30 September 2008

Change your sleep patterns; see something new.

In the murky depths of the evening, there's a flood of thought and word and idea that surprises me with the joyous hope that there are still original things to be expressed. I suppose that's the drive for becoming a writer - knowing the power and extent of language to say something new has not been exhausted. But I know I'm exhausted sometimes.
I stayed late at the library a couple nights ago, and then decided to walk around the city late at night (okay, early in the morning - it was around 3:30/4:00am). I watched delivery trucks speeding through the quiet city streets, still halting at traffic signals to abide by the law, even without a single pedestrian approaching. I observed cars come to a stop, each to release a bounding human with a stack of papers tucked underneath his arm that bore the claim of "MONDAY." It's strange to read Monday's headlines when you feel Sunday hasn't been put to rest yet.

22 September 2008

Car-Free Day DC!

Happy Car-Free Day, folks! Take those legs for a spin today.

It's also the first day of autumn, the best season ever...

05 September 2008

Tropical storm warning!

Climate change and mass devastation aside, I always get a little bit excited for any kind of atypical weather condition. As a kid, I'd watch the weather report every morning before walking to the bus stop, then dutifully report to my classmates what conditions were called for. And most of the time the predictions would be inaccurate, but everyone likes to know what to expect anyway. Tropical storm Hanna is moving into the area sometime tonight or tomorrow, and the air's abuzz with talk of canceled Saturday plans. My plans only shift to admit that I probably won't ride my bike to work tomorrow. Sigh, and in the winter I'll regret all the days of summer that I didn't ride.

02 September 2008

Class is back in session!

Today was the first day of the new semester - and so, back to lots of required reading. Time management, too. It's great when you get a syllabus full of titles that have been on your "to-read" list though. Hopefully I'll continue to update the blog regularly!