Monthly Archives: November 2011

Yew Nork, Yew Nork

So I have returned to Manhattan for the first time since embarking on this whole Santa Barbarian journey. It’s raining. The rain here is even more dismal than the rain on the West Coast (though, I will admit, Time Warner’s

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Serendipity

I don’t usually blog about my actual experiences in grad school. There are two main reasons for this. The first is that I assume (correct me if I’m wrong) that the vast majority of you aren’t interesting in a close

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The Food Pyramid of Genre

Before I even begin this extended metaphor, I want to apologize to the people who may have heard snippets of it before and find parts of this repetitive. First, the short version. Books are like food. There, that was easy.

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In Walked the Cat

Yes, that title is accurate. As some of you may already know, my first class on Mondays is held in my Professor’s house. She has a study that is slightly detached from the rest of the building and is chock

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Did I Just Watch That?

It’s funny, the importance we attach to the way we’re used to doing things. I have, at my most recent tally, four different technological devices sitting around my apartment on which I can watch movies. This means that, should I

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