Archive for January, 2007

1.5 quarters left.

I’m behind on my reading. Well, leisure reading. The psych book is interesting and all, but textbooks don’t count in the grander scheme of things. Yesterday I bought some brussel sprouts that I’m going to steam tonight with a dish of potatoes au gratin, mmm! Also I paused in the middle of my This American Life podcast so I’m excited to get to work and finish it… ah, the love.


Wednesday, January 31st at 11:55 am Leave a comment

here comes the sun

So, spring is peeking in and I’m exciiiited for it. Starting our fifth week of the quarter tomorrow, so that means that on Friday we’ll be half done, yippee! Well, I finished reading Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You, and I’m mid-way through Glamorama, which I want to finish before taking on something else… although I’ve also started How to be a graphic designer, without losing your soul.

Sunday, January 28th at 9:13 pm Leave a comment

short cuts

for the first time ever I got my hair cut at a salon. I’ve always done it myself. And it was worth it–and not just the haircut, but the experience. I went to an Aveda salon, so it was really calming and spa-like (duh, because there’s a spa there too). Plus I got a free hand, shoulder, and head massage. Mmm. 🙂

Saturday, January 27th at 11:27 am Leave a comment

small steps in writing

right on time, two days later, here I am again. Not much new. There’s a package waiting at the post office for me — and it’s one of two books that I ordered via amazon marketplace ages ago. Aloft or The Average American. I’ve half-promised myself that I won’t buy any more books until after June 1st because I’m just making it harder on myself when it comes to moving day.

I finished and submitted the Fitzgerald contest short story. I’m afraid to read it over again and find blaring mistakes.

Tuesday, January 23rd at 9:18 pm Leave a comment


Stayed in most of today and currently eating leftover pizza from Wallingford Pizza House, mm! Tried to do homework today but spent an equal amount of time looking at shopping/design blogs. I might start one. I’ll link from here if I do.

Sunday, January 21st at 7:47 pm Leave a comment

beginning of the weekend

I have a psych test in two hours. My so-called power breakfast consists of GrapeNuts… and an identical-sized bowl of real grapes. I’m not trying to be a smarty pants. I need to go buy more mango-pomegranate juice.

It’s supposed to rain all day, and it hasn’t been like this at all since I bought J. Crew rainboots from the outlet mall. And yet I don’t feel like wearing them because the rows in the psych classroom are tight and I’ll have to clomp over everyone to get to my seat.

Listening to the most recently purchased fiona apple cd. It’s COLD in my room.

Friday, January 19th at 9:30 am Leave a comment

i’m back, but…

with a caveat. I’m not going to do the different-topic-every-day thing. Nope; now it’s the traditional this-is-what-I-did-today blog and this-is-what-i-want-to-do. Okay, ew, enough hypens.

Today I went to class and work.

Two CDs and a card from relatives were waiting for me in the mailbox. Music was PJ Harvey (Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea) and Fiona Apple (Extraordinary Machine). Do I sound a little behind?

Current personal projects:

1. Finishing the entry for McSweeney’s Fitzgerald short story contest.

2. Listening to / rating over 2,000 songs in iTunes because I re-imported all lately.

3. Saving money, because in 4.5 months I’ll really need it.

4. Trying to learn as much as possible, within reason, about interactive & web design. I’ve decided it’s the one.

Wednesday, January 17th at 9:32 pm Leave a comment


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Hi! I'm Rachel, and this is my blog. I've tended to assume that if I ever blogged, it'd be a sappy diary. But based on what I've favored reading in other posts, I'm going to do this instead: pluck out isolated, varied things/ideas/experiences I find engrossing, try to choose the few right words out of a potential million, and hopefully cleanse my writing skills in the process. Because, you know, when I was little and was questioned about a future career, my answer was typically: "I'm going to be an author."

Oh, and I'm an aspiring film connoisseur. See my ratings at IMDB.

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