Spring Break Brain

Yep, that pretty much describes where I’m at right now. My thoughts = tired and fragmented. So in the spirit of stream of consciousness –

  • Athens is a hipster version of our current college town. It has a fun and funky downtown, and other than that, it’s pretty much the same. We had a sweet time with my great-aunt and I met up with some likeable and smart current Ph.D. students on Monday, as well as a professor in my interest area.
  • While Athens is nice, it’s just that – nice. We can’t wait for Lexington. The program has been so much more personal and organized, and everything we read about the city makes us more excited. We’re visiting next week, and I think it’s going to be great.
  • I’m reading The Night Circus. It was a bit of a slow start for me, but now I’m completely drawn into its web and am on the edge of my seat to see if/how things untangle.
  • Spring resolution: Write poetry. Play the piano. Read more. Internet less.
  • Michael made a science out of drafting his baseball fantasy league team (baseball is his hobby – a perfect combination of math and sports). He’s stretched out on the rug in front of his laptop, papers and graphs and colored pens strewn about him. I spread clean pebbles on a small tray and tucked in tea lights, and I love the fire and stone of my improvised zen rock garden. I guess what I’m saying is I’m content, and I want to notice that, to look at and notice all the good things in my life. Because they are plentiful.

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