Tuesday, November 02, 2010

What A Long, Strange Trip Report It's Been

I almost don't know where to begin here. In my last Tuesday entry I challenged myself and my readers to do something we'd never done before. I always have to overachieve, don't I?

Since April, I've done all of the following:

There's been more than that, of course-- those are just the things that stand out. I've faced a number of turning points in the past six months where I had to choose what was painful over what was wrong. I've been getting better at that every time it comes up, and as the list above hints, I've covered a lot of ground in the "making-my-life-more-awesome" department. I'm proud of myself.

My challenge this Tuesday is not to rest on my laurels. I want to do one thing every day this week that moves me closer to grad school. Some things I need to do are e-mailing my references, researching professors, contacting the department office, and beginning my essays. I'm not committing to do all of these things this week, but if I can at least make some progress every day, I'll feel more confident in my ability to pull the whole thing off.


Posted by Silent Five @ 9:46 PM

Word of the Week

gymnosophy [jim-NAH-so-fee]

n. Philosophical, amusing, or nonsensical insights realized when naked, as in the shower or in bed. (recent coinage: att. S. Galasso, 2010)

Victoria and Albert enjoyed a spot of postprandial concupiscence culminating in a night of gymnosophy and coffee and crumpets at dawn.

The Silent Top Five: Bacon-Flavored Desserts

1) Bacon cheesecake.
2) Bacon gumballs.
3) Bacon ice cream.
4) Bacon-orange bars.
5) Bacon apple pie.

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