Not so perfect, not so young

Sunday, October 15, 2006

I like. . .

Postsecret. Every Sunday, new secrets sent in by readers are posted. Today, I enjoyed this one.

Youtube. It's great for looking up new tv and music clips, as well as dredging up some painful ones for a bit of nostalgia. Today, Daniel and I looked up the hard-rocking Christian music that we used to listen to when we were kids, and we found this. We also looked up Keith Green, who I still listen to from time to time. This one made me squirm in my seat a little bit, but I guess that's the point.

The first clip is the group Petra, whose cassette I bought shortly after returning from summer camp in 1989, where I had learned to style my hair in the fashion of the day:

(Not an actual photo of me. She has achieved bang-volume that I could only have wished for, and I didn't figure out the magic of a spiral perm until grade 5.)

As you can imagine, when I returned to school that fall I was one of the best-coiffed girls in Mrs. Pedersen's grade 4 class. To further increase my coolness, when an airband contest was held that year, I tried to convince some of the guys in my class to perform a Petra song with me. Somehow it didn't happen.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Excuses, excuses

Reasons I haven't blogged in the last month:

I am not procrastinating. . . because I have no responsibilities!! My exams are finished, my research project is complete, and life is SOOOO GOOOOD! That is to say, I'm not sitting around every evening staring at an endless Word doc with the tempting tempting internet beckoning me to blog.

I am in the middle of a clinical placement right now, and I can't tell any interesting stories about the amazing people I get to work with, because of patient confidentiality.

I have re-discovered some hobbies that I had given up during grad school - reading and domesticity in general. I BAKE things - muffins, zucchini bread, cookies. It's very exciting. This basement apartment is putting me into nesting and hibernating mode, not blogging mode, sadly.


So what have I been reading, you ask? I have been reading some fiction and some non-fiction, including:

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
The Barmaid's Brain by Jay Ingram (quirky science-lite non-fiction)
The Moral Animal by Robert Wright (and to help me straddle the gulf between that and my fundamentalist upbringing, I switch back and forth between that and the next book)
Darwin's Black Box by Michael J. Behe

That's about it. That's what I've been up to, and I hope that I'll be inspired to write more in the near future. Right now the interweb has been filling my evenings with pictures of cute bunnehs and celebrity gossip. And it has been good.