Homemade Pizza: Served With A Tall Glass of Graduation

Sometimes I Pretend To Be A Foodie: Making Pizza

Mmmmm-mm! Looks good, doesn’t it? Well let me tell you, creating a delicious home-made pizza is hardwork. It requires time, patience, and important ingredients liek red wine, salad, and a Macbook Pro. You will also need a friend who can cook, cause I sure can’t. Thanks Saray.

So graduate school is over. It’s strange, knowing that my degree is on its way to my home in New Jersey, where my mother will frame it and place it next to my high school diploma and Kean University undergrad degree, two other pieces of paper I never bothered to collect in person. Being a student has forever been a piece of my identity, and I’m not going to lie, I reveled in the identity of a graduate student. I don’t know, there’s just something about it, a fun air of sophistication in saying “I’m working on my Masters in English literature.” Or maybe I’m just a cocky, pretentious douche. Whatever.

I had the Dean send a letter home to my parents so they’d believe me that I finished…

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Graduation party in September. New Jersey folk, get ready. Philly friends, grab a car from Philly Car Share or buy a SEPTA ticket, cause this bash is going to be in the Garden State.

FTW!

Arcadia University: Teaches Courses in Sim City?

Arcadia University: Teaches Courses in Sim City?

Wow Arcadia University. Sim City 2000′s guide book? In the library?

I’m actually in class right now, but when I saw this sitting on the bookshelves in the library, I had to take a picture and share it. It’s great to know my tuition funds are going to good use, like maintaining a library that has gaming books from 1993.

Maybe next week I’ll swing by and take out a copy of the Echo The Dolphin walkthrough. Seriously, WTF.

Mittens The Chinchilla: Cutest Work Distraction, Ever

Mittens The Chinchilla: Cutest Work Distraction, Ever

With the semester winding down and some new projects in the works, I find myself sitting down at my laptop in my room, far busier than I’ve been since January. This of course, infuriates Mittens, who is in dire need of attention when I come home from work and/or school. He’ll put his little paws up and grab the cage, whining until I take him out. He sounds strangely like a puppy when he does that.

Mittens The Chinchilla: Cutest Work Distraction, Ever

Lately, his new favorite habit is running up onto my desk while I’m working, leaping onto the monitor, and sitting there, sometimes for almost an hour, watching me type, work on photos, or edit video. It’s adorable as hell, but also extremely hard to photograph, what with the monitor and all.

And yes Sara, those are some of your Etsy stickers next to my laptop.

He’s always so curious. Whenever I let him out, regardless of the amount of open space he has to run around, he loves hopping up next to me. I could be playing Halo, reading in bed, or working on my laptop. Just sort of amazes me, seeing this kind of bond form with a little critter like a chinchilla. Maybe it’s because I got him when he was so little. Still, pretty crazy. Who knew!

Ron Paul: Worst Bookmark Ever

Ron Paul: Worst Bookmark Ever

Today one of my school books came in the mail for my Theories of Writing class, Cross Talk In Comp Theory, a rather large, boring textbook on different… well, theories in writing. Not the sort of reading you do while relaxing on the beach, I can tell you that much. Alas, the plight of the grad student.

There are few things I hate more than politics. Very few. So when I opened my book, delivered from Alibris.com, I was shocked at the bookmark waiting for me inside, fresh from Blessed By Books out in California.

Ron Paul: Worst Bookmark Ever

How lovely! A Ron Paul bookmark to call my own. Ron Paul for President 2008. Just what I wanted. A man who claims to be pro-life, but won’t ban abortion and is against gun control.

Well, thank you Blessed By Books!

Ron Paul: Worst Bookmark Ever

You’ve just blessed my garbage can.