Desert Island Books
Or in my case, Uganda books. Outside of Kampala, there aren’t supposed to be many books, and even within Kampala, where we’ll only be the first day or so, there is limited fiction. To a lit major, this is a depressing prospect. Though I have been reading Vanity Fair for about two months now, I still find myself deeply obsessed with the issue of What Books to Survive on for Six Whole...
Book dates →
The party for Thomas went well last night (at least from the hostess perspective). Unfortunately, however, the only one of my recipes that failed is the one that I make all the time: strawberry pie. It just did not firm up. But after everything else was eaten, my pie soup gotten eaten anyway. Here was our South/New England menu: South mini country ham biscuits with black pepper honey ...
What Foods Can You Carry On The Plane? →
Someone make us these snacks for our flight from Tallahassee to Amsterdam to Uganda, pretty please.
NAACP calls for 9 p.m. curfew in Macon →
Ridiculous. I’m so glad I’m out of Macon, because I just know if it had come out last year, Daddy would have slyly forwarded the story to me without any comment—only silent reproach.
We’ve been pledged about $2900, from family, friends, even acquaintances. God is really watching over us and getting this thing rolling. Just a few weeks till Uganda!
mirza: Jon Brion - Eternal Sunshine On The...
Five things I’m really looking forward to about Uganda (in no particular order): 1. not shaving. (I already broke the news to the boy. He’s handled it well.) 2. living light on the land, with very few possessions. It took me a long time to get accustomed to it in Oxford, but once you do, it’s pretty freeing (sayeth the pack rat). 3. breaking my dessert habit. I hear dessert...
Let me rephrase that: [Arugula] has a taste—as opposed to regular lettuce, which...– Slate’s Trailhead: It’s Not Easy Being a Leafy Green
firstsight: This is a cover of Cat Stevens’s...
There is a whole community of women out there who are into this scene:...– Can Domesticity Really be Feminist?
Sadly, I agree with most of this. claudia: Sarah Haskins’ latest. Target Women:Chick Flicks Once upon a time there was a movie about a woman looking for love. And then there was another one. And another one. And another one.
((For Megan)) scout: Ben Kweller - God Only...
1. The cold is now reduced to a manageable occasional seal bark cough, unexpected but tolerable. 2. I accidently forgot breakfast in my stupefied state after oversleeping by about an hour. 3. Except peppermint tea. My brother in law brought me back from Oxford a loaf-sized packet of loose-leaf peppermint tea, my absolute favorite. Go-go, discolored tea teeth! 4. My advisor’s patience...
Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of...– H. G. Wells (via rulesformyunbornson)
‘We use “overweight” almost indiscriminately sometimes,’...– http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/19/health/19well.html?em (Weight as measure of health may be misguided)
drink outside the box →
Jemaine Clement, co-star of Flight of the... →
missbrightside: daretoknow: soupsoup: likeasif: clembastow: That sound you hear is hundreds of thousands of little indie hearts breaking into a million pieces. Aww, congrats Jermaine!
One hundred years ago, L.M. Montgomery did for women’s imaginative lives...– bold claim by Slate magazine (behind on my reading)
It’s not a writer’s privilege or responsibility to tell you how to read her or...– Horn Book editorial on author intention (particularly Ms. Rowling)
The good: We changed our tickets home from Uganda so we stop for a week and a half in England instead of flying straight from Amsterdam stateside. Yay, second honeymoon! Yay, sweet vacation after six months of volunteer work! Yay, last hurrah before we are poor, poor graduate students (if we’re lucky). Yesterday I wrote a pretty kick-ass statement of purpose for UCLA. I’m still...
the younger side of nick hornby →
Nick Hornby is one of my favorites for reasons even I don’t fully understand. paperbackgirl: Jessica Murphy: Your novels certainly do have an element of redemption. Nick Hornby: For me, it’s really important. I think there are plenty of people writing books where there is no redemption at all. That seems to be another job that contemporary fiction has taken upon itself—to deny people all...
For Shelby, mostly. hrrrthrrr: [ girls just want...