Browsing Tag 'Ingrid'

Alley Art

June 9, 2011 One Comment

The start of this past academic year, I had a couple free days in Boston before class started. A friend and I made plans to roam the city, get ourselves acquainted, and hopefully lost. At the point that aimless wandering lost its thrill and induced some fear, he and I were hedging into Chinatown. As […]

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As college students, we’ve read a common cross-section of famous literature in our high school English classes. We Spark notes-d our way through Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, and company. We digested the novels through the eyes of harried, underpaid lit teachers who use the same symbolic interpretations their high school teachers passed down and so […]

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Finals week seems like a years-past blur of caffeine and highlighters and recycled flashcards. We all feel a lot of things that week – pressure, stress, blah, blah, blah, but mostly anticipation for summer. For a lot of us, that means heading back home. Home sweet home. In the high pressure slice of life that’s […]

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So true.  I love spending time with children, which I do almost every humid, sweaty day of my Connecticut summer as a day camp counselor.  When I’m away at school, I miss my little nephew most. Since I came home five days ago, he’s reminded me several times daily that he’s going to be five […]

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Music is the ultimate motivator. A perfectly crafted playlist forces me to get my ass to the gym, if running a couple miles means listening to it. And once there, the up-tempo of a Robyn track pushes me through my last lap. Music’s motivational properties aren’t only applicable to exercise, though. A lot of people […]

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I was a StumbleUpon virgin until a few weeks ago. I quickly became a StumbleUpon slut. For those of you who are as naïve and deprived as I once was, StumbleUpon is the ultimate procrastination tool. You create an account on the main site, input your areas of interest, and stumble away. The site brings […]

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Unafraid to Feel

April 27, 2011 5 Comments

2 months and a few days ago, my ex-boyfriend passed away. He took his life in his St. Michael’s College dorm room. When I first heard, I didn’t believe it. My body rejected the news. It convulsed and pulsated and I grew dizzy, steeped in that delirious feeling you get like you haven’t eaten all […]

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I get bored really easily. My older sister’s a hairstylist. Connect the dots. My freshman year of high school, my sister was in cosmetology school. She was learning the artistry of cutting shears and dye mixes. I was learning the artistry of guinea pig-dom. I remember sitting on a chair in my bathroom just about […]

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