!000!

I missed new year’s and birthday posts the past few years. They’ve been great years by any objective metric, but the subjective experience has been mostly stress and ennui. I’ve been on a bit of a tour of old friends…

Living Shades of Gray

The title of this post is wrong. I once described getting older as living through parts you’d once thought were obvious, but now find thorny and difficult. This post isn’t about that. It’s about how I’m now a tenure-track assistant…

!!!!!

I’m 31! This is 11,111 in binary. Omg, I’m sooooooo old. When I started this blog, I was… um… like, totally, 19 years old and stuff. Wowza. How things havea changed! My first birthday on this blog was my 20th.…

Circling the Flame

This is a sort-of-sequel to this post. It is all-but-decided that I will be joining the faculty of the University of Nevada, Reno in September. This blog has been going since I was a junior in college, it’s strange to…

A Candle in the Deep, Dark Void

This is my third consecutive year of not knowing what the next year will hold. I’ve had a number of these years. In 2001, I didn’t know where I would go to college for a few months. It was panic…

The Sarah Project

My good friend Sarah is leaving the country for two years. This is sad for a lot of us, as she is a good friend. It’s hard to be away from a person that is a social bedrock and a…

Road tripping

Surfing is the only life

So I’ve been planning a cross-country trip since October. I have about a dozen people in the Northeast United States that I want to see again before everyone decides they have ‘lives’ and moves all around the world. Here is…

How my birthday was

I bought my own birthday cake, I watched a 1960s movie with my mom, and I broke into my friend’s house to use his X-Box and play Halo 2… Alone. Materialistically, I also got a lot of good stuff (notably…

Score!

Happy Birthday to me, Happy Birthday to me, Happy Birthday dear Pixel, Happy Birthday to me! I’m twenty, bitches.