I'm in Amherst! Site of the beautiful Amherst College, dasher of hopes, rejector of senior-in-high-school me. I walked around campus in the drizzle yesterday, admiring the view of the Berkshires (or some other mountains) and mostly still wishing I could go there, like, now, starting this fall, as a freshman, all over again. I don't know what it is about it, but somehow
Amherst : me
chocolate cake : Bruce Bogtrotter
I'm staying at UMass, though, for Juniper. It's basically Camp Nerd--each evening's reading is held in this lecture hall in the chemistry building. They decorated with beakers filled with jewel-toned water, and goggles with bright green straps, and overheads projecting folky flowers and illustrations of whatever day of the week it is.
This afternoon Charles D'Ambrosio and I ate hummus and watermelon and rehashed my workshop. The whole thing was surreal. I offered him a piece of gum afterwards, and he said yes please.
Today in class he said, "You can't just write a sad story. There's gotta be more than that. Whenever you're sad, remember there are a billion Chinese who don't give a shit."
- arms (1)
- Betsy Ross' crooked house (1)
- cute nose (1)
- dance party (1)
- matching pink (1)
- my desk (1)
- Paris (1)
- picnic (1)
- poisonous tomatoes (1)
- seasonal delights (1)
- the coolest kid ever. (1)
- the view(s) (1)
- Think it's a commentary on our current economic bugger-up? (1)
- this is embarrassing (1)
- Turk (1)