CHECK ME OUT!
- Lazing around in my sick bed all day Friday
- Belated Valentine’s letter exchange with Le Tony
- Saturdaytrip to Costco, Target, Jungle Jim’s, Panera with Brenna and Sandra!
- Bread Pudding Party with Brenna & Kathleen!
- Sunday, Monday workin’
- Phi Kappa Phi election-letter?
- Composition committee meeting over the liberal ed revision
- Beginning of OSU visit (more details to come in a separate post later this weekend)
- Reading list: American Son by Brian Roley, Dust Tracks on the Road by Zora Neale Hurston, Mary Rowlandson + 3 theory chapters.
- OSU visit/Columbus apartment tours/catching up with old friends/mentors. Jeni’s, maybe.
- Grading student papers
Spoiler alert: there’s gonna be a lot of lumbr on this tumblr. We visited an organization that tears down abandoned Detroit buildings and turns the wood into cool furniture. Check out all the rings in this piece. This is really old wood - a rare thing to find in new construction.
I’m very fond of this and can’t wait to see more!
Magazine: Jalouse March 2014
Photographer: Thomas Smith
Styling: Jennifer Eymere
- Major snowstorm
- Valentine’s dinner at Kona with Brenna & Kathleen + gossip + necessary sleepover
- Sunday morning acceptance phone call from Madelyn/Miami University! + nomination for 1-semester scholarship :)
- Akï’s birthday dinner at Steak n Shake & adventures in the Meijer bakery —scones!
- News from OSU that I’ve been awarded a first-year fellowship!
- Getting sick :(
- Culinary adventure: meatloaf with a squash mixed in
- Reading list: The Narrative of the Life of Fredrick Douglass and Quiet Odyssey by Mary Paik Lee + 4 theory articles
- celebrations out
- Costco/Target/Jungle Jim’s trip
- Skype with Vivian
Le Tony sent me an authentic #polaroid picture. & I now I made a meta polaroid picture using iPhone.
I made myself a huge celebration #dinner! But the meatloaf won’t stay together. I think because I mixed a squash into the meat… But, delicious nonetheless!
- Phone call with U Minnesota’s Jo Lee! Phenomenal!
- Paid off full balance of Discover CC!
- Pancake breakfast hosted by Brenna & Alex
- Monuments Men
- Mailed valentines and packages
- filed taxes
- work all week
- productive routines
- Rejection notice from University of Michigan :(
- Lunch with Sandra
- Gym 2x, Yoga video 1x
- Valentine’s book exchange with Le Tony!
- Reading List: Mona in the Promised Land by Gish Jen, The Promised Land by Mary Antin, Imagining the Nation by David Li
- Valentine’s dinner with Kathleen & Brenna at Kona Bistro
- Birthday dinner for Akï at Steak n Shake
- File FAFSA
- Phone call with Brittney
Correspondence from my smartest #Kenyon friends always brightens my day! #postcard #malaysia
Le Tony & I agreed to only exchange books & cards for #Valentine’s day this year. Because #books = #love. ❤️
My first Princess movie! Oxford is cute. I’ll miss that when I move to a real city. (at Princess Theatres)
- 2nd & 3rd Literature candidate lunches and job talks
- scheduled visit at OSU for Feb. 26 & 27
- MEGAA proposal brainstorm with Brenna & Kathleen
- Uptown dinner
- falling behind on the work
- Dropped WGS 602
- Onslaught of graduate student apathy
- Another snow storm
- Gym 2x, snow shoveling 1x
- Reading List: Living for Change by Grace Lee Boggs, Meatless Days by Sara Suleri
- Getting caught up
- Valentine’s day card & book shopping
It’s been a particularly difficult week and so my blog has been on the back burner as a result. With the first week of school busy-ness that is new classes beginning of semester errands, and committee meetings after a six week break; dangerously cold weather and class cancellations; new bus schedules/routes to learn; and some personal and unexpected issues/distractions, I am just glad to have made it through the week in one piece.
This weekend I have to get caught up on a lot of things I didn’t have the concentration capacity to do on Thursday/Friday, participate in the Friday events for our literature hire search at Miami, have a meeting to plan/write a conference panel proposal (it’s local and the stakes are low, but still), and I look forward to a Super Bowl party on Sunday evening.
Let me assure you, I am fine, friends. I can’t go into details on the Internet about this week’s happenings for confidentiality reasons—And because you probably don’t need to know, anyway! But things are getting back in order and I am feeling optimistic about the week ahead.
Made a super foods salad for my super long Tuesdays of teaching, seminars, & committee meetings:
- 1/4 cup quinoa
- 2 celery stalks, chopped
- 1 apple
- pecans/nuts, chopped (optional)
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 tbs red vine or apple cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
Cook you quinoa and let cool ~10 minutes. While it is still warm, dress the quinoa with the combination of oil, vinegar, and mustard. Mix well. Let sit 30 minutes. Add your celery and apple. Let the salad stand in the refrigerator over night, after the dressing has had time to settle in. Add the nuts just before serving so that they remain crunchy.