Category: Diary

Maundy Thursday

Thank you, God, for Dr. Tucker. I’m going to shout it out to the whole world, now. My adviser, Dr. Mark Tucker of Purdue, is the world’s best adviser! He’s been extra patient with me, especially these last few days. I’ve been running over nearly every hour to follow up my research and papers for…
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April 12, 2009 0

Nothing Ever Prepares You

Today is Valentine’s Day – and yet, here I am at the office, trying to finish up my work so that I can free up my Monday and Tuesday well enough to breathe. Before I tell you what this entry is about, let me tell you what my typical, Spring 2009 Semester week is like.…
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February 14, 2009 0

Dancing is Really my Game

I was 8 when I had a few weeks of ballet, 9 when my mother told me that I had no dancing talent, and 10 when I thought that I was hopeless because people laughed when I made any attempts at dancing. Five years later, in my first ballroom dancing class, I found that I…
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February 12, 2009 0

This is What Boston Was Like

I know, I know, I promised to tell the world about my trip. The problem was, Christmas was more than a vacation. I needed to help out in many different ways, shoveling included. See, Boston got about 2 feet of snow, and I had to go out and help out. One of my keepsakes from…
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January 1, 2009 0

Too Many Months, Too Many Words

Being a graduate student has its blessings. I have the chance to read and learn new things, enjoy new experiences, broaden my horizons and see the world through older eyes that grow wiser by the day. And yet, in a world far removed from all that I have known and loved, all these new things…
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December 9, 2008 0

So here we are…One Year Later

So here we are. It’s August, 2008, and I’m still transfering entries from my old site to my new one. I’m still deep in readings, unsure about what exactly my disseration has and should entail, and feeling the pressure from all sides. I’m serving on the Grad Student Government panel as a senator for my…
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August 15, 2008 0

Exercising my Nano Muscles

Nano is coming! Holy crap, I don’t have a novel yet! Well, actually, I do. I have way too many ideas that don’t have beginnings or endings – just scenes. How now, brown cow? Perhaps I should simply write those scenes out. Hmm….must exercises Nano muscles… *** Let’s see. I’ve always wanted to do a…
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August 9, 2008 0


I’m so barkin’ smart! All right, that was so not the right way to start my entry. But anyway, the title already says it all, so if we unite that (the title) to the first line, then we have something embodied and espoused by Aristotle, maybe St. Augustine, and yeah, DANTE FREAKIN’ ALIGHIERI! Man (woman,…
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November 15, 2007 0

While I Lay in Bed this Afternoon

I came back, and I survived. I won’t tell stories anymore, about what really happened. But I came back, and I lay in bed, thinking that I could get up easily. Instead, I fell asleep. When I woke up, it was an hour till class, and I found myself steeped in thought. I was thinking…
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November 9, 2007 0

NaNo Troubles

I’m glad that the last sociology paper is over. I’m not glad that I didn’t get to present yet, as I’m raring to get the presentation out of my system. I was so into it last week, but I guess – well, never mind. Let’s hope a few things that shouldn’t kick in won’t kick…
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October 30, 2007 0