Wednesday, December 30, 2009

lost websites of the aughts

Internet Archaeologists Find Ruins Of 'Friendster' Civilization

counting my blessings in 2009

I've said it before and I'll say it again:

Thank you, gchat, for keeping my friends close by in 2009. Sitting at a desk is far more entertaining when I keep one eye on the buzz on the top of my Firefox browser.

So to my friends in DC, Charlottesville, South Africa, China and the Operation Smile Headquarters off Tidewater Drive: I love you and am thankful that AIM too had to grow up and get a real job.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

feliz navidad!


the Weigleins

Saturday, December 19, 2009

onward and upward!

For as long as I can remember I have imagined the calendar year as a giant gold ring. There's a tiny seam between August and September and another between December and January. Let me tell you, that stretch between the Aug/Sept seam and the Dec/Jan have been the busiest days of my life. But, I made it! And, as I continue to brag to anyone who will listen, I got a straight 100 in one of my 3 classes. (This is not my typical style, btw.)

I do not recommend working full time while being a full time graduate student. Is it possible? Sure. Can you watch all the TV that you need in order to be sane? No way. This is why I am shedding work much like Jewel shed that weird cocoon costume in the You Were Meant for Me music video. So long, S.!

I also have always imagined heaven as a golden ring floating in space with no beginning and no end. No seams in sight. This kept me awake at night crying as a kid. Who taught me this image? You caused me a lot of fear of boredom in the Afterlife, thank you.

All of that is to say that I am looking forward to 2010. Still don't know how long it will take me to be bold enough to write " '10" though...