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august painted the air with a mop.

22 Aug

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So it’s been a few days. Friday I drove up to Michigan to spend the weekend with Miami friends. I laughed so hard my lungs hurt. The drive back down was epic. I drove two of my friends back to Columbus and around Toledo we became so distracted by our conversation that we didn’t realize we missed our exit for 30-some miles. The detour was lovely, as was the stop at the HuMan Buffet. I proved my cat whispering skills when I met my friend Nathan’s farm kittehs. 7 weeks old, adorable, and in love with me. Babayyy kittehs are the best.

My sister started college today. She’s apparently having a much easier time than I ever did, which I guess is a good thing. I’m home alone. Bored out of my mind and feeling a little lonely after this weekend. I wish I could say that I’ve had luck finding a job, but I haven’t… yet. I need to buckle down and get to work on this substitute teacher thing. Maybe I’ll have luck with that. At this point, I think I’m going to start spending more time on preparing grad school applications than anything else.

On a happier note, I got a new book in the mail today! I AM SO EXCITED. It’s called Tree of Codes by Jonathan Safran Foer. Kinda my favorite author. He also wrote Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Everything is Illuminated, and Eating Animals. This book is *extra* special though, because he used manuscripts of another book, The Street of Crocodiles by Bruno Schulz, and carved away words to create a new story. Just look: Tree of Codes by Jonathan Safran Foer. SO COOL, right? I started reading it and it’s incredible. I’m a collector of quotes of all sorts, and I literally want to bookmark every single page.