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Exit Hiatus

Now that my college life is officially over (for now), I have finally been able to return to some of my more enjoyable hobbies. Mainly, writing. (Blogging included.) I’d like to thank several of you who have reached out to me in the last few days to ask how I was doing, and for your birthday well-wishes. (Thanks Dan!)

First things first, I feel like this blog needs a change, so I’ve decided to change its name. I feel like I’ve outgrown the whole philosophy of living in the moment, and have started facing the world head on. I’m not a kid anymore, though my inner child remains in permanent denial, and the world I live in is not perfect. But it is, it exists and I look forward to learning more from it.

Well, thanks for your patience guys. Take care and have a great week.

Best, Mary


Finally, some rain.


For the last few years, the Bay Area has seen little rain. Now it’s come pouring down and will be doing so for the majority of the week. Finals are coming, and I’ve been sick twice already. I know I should be happy about the rain, but some part of me wonders is Mother Nature has a wicked sense of humor.

Finally Done!!!


As of this morning I am officially done with school, until the fall that is. My final exam was for History of Art & Technology, and I finished it in 40 minutes so here’s hoping I did good. With a migraine in tow, I arrived home to find my Lewis Carroll Biography in the mail, along with a letter form Kirsten in Portland. Yep, ganna be a good day.

Later folks!!

A Short Hiatus



Hello Everyone,

I hope this week is treating you well and that you’re all getting ready for a wonderful weekend. At the moment, I’ve finally been able to find a bit of time to rest, and being the twitchy person that I am, I can’t just sit around and do nothing. So, I’ve decided to spend the morning watching youtube videos and figuring out how to reorganize my  Midori Notebook for the summer, as I hope to be working on multiple fun projects. I must also say now that I will be on a short hiatus of sorts for the next couple weeks, as final exams and presentations are right around the corner. I will be posting occasionally,  but mostly pictures and such, nothing word intensive. (Since I plan to save my words for my paper on Dante’s Inferno and his use of Numerology throughout two cantos, as well as for my critical analysis on a short story called “Las mariposas de Koch.” Or, Koch’s Butterflies. )

Well, have a great day!

I Hate Waiting Patiently


Hope everyone’s enjoying the morning. At the moment I’m in the break room of my University’s Arts and Education building, waiting not so patiently for 2 P.M. to roll on by, since at least then I have classes till six. I’m proud of myself though because I actually managed to get up at seven this morning (an ungodly hour to wake up if you ask me), and even managed to go to Starbucks before my first class! (Confetti should be raining down on me right about now.) But yes, I still have three hours to wait. Luckily i got smart and decided to spend it replying to a few letters I stuck in my notebook. (And play with my phone’s camera settings as you can see in the picture above.) Also, I’m blocking out all excess noise with my trusty black earphones (hint: that black chord at the bottom of my picture is them). Well, I’ll get back to it and try to keep to myself, and not stare at all the delicious smelling food that occasional students pop into the microwave. Seriously, I’m hungry. I might go get food in a bit (so as not to tackle anyone for their lunch. . . just kidding. . . or, am I?). Have a good day folks, till todays challenge post later on.

PS: I know this should have been posted in my Snailmail Is Still In Fashion blog, but my phone’s playing difficult. And I’m being lazy. But let’s blame the phone instead.

Sometimes, I Wish I Was Home Schooled

You know, I can’t help but think of that song “It’s hard to say goodbye” at the moment. But in the next few hours I’ll be doing just that, I’ll be saying goodbye to my freedom and hello to my school books, cramped classrooms, homework and the ever present need for sleep that pervades the entire experience. This is because (drum roll please), the winter quarter at my university starts tomorrow. (Okay, this may be a bit redundant after the previous sentences. Shut up inner critic.) As many would be after six years of school, I am sick of it. However, on the bright side of things, this quarter is indeed a special one. If all goes well, fingers tightly crossed, I should be done with my English Degree. All that will be left is my Spanish one. It’s like getting the first whiff of fresh air in a city, like, a mile before you actually reach the lush green fields. (Did this even make sense? Sorry if I confused anyone.)

But yes, school has come again. Now I’m off to bed, hoping I get some sleep before my alarm goes off at 7 A.M.

G’night folks.

PS: After a long day at school, I look forward to returning home and completing assignment 5 of the Hero to Zero Challenge. Its presence will be my mental walking stick. (A little dramatic? Why not.)