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Counting this as the first day of summer.

After a couple weeks of insane paper writing, grading, projects, and massive consumption of Siggi’s coconut styr yogurt (Y’all, this stuff is like magic ice cream masquerading as food acceptable to eat at breakfast… or lunch… or midnight. All three have … Continue reading

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Learning Deutsch.

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a person in possession of more than one language will always want another one. Which is to say that this semester I am taking German. The choice was not wholly prompted by love … Continue reading

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Some France for your Friday

Today our office is hosting an open house for other TAs and grad students, which is basically an excuse for us to have a crêpe bar instead of office hours or tutoring. Obviously, this is awesome, and totally the biggest … Continue reading

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Mastery.

Oh hey, this happened a couple months ago.  And I have henceforth been signing things as “Hannah, Master Of French And All Some Of Its Books, Specifically The Depressing Angsty Ones.” But I could only share it with you today … Continue reading

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But then summer comes.

My feelings about academia and grad school fluctuate constantly. When I look at our bank account and I think how awesome it would be if I was getting a real working person paycheck, I am less than thrilled with my … Continue reading

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Celebrating, New York Style.

Defending my thesis last week was slightly anticlimactic because I dove straight into a weekend busy with a graduate conference, finally doing laundry, and clearing out my three different inboxes AT LAST (and oh that last part feels good!). But … Continue reading

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In which everybody dies and there are prostitutes.

This afternoon at 1 I take my MA comprehensive exams, which means there has been a lot of studying lately. I have been reviewing all the books I’ve read over the past two years and tracing connections across genres and … Continue reading

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This too, takes Almighty grace.

Anyone else need to hear these words today? I read them couple weeks ago in My Utmost for His Highest and I haven’t stopped mulling them over. They are along the same lines of what I shared about drudgery a couple … Continue reading

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Four more years!

So guess who’s starting a PhD in the fall? That lady right there, the one with the Heidi-esque hair and the  squinty eyes. If you had asked me anytime in my first semester of my MA about doing a PhD, … Continue reading

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I teach French.

I will never cure cancer. I will never be the first female president. I will not argue essential court cases or invent a new car. I won’t make enough money to have multiple houses or get involved in inside trader … Continue reading

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