city life, college life, columbus, school

Lamest excuse for missing class EVER

But at least you know it has to be true. Because if I was just going to ditch, I’d make up something like, “My great aunt Gertrude got in a sky diving accident and I had to go to her funeral in Finnland,” not, “I couldn’t find a place to park.”I don’t get it. I… Continue reading Lamest excuse for missing class EVER

blogs, college life, msc, thesis, travel

Pardon the Dust

Alice is helping me revamp the layout of the blog (it's easier than I thought!). We're still working out the kinks, but I like this better than the boring layout I was using before (simply because I don't like the colors in most of the Blogger layouts). I had my thesis review yesterday, so I've… Continue reading Pardon the Dust

52 Books challenge, authors, college life, crafts, knitting, school, travel, writing


Yeah, that's kind of how I'm feeling right now, as I sit in the school library intent on working and not really accomplishing much except checking my email and Facebook seventy billion times for no reason and looking up sock patterns in my Ravelry queue. Dublin was fantastic and relaxing. Can I go back now?… Continue reading Buh.

52 Books challenge, Cassie Tanner, college life, school, travel, writing

Calm Before the Storm

I finished editing Life is a Zoo last week, but I still feel that the book is unfinished. I like the flow, but I have two problem points: the exposition at the end of the book is too tell-all confession; there isn't enough peeling back plot layers to discover what has happened. Second, I don't… Continue reading Calm Before the Storm

college life, knitting, lists, school

Semester Stats

Days until finals: 2Number of hours spent studying: 0Number of thesis pages written (10 due): 2.5Outlines completed: 1 of 1Exams taken: 1Grade received: "A/A-" (What does that mean, anyway? It's one or the other.)Days left in the semester: 5Novels finished: 2Novels started: 2Books read: 18Cities visited: 4Pictures taken: 1,320Items knit: 3 donation hats, 1 hat… Continue reading Semester Stats

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Loose Ends

I'm trying to get everything done today. Took my last exam this morning, which is a huge relief, so now I'm trying to do research for my thesis. Went back and reserved a book from the local library back home and put in a vacation hold so that it will be waiting for me in… Continue reading Loose Ends

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I was updating my book list, and realized that when I finished Where there's a Witch the other day I hit my 52 book goal. It seems a little like cheating though, since the last book was one that I read earlier in the year, so I'm not going to count is as officially finished… Continue reading Browsing

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I'm a baby when I'm sick. I'm an even bigger baby when I'm away from home. Maybe it's because I'm a spoiled only child, but all I want to do is curl up in my own bed (which is a water bed, extra special), under my blankets with my pillow (because no matter how long… Continue reading Solace

college life

Shake, Rattle and Roll (or not)

Ohio gets several tornadoes per year (about 16), and many, many violent thunderstorms. From the time I was little, I usually slept through them. It takes a pretty bad storm to wake me up. I've slept straight through a tornado watch in which my mom was gathering everything to go down to the basement to… Continue reading Shake, Rattle and Roll (or not)

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Ciao, Bellas.

I didn't fall off the face of the earth. I just moved to the other side of it. I had to take a few days and acclimated. Between jet lag, insomnia, a cold, and then general whirl wind of figuring what was needed immediately for the apartment, what could wait, what fees still needed paid… Continue reading Ciao, Bellas.