Operators are standing by

Okay, so I’m supposed to be reading the Dos Passos book — and I am, kind of.  I read (and even enjoyed) about 75 of its 1000 pages before “taking a break” with this bit of cheesy summer chick-lit pleasure.


Even though I am more broke than I have ever been before in my life (even more than when I thought a $1-a-week-allowance was huge) and I am working a thousand hours a week (or maybe closer to 60) and I am finally understanding what Angi meant when she talked about staring into the abyss of life after graduation and I don’t know what I’m doing with my life, I am determined to enjoy my summer.  What can I say, I like a challenge.


After being terrified by my own Casper-white reflection every morning for the past week, I set out on Saturday with a goal in mind.  That goal: get a tan.  Or a burn.  Or even some freckles – anything to break up the scary-pale look that causes others to go blind if they look directly at me in the sunlight.  Normally, I’m anti-tan, pro-sunscreen, but I got tired of looking like the female brunette version of Conan O’Brien.  So I spent a few hours outdoors – sitting at Caribou, walking around the Gardens, and paddleboating – and bam!  Thanks to the ongoing fight in my genetics between my mother’s Irish-whiteness and my father’s “where the hell did this come from” shade, I’m much less scary (looking) in the morning now.

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One response

  1. The Abyss isn’t so bad once you get used to it, I promise.  And you DO NOT look like Conan O’Brien.  By the by, check your facebook if you haven’t already.  Do you have Sunday off?!?!?!?

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