Thanksgiving has been on my mind lately because, well, Thanksgiving is this Thursday. In conjunction with that, I've also been thinking about social media. I've read several blogs, it seems like, that discuss how social media often breeds discontent because people compare their own lives, accomplishments, and possessions with those of others. Seen from the… Continue reading Instagram-ing Thanksgiving
Last week, I talked about my trip to North Carolina and how--even with the fun I had--I was glad to be home. These past few days, however, I've been wishing I was back there--not because of the beautiful sights, but because I miss my buddies. One of the things I miss the most are the… Continue reading Favorite Friendships in Literature
Aaaaand...I'm back--after a crazy couple of weeks. Two weeks ago, I moved into a new apartment in a new town, and I'm still trying to get all my things situated. One reason the unpacking process has taken so long is because I darted away to North Carolina shortly after moving in, and I stayed there… Continue reading Travelling, New Sights, and a Hobbit Heart
What do fish and friendship have in common? If nothing else, they at least share the subject of the poem I'm about to share. "Your Catfish Friend" by Richard Brautigan is a rather odd poem, but the oddity of this poem, mixed with its simplicity, appeals to me. Since I'm flying over to North Carolina… Continue reading Poetry Corner: Fish and Friendship
Top Ten Tuesday is a book tag hosted by The Broke and the Bookish blog, and this week's theme is yummy-sounding food from books. Isn't it crazy how the description of food in books will set your mouth to watering? Or maybe you read about a food that you'd love to try because of the… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Yummy Foods Mentioned in Books
Dreams...what an appropriately spooky topic for the month of Halloween. Or has no one else had a nightmare? Nightmares aren't as common for me as they used to be when I was a child, though I did recently have a dream that I was being chased by the weeping angels from "Doctor Who." Terrifying. There's… Continue reading Dreams: The Escape to Insanity
Today has been a rather tiresome, dull sort of day, and I’ve felt dull and tired with it. So, to boost my spirits, I reread The Miraculous Journey by Edward Tulane. All of it. Because it’s wonderful. Below is a post I made about his book from two years ago, when I first read it. I’m just as enthusiastic about this book as I ever was. There is such a precious message to this story, even though it is about a china rabbit.
“Open your heart…Someone will come. Someone will come for you. But first you must open your heart” (DiCamillo 2006).
If you’re in need of a boost, and maybe a few bittersweet tears, read this book!
DiCamillo, Kate. 2006. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Candlewick Press.
Every once in a while, I’ll read a book and have to tell everyone about it–whether they want to listen or not. I am currently in this state of infatuation with Kate DiCamillo’s The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane.
I started it Sunday night and finished reading last night (Tuesday). So far, all of my coworkers and most of my family and friends have heard about my new favorite book. Not two hours ago, I told my brother the entire story line of the book from beginning to end. We were on our way back from Sonic, so he he was trapped in the car with me and had to listen. But I didn’t feel too bad, since I had just treated him to a delicious chocolate shake. And anyway, I think he was amused by the short summary I gave him of this darling book.
Darling…that’s the perfect word to…
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Maybe you've noticed, or maybe you haven't, that I've made several posts about music over the years, which is odd since I'm not very musically talented. I took piano lessons for several years during school, and I own my own piano, but--with all that--I'm still mediocre. Same goes for my singing voice. I'll belt it… Continue reading Poetry to a Tune
Overthinking is my talent. I'm a natural. If you ever need someone to overthink a situation, call me up and I'll get the job done. But seriously. The same qualities that contribute to my vivid imagination and ability to notice small details also cause me to overthink...overly. Having lived with this quality for over a… Continue reading The Dangerous Side Effects of Overthinking
This week, I'm going a new direction on my blog by offering some *hopefully* useful interview tips. Why this topic, and why now? Well, I got a job, and I went through a lot of interview preparation to get it. So, since I'll probably be leaving the world of interviews behind for a while, I… Continue reading Five Interview Tips You Won’t Find Everywhere