Monday, September 23, 2013

What is it?


Sunday, September 22, 2013

Saturday, September 21, 2013

This is it!

I do remember that time.
I would like to erase that thought, but life doesn't work like that.
I would like to go back and tell my 17-year-old body that my 31-year-old body just ran 5K in under 35 minutes. It's the little things in life that make it worth living. :)

Monday, September 9, 2013

What does a speech student spend her evening doing?

Nothing short of composing sentences for her hypernasal client on Wednesday!

Bat
The big bat
The big black bat
The big black bat blows bubbles
The big black bat blows bubbles with Buster.

Laura
Laura likes
Laura likes lamb
Laura likes lamb with linguini
Laura likes lamb with linguini and lentils.

Walter

Walter wishes
Walter wishes for whales
Walter wishes for whales on a whim
Walter wishes for whales on a whim in Washington

Joy
Joy jumps
Joy jumps and jogs
Joy jumps and jogs for jackrabbits
Joy jumps and jogs for jackrabbits in July



Hector
Hector hops
Hector hops happily
Hector hops happily through hedges
Hector hops happily through hedges eating ham

Daniel
Daniel drops
Daniel drops by
Daniel drops by to see the dog
Daniel drops by to the dirty dog by the dam.

Go
Go gallop
Go gallop gruffly
Go gallop gruffly with goats
Go gallop gruffly with goats in Gatlinburg

Katie
Katie kept
Katie kept a secret from Kevin
Katie kept a secret from Kevin about Ketchup
Katie kept a secret from Kevin about Ketchup in the Cafeteria



Fred
Fred fumbled
Fred fumbled the football
Fred fumbled the football first
Fred fumbled the football first and lost friends

Victoria
Victoria’s veil
Victoria’s veil was victorious
Victoria’s veil was victorious on Valentine’s Day
Victoria’s veil was victorious on Valentine’s Day on Venus

Whales
Whales wish
Whales wish for water
Whales wish for water while they wait
Whales wish for water while they wait for Winney the Pooh







There's No Crying in Baseball! (Or grad school)

Can you tell what's on when I'm trying to get some work done?

I'm sitting here with a Neuro test and a few WTPs due and all can think is FUCK MY BRAIN IS DEAD!

I have so much spinning in it I can't even think straight. And you expect me to be productive? Let's take this one hour at a time here. Like Kit, I feel like such a fraud 90% of my time here. Who the hell let this fuck-up in to a Master's Program? You think I know what I'm doing?


Saturday, September 7, 2013

Morning Madness

I tell you, getting up to walk 5K (even if it is just a walk) is invigorating, especially when you are doing it with two women that are intellectually and professionally very similar to where you want to be in 10 years. Seriously, good walk with two members of the Early Childhood Education faculty, one of whom taught students I teach currently, and just generally good conversation while torching off 300+ calories. Such a bad feeling about academia and how cut-throat, politically-charged, and gossipy, but I guess that goes with the territory of putting 30+ women in a department together. I'm not sure I am the person to succeed in a world where relationship building is so important, and I don't really like conflict. I'm more one of those to do the job I was given and get out. I enjoy talks that improve my practice. I enjoy being challenged once again.

I am currently enjoying listening to NPR programs and lounging in bed with a cup of tea and a book. Should be studying or working, but what are you going to do? It's Saturday! I am going to enjoy at least part of my weekend. What are you up to this weekend?

Friday, September 6, 2013

Stuff

I need a beer.
Today was the day from hell.
I do think I need to calm down.
You think that this mind can't generate thoughts of its own?
I do think I'm way too imaginative for my own good.
I think that my favorite thing to do is browse Pinterest.
It would get old after a while.
I am being challenged.
I don't think that I can ever be taken serious.
I would never bring a two year old to a 3.5 hour class.
Problem-solving skills are a little lacking here.
Find a sitter.
Find daycare.
Do your best, but I am doing my best.
I think that confidence is king.
Be what you are
Say what you do
Feel good about yourself
Love yourself
Hair
Nails
Shoes
Yoga
These things make me happy.
That sounds so shallow.
It's 9pm and I am in bed.
Friday is my crash and burn night.
I need a beer, but I need a nap more.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

One of my favorite web comics, on running

Yes, I love these men. (Or whoever does the oatmeal, anyway.) Fanfreakin'tastic.

http://theoatmeal.com/comics/running

I do feel like this, ALL THE TIME

And this is great:

http://www.buzzfeed.com/jessicamisener/25-deeply-painful-phd-student-problems-besides-your-thesis