Category Archives: Etc.

I’m taking a break

Today is the first of September, a date which for many students across this country marks the beginning of a new year.  Some return to another year of school, some to a new year somewhere else.  For most of my … Continue reading

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Why My CD Collection is Growing in an Era of Digital Music

Just over a week ago an article published by an NPR intern regarding her music library (and how little of it is legal) went viral.  This article, published by Emily White on the All Songs Considered music blog has sparked … Continue reading

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Just Once I’d Like To Write An Emotional Teenaged Blog Post

I really should refrain, out of respect for my future self and my solitary follower, but writing can be cathartic, and that’s rather the point of this blog.  I know that four years, ten years, fourteen years from now when … Continue reading

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On Email Sign Offs

Ever since I began using email for more academic and professional reasons, I’ve struggled with knowing how to sign off.  Do I use a simple “thank you,” or do I offer “kind regards”?  What about warm ones?  Can I send … Continue reading

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Why so Flexi-Veggie ?

Every time I tell someone I’m a vegetarian, the questions roll in like rainclouds in Vancouver.  “What?  I could have sworn you used to eat meat!” “But how do you live without bacon?” “Well, can you still eat, like, um, … Continue reading

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While I was away, my license came in the mail

I was hoping, when my mother mentioned this, that it might be something interesting, say like, a license to kill.  Or one for snorkeling in shark infested waters, scuba diving (though I have that already) or emergency triage.  Nope.  Driver’s … Continue reading

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I read a lot of manga

(Mostly shojo, girly comics).  And I’ve always admired the way that mangakas share snippets of their lives in the margins.  It’s simplistic, quick, and frankly honest.  I think I’ll start blogging like that.  A few lines about my day.  A … Continue reading

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