Where I Hang My Hat

window at home
window at home
Packed up all my stuff today and relocated back home for the summer.
 
As everybody decamped in the dorm, I watched people ship out for LA, Vancouver, South Korea, South Carolina…. a whole slew of places.
 
It was super cool to see all our diverse dorm crew – each in a packing frenzy – with the same goal in mind:
 
Home.
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Home Stretch

This year’s classes are wrapping up around Emory.  Another school year under my belt, and I’m kinda sad to see it go.  And yet.  Before y’know it, it’ll be fall and dad will I’ll be lugging all my stuff back into the dorms.  

Meantime. I love campus in the spring:

 

 
 

Up next? Finals week!

May the force be with us.

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2009 Wrapped Up

Red and Gold Christmas Ornament Display
 

My Christmas decorations linger.


Maybe ’cause I like to savor the holidays.  The music, the weather, the ol’ Christmas spirit… maybe I like to revel in it all just a bit longer.


Or maybe I’m just a bit lazy.


But. It’s probably some kinda combination of both.


Some people are awesome. They get their decorations up early, and back down again within a reasonable amount of time.

Probably the same impressive people as update their blog regularly.
 
I am not one of those people.
 
(Yet.)
 
2009 wrapped up fast, and before I had time to say “Happy New Year!” … well, y’know.
 
A fall semester highlight:
Jimmy Carter at Emory













Pres. Jimmy Carter came to talk about creativity.
 
“You gotta have a dream… and confidence in yourself that you will succeed.”
 
Pretty good advice!
 
One of the great things about college is all the cool lectures and guest speakers.  And whether or not we agree about different issues, it always awesome to see these famous people up close.


New semester, new year, new decade. Can’t wait to see what happens.
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Crazy

Leaves Changing Colors on Campus


Last week was crazy.
 
And I don’t mean crazy-fun-so-many-random-things-happened. I mean, so many tests, midterms, projects, and papers piled into five days, it made me feel crazy.
 
Let me tell you, I wasn’t too crazy about it.
 
Anyway.
 
Went to the High Museum on Saturday because general admission for college students is only $5 this month (and this month only! promotion/good hype/plug). We were headin’ there to see the Da Vinci exhibition (a no-photo exhibit).

High Museum Atlanta - View of the Front
 
The artwork was amazing. Included were tons of da Vinci’s pieces and journal pages, as well as artwork by his teachers and some sculptures by one of his students, Giovanni Francesco Rustici. My favorite display was The Battle of Anghiari.


Back on campus, noticed that while my head had been buried in books and papers all week, something had changed. Something was different about the place.
 
Leaves Changing Colors on Campus
 
The leaves were beginning to change colors for autumn.
 
Now there’s something worth going crazy for.
 
“Art is never finished, only abandoned.” –Leonardo da Vinci
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Yellow

yellow sunglasses
One of the not so great things about being at a college downtown is the parking. And by ‘parking’ I mean ‘the complete lack of parking.’ Let’s be real. Atlanta is great, but there’s barely enough space to drive down the road, let alone leave your car immobile anywhere. Emory, however, does offer a few parking lots in the name of student convenience… for a price. And that price is a decal worth more than the car I’d stick it on.
 
So I don’t have a car.
 
So I guess parking isn’t really a big problem, after all.

For me, that is.
 
Anyway. Fall break started today, and I’ll be going back home for the first time in a few weeks. It’s a good feeling; I can’t WAIT to watch some TV on a real screen instead of on my laptop for a change.
 
Oh, and I’m also looking forward to seeing some very special people.
 
Doctors.
 
I meant my family, of course, by ‘very special people.’
 
But doctors are on the agenda, too. Downside to being away at college? On any return trip home, you get scheduled for an appointment with every dentist, doctor, dermatologist, etc. you ever met in your life. It starts with Tuesday morning — rise and shine, I’ve got a 8:00 am dental appointment. Oh well. Teeth: gotta have ‘em.


Lastly. Got some new sunglasses at Urban Outfitters. They’re yellow. Serious yellow. And they make me smile.


Yellow Sunglasses Urban Outfitters



: )


See?

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20.5

I want to update my old site. I want to bust out some new wallpapers, a music-vid, screenshots, the whole shebang. But. There’s this time issue. There just doesn’t seem to be a lot of it these days. I’ve always been the sort of person to rush whole-heartedly into things, to throw myself into projects. You know how it is.  Something captures your fancy, and all of sudden it becomes your A-number-one priority. This happens to me… often.

 

Some Past Kate Fads:

Weather: that old rainfall collector is probably still measuring precipitation out there somewhere.

Vocabulary: that one time when I tried to memorize the dictionary.

Beading: bracelet-orama

Many Others: most… better left unmentioned. 


Anyway. I had my “half-birthday” last month.  The big, universally celebrated, milestone two-oh-point-five. And I figure it’s about time I left the stop-and-go obsessions behind me. 

Time for some moderation, nothing to excess. I’m going to pace myself.


I know I know….


It’s like you don’t even know me anymore. 


Oh! And that pic at the top? That’s Pete Duel as Andy Rice in Cannon for Cordoba, one of my favorite Duel characters. ;D And no, I don’t think all of my blog pics will be of Pete… but then again, who’d complain?

“Remember, hombre, it’s better to die on your feet than live on your knees.” –Cannon for Cordoba

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