On Writing About Harry Potter

It is with regret that I tell you all that I do not have a book review for this week. The book that I was so excited to write about is lost in the chaos that is my half-unpacked bedroom and I didn't have time to finish it by my Thursday night deadline, a combination…

A General Update

They say that time flies, but I didn't quite believe it until I woke up this morning and realized that we're already halfway through July. So much has happened in my life in the past few months that I feel as though I've got whiplash. So many good and bad things have happened since I…

Airport Adventures

A little over a year ago I was on a week-long vacation in Costa Rica, and while I got there just fine, and had an amazing vacation, coming home was another story. On a related note (I promise) as many of you know, I just moved in to a new apartment and while unpacking I…

Strategies to Combat Sleeplessness

Sleep and I have a love-hate relationship, in that I love sleep, and sleep hates me. Sometimes my brain just refuses to shut off, no matter how tired my body is, and so I draft blog posts at 1:23am that include a list of tactics for helping one fall asleep: Piano music on Pandora. This…