Saturday, November 15, 2008


I've lost thirteen pounds in eight months. Slow and steady wins the race.
I found a wedding dress that makes me feel like a woman, not a cupcake. I love the way I look in it so much that I wish I could share the picture of me wearing it here, but I'm just too nervous that Nick may stumble upon it and I want him to be surprised.
After some soul searching and consulting with the Committee of My Life, I decided to no longer continue with my thesis. Writing a thesis is not mandatory in my program, and in fact the vast majority of students choose to take the comprehensive exam instead. I'm learning that I don't always have to make things more difficult for myself to have a meaningful experience. I feel extremely relieved to have it off my shoulders. I had too much going on, and it just had to go.
So maybe dropping the thesis means I'll get back to posting regularly. Maybe not. Maybe I'll have time to actually rebuild my readership beyond my mother and my best friend. Or maybe I'll continue to ignore an endeavor which has proved incredibly fulfilling and cathartic for me in the past. I don't know. I'd like to say it's a goal, but right now I really am focused pretty intensely on finishing graduate school, marrying the best thing that ever happened to me, planning for a rock star career in social work, improving my physical health, maintaining a vibrant and meaningful social network, and advancing peace in my personal environment. Just a few goals of mine. No wonder I felt overwhelmed.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Political Partying

I've donated what little money I could spare and proudly sported my bumper sticker. I've harassed friends and family, called complete strangers in Florida, and signed up to go door to door for Obama on Tuesday. I've watched every single debate, from the primaries on up, and spent a ridiculous amount of time researching policy, polling, and possibilities. And now, now it is time for me to plan a party.
I am so excited. And nervous. And I've found that purchasing liquor helps ease my anxieties. And no matter what the outcome of the election, I know that mine will be the best election night party in the history of such events.
For example, my party will feature democratic napkins, various festive and patriotic food items, Obama cocktails, a blue jello shot for each state, 100 toothpicks with miniature American flags affixed to the tops, and HATS. Nobody else I know has hats. To conclude the evening, I've purchased cigars and champagne for everyone, which we will hopefully have occassion to enjoy. If things don't go my way, I plan to drown my sorrows in the vodka left over from the jello shots.