If you see a whole thing - it seems that it's always beautiful. Planets, lives... But up close a world's all dirt and rocks. And day to day, life's a hard job, you get tired, you lose the pattern. - Ursula K. LeGuin

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Two Lists

Things I Am Sick Of:

  1. Oppressively hot weather
  2. Cats that fight
  3. The numbers on the scale going up instead of down
  4. Migraines
  5. Academic politics
  6. Grant-writing


Things I Am Not At All Sick Of:

  1. b
  2. Snuggles
  3. Having time to write and think
  4. Homemade ice cream (see number 3 above)
  5. A student-free university
  6. Phone calls from the kids

4 comments:

Seeking Solace said...

Yeah, those things are pretty bad.

Annie said...

Yep. The "sick of" sounds bad, and the "not at all sick of" sounds good. I'm glad you're having time to write and think, and I feel bad about the migraines. I rarely, rarely get that type of headache, only a few times in my life, but it's awful.

Julie said...

Hello, Brig. It's so nice to see you again, but I'm sorry for the "bad" list, especially migraines. I get them, too, and I'm always so sorry for anybody else who does. Pounding pain, tunnel vision, flashing lights, etc. A migraine is hell.

Your good list sounds awesome, though. Loved ones and homemade ice cream. What can be better than that?

Mel said...

A couple of thoughts -

a. seriously, can we move past this hot weather? I think we all got the point and now it's just time to move on... seriously, weather gods, we get it, thanks...

b. I've moved from the mel does grad school name/blog (http://meldoesgradschool.blogspot.com/) to here (http://20somethingrock.blogspot.com/) and I have a new twitter user name to go with it (20somethingrock) though I definitely still use the melbelleinsc one... so if you want to still follow me (and know who this weirdo commenting is), that's the deal!