Kickin’ It Day 2: Time Capsule

Day 2 of the Kickin’ It Old Skool Blogathon! Today we’re making a little time capsule by answering these seven questions:


My copy of The Complete Works of Jane Austen. Seriously!

What are you reading? I re-read Jane Austen and Harry Potter over and over again, and at the moment I’m going through my torn-up, waterlogged, taped-up, binder-clipped copy of Pride and Prejudice for the millionth time. I’m also catching up on reading friends’ books. For some reason, while I was writing my own book, I couldn’t read anyone else’s. So now I have a backlog. I’m in the middle of Earl Russell’s great memoir Cold Turkey at Nine: The Memoir of a Problem Child. Next I move on to Dan Simons’s and Chris Chabris’s The Invisible Gorilla: How Our Intuitions Deceive Us (What?! I love intuition! But I also love Dan, gorillas, and cognitive psychology. 😀 ) Then it’s on to Habits of the Heartland: Small-Town Life in Modern America, a great study of Viroqua, Wisconsin, written by my grad school buddy Lyn Macgregor.

What are you watching? Jamie Ridler’s Behind the Scenes videos! And Christmas movies. And the Harry Potter movie marathon. And Jen Lee’s interview with Tim Manley is on my list.

What are you listening to? Local folk! This week I’m going to see The Sea The Sea at the home of Carrie Elkin and Danny Schmidt.

What are you loving? I’m loving having my first book published and the chaos of getting oriented to the next phase of my life. I’m especially loving the sun when it appears this time of year! Love you, sun! Don’t ever leave me.

What are you wearing? Wine-colored nightie and socks when I started this post, blue sundress when I finished it.


Some of the clutter I’m clearing.

What are you creating? I seem to be very slowly creating a more clear, decluttered, aesthetically pretty and streamlined apartment/work space. Also many lists and calendars.

What are you looking forward to? Breathing room. Space. Empty space on my calendar. Space in my apartment. Space in my mind. Clarity.






5 thoughts on “Kickin’ It Day 2: Time Capsule

  1. Sarah Broadfoot (@sarahebroadfoot)

    I did a double take when I read that you were wearing a sundress. Then I realized you live in Texas. (I’m in Canada, and we’ve had snow for a couple of weeks now.)

    Good on you for publishing a book. I think doing so is a remarkable achievement by any standard. Relish all the good that it brings your way – you no doubt deserve it.


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