Monday, October 6, 2008


Intervention by Arcade Fire (old I know) is probably one of the best songs ever written. I can listen to it over and over and over and the passion that is sparked by the lyrics and epic sounds of this song never die. I tear up every time I hear this little ditty.

Just wanted to share that... now back to the workload that will keep me up all night. DAMNIT!

Thursday, October 2, 2008


Palin needs to stop saying "heck". The world stage don't play that, yo!

Also, the suffix -ing, is not pronounced -in.


Joe Biden

Ummm.... Joe Biden is an attractive old man.

Doctorate Comps and Presidental Debates

I am watching the vice president debates right now, realizing that this will be almost exactly what I will be doing for my oral comps for my doctorate just on an extremely smaller scale. How do they know how to answer everything. Well actually, whether or not they are able to answer questions is yet to be seen. But name dropping, confidence, history, theory and unshakable knowledge is what I need to gain in the next 2.5 years. YIKES!

I am also pretty peeved that Dr. Bud called me Munchkin Palin because I wear glasses. Grr

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Feeling Thankful

First off... listening to a song that is giving me chills... Sweet Disposition by the band Temper Trap. Really cool sound and dude's voice is very sexy and cool.

Had the most wonderful birthday weekend. I wouldn't have changed a thing. All my family, all my friends, dinners, lunches, and drinks. I know I say this often, but I have some amazing friends. So fun, so supportive and always down for a great time. It make me feel so lucky to know that my friends and even acquaintances are pulling for me in life. I have been very privileged so far in my life that things have gone mostly the way they should. Even if it doesn't seem like it at the time, the circumstances in my life are always happening for a reason and that is to make another part of my life that much better.

Thanks friends, Thanks family and Thanks to the person who carried my ass home and then cleaned up my apartment while I slept.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Saying Goodbye to 26

As I prepare to leave 26 behind and embrace my late twenties, I think back on the year past. This year has been filled with triumphs such as starting my doctorate program but has also dealt me many hardships and disappointments. One amazing thing is that in my last week of being 26, some of the most recent annoyances have worked themselves out. So I am able to start my 27th year with a new start.

I can't wait to see what 27 has in store for me. Although I believe that you make opportunities, they are not given to you, I know only the best is yet to come.

See you soon 27!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Who wants to be a Craker?

Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood

Holy smokes.... This is a beautiful book. Oryx and Crake is the second book that I have read by Margaret Atwood. The first book of hers that I read was the Handmaid's Tale. I loved that book and treasured it. I savored every word. I reread pages as to fully lap up her words. I was nervous to read this book because I was so enchanted by Margaret after the Handmaid's Tale.

I chose Oryx and Crake as my second Atwood read because I knew this book had dystopian elements in the plot and I know my own affection towards books about utopian or dystopian society. Oryx and Crake did NOT disappoint.

This book starts out slow because you have no idea where Margaret is going in the first few chapters. However, knowing the beauty of her other book, I stuck with it because I knew where it went was going to be wonderful.

Long story short: Snowman is the watcher of the Crakers. Crake is Jimmy's (Snowman) best friend growing up and Oryx... well that is a funny story so I will let Margaret tell you. Crake is a genius (leaning toward Aspergers Syndrome) and pretty much decides that he is going to rule the world. The book starts at the end of this dystopian fantasy and we flip flop between the story of Snowman and Jimmy as we learn how the Earth got to be in this disastrous state. The story is interesting, smart and keeps the interest of the reader. Again, I read this so slow because I wanted to savor the story.

Now I will be immersed in Communication Theories as per my doctorate class schedule requires but I think there is more Atwood in my future.

I highly recommend this book as well as the Handmaid's Tale. I will post my old review of that book a little bit later when I am feeling more up to par.

PS I liked this book so much I am thinking about naming children/pets after Orxy and Crake. Either or haha :)