Thursday, April 17, 2014

San Friendcisco. A rice-a-roni treat.

~~I wrote this a couple weeks ago, and just discovered I never actually posted it....Woops!~~
~~Throwback Thursday!~~


Another blog post with an "Oxford" tag on it!

And honestly, if it weren't for a few key faces missing from view—obstructed by a large russet overpass (Golden, some might call it)—then this marvelous, laughter-filled, chilly, overcast week might have made me think I was back in ol' Ox.

In the weeks leading up to this trip, just thinking about the notion of being reunited with these folks made my heart swell with a joy that is tough to verbalize. And they certainly lived up to the hype! Such a great trip. Such a great way to see that coast for the first time. Such a great reminder of why taking that extra moment to send a message to a distant friend is so, so worth it.

Such a great life this is.

Now back to that other coast I call home (for now, hehe), to see even MORE people who make my life such a joy.

To friends, and family, and travels: Cheers!

Thursday, February 20, 2014


Don't let the title of this post fool you. This ain't got no fancy update about world travels, nor any intellectual ramblings about injustice or some such. Nah, just a sweet cover of a sweet song. As B puts it, "Two dudes covered Toto’s “Africa” in a Utah pizza parlor and it is amazing."



Tuesday, January 28, 2014

why is place so blank?

Howsabout a bit of randomness for your Tuesday? Yeah? Okay:

HuffPost recently put out a map of the 50 states, with each labeled with the #1 suggestion provided by Google when "why is [state] so" is typed into the search box. The map was interesting enough, but I was curious to see what else the spec-maker had to say about my past and present participles places of habitation. [Super original reaction, I'm sure.]

Starting off with none other than home sweet home:

Monday, January 06, 2014


Happy 2014! I'm back in NC and looking forward to what I hope will be a great semester.
What am I not looking forward to? Tomorrow's high of 21F.

No matter how I envision my cycle to class tomorrow morning at 7:30, it doesn't look pretty.

Yay for living north of 30˚N...not.

Hope your day is less glacial!

Friday, December 13, 2013

this too shall pass.

"Oh remember dear, this too shall pass, and it always ends the same."

I think You Won't must have been writing about final exam season. Sigh.

Florida-bound in a week! See you on the sunny side.