Yesterday, a friend came over to help with the packing as I get ready to move. My bound thesis was sitting on my desk, so she picked up a copy to glance at it. When I looked over her shoulder, something funny had come over Orlando. First I saw this: Yep, *cringe* it’s Orlando. ThenContinue reading “Orlando’s Last Prank”
(Last week’s news): Print copy arrives! I give a copy to my parents! Two minutes later, Dad finds a comma error in the introduction. I think it was on page 3. He prefaces disclosure of the error with, “I’m assuming it’s not actually a mistake, since at this level I would assume…” Haha. That’s funny.Continue reading “The Final Chapter”
I spent the morning doing final proofreading of my thesis in preparation for submitting it to the library. Given my current level of over-saturation with the contents of said thesis, I wasn’t looking forward to it. However, just a fifteen minute drive away, the entire process was salvaged by the beauty of a certain smallContinue reading “Small Towns, Quiet Thursdays”
…scrīpsī, defendī, vīcī: gaudeō! — dormiam.
What do you do when you’re preparing for a master’s thesis defense? I’ll tell you – you write a rap about it. Does it matter that you listen to musicals instead of rap, your voice is better suited to Disney princess songs than to Eminem, and you prefer waltzing to hip-hop? Not a whit. Enjoy.Continue reading “The Defense Rap”
(while I was inside writing my thesis.) But it’s beautiful. Baby Marigolds!!!
Dear Orlando, You’ve grown so much in the time that I’ve known you. It’s hard to believe that it’s going on four months now. But now that I’m seeing the full picture of who you are, we need to talk. See, wanting to spend time together is one thing. Needing to spend time together, that’sContinue reading “Dear Orlando”
Orlando – this is what will become of you if you do not begin to cooperate. Consider yourself warned. Tonight. It’s all going down tonight. I said that yesterday. And the yesterday before that. Well… This time I really mean it. The power of jellybeans will accomplish this.
“I say not this, as disapproving the use of Universities: but because I am to speak hereafter of their office in a Common-wealth, I must let you see on all occasions by the way, what things would be amended in them; amongst which the frequency of insignificant Speech is one” (Leviathan, A2v).
And yet somehow, a week later Orlando is still missing that same conclusion. Well, I am writing about artificial closure. I guess it’s time to practice some. Our new theme song: