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commute to train

January 21st, 2010 3 Comments

Tweet“It’s cold out today. Or, that’s what I thought when I got in my car.” I’m met with a variation of that comment at least once a week when people see me with a bike in one hand and a helmet in the other. A friend once informed me, in the middle of that frigid […]

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the guilties

January 12th, 2010 4 Comments

TweetI have a bad case of the “guilties.” If I’m on the rollers, I’m feeling guilty that I’m not doing my reading [even if I have the whole night to do it]. If I’m cooking dinner, I’m feeling guilty that I’m not out on a ride [even if it’s sub-zero temperatures out]. That familiar sinking […]

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roller girl

November 12th, 2009 3 Comments

TweetIf you’ve ever seen even one scene from The Paper Chase, you have a vague sense of what it’s like to be called on in a law school class. Even as a third year, the Socratic method of drilling questions eludes me. It’s like being asked to perform a waltz with cinder blocks for shoes. […]

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resting day

November 4th, 2009 5 Comments

TweetI am no stranger to working hard to be lazy. I will stay ahead in my class readings so I won’t have to work that hard over the weekend, cram my Ortlieb bag full of food so I’ll only have to go on one grocery run a week, and run up five flights of stairs […]

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ugg[h] season

October 20th, 2009 6 Comments

TweetIt’s Ugg season, again. Remember those boots that became popular in, oh, 2002? Yeah apparently, they’re still around, despite their highly unflattering, leg shortening and fattening qualities [unless you’re over 5’10” and under 100lbs, of course]. Which inevitably gives rise to snarky jokes with my best friend: “Is she wearing Uggs?” “Yeah. Welcome to 2002.” […]

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