My wonderful piece of paper

December 23, 2011

I graduated from Hillcrest High School in the spring of 2003 with a ton of honours, trophies from speech and debate, a great ACT score, a full-ride scholarship to Missouri State, and a lot of excitement about moving out of my mom’s house in the near future. And then I discovered that I didn’t know […]


What’s not to love about Community Sponsored Agriculture (CSA)? You hand them money, and every week they hand you a bag of food. You don’t have to go to a store, sort through stuff, make a bunch of decisions, or stare at weirdly shaped roots that you don’t know what they are. They pick it […]


In my defense, I’m only almost failing because I missed an assignment while out of town to attend a wedding. Most weeks, we do nothing, but that particular week we had to put on a play with a group. I wasn’t here, couldn’t do the play, and subsequently missed the points. It wasn’t as big […]

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Since I’m graduating this year, I’ve been thinking about what I’ll do with all my glorious free time when I don’t have classes anymore. People also regularly ask, “What are you going to do after you graduate?” What they mean is, “Are you going to get a new job using your degree?” to which the […]

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Oh hey, it’s 2011

March 23, 2011

I feel like the reality of it being a new year is just settling in for me. This is not just a year, though, this is the year. This one is going to count for something. For starters, I’m going to get my bachelor’s degree.


A brief review of Trolley’s

February 12, 2011

After receiving an email last week about Beauty and the Beast playing at Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts this weekend, I threw together a plan for a romantic evening with April. She loves Maria’s downtown, so I figured we’d go there for dinner, then go to the musical, and the whole thing would be […]


I’ve got 3-4 posts swimming around in my head, and no real desire to write them. I wanted to write something about Nathan, but I’ve been withdrawing and repressing the last several days so I never got around to it. Now it feels like maybe it’s too late to write, like I’d just be reopening […]

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Feeling alright

January 25, 2011

The antagonism of the last few weeks is waning, and yesterday was the best I’ve had in a while. I think part of the problem was a sense of being out of control through the start of the semester, with people moving away, people leaving work, new classes (and wrong classes and hard classes); just […]


The last twelve hours or so have kind of sucked. I found out that a couple of people I supervise will be starting new jobs soon, two of the guys in my D&D group are moving away, and I received a reply to an apology that was… let’s say, “less than gracious.”