Tuesday, July 27, 2010

american dream

Blackberry bushes in the backyard
A white picket fence
Children running through the halls
Deep blue shutters
A room full of books
PhD diploma on the wall.

Monday, July 26, 2010

just wanted to tell you

Dearest friends with blogs,

Sometimes I try to comment on your posts, and I get an error message. And then I forget to try commenting again later. And it looks like I never read anyone's blog.
BUT. Actually I read them all religiously, every single post. So keep writing!
That is all.

Your quasi-French friend,

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


mind. blown.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

but it's okay because becky will get to wear it

The other day I saw a black, three tiered fringe dress at H&M, and I knew I had to buy it.

It was screaming really hot latin dress to me.

Except I don't have any plans to compete latin next year...or possibly ever again.
But I bought it anyway.

And then tried it on in my warm, warm room and cha-chaed around.
I guess you can the girl out of the ballroom, but you can't take the ballroom out of the girl...?

Sunday, July 11, 2010

like the ocean needs the waves

Sometimes, I just feel so overwhelmed with the knowledge of how little I know. There are so many interesting subjects out there! Today I've had wikipedia pages open on Leon Trotsky, Frida Kahlo (have been reading The Lacuna, Barbara Kingsolver's latest novel), Richard Feynman, quantum electrodynamics, quantum computers, standard model, path integral formulation (just finished reading Six Easy Pieces, a book about basic physics by Richard Feynman). There are so many classes I still want to take. Computer programming, social dance teaching methods, French phonetics, linear algebra, differential equations, the advanced quantum class, kinetics, spectroscopy, French and Italian cinema, ballroom and latin theory, etc etc. And then there are all of the books I haven't read! So many classics, so many church books, so many novels, so many scientific publications, oh my gosh. 

So many publications I haven't written. So many presentations I haven't given. So many classes without A's. 

I suppose that is what I keep going back to. 
I worked so hard in high school so I could have as many opportunities as possible for college. And it paid off.
I just hope I didn't throw it all away in the meantime...? 

Grad school makes me nervous.
The end.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Guys, can I just say I love America?

If I've learned one thing from being in Europe it's that I love my country.

Thank you to all of those who have served the United States in protecting our freedom. 

Happy, happy, happy 4th of July!

photo from the American cemetery in Normandy