Showing posts from April, 2010

Final finals week

I should be studying for finals. Technically, I have been studying for finals a lot today, and this is a study break. But I took a second to make this video combining two of my favorite things--Google and my dream post-graduation trip.

Happiness is like...

The words to a song I used to know
but can’t quite seem to remember

My lips closing around an empty fork
when I expected a bite of spaghetti

The fleeting relief of a summer breeze
that stops before it starts

Knowing exactly what paragraph I should have read
while staring blankly at a test question

Being sure I recognize a person I see
but not remembering how I know them

The feeling of knowing right where I am
but being lost all the same

Losing an argument
and not admitting it to myself

Happiness is like all these things
but it’s hard to say what it really is
for sure
This is just a little ditty that came to me as I was driving home tonight.

Life as an interpreter?

Talking to a professor today, I discovered a potential opportunity in a field I formerly considered. At the time, I didn't like the idea of a freelance lifestyle. Truth be told, I still don't, but it might not be as bad as I thought. Plus, I'd get to do something that I love and that fascinates me.

A very few is all you need

A few thoughts of others about friends:

"Be courteous to all, but intimate with a few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation." - George Washington
"True friends will be there even if you refuse to talk to them because they know deep down inside you can't stand the silence." - Unknown
"My mother used to say that there are no strangers, only friends you haven't met yet. She's now in a maximum security twilight home in Australia." - Dame Edna Everage
I'm learning a lot lately about friendship. As I've thought about the friendships that bring me the most happiness and humanity, I've realized that they are the ones based on mutual trust, need, interests, and care. Most of my life, I've believed in the principle Dame's mother taught--that I should try to make every…