Friday, December 31, 2010


ive said it before, and ill say it again... i love new years eve.

not because im into the parties, the countdown, or dick clark, but because i really like starting over, making goals, and checking things off of lists (in no particular order or sequence).

last year my two main goals were these:

1. graduate
2. refrain from dating tools/jerks/morons

IM REALLY PLEASED TO REPORT (for the 368th time) that I DID GRADUATE and this will be the first year of my adult life that i am not a student, and the first time in five years i wont have the pursuit of a ph.d hanging over my tiny head.


im less pleased to report, but not necessarily surprised to note, that i am still single, unfortunately not because i refrained from dating tools/jerks/morons but mostly on account of my failure to avoid the tools/jerks/morons OH and wimps.

well, this year i am equipped with a book i bought that is suppose to help me avoid said tools/jerks/morons/wimps (I BOUGHT A SELF-HELP BOOK HILARIOUSSSSSS) so maybe 2011 will be better for me on that front.

BEFORE I LIST MY NEW RESOLUTIONS, here is a list of things that are not on my resolutions list:
less diet coke
fewer solo photo booth sessions

thus, although i will probably have fewer (comical) stories to tell about my dating life, you can still expect me to post pictures of myself, and talk about mass diet coke consumption. SOMETIMES consistency is nice, huh?

alright, so in 2011 i think i want to try out swimming, being a better professor, get a few publications in major journals and vacuuming more often.

this list seems pretty lame, but 2010 was really tiring, so i think i am going to take it easy this year.

HAPPY 2011!!!! and remember, its good to have goals. even just a few. or one sad goal:

Monday, December 27, 2010

Sunday, December 19, 2010


once i rose about this noise and confusion.
just to get a glimpse beyond this illusion.
i was soaring ever higher.
but i flew too hiiiiiigh.

my glasses broke. just like a real nerd's glasses might break.

which may or may not have anything to do with the band kansas, and carry on my wayward son.

Monday, December 13, 2010


i did it.

i filed my dissertation. i am OFFICIALLY finished with my ph.d.


if i wasnt so exhausted i would be really really excited.

in the moments after i filed i did a few things that might warrant a ph.d. renege.

for example, right after i filed i went to mario and alisa's and after they congratulated me, i noticed a bag of fortune cookies on the counter. alisa had recently been to SF and so i dug in. i pick up a vanilla cookie and a chocolate cookie. i cracked the vanilla, read my fortune (you will soon be honored by someone you respect) and scarfed. i then cracked the chocolate one. the fortune was so out of reach, folded and wedged in one half of the cookie, so i thought, i guess the knowledge of my fate will have to wait a second..

then, somehow, possibly distracted by my conversation with al and m, i looked down into my hands to see that i had eaten the chocolate cookie... and its inner wisdom. I ATE THE FORTUNE.

yikes. here's to more sleep and better days, to come.


Thursday, December 9, 2010




shower pity upon me!!!