Throwback Thursday – college graduations

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In normal life mode you do your thing: go to work,  do your hobbies, maybe hang out with a friend your two, rinse and repeat. But sometimes you get to experience a truly epic weekend that defies all the logic of regular living.

I found myself reading some old blog posts and remembered May 2003. It was one of those epic weekends. Two pretty major events happened that weekend. I graduated with my MLIS, and my mom and stepdad drove down to Santa Cruz, CA to attend the ceremony. They stayed I think one night? We somehow managed to pack a million things into the visit (including a tour of Pebble Beach). The morning they left we boarded a plane to Las Vegas to attend my Brother In Law’s Wedding. I am not normally an on-the-go kind of person. I kind of need a lot of time to process stuff. I can’t believe I did all of this in a mere few hours!

Anyway, in the process of all of this reminiscing I spend some time looking at the photos from my graduation. And then yesterday my Mother in Law sent me a photo from my graduation from UCSC . And BOOM. A blog post was born.

The left is my graduation at UCSC (BA), the right is my graduation four years later from SJSU (MLIS). Should I tell you how old I was in these photos? Hmm. I think I’ll leave that a secret.

A valentine

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It’s Valentines day, it’s a beautiful day, and I’m feeling warm and fuzzy. Today is a good day to take a break from outrage and turn to something more heartwarming. I thought for today’s post I’d share my favorite love song.

I am a lover of music and, indeed, have very eclectic taste in music. There are songs in my head for every occasion. And today’s occasion is one of romance and love. What is my favorite love song? It is so hard to choose. In the end I had to go with the following song for reasons that don’t have anything to do with me, but have to do with a story that my mom told me. The story touched me deeply and so every-time I hear this song it reaches deep into my soul and gives me a big case of The Feels. The lyrics are simply stunning.

currently obsessed with clothes

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Today I discovered this concept of the Capsule Wardrobe and am completely obsessed. I’ve spent the day throwing out tons of clothes and adding other items to my wish list, based on suggestions from this book.

Honestly it’s a nice diversion from current events. I think I’ve been suffering from outrage fatigue (I don’t know if that’s a real thing but it is a pretty apt description of how I feel).

“Nevertheless, she persisted”

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Last night on the Senate floor Senator Elizabeth Warren was silenced by Senator Mitch McConnell as she tried to read the letter that Corretta Scott King wrote in 1986 criticizing Jeff Sessions and his treatment of African Americans in Alabama using his power as a Judge there.

In defiance, Oregon (yay) Senator Jeff Merkley took it upon himself to read the letter . He was allowed to read it in it’s entirety.

If anyone wonders why  millions of women were in the streets marching on January 21st, this is exactly why.

 

“Sen. Warren was giving a lengthy speech,” he said. “She had appeared to violate the rule. She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted.” – Mitch McConnell

Indeed. Thanks for the new rallying cry!