an epirot's* life for me

* from the OED word of the day:
epirot [ip-PYE-rut]: a person who lives inland, not on the coast. From a Greek word meaning 'mainland'. A word that those of us in "flyover country" can use with pride.

Somewhat tempted to rename my blog the above.

The first in an occasional series of thoughts on what I like about living here.

1) fall: when it comes, it is such sweet relief, even when it comes in taunting dips, like right now. The crisp, cool, clarity is so invigorating and inspiring. Endless deep blue skie; brilliant golden sunshine; crunchy, deep drifts of leaves. (And so far we're already getting the first two of these and it's only September 9!) It is my favorite time of year and I truly do wish I could bottle it. Because of October, I don't think I could seriously consider living somewhere else.

2) wacky random things on campus: this morning I saw a guy riding his unicycle around the parking garage of the performing arts center. This made my day, and I told him so. He was very pleasant to chat with. He tried to ride his unicycle on one of the trails at a nearby state park. (Is that a horrible website or what? Shame.) Turns out we have a mutual friend (a co-worker who also rides a unicycle sometimes). Two degrees of Champaign-Urbana.

I rambled about other stuff too. Wanna see?

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projects, friends, etc.

  • I love Bollywood so much that I made a separate blog for it.
  • remember when I went to Australia?
  • when you take grad school too much to heart re: literature
  • when you take grad school too much to heart re: travels
  • The Trophy Wife
  • rock and roll lifestyle
  • Why God Why
  • Technically not a friend, as not a human, but still a place I love very much, so it counts: Massey College
  • credits

  • Blog design is based largely on Not That Ugly with some ideas from Firdamatic with some additional tweaking
  • Flickr rocks! Really.
  • Hurrah for Blogger
  • And for folks trying to library-ize blogs: Blogwise and Blogarama
  • Sorry this looks like poo in Firefox. I've no idea why.