Rethinking the Role Model

I've missed the memes

I was tagged by Summer with a meme!  I’ve noticed that not nearly as many memes circulate as they used to, but I still think they’re fun every once in a while.  Great for the end of the week especially.  This is a nice short one.

5 Things About Me

  1. Even though I’m half Hispanic I am very fair (it’s the Irish side).  I LOVE to sport a light tan in the summer (real or not) but every time I sit out in the sun I secretly worry that for every oh-so-light shade of tan I build I’m also creating another grey hair somewhere on my body.  There’s only so much melanin to go around.
  2. I am a tea junkie.
  3. I totally believe in ghosts.  (discuss)
  4. Every time I fill out a survey or form that asks for “highest level of education completed” I feel bad about not finishing my MA.  The rest of the time I feel fine about it.
  5. I’m a sucker for small pretty things, such as marbles, shells, and rocks.  I think this also partly explains why I make jewelry even though I don’t wear it a lot.

I now tag Andrea, Hannah, Lori (to get back in your blogging groove), Jason, and Jennifer to continue the fine meme tradition.  Have go!            - wg




I'm down with ghosts if they can promise me they're nice.


Would you believe I've never been tagged for a meme before? Or for anything? I feel like I finally got picked first in gym class, or something.


Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah

I believe in ghosts too.

Is that odd?

Lori at Spinning Yellow

Hey, I didn't know you tagged me!! Shit. I better get on it. And you registered for BlogHer 08, so now I am even more bummed about not going (although I am still holding out hope that I can convince my husband that another $1500 for me is justified!!)


I didn't get my MA, either. I failed the only specifically required course--Theory of Literary Criticism--after completing my first, and last year of grad school. But under the circumstances (way too complicated to describe here), at that time, there was no way I could have passed it.

And since I've begun what may turn out to be a career now, in a totally different field, it no longer matters.

I remember a line from "The Natural". Glenn Close's character says you have two lives--the one you live with, and the one you learn with. And as you know, learning is by no means confined to textbooks.

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