Wednesday, November 21, 2012

We Are the Reckless...

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Paper writing today for grad school. I always like to wear impractical shoes when I write papers and these shoes are pretty impractical. It makes sense to me - I basically walk from the car to the coffee shop, from the counter to my table a few times, and most of the four or five hours I just sit there, clacking away at whatever I'm supposed to be writing.

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I caught these pictures just before I went out to write my paper. Today's paper is a research paper on whether or not literacy coaching is effective. The results were unexpected (which I like) and interesting (which is an added bonus). It'll make a good narrative. I actually like writing papers, strange enough. It's meditative work for me. It's a very different job than my day job - teaching. 

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Sometimes I sort of regret not going 100% academic when it came to grad school because I missed out on both collegiate cycling and being a full time grad student and all the tweed and bookbags and morning coffees and crisp fall air and the fun new school supplies that come with being an academic but I'm hoping I can do that when it comes to my Ph.D. 

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I've been listening to Daughter lately. Youth is my favorite of her four song EP. 


I think I'm responsible for about a quarter of the 5 million plays on this song. 

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PS: Happy Thanksgiving, for those of you stateside. I'm thankful for so many things. 

Shirt: Urban Outfitters
Jacket: Unknown
Tank Top: Gap
Necklace: Forever 21 (robot) and Gatlinburg Artist Collective (Hemlock)
Jeans: j. crew
Shoes: Urban Outfitters

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