Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Here in a very hot place (a look back)

"I have left beautiful, rolling Kentucky behind and am now in a very hot place. While fork wielding minions  seem to be keeping a low profile, there are quite a few suspicious looking crimson-skinned people everywhere...maybe because it's as hot as Hades here. The food they serve around here may taste great (read: fried and very unhealthy), but Moctezuma usually gets his revenge in the end. Yes, I am speaking of Texas. There do not seem to be multiple levels to this place--it's all pretty flat. While it may not conform to our worst visions of Hell, Texas could easily double for Limbo on one of these sweltering summer days."

I wrote this paragraph a year ago to the day. Seems like yesterday. And while some things have changed (I actually feel competent as a grad student now!), many other things have not (I still can't wait to join the love of my life in Tennessee in a year's time and it is *still* hot as Hades here).

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Here goes nothing

Starting a blog seems like an innocent enough activity to engage in while on one's Spring Break. There are a couple of things I should note from the beginning: 

1) I must admit, rather sheepishly, that writing a blog is something I promised myself a while ago that I would never do and I'm not entirely sure why I'm doing so now. Blogging feels like yelling into a vacuum. Psychologically rewarding? For me, perhaps...but ultimately, I want this to be more than a collection of random ramblings. I want my thoughtblog to be more than just interesting. Redemptive. Edifying. If I get away from that I'll be deleting it soon after. 

2) The title of this blog will no doubt prove true--I will almost certainly blog no more than once a month. If this prediction proves false, no one will be more surprised than I. 

It's late and I am going to need some sleep for a big game of Risk in a few hours, so for now, buenas noches.