who am I?

the easiest answer to that question is that I am a phd candidate at the university of florida, working on a dissertation on scenes of travel in the writings of early 19th century british women. i am a ta, as well, so i am always teaching something to someone, which brings equal parts joy and annoyance for all parties involved. i am a member of the church of Jesus Christ of latter-day saints (in other words, i’m a mormon) and i love it. my life is good.

but those don’t really help you know me.  these might help.

i love, in no particular order: my family, ice cream, daisies, great shoes, being sassy, my friends, vanilla-scented anything, the beach, books, tv, and my bed.

i hate, in no particular order: my own insecurities, cottage cheese, arrogance, making mistakes (especially with people), brussel sprouts, feeling stupid, confrontation, and waking up early.

i blog a lot about a lot of different things, but mainly about the complexities of being an ordinary me.

3 Responses to “About”

  1. Hi, I just finished the book, “Aristocrats” by Stella Tillyard. It’s a biography about the lives of 5 granddaughters of Charles II of England. Have you heard of it? The book is mostly written based on the letters of the sisters, which I thought was neat. Anyway, I just started a blog on WordPress and am looking at other people’s sites who are working on dissertations (I am too–but not in literature). Anyway, Good luck!

  2. Hi, I have one question. Why did you use ‘i’ instead of ‘I’? Is there a certain meaning behind orthography?

  3. No particular reason for using ‘i’ rather than ‘I’. I sometimes find it easier to not punctuate because I can type faster. I also think it’s a bit of rebellion–I am, at my heart, an English teacher and so I normally spend my time correcting things like that in my students’ papers. But, really, I just like the way it looks.

    But I’ve been recently told that it can be annoying, so I’m trying to revert to standard practice. Who knows how long that will last?

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