The semester is (almost) over! HORRAY! I can finally do fun stuff, like update my blog!
Hope everyone’s springtime is going well. I love this time of year for the flowers, but I hate the allergies that accompany it. And I found out yesterday that I have allergy-related asthma. Awesome!
Well, my Carnegie exhibit got scrapped at the last minute. I’m loving my new job, which introduced me to my thesis topic: the 1950s-1960s classic car culture of California (that’s a lot of C’s, yay for alliteration!). Zack found a few really promising grad programs and internships that he’s looking into right now, and he got some great news about scholarships for school. We also bought a new car (a cute little Versa- I love it!) and I am almost done with my paper, “The Catcher in the Rye in Society: Harboring Memories of Holden in America” and am starting to look for someone to publish it! We’re celebrating our first wedding anniversary a week from today and taking a trip to Sedona, Arizona so Zack can see the Grand Canyon. Life is pretty good. Oh, and Pirates 4 comes out soon!
I am currently reading The Rum Diary by Hunter S. Thompson. I read a few books intermittently during the semester but didn’t finish a single one because of my colossal amount of schoolwork. My To Be Read list is massive, but I’m happy to report I bought my second-ever audio book for our drive down to Sedona- Laura Hillenbrand’s Unbroken, a recommendation from one of my most highly trusted literary sources. But I’m pretty sure Zack won’t listen to it with me, since he just bought a bunch of new games to play on his Nintendo DS… but I’m pretty excited.
I also wanted to share an article that perfectly describes what I want to do for a living…
…and the song that’s defining my springtime:
And for now, that’s it! I have a couple more Spotlight posts working and some book reviews coming in, so expect this summer to be a good one (blog-wise!). I am putting together my bibliography for my thesis already, and anyone who has any good recommendations for books on 1950s car culture in America will earn some brownie points (and maybe even real brownies) from me!
See you all soon!