Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!

And when the night has finally gone.
And when we see the new day dawn.
We'll wonder how we wandered for so long, so blind.
The wasted world we thought we knew,
The light will make it look brand new.

Day after day
We'll find the will to find our way.
Knowing that the darkest skies will someday see the sun.
When our long night is done,
There will be light.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Movies for the Season Ahead

**UPDATE -- okay, so this has to be on the list as well. Duh: The Hobbit -- **

I'm excited to watch...

1. War Horse - Once a horse person, always a horse person. Just wish I'd seen the play in NYC.
2. The Iron Lady - I may be a sucker for historical/political drama, but it's Meryl Streep.
3. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close - Waiting with bated breath to see if it lives up to the book.
4. The Dark Knight Rises - Another must-see.
5. Coriolanus - Was T.S. Eliot correct? Let's ask Ralph Fiennes.

Still need to see...

6. The Ides of March - I've heard mixed reviews, but see #2, and also, the cast...
7. Melancholia - Despite its leading lady, I'm curious if this one will hold together.

What else should be on the list?

Thursday, December 15, 2011

And the Waiting Begins

PhD Applications Status - round 3
  • Submitted: 8
  • To go: 0
Th-th-th-th-that's all, folks.

For better or worse, barring all unforeseen complications, the waiting has begun...

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Submit, Application

PhD Applications Status - round 3
  • Submitted: 7
  • To go: 1
So close.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Open Letter to DrP

You know what, DrP*? If you're going to play this commercial every five minutes on Hulu, there are some things you should know.

I am a woman.
I enjoy action movies.
I do not drink diet soda.
I dislike most rom-coms.

You know what else?

You can keep your DrP10.

That's all.

*And by refusing to type out your name, or your product's name, I am refusing you that 1.5 additional hits you might have gained from this post. Then negating my own refusal by linking to your video. Irony. I get it.
**Maybe I have lost my sense of humor. Blame it on repeat number 10.

SUBMIT application!

PhD Applications Status - round 3
  • Submitted: 6
  • To go: 2
Just. want. to. be. done.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Submit Application!!

PhD Applications Status - round 3
  • Submitted: 5
  • To go: 3
Pluhemifractionally there!

Goal: all applications in before Christmas. Looking relatively doable at this point.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Keep Breathing

Dearest lungs of mine,

Please know that in this I mean no offense. I know you are doing your job, and I greatly appreciate your efforts to clear out the remains of my Thanksgiving illness.

I just wanted to let you know that I'm very much looking forward to the moment when I can take a deep breath without a murderous fit of coughing that leads me to believe that you are trying to escape my body.

I'm really not the jealous type. Just a bit possessive. That's all.


Submit Application!

PhD Applications Status - round 3
  • Submitted: 4
  • To go: 4
Halfway there!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Submit Application.

PhD Applications Status - round 3
  • Submitted: 3
  • To go: 5
On a roll today.

Submit Application...

PhD Applications Status - round 3
  • Submitted: 2
  • To go: 6

This is happening.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

It is now officially December

Which's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

(and it's finally permissible to listen to Christmas music)