Tuesday, April 20, 2010

So Close

It's almost the end of the year. Only 9 more days until the end of classes. Only 17 days until the end of finals. Only 19 days until I'm home again in Connecticut. As the days go on, I find myself getting more and more tired of doing my homework. Yet, I have so many things left to do. I have a 10 page book review, of which I've written 7.5 pages. I have a 10 page paper on primary resources about the Crusades. A 3 page paper on Aristotle, a 4-5 page paper on the Crusades, and a 5-6 page paper on Kant. Hmm... I'm starting to think that I should begin those dreaded late night study sessions. Somehow, I've managed to do well all year without them. But, with the amount of work that I have, I think I'll have to go down that route. What do you think? Is it better to get sleep during the last stretch of school, so as not to go completely insane? Should I wake up early every morning (at like 6:00 or something) in order to get my work done? I think tonight I will try to do work until at least 11:30. Normally, I stop working around 9:30 or 10, because I get too tired to concentrate. But maybe I'll get a second wind.
Expect to hear more from me after finals! Wish me luck!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

A Beautiful Wednesday

Boston's high for the day is supposedly 84 degrees. Waking up early this morning and walking to class, I didn't believe it at first. But, sure enough, it is beautiful outside.

Also, I found this on WeHeartIt today. This is one of my favorite poems, by William Carlos Williams. Doesn't the plum look delicious? The title of the poem is "This is Just to Say."

What are your favorite poems? Do you have favorite poets?

My favorites are:
Charles Bukowski
Emily Dickinson
Anne Sexton
Theodore Roethke
e.e. Cummings
William Carlos Williams
Lewis Carroll

Also, I have a confession... I went to poetry writing camp the summer before I came to college. Hence, I am a poetry nerd. Maybe I'll post a poem or two of my own if I work up the courage.

Thursday, April 1, 2010


I love magazines. Anyone who knows me knows that I can spend hours upon hours in a Barnes and Noble reading all the magazines I can. While I still have yet to find my perfect magazine, the BUQuad gave some suggestions for finding your perfect magazine.Cate Young's article: How to Choose a Fashion Magazine
She gives great descriptions about which personalities fit which magazines, and even shows how to save some bucks with online subscriptions.

My personal favorites are Glamour, Teen Vogue, and Self. Though they are not all purely fashion magazines, I love reading them. I do think that in enjoying magazines, though, we should all remember that these are not realistic representations of people's everyday lives. Yet, even so, I think they're really fun to read. I do wish that magazines will start to represent more kinds of women with different body types and different ethnicities. I think that some of the younger teen magazines are starting to branch out. My younger sister reads Girls Life, and I've often seen more diverse models. I remember how excited she was when she found a girl in the pictures who was Filipina. It was really nice to know that magazines, at least for those her age, are moving in a good direction.