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Writing Exercises


Some of my favorite college writing professors started our classes with a quote about writing, or with a writing exercise to get our creativity flowing. This article from McSweeney’s, a literature/humor site run by the publishing house of the same name, has some great quotes about writing from famous authors and an…interesting…take on the writing exercise. I got a good laugh, and hope you do too.

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Shameless Bragging

This weekend I am heading up to Ithaca College, where my sister goes to school, for Family Weekend. The highlight of the weekend will be the Sunday morning performance of the “First-Year Cabaret ” a play that she wrote and directed! Yes, this is a shameless bragging post. Sue me for being a proud sibling.*

The cabaret  is a musical parody of the ups and downs of freshman year of college, featuring some of your favorite Disney and Broadway songs. Personally, I’m looking forward to a trip down memory lane…back “inside the bubble,” if you will. And I’m also looking forward to seeing the musical in it’s entirety, after watching my sister sing and dance her way around the living room all summer as she wrote it.

Check out this sneak preview from rehearsals:

Not sure if I have any Ithaca readers on this little blog, but if I do, you should come see “First-Year Cabaret” at 11 am on Sunday in Emerson Suites!

*Please don’t sue me. My credit card bill is due this week.

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How quickly a year passes…


This sums up how I was feeling just about a year ago, as my senior year in college was drawing to a close.

It’s crazy how quickly a year passes…

But in that time, I managed to discover gifs (yes, I know I’m way late to the party on this one), and this one was too good not to share!

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I happened upon this site today, as I pondered about what to write for this week’s blog post.  After getting over the initial disappointment that my “Outside the Bubble” blog idea was not the first and most brilliant of its kind (just kidding), I started reading some of the articles on this site and loved it.

What I find I struggle with most lately is a lack of common experience, and community: everyone taking finals at the same time and sharing in the stress, everyone going to Finny’s on Thursdays, everyone dedicating their entire Saturday to a football game.  So it was nice to read the posts on this site and be reminded that there is a universality in this post-grad experience, despite the fact that everyone is off in different places, doing different (yet also awesome) things.

Check it out if you’re looking for some candid, often humorous commentary, on all things post-grad.

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December 5, 2011 · 8:30 pm