Daily Archives: March 14, 2008

Rainy days…

Its off & on rain in California today. I don’t mind the rain, I like it when it sprinkles lightly as I walk.

A drop fell on the apple tree
Another on the roof;
A half a dozen kissed the eaves,
And made the gables laugh.

A few went out to help the brook,
That went to help the sea.
Myself conjectured, Were they pearls,
What necklaces could be!

The dust replaced in hoisted roa
The birds jocoser sung;
The sunshine threw his hat away,
The orchards spangles hung.

The breezes brought dejected
And bathed them in the glee;
The East put out a single flag,
And signed the fete away.

– Emily Dickinson.

As neurotic as she was, Emily Dickenson’s poems were still slightly less depressing than Sylvia Plath’s. With poetry, I think you have to be slightly neurotic to really be able to emit any emotion through words in usually stiffly structured phrases.

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Life and things like it

My graduation is so close, I can’t believe it. To think that I have been going to school, straight, for 19 of my 24 years of living. Make that 20, if preschool counts.

The sad part, is that I’m already trying to think of what kinds of community college classes I can sign up for once I find a job, and a place to live. =/

I shall take a language class of some kind. I’m trying to learn French, but that’s been on hold since school has been taking over my life. So far, I have English, Armenian and Spanish as languages I am moderately fluent in.  Apparently, I used to speak fluent German when my family lived in Germany, but I was 5 when we left and I remember none of it.

Too many choices when it comes to knowledge, its so hard trying to think of where to start. I know I want to go back to school to get a second Master’s, probably in History, my next love after English.

I’ve made a personal decision that from now on, I’m only going to blog about things I have done, or will be doing in the near future, instead of just listings things I want to do, but never do. It feels more proactive, and its a supplement to the “Say-Yes” attitude my best friend has instilled in me.

I just applied for a Librarian 1 position, so I’m waiting to hear back on that, there are a few other library positions I applied for, hopefully something will happen. I have no plans for the summer other than going to Chicago the weekend after graduation, and going to visit Portland’s Powell Bookstore-sister store in Chicago! Yay! I probably won’t buy anything, but it’ll be fun to see it. I’ve seen a bunch of lists of “creative bookstores” or like “Top 10 bookstores to visit” and I’ve been able to mark a few of them off my list. I should see if any are in Chicago. I’m sure there has to be at least 1.