Friday, August 21, 2009

Home Sweet St. Louis

Finally home and semi-rested from the 23 hour ride back from Wyoming. Simply readjusting to the amenities of having easy access to food, light that isn't hand-held and a place to sleep more than a blue foam pad's worth above the ground.

I miss the mountains.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Adventure Awaits Beyond Horrible Kansas

After weeks of planning, a day of grocery shopping and a night of miraculously packing everything into the car, I finally find myself sitting on a couch with less than 5 hours before we take off for the mountains of Colorado and Wyoming. Contentment at its best.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Fill in the Blanks

"Post-graduate life is sort of disappointing. Apparently, two college degrees are only good enough to get you a job ________... but that's really my own fault. Aside from that, I drink a lot of ________ and ________."
  • Marty: at a gas station, pbr, listen to Bob Dylan records
  • Amber: in retail, Schlafly, read a book or watch the Discovery Channel
  • Joey: at Kmart, A&W, overwork myself in grad school
  • Amanda: at Victoria's Secret, wine, watch the home shopping network
  • Lindsey: at another crappy restaurant, gin and tonics, cry myself to sleep
  • Erica: stocking shelves (if that last interview went ok), $3 Walmart wine, make things out of yarn or play Majong
Sounds about right.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

College in a Laundry Basket

I finally emptied my backpack today.

I spread its contents out on my bedroom floor and began to sort through, as I do at the end of every semester, neatly stacking all of the things I couldn't part with and tossing the others into a pile for recycling. This pile was sorted into and joined the other 7 semesters' keepers. And, there it was: 4 years in a white laundry basket.

What next?

Saturday, August 8, 2009