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Brace Face, My Life is Complicated

By | Dec 22, 2010

Walking into the stuffy waiting room, horrible memories of excruciating pain and screaming children filled my mind. Then I was called back. Sitting to my right was a 15-year-old boy with horrible acne and buckteeth. On my other side was a tween with food in his braces. You guessed right; I was at the orthodontist.…


Giving Blood

By | Dec 8, 2010

I could tell that I had been in a deep sleep. The type you only get those first few days you’re home for winter break, when you feel like you could literally sleep forever. Then they woke me up asking if I knew where I was. “Who are you? Yeah, I know where I am.…


Web MD

By | Dec 7, 2010

With the help of WebMD—which does not in fact stand for Maryland—I have decided that I am showing signs of early onset Alzheimer’s. Well, it would have to be really early onset, but I am forgetting things, regardless. It started with a jacket and school identification card. I lost them Friday night, though I can’t…


Course Evaluations

By | Dec 1, 2010

It’s nearing the end of the semester, which means that in classes we are filling out course evaluations. In one of my classes, however, we have to write an evaluation of ourselves. While normally writing about myself is preferred, this time it took me a while to form a response to accurately sum up my…


Ira Glass

By | Dec 1, 2010

I love Ira Glass, the host of the famous radio show, This American Life. I started listening to it when I came to college, after the suggestion of a former English teacher. I subscribe to the free podcast off iTunes, so it automatically downloads every week. Since I popped my “podcast cherry,” if you will,…


Thanksgiving, Part Three (The Last)

By | Nov 30, 2010

My best friend at home’s older sister’s boyfriend goes to Cornell Law School. Yeah, he is a genius. He came to Baltimore for Thanksgiving this year. “Hey, when are you going back?” I asked. “Sunday,” he said. “Want company?” “How were you planning on getting back?” he asked. I hadn’t actually thought about it. I…


Thanksgiving, Part One

By | Nov 26, 2010

“Oh, I suppose you’re making two apple pies?” I asked my mom. I was just passing through the kitchen, but couldn’t help notice the apple pie sitting there. “No, why?” she asked. “Oh nothing, we’re having that vegan pumpkin pie, I forgot,” I said as I went down the steps. On the way back up…


Thanksgiving, Part Two

By | Nov 26, 2010

We ate Thanksgiving meal this year earlier than the early-bird-special at Denny’s. “Dinner will be ready in 15 minutes,” my mom told me. “Don’t lie, call it lunch,” I responded. My sister works in an Emergency Room, which apparently doesn’t take off for national holidays. I don’t even want to know their policy on Columbus…


Raking Leaves

By | Nov 23, 2010

I don’t swear that much. I drop the occasional second-offence word, but the big-timers aren’t my style. If using “shut,” and “crud,” make due, “frick,” and “D-bag” should work just as well. And for the most part, they do. When a swear word does come out, whether in the heat of the moment or I…


My View on Residence Assistants

By | Nov 17, 2010

Residence Assistants. Otherwise known as RAs. I won’t lie; there was a point when I thought I wanted to be one. My friend and I both applied, and thankfully were not selected. I don’t know what I was thinking, because I could never be one. If someone woke me up because they locked themselves out…


Cortaca

By | Nov 15, 2010

Cortaca Weekend. For those who go to Ithaca College, enough is said in those two words. For the others, let me break it down for you. Ithaca College and SUNY Cortland’s football teams go head to head, and we call the game “Cortaca.” I couldn’t tell you if it is a close game each year…


Career Ideas

By | Nov 9, 2010

So you want to plan a road trip? I can get you there in three steps: Step one: Figure out where you want to go. Step two: Look it up on Google Maps. Step Three: Go for it! No planning needed. See, easy as eating pie. Thinking about this, and getting a tip from my…