large papers, finals, a one-year old, and moving all in one week. Try not to be jealous.

3. People who think that their animals are like their children. Did you give birth to that dog? No you didn't? Then shut up!!

4. Moby Dick - Actually, I just hate Herman Melville in general.

5. The phrase "I know, right!?"


  1. I have to have a fan on at night when I go to sleep. Either that or music, if not both.

    People who treat their animals like kids don't drive me crazy so much as the ones who dress up their pets or carry them around in little bags.

    Also, I've had to move a week before finals twice in the last two years, so I feel your pain. Though, I haven't had to juggle a 1-year-old, either. Good luck with all that.

  2. Okay, I can't deal with music when I am trying to sleep.

    I think that clothing on animals is an extension of treating an animal like a child, so I think we may see eye to eye on this more than you think.

    Thanks for the well wishes. I will get it all done somehow.