Good thing there's cake.
On Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27, I submitted two long papers. The first was an 80-page thesis examining the experience of minority communities in 21st century America, and was publicly enacted through this reading. The second was a 50-page survey of Modern American Poetry, covering poetic movements such as the Beats and the… Continue reading weathering
I grew up with real trees every Christmas - my clearest memories of Christmas trees are the towering 10-foot white flocked trees we favored through my late junior high and high school years, wrapped in multicolored lights that could be set to blink off and on in sections and hung with a mixture of homemade… Continue reading let nothing you dismay
On Thursday evening/Friday morning, I got sick. On Saturday, I felt a little better, so we started prepping for Christmas. I spent something like 20 hours in the kitchen this weekend, baking cookies & jam tarts for work friends. The marathon baking session was broken up by sleep (of course), but also by some other… Continue reading making merry
I've been working since yesterday on a longer blog post recapping VH1's new reality show Transform Me, but it's not quite done yet. So instead I've been thinking about field bags. The straps on field bags are always too short for me, so I can never wear them comfortably. I was scouring etsy (my favorite… Continue reading exploratory walks and stuff
More snow in the Dirty Jerz, as yet undetermined how bad it's going to get. Which means I'm potentially stuck in the house for the next few days, victim to cabin fever along with Jacob. Fortunately I brought enough work home to last me an entire year, not to mention the papers for school I… Continue reading who’s an angry little hall monitor?
Although my boss insists we have closed the office for snow at least one other time in the past five years, I definitely don't remember it. At any rate, we have a snow day today. Hooray! Jacob and I are hunkered down in the house (though he desperately wants to go and play in the… Continue reading snow day!
My backyard has been positively overrun with mushrooms. This is only a small portion of my backyard: They really have taken over the yard, thanks in part to a dead tree trunk that's about 6' tall. They're covering the root lines immediately around the trunk, and they've spread into the opposite side of the yard,… Continue reading mushroom invasion
Yesterday was Domestic-ing Day at Casa Buneke: I cleaned house while Donna did some yard work. She pruned some hedges, weeded out a couple very overgrown spots, and cleaned up around some of the bricked-in gardens. All in all she did a nice job - and with great timing, as the rain started today.Today, after… Continue reading donna’s psychedelic thumb
I'm on vacation this week, and have spent the past few days doing kid-friendly fun things: swimming, movies, Funplex (which is like Chuck E. Cheese, but with an outdoor water part, too. Ugh). But in the mornings, I've spent an hour or so playing gardener, weeding the flower beds and planting a few things:The gardens,… Continue reading adventures in gardening