I have not blogged in a while.

Today brought with it the realization that I haven’t blogged for a while. I’ve been up to a lot of fun things lately since I got back to school. There’s never a shortage of stuff to do, and I’ve been busy having coffee meetings with various friends to talk about books, restaurant trips, and a … Continue reading

overly conscious about language?

I feel as though the more I read, the more self-conscious I feel about my speaking and writing. Is this normal?

9/11

Watched two separate videos of statements from talk/comedy type shows made very soon after the 9/11 attacks. It’s strange looking back at something that happened 11 years ago, something that will remain embedded in the American consciousness. The first one was Jon Stewart from The Daily Show, and the second one was David Letterman. One thing I … Continue reading

an update on my life

School started last Tuesday, and since then, I haven’t had the chance to do any hardcore blogging. So far it’s been filled with meetings, trying to figure out my class schedule, and planning for graduate school and senior thesis. Yesterday: hung out with an English major friend who graduated this past spring. She has a … Continue reading

undue distress

Writing about music probably causes me the most amount of undue distress. Sometimes there seems to me to be a prescribed way to write about things, and a certain amount of pre-existing knowledge of technique and theory that needs to happen for me to write about music correctly, and all of which I don’t have. … Continue reading

I don’t think banishing expectations is productive.

Because they exist, and they exist for a reason. Unreasonable expectations are one thing. To have a goal to work toward, one needs some kind of expectation of some sort, as low as that expectation might be. And why not aim high while you’re at it? I’ve been way too complacent lately. … Talking to … Continue reading