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Will be in school forever. Done trying to be a Wendy.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

simple lunches

1 tortilla
+ 1/2 avocado
+ sliced bell pepper
+ cilantro
+ sauteed mushrooms & onion
+ pico de gallo or sliced tomato
+ squeezed lime wedge
= Delicious!

1 tortilla
+ chickpeas, smashed with a fork
+ veganaise
+ dill
+ salt and pepper
+ diced onion
+ sliced tomato
+ greens (I prefer arugula)
= Chickpea salad wrap!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Hints on Pronunciation for Foreigners

Try reading this aloud:

I take it you already know
of tough and bough and cough and dough?
Others may stumble but not you,
on hiccough, thorough, laugh and through.
Well done! And now you wish, perhaps,
to learn of less familiar traps?

Beware of heard, a dreadful word
that looks like beard and sounds like bird.
And dead: it's said like bed, not bead
For goodness' sake don't call it deed!
Watch out for meat and great and threat
(They rhyme with suite and straight and debt.)
A moth is not a month in mother
Nor both in bother, broth in brother,
And here is not a match for there,
Nor dear and fear for bear and pear,
And then there's dose and rose and lose--
Just look them up--and goose and choose,
And cork and work and card and ward,
And font and front and word and sword.
And do and go and thwart and cart--
Come, come, I've hardly made a start!
A dreadful language? Man alive!
I'd mastered it when I was five.

Found in Classroom Techniques: Foreign Languages and English as a Second Language (Allen and Valette)

i like health food AND champagne

Summer Emily is here. My Ed Psych class is over Wednesday and I'm ready to wear white shorts and drink on a boat. If you have a boat I can potentially fall off of, I want to do that.

Every year I make a list of things I want to do between May and September. My motto for 2010 is "why not?!" so anyway here's the list:

Swimming and sunbathing at 42nd Street x1000
Night canoeing
Camping x4 with Mattiebear and anyone else who is interested. Smith Mountain Lake, places we can swim.
Outer Banks for my 1st time
Two days in NYC
Tubing down the James
Praxis I
River house at Montross with Erin: skinnydipping, wine drinking, yacht rock listening, stingray petting
Chromeo July 26th!!!

when i'm there i wanna go but when i'm gone i don't

I've been back in Richmond an hour and I'm about ready to go.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


"Hammer and Ferrari (2002) found as many as 20 percent of adults experience chronic procrastination for everyday tasks, while the rate for problematic academic procrastination among undergraduates is at least 70 percent (Ellis & Knaus, 1977)."

Sunday, June 13, 2010

It's like when "fungability" was the word of the hour...

"In medicine, comorbidity (literally "additional morbidity") is either the presence of one or more disorders (or diseases) in addition to a primary disease or disorder, or the effect of such additional disorders or diseases."

Thanks Wikipedia!